What does WA's Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, Yvonne Henderson, have in common with sacked 6PR Shock Jock, Howard Sattler?
What does Canada's internationally renowned child health researcher Professor Clyde Hertzman
have in common with local luminary, ECU Pro-Vice-Chancellor and senior Noongar woman
Professor Colleen Hayward?
What do celebrity butcher Vince Gareffa (Mondo’s) and WA Young Chef of the Year Matt Stone (GreenHouse) have in common with outspoken Animal Rights Advocate and vegan Nick Pendergrast?
What do the Reverend Chris Bedding and Professor Samina Yasmeen, Director of Centre for Muslim States and Societies have in common with Professor Daniel Midgley, from the UWA Atheist and Skeptic Society?
They have all joined us on a live and unrehearsed Hypothetical panel.
That's not to mention...
The Mayor of Fremantle, Professor Brad Pettit
720 ABC Radio / 94.5FM sustainable gardening expert Chris Ferreira
Senator Rachel Siewert
Hon. Lynn MacLaren MLC
Wholefoods trailblazer and best selling food author Jude Blereau
Dr Liza Beinart
Suresh Rajan (previous) President of the Ethnic Communities Council of WA
Irini Cattilini, CEO of the WA Council of Social Service (WACOSS)
Tammy Solonec, 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year and Director of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
...and many more...
Each of these brave souls has accepted the challenge to be part of one of our events, despite knowing that they'd have no script and no way of knowing what they might be asked in front of a live audience.
We hail our panellists for their courage and imagination.
They were all on the tightrope without a net … and lived to tell the tale!
What do panellists do?
Panellists sit on stage and respond to questions by the MC, or the audience.
With no script and no hints about the questions, they must come ready to participate in a public discussion and debate, in the context of the fictional Hypothetical scenario.
Although many of them have relevant expertise and experience concerning the topic, a Hypothetical is all about their ability to creatively engage with a fictional storyline.
So panellists are told that we will not be asking them for factual information or their professional view.
Instead we want their uncensored thoughts about the scenarios posed and their spontaneous ideas in the context of the story.