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Tansel Ali

Tansel is a 3-Time Australian Memory Champion and author of ‘The Yellow Elephant’ memory book. He has amazingly memorised two Yellow Pages phone books in only 24 days. As one of the world’s foremost memory educators and mental athletes, Tansel is often seen on television demonstrating his memory skills as well as speaking at schools and conferences, nationally as well as internationally. He has coached many from students to CEOs to athletes and celebrities to be at their very best.

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Sean Fyfe

Sean’s career achievements include being the Tennis Australia National Academy Women’s Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach; the Queensland Academy of Sport Strength and Conditioning Coach for tennis; and a physiotherapist in London’s West End for shows including Lion King and Billy Elliott. His education and training background is extensive including Tennis Australia Coach Education Facilitator, Author for Sports Injury Bulletin and Peak Performance (international publications) and guest lecturing for Tennis Coaches Australia, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and Sports Medicine Australia.

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Maggie Hamilton

Author and researcher Maggie Hamilton writes books and for magazines; gives frequent talks and lectures; is a regular media commentator and a keen observer of social trends. Her many books, which have been published in Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Italy, China, Lithuania, Korea, the Arab States and Brazil, include What Men Don’t Talk About, which examines the lives of real men and boys; What’s Happening to Our Girls? and What’s Happening to Our Boys?  which take a close look at the 21st century issues boys and girls face, and offer practical, workable solutions to these challenges; and Secret Girls’ Business a fun funky empowering gift book for teen girls.

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Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson is the Principal of the School of Thinking (SOT). He is a former colleague of Edward de Bono and holds the world’s first PhD in Lateral Thinking. SOT is the longest running global program for the teaching of thinking skills.

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Claire Madden

Claire Madden is a social researcher, media commentator, keynote presenter, TEDx speaker, business consultant, and founder and Director of the strategy and communications agency, Hello Clarity. Claire is in demand for her skill in effectively identifying the changing social trends and effectively communicating the engagement styles of the emerging generations.  Claire is a professional in interpreting what this means for educators, managers and business leaders.

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John Marsden

John Marsden is the author of titles including So Much to Tell You, Letters From the Inside, and the much celebrated Tomorrow series, adapted for film in 2010. From a childhood at a deeply conservative paramilitary school with strict standards and a culture of rugby and rowing, John developed a passion for reading, writing and education at an early age. So far has published fiction and non-fiction for children, young adults and adults and has founded the Candlebark School in Victoria.

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Maxine McKew

Maxine Mckewʼs background is in journalism and politics. For many years she was a familiar face to ABC TV viewers and was anchor of prestigious programmes such as Lateline and 7.30 Report. Her work has been recognised by her peers and she is a recipient of both Logie and Walkely awards. When she left broadcasting and made the switch to politics, she wrote herself into the Australian history books by defeating Prime Minister John Howard in the Sydney seat of Bennelong. In government she was both parliamentary secretary for early childhood, and later for infrastructure and local government.

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Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie has been playfully preparing humans for the future since 2003. A technology analyst, trained ethnographer and professional game designer, Kate mixes the playful and the serious to engage audiences with compelling stories and useful insights.

Kate’s super powers include:

 

  •     Identifying and demystifying key trends and technologies years before they go mainstream
  •     Creating award-winning games and immersive experiences
  •     Using play to meaningfully consult and engage stakeholders
  •     Enabling creative innovation and changemaking
  •     Saving the world
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Tara Moss

Tara Moss

Tara Moss is an author, journalist, TV documentary presenter, speaker, human rights advocate and anti-cyberbullying campaigner. She is currently host, co-executive producer and co-writer of Cyberhate with Tara Moss on the ABC, examining the phenomenon of online abuse.

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Brook McCarthy

Brook McCarthy is a digital marketing trainer and business coach with 15 years’ experience in digital communications.

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Eddie Ayres

Eddie Ayres is a musical adventurer, teacher, writer, broadcaster and transgender man. He was born on the White Cliffs of Dover and began playing music when he was six years old. He studied viola in Manchester, Berlin and London, and played professionally in the UK and Hong Kong. After a decade of performances throughout Asia, including for the Hong Kong Handover in 1997, Ed decided on a new path, literally, and travelled by bicycle from England to Hong Kong, with only a violin for company. The journey took him a year and went through Europe, Iran, Pakistan, India and China. The trip was eventually chronicled in Cadence, Ed’s first book and a national bestseller.

 

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Rebekah Robertson

Rebekah Robertson is an advocate for transgender rights and the mother of Georgie Stone. Her family’s court journey has spanned six years, including an appeal before the Family Court to remove legal obstacles to treatment for trans children.

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Vanessa Doake

Vanessa is a co-founder & COO of Code Like a Girl, a social enterprise driving change in the tech industry and inspiring a new generation of girls to pursue coding careers. A chameleon of sorts, she’s worked with organisations in the tech, legal, health, education and government sectors in human resources and business operations capacities.

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