2021 David Parkin Oration

Wednesday 21 April

Event details

The annual David Parkin Oration honours the significant contribution of Dr David Parkin OAM to Australian society in leadership, sport and education. It promotes the advancement of public knowledge by exploring the challenges and opportunities for sport to act as a driver of social change.

This year's oration, 'Inspiring a Nation' will be delivered by Michelle Payne. Michelle Payne's historic win in the 2015 Melbourne Cup with Prince of Penzance made 'the race that stops a nation' a race that inspired all. The story behind this remarkable woman continues to inspire with the release of Ride Like A Girl biopic. Her grace in the face of untold tragedy and triumph is now a beacon for many.

For the first time ever, the David Parkin Oration will be available to attend online and in-person. Please select your preference when registering.