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Thursday, 14 December, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Australia/Adelaide time)

$25.00 – $100.00

Guest Speaker(s): Dave Grybowski

Biography – David Grybowski (ret) made a career in the petroleum industry even though he really wanted to be an actor.  Well, he did act anyway.  David last got paid as Lead Geoscientist at Santos, being responsible for promulgating best practice through mentorship, courses and project review, and by promulgating innovative workflows, interdiscipline communication and improved data retrieval systems.  He was awesome, but since petroleum became a pariah, he quietly tells people he was only an actor and to stop flying.


Presented by: Dave Grybowski, Consultant


If you missed David’s double-header luncheon talk of October last year comprising Cry Me A River and the world premiere of The Project – A Play About Not Working Together, here’s your second shot at the Christmas Cracker. This December, PESA SA/NT is paying David $1,000,000 to return with another blockbuster. Before dessert, David will lead a joint discussion on The Books That Hooked Me – an investigation of the childhood books and collectables that turned his head toward geology. Luncheoneers will be invited to share their experience. How can we turn those young brains we babysit into earth scientists and engineers with great Christmas gifts? Specifically, the challenge of making engineering remotely interesting to a kid compared to all the neat things geological.
After dessert, there will be a thrilling slideshow on The Role of Toilet Paper. The Chinese invented toilet paper in the 6th Century after discovering gunpowder was much too powerful and what to do with all those books after inventing printing eight centuries earlier? David will show a great variety of toilet paper dispensers with video of how well they don’t work. Naturally, there will be a tie-up with Christmas at the end, and remember, paper beats rock, any day.


Event Details:

Thursday, December 14th, 2023
Luncheon: 12 pm for a 12:30 pm start

Place: Ayer’s House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide

Includes a 3-course lunch and drinks


Student Members – $25

Members – $50

Non-members – $100


Bookings close 1 pm Monday, December 11th.
Any late bookings will incur an additional $20 fee. Strictly no walk-ins.

Sponsor: Beach Energy, Santos, Vintage Energy, and the Department for Energy and Mining (Government of South Australia)


Thursday, 14 December, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(Australia/Adelaide time)
$25.00 – $100.00
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    Ayers House – Ballroom
    288 North Terrace
    Adelaide, South Australia 5000
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