The Edge | Third Space

Short. Sharp. Smart.

Everything has an edge. The edge of society, where conformity ends and creativity begins. The bleeding edge of technology. The edge of reason.

Third Space invites you to take a look over the edge. To understand where our current thinking is taking us. To see what’s happening now, what’s coming next, and what you can do about it.

What is The Edge? A local and online event that is short, sharp and smart.

(Two talks) Two critical thinkers will take you on precise, TED-style 15-minute tours of a key social trend that’s transforming our world – then brace themselves for your questions.

(One panel) After the talks, our moderator will allow you to interview the speakers and take them to the edge of the topic. It all happens quickly, pay attention during the talks and send in your questions.

Check out the videos below of past talks, then come along to the next Edge event.

Please contact Russ Matthews for further information.

Upcoming events

Recent resources

Jeri Jones Sparks | 19 May 2022
Influencers Parasocial Relationships
Jeri Jones Sparks, Sam Chan, Laura Bennett | 19 May 2022
Why do we listen to what they have to say?
Sam Chan | 19 May 2022
Why are we influenced and what can we do about it?
Sam Chan | 21 Oct 2021
Dr Sam Chan


Andrew Laird | 4 Mar 2021
A surprising source for inspiration to tackle climate change: The Bible
Gemma Cardew | 23 Jan 2019
Knowing the personal history of others might just transform your Australia Day
Russ Matthews | 15 Oct 2018
A personal story of crossing the cultural divide