Integrity 20'19

FRI 25 & SAT 26 OCT 2019

DATES ANNOUNCED! The annual Integrity 20 conference returns this October. SAVE THE DATE and sign up to our eNEWS for program announcements.

Integrity 20'19


THU 24 & FRI 25 OCT 2019

Integrity 20'19

25 – 26 OCT 2019

SAVE THE DATE and sign up to our eNEWS for program announcements.

Integrity 20'19


THU 24 & FRI 25 OCT 2019


Kimberley Motley


In the summer of 2008 Kimberley Motley quit her job as a criminal defence attorney in Milwaukee to join a program to help train lawyers in war-torn Afghanistan. She was 32 years old at the time, a former Mrs. Wisconsin and mother of three who had never travelled outside the United States.

Through sheer force of personality, ingenuity and perseverance, she became the first foreign lawyer to practice in the courts of Afghanistan. 

In this special event, Kimberley will share insights into her journey as a woman fighting for justice in one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

When: 6.30 pm, Thu 29 Aug 2019


Hugh Mackay, The Culture of Compassion, October 2018

“The Culture of Compassion”, recorded in October 2018

Hugh Mackay AO

Social researcher and author

Geoffrey Robertson, Rather His Own Man, March 2018
“Rather his own man”, recorded in March 2018 Geoffrey Robertson AO QC

Human rights barrister and author

Geoffrey Robertson
“The research I do sometimes goes to dark, uncomfortable topics. Topics that we’d rather not talk about but I think are really important and could potentially improve society.” Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (US)

Integrity 20'18 speaker / economist and data scientist

Gail Kelly and Madonna King, Integrity 20'17
Former CEO of Westpac Gail Kelly, in conversation with award-winning author and journalist Madonna King, 2017 Integrity 20 Conversations Gail Kelly & Madonna King

Robert Fisk and Peter Greste, 2017 Integrity 20 conversations
Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk and international journalist Peter Greste discuss ‘history, lies and ISIS’, 2017 Integrity 20 Conversations Robert Fisk & Peter Greste

Jeff Bleich
Speaking on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity at the 2016 Integrity 20 Program Launch Philippe Sands QC

International lawyer and author

Sakdiyah Ma'ruf
I try my best to deliver something that is undeniably true. So that if the fundamentalists care to see my performance, they can look at themselves and laugh. Sakdiyah Ma'ruf

Indonesian Stand-up Comedian

Geoffrey Robertson
The Griffith Lecture 2014 – What Global Integrity? Geoffrey Robertson QC

Human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster

Peter Greste and Madonna King
Rarely have so many of us been imprisoned, beaten up, intimidated or murdered in the course of our duties Peter Greste

Journalist and Correspondent

John Hewson

“The damage to good government from post-truth politics”, recorded in October 2017

John Hewson AM

Former leader of the Australian Liberal Party

Leigh Sales

The day after the worst day of your life.

Leigh Sales

Integrity 20'18 speaker / author and journalist

Jeff Bleich
I am grateful for the chance to reflect on what may be the greatest challenge that free nations face today. How to restore integrity and public trust to Western democracies at a critical moment in our history. Jeff Bleich

Former U.S. Ambassador to Australia


% of 2018 attendees who would recommend the Integrity 20 to their friends and family

Sarah Chayes

How to Destroy Democracy
Lessons on imagining the worst

Masha Gessen

Integrity 20'17 speaker / author and journalist

Audience, 2016 Integrity 20
Sarah Chayes

My argument was, you’re not going to get security in Afghanistan until you address the corruption problem.

Sarah Chayes

Integrity 20'16 speaker / former Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

What a treat to hear such nuanced and sophisticated dialogue and debate about these complex issues!

2016 Audience Member

Emma Dean, 'Army Dreamers', Integrity 20'17
Evan Mawarire, Integrity 20'18
Lior, 'Compassion', Integrity 20'18
A.C. Grayling

Do we still know what we mean by the cliché expression ‘liberal democracy’? 

A. C. Grayling CBE (UK)

Integrity 20'18 speaker / philosopher

Thank you for this marvellous, multiple-day extravaganza… I’ve been to a lot of conferences and this is one of the best run, nicest, most impressive, most eclectic gatherings. It’s really been a treat. Charle Lewis (US)

International Investigative Journalist

Full House, Opening of 2016 Integrity 20

It was a privilege to attend and to be exposed to such stimulating ideas and speakers.

2017 Audience Member

Jose Ramos-Horta
More courage is required to forgive than is required to take up arms. José Ramos-Horta GCL AC

Former President of Timor-Leste


% of 2016 attendees who enjoyed Integrity 20

The Band, Watercooller, 2015 Global Integrity Summit

Many of the international participants were – as you know – full of genuine praise not just for the fascinating way you blended such disparate but relevant content, but also for the smooth organisation of the conference, the warm hospitality, and the overall calibre of the event…

Luke Stegemann

2016 Integrity 20 Steering Committee

Deline Briscoe and Emma Donovan, 'Big Law', Integrity 20'18