Speakers

Em Rusciano

After belting out tunes in the privacy of her shower in her early twenties, Em auditioned for Australian Idol, she made the Top Ten finalists during the show's hugely popular second season, and her star began to ascend. In Idol she showed she had more to offer than solely as a singer, and the media across Australia took note. First cab off the rank was Austereo who snapped her ...

Greg Champion

Greg Champion is a prominent singer songwriter and entertainer, recognised in Australia and abroad for his unique blend of comedy, sport parodies and folk music. Greg has toured nationally & internationally for nearly three decades and his performances have taken him as far as Nashville, New Zealand, France and Fiji. His Australian folk style has led to regular appearances across the nation, as f ...

Rob Carlton

Rob is a market leader in hosting Corporate Events. His range of skills includes hosting debates, 'hypotheticals', think tanks, strategic visioning as well as the usual comedic gala dinners, conferencing and team building days. Whilst studying at the University of Sydney Rob was a champion debater and public speaker. His humour and MC background stems from his work as a professional Theatresports ...

Darren Palmer

A designer, writer and speaker, and known for his stylish and classic interior designs, Darren Palmer is an established and well-regarded member of the design community. Darren has a range of experience, having studied fine art and originally starting his career in advertising and owning his own graphic design company. After succumbing to his true passion, Darren now operates his interior des ...

Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers has extensive experience in delivery of corporate IT, web and e-commerce solutions for organisations such as AMP, GE and Westfield. She is deeply involved with social media and web 2.0 on both business and personal levels. Over the past few years Kate has worked with marketing teams to deliver integrated digital marketing strategies. Her focus is online collaboration, social media, ...

John Sweeney

John Sweeney doesn't just understand Innovation; he has been changing the human behaviour that drives innovation within the biggest businesses in the world for 15 years. Having been trusted by the likes of Microsoft and Target John can guarantee tangible shifts in the mindset of innovation in your organisations. Owner of America's oldest comedy theatre, John has been featured across countl ...

Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander sleepwear has grown from a single man operation on a living room table to an internationally recognised sleepwear business and brand name. Peter Alexander started his own business at 24 after working for four years in the retail industry. He decided it was time to be his own boss. With the support of his parents, Peter began making women's pyjamas for the wholesale market, working ...

Paul McGee

Paul McGee is an expert in human behaviour and performance and a visiting Professor at the University of Chester. He's spoken for over 1,000 organisations worldwide, from international conferences to individual work with elite athletes. His bespoke messages have resonated with global brands including Harrods, GSK, Adidas, Virgin, The NHS, Lloyds Bank and Manchester City.

Kyle MacDonald

Swapping one red paper clip for a fish shaped pen seems easy enough, right? A fish shaped pen for a doorknob? Simple. But could you 'bigger-and-better' your way to a house in 14 online trades? Kyle MacDonald did just that. Kyle transformed one red paper clip into a ski-doo, a music recording contract, an afternoon with Alice Cooper - yes, that Alice Cooper - and eventually a house in K ...

Linda Jakobsen

In January 2014 Linda Jakobson became an independent researcher. At the same time she took up the position of Visiting Professor at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. She is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. From 2011 to 2013 she served as the Institute's East Asia Program Director. In 2014 Linda Jakobson co-founded China Mat ...

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