Somewhere Over the Rainbow


Better Arguments with Unreasonable People

Fri 30 Sep , 9.00am – 10.00am AEST/AEDT

Closed Captions

Are there people in your life that you try so hard to get along with, but you somehow always leave them feeling disheartened, sad, frustrated? Are there people you dread spending time with, or seeing pop up in your notifications with some inane point about some inane something? Well this is the event for you! Join Claire Sullivan, Dan Hogan and Rob Johnson as they discuss how to engage (or disengage) from debate online. Ways to get your own point across well, and how to look after yourself whilst doing so.

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