If you want to book me to speak at an event in the UK you can now do so via The Gordon Poole Agency.


  • “Joseph Gelfer is one of the preeminent voices challenging masculinity and where it comes from. Joseph’s views on masculinity provide insight that helps both men and women reinterpret what it is to be male today” — Robin Macpherson, Digger Street
  • “Joseph Gelfer has helped enlighten us Melbournites on many controversial off-beat issues” — David Miller, Atheist Society

If you would like me to speak at your organization or event, feel free to get in touch. Two popular talks are:

  • The Masculinity Conspiracy: What if the biggest conspiracy in human history had gone completely unnoticed? What if that conspiracy was responsible for some of the biggest problems the world faces today? Wouldn’t you want to know? Wouldn’t you want to do something about it? Well guess what: You can.
  • Future Masculinity: Masculinity, as shaped by both men and women, has a profound impact upon the world in which we live. Yet few people stop to question the forms of masculinity that have been passed to them, let alone construct a more conscious alternative. Future Masculinity will help both men and women understand how masculinity functions in contemporary society, and how it can be re-imagined for a sustainable future.

Previously I have given talks at:

  • Brimbank Writers Festival
  • Origins of Consciousness
  • The Existentialist Society
  • Sustainable Living Festival
  • Rainbow Serpent Festival
  • Entheogenesis Australis
  • Burning Seed
  • Business and Professional Women’s Network
  • MindBodySpirit Festival
  • Feminist Futures
  • Confest
  • Sea of Faith
  • The Atheist Society
  • Parliament of the World’s Religions

I have given conference presentations at:

  • Sociology of Religion Group of The Australian Sociological Association
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
  • The Fourth Australian Conference on Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction
  • Australian Association for the Study of Religions
  • Religious Communication Conference
  • Forum of the Christian Left Conference
  • Alternative Expressions of the Numinous
  • New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions
  • Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand Conference
  • Cultural Transformations Research Network

I have also given lectures at:

  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • La Trobe University
  • University of Otago