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"PR on Purpose"

Karen Morris

Creative Director | Underground Communications

Sydney, Australia

I run a boutique Public Relations agency in Sydney. Our focus is on helping conscious businesses share their purpose and story with the wider community, with an emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility. I have a goal to change corporate culture to ensure that organisations work with a more ethical approach to their impact on all  … [see more]

"Live performance & architecture"

Matthew Lorrimer

Project Manager | Crown Project Services/Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

Fresh out of university I was constructing scenery for the Nimrod Theatre (later to become the Belvoir Theatre) and have been in and around architecture, multi-sport events and entertainment ever since in China, Greece, India, Indonesia, Qatar, Turkey and UAE. Two years ago I was engaged at the Sydney Opera House to manage the front  … [see more]

"Ideas excite me!"

Joan Margaret Anderson

Editor | SGI (Soka Gakkai International)

Tokyo, Japan

I have been in Japan for nearly 20 years, working for the SGI Buddhist association which has been an excellent place to encounter interesting people from around the world. The challenge of communicating what socially engaged, community based Buddhism is has kept me busy and as my language skills have improved, and my love of  … [see more]

Alana Valentine

Playwright

Sydney, Australia

What makes you want to go to the theatre? Authenticity, community and provocation makes for intelligent entertainment. At least, that's the kind of theatre I want to make and see. In 2016 my plays LETTERS TO LINDY, LADIES DAY and THE TREE WIDOWS were performed in Australia. In 2017, COLD LIGHT, adapted from Frank Moorhouse's  … [see more]

Sam McCool

Writer, Artist, Entrepreneur

Sydney, Australia

I'm a global thinker, world traveler and multi-linguist - 60 countries. 4 languages. 5 continents. I work as a professional speaker, event MC and stand up comedian and playwright - with sold out solo shows at Sydney Opera House; co-wrote & starred in new Aussie play 'Lighten Up', acted in film & TV. I'm also  … [see more]

"Making saving the world groovy and fun..."

Scott Bolden

Sustainable Solutions Developer and Designer | Das Baumhaus Berlin

Berlin, Germany

I have degrees in Art and Engineering and practical experience in those fields as well as in systems, product, interior, and architectural design. I also have experience in music and event production as well as a broad range of activities having to do with sustainable development. if a system is sustainable then it means it  … [see more]

"You are the story that you chose to tell."

AURELIE SALVAIRE

Storytelling coach. Gender activist. | The A Factor. Shiftbalance.

Barcelona, Spain

I am passionate about helping people shape their own narrative. Who are you? How do you portray yourself? To others but also to yourself? I run workshops all over the world to spread awareness on gender stereotypes, to scout for solutions and to coach women leaders in storytelling. … [see more]

"investing in the present through paying attention and growing collective interest"

Tammy Meyer

Advocate | the Commons

Vancouver, Canada

I am deeply concerned about the state of the world, and am inspired to connect and share with others who are working towards the 'common good'. Through generative, authentic and thoughtful conversations 'for the record', I am motivated to better understand the conditions that give rise to our challenges, and create spaces for people to  … [see more]

"Curiousity anchors all great ideas"

Palani Mohan

Photographer | palanimohan.com

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

I am the author of five books and have recently completed my fifth, on the Eagle Hunters of Mongolia, which was published in September 2015. Born in Madras, India into a wonderfully talented Tamil movie family, I've loved the visual world from day one. Photography makes me think: Why and how. It injects curiosity in  … [see more]

"Know the rules then break the rules."

Thomas Oosthuizen

Global Consulting Director | Acceleration

London, Great Britain

Today, life and work is about living with contradictions, paradoxes, risks, fears and uncertainties. These are endemic in the way I work and think. There are no ordinary solutions to the challenges of the times we live in. Nothing inspires me more than to combine knowledge, experience, viewpoints, approaches, insights - and come-up with new  … [see more]

"Enhancing the Digital Experience"

William Ehmcke

Chairman | Snaploader

Sydney, Australia

At Snaploader we are looking to enhance the sales and marketing experience through the innovative use of cool technologies - including AR, and VR. … [see more]

Constance Tenvik

Artist

New York, United States

I draw and make installations and performance art. … [see more]

"Make TV that matters"

Richard Finlayson

Director of Television | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney, Australia

Having done most jobs in media - from writing for newspapers to selling ads, and from producing TV to running technology teams - I may just have found the best job in the world. It's not easy by any stretch but when we get it right, our TV shows can actually make Australia a better  … [see more]

"Your Advocacy, Policy and Linguistic Experts"

Danielle Turkov

Founder/Consultant | Active International Consulting

Brussels, Belgium

I believe that creativity, empathy and a debating culture can move us as people forward and encourage a 'democracy' that fulfills society's needs. I founded a consultancy in the hub of the European Union providing expertise in political global advocacy. I work on a variety of cultural integration, regional cooperation and fundamental rights projects. My  … [see more]

"fearless sticky performance"

Candy Bowers

Writer/ Actor/ Comic | Black Honey Company

Sydney, Australia

Born of South African parents, I write and perform original comedy, live performance, hip hop/ spoken word and political theatre. The stage the page and the screen are vital in creating a socially inclusive and dynamic culture. I'm interested in paving a path for those on the edges and for women of colour. I like  … [see more]

"Art, the resplendent light that illuminates us."

Liz Hager

Artist

San Francisco, United States

Many years in Corporate America. Left that world to devote full time to painting. Happily thinking about aesthetic concerns and all the stories I'd like to tell, visually and otherwise. And, oh, the 2016 US election cycle. … [see more]

"I am a philosopher in action. Internationally, I am fun, funny, making the world a better place."

John Launius

Executive Director | Vidzu Media

St. Louis, United States

As Executive Director of Vidzu Media, part of the Nitrous Effect collaboration, I have the pleasure of leading an incredible collective of innovators who deliver groundbreaking creative solutions for our international roster of clients. Whether you represent a start-up or a multinational corporation, I will expand your initiatives with complete integrity in the most successful  … [see more]

"Life is Fun!"

Djenat Ploughman

Event Manager

Melbourne, Australia

My name is Dj and I am a vibrant and enthusiastic Event Manager. My goal is to work within Entertainment and Award Ceremonies. I have a background in Retail Management and have turned one of my stores into a Flag Ship with a annual turnover of over one million dollars. I pride myself on delivering  … [see more]

"All you need is love."

Judy Sharp

Author | Laser Beak Man

Brisbane, Australia

I love managing my son Tim Sharp's art career. Tim is 27 years old and has autism. He is the first person in the world with autism to have his art turned into an animated TV series. The best selling book I wrote about Tim's life "A Double Shot of Happiness" is soon to be  … [see more]

"Clarity in Chaos"

Ben Hamley

Strategy Designer | Business Models Inc

Brisbane, Australia

I am fascinated by creativity, complexity and the logic of natural systems. I wholeheartedly believe that the challenges we will face in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world can only be dealt with by emergent. adaptive solutions, and that the study of relationships will increasingly become a higher priority than pure expertise in  … [see more]

"A Double Shot of Happiness"

Tim Sharp

Artist

Brisbane, Australia

I am a world famous artist. I was diagnosed with autism at age 3. I began drawing at age 4. It helped me to communicate. I created Laser Beak Man at age 11. He is a super hero of my own imagination who features in all my art. I am the first person in the  … [see more]

Jasmine Broomfield

Event Manager and Stylist

Melbourne, Australia

I'm Jasmine. I am a 20-something married eurasian woman and mother to a rescue dog/fur child. I think and live colourfully, and take big, bold, spontaneous chances. I'm a General Thinker due to being nominated by the College of Event Management. I believe in growth, beauty, and in humankind - these things not being entirely  … [see more]

"Helping others be their best"

Isabel Draves

Founder and President | Creative Tech Week and Leaders in Software and Art (LISA)

New York, United States

I'm an entrepreneur who brings people together to share their engaging and important work where technology meets art, design and culture. I started the first social media website for teenage girls, then moved further into Internet entrepreneurship, then moved laterally into joining people up in real life. Creative Tech Week - first week of May  … [see more]

Jo Rhoden

Explorer and Designer

Sydney, Australia

I work as an innovator and strategic thinker helping to shape a profession and practice. I use a design mind-set and skills to paint a picture of the possibility of the future. The next step is leading people along the pathway to get there, navigating ambiguity and bringing stakeholders on the journey to the future.  … [see more]

Jenni Dawes

Strategist + Meditation Teacher

New York, United States

I'm a business strategist and communication specialist, with nearly 10 years’ experience across numerous industries. After spending five years as a journalist for fashion and lifestyle magazines I parlayed my communication nous into a role as Digital Strategy Director at COLLABORATEUR, operating internationally through Europe and South-East Asia before shifting focus to North America. Client  … [see more]

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