Speakers

Introducing just some of the mavericks and changemakers who inspired and won hearts, at our events…

Dr. Alan Finkel: is an Australian neuroscientist, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2007 he was appointed Chancellor of Monash University, a position he commenced on 1 January 2008 with his term ending in January 2016. He is now the appointed Chief Scientist of Australia

Dr Jason Fox:  A motivation strategy and design expert, keynote speaker and bestselling author of The Game Changer who also consults globally on the future of work.

Mykel Dixon: An accomplished performing artist, trusted creative advisor and passionate advocate for Artisan Thinking, Mykel is one of Australia’s leading minds in the creativity, culture and leadership space.

Jason McPherson: Chief Scientist at CultureAmp – a company that specialises in culture analytics. Jason is also a research psychologist and is exploring tech-amplified research – he even developed computer-game-like cognitive assessments to make his PhD more fun.

Leyla Acaroglu: TED speaker, designer, sustainability strategist and creative thinker Leyla Acaroglu is a passionate speaker, writer and provocateur for sustainability. She is the founder of The Un-School of Disruptive Design, an experimental knowledge lab and two design agencies; New York based Disrupt Design and Melbourne based Eco Innovators. Both are multidisciplinary studios focused on pioneering social and environmental change through design.

Steve Sammartino: Marketing and Technology Expert and a modern day renaissance man who has worked in marketing for the world’s largest companies, founded and sold his own start-ups, is a business journalist, and thought leader in the start-up & technology arena.

Gus Balbontin: Executive Director – Strategic Advisor, Lonely Planet. He has worked with some amazing people and companies to help Lonely Planet tackle the digital revolution and muscle through a decade of disruption by developing products and technology platforms that contributed to the revolution in travel and media.

Clare Bowditch: Aria award winning Musician + lots of side-projects. She is also the founder of Big Hearted Business – a business that helps creatives with their business needs

Jan Stewart
Community Cultivator
             
Dr. Elise Bialylew
Doctor, coach and community creator
             
Alison Hardacre
HealthKit Co-Founder & Managing Director
        
James Tutton
Smiling Mind Co-founder & Director
Moonlight Cinema Founder
    
David Hood
David Hood
Optimist Instigator Facilitator Explorer
             
Simon Griffiths
Social Entrepreneur - Who Gives a Crap
    
Will Dayble
Tech geek turned Social Entrepreneur
    
Ross Hill
Optimist Instigator Facilitator Explorer
             
Carol Schwartz AM
Businesswoman and Philanthropist. Founding Chair of Women's Leadership Institute Victoria
Bart Houlahan
B Corporation Co-founder
    
Eyal Halamish
Chief Executive Officer at OurSay.org
        
Paula Benson
Chair of Ovarian Cancer Australia. @OvarianCancerOz and EGM Corporate Affairs at National Australia Bank
   
Pete Williams
Entrepreneur, Author and Marketer
             
Peter Williams
Chief Edge Officer at Centre for the Edge at Deloitte Australia
         
Phillipa Devine
Pathways to Natural Grace