Shire of Capel presents
Fact or faction
Where science, art and culture combine
Bringing together a rich tapestry of authors, guest speakers and unique experiences to create an exhilarating experiences and unexpected encounters.
Fact or Faction is a catalyst for collaboration and partnership across the Shire of Capel and the South West region.
Meet the speakers
Event line up
Sea, salt and science
5pm | 16 August | Capel Golf Club
Join industry leaders in marine conservation for a night of inspirational stories.
Guest speakers: Marine scientists Amy Gormall and Sophie Teede from Busselton Jetty Inc, Dolphin Discovery Centre CEO David Kerr and conservation manager Jan Tierney, Marine biologist Aisling Fontanini and photographer Kathleen Thompson.
5pm | 17 August | Capel Golf Club
Discover the importance of inclusion – breaking barries so everyone is equal.
Ben Aldridge Founder of 30 Foot Drop, Colin Archibald founder of Eleven-Consulting and local film maker Poppy Treloar.
Girls in tech
5pm | 18 August | Capel Golf Club
Celebrate the enormous contribution women make to our work force. Understand the shared passion for science and technology and appreciate the unique challenges professional women face.
Caitlin Lomax Director of Intr Studio and Founder of HerHelp Lexy McDonald.
Memory of culture in STEAM
5pm | 19 August | Capel Golf Club
We’ve partnered with South West Women’s Health and Information Centre to present an evening of food, cooking, therapy, art and culture.
Author and story teller Glenys McDonald, lecturer and business owner Rebecca Dyson Tichbon, chemical engineer and business owner Tanuja Sanders.
Barrels and bull riding
1pm | 19 August | Boyanup Primary School
Sharing stories with our future entrepreneurs to not hold back on your dreams. Sullivan will inspire school kids though confidence building and resilience.
Author and founder of Flying Corkscrew Sullivan McLeod.
Ahead of STEAM – 150 years of rail
9am | 22 August | South West Rail and Heritage Centre
History coming to life – celebrating 150 years of rail history. Join us for the unveiling the 1898 Leschenault Lady.
Boyanup icons Julian Sanders and Malcolm Payne.