Victorian Fabians Annual Dinner 2023: Power Switch - a just energy transition

Victorian Fabians Annual Dinner 2023

Monday - 27 November, 2023 - 06:00 PM

University House, University of Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia


We need to decarbonise our economy and we need to do it fast. This means switching power in our homes, workplaces, and personal transport to renewable energy. What are challenges to adapting to imperatives of climate change and what are the hard realities? Are there ways to transition fast without jeopardising fairness and equity?

Join us for our biggest event of the year for a convivial and thought provoking evening with Professor Bruce Mountain.

Professor Mountain is a well-known Australian energy economist and Director of the Victoria Energy Policy Centre. Challenges that arise from the transition to renewable electricity have drawn his focus for most of the last two decades. He is interested in economics, policy and institutions in the tradition of political economy.

Note: our dinner this year is at a wonderful new venue, the Main Dining Room in University House, University of Melbourne.  This is because our usual venue, William Angliss, was unable to host our event this year.


The new venue means our costs are higher than previous years, but as we would like to bring our members together, we have made the decision to charge below cost price for all tickets except the solidarity tickets.

Cost: $80 members / $95 for non-members / $110 to support the Australian Fabians with a Solidarity Ticket

Tickets need to be booked by Sunday 19th November.

Book your dinner tickets via Trybooking here. If you are not yet a Fabians member, why not take the opportunity to join ($15 first year special for new members) and purchase your ticket at members price.

Drinks: Each table will be provided with a complimentary bottle of white and red to share. The bar will also be open for guests to buy additional drinks of their own should they wish.

Guests arrive from 6.00pm, canapés from 6.30pm, two-course meal beginning 7.00pm. Speaker to be introduced 8:00pm.


If you cannot attend the dinner in person, you can still hear a livestream of the speaker via Zoom.

Cost: A minimal ticket price for our Zoom livestream attendees of $10.

Book your Zoom tickets via Trybooking here.

To Join Via Zoom:

Zoom ticket purchasers will automatically be sent an email with the link to the zoom meeting. If you make bookings on behalf of others please take care to forward the zoom link on to those people.

Zoom Help: The Zoom website has a help centre video and instructions on how to join a meeting at this link.


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