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"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]

Eddie Harran

Explorer-in-Residence | Deloitte Centre for the Edge

Melbourne, Australia

Futurist + Temporal Designer. Come say hello on twitter - @eddieharran … [see more]

"Innovate with your finances"

Sophie Grimbert Tweed

IFA | VIA

Toulouse, France

Curious & eager to learn families stories, choices and objectives. … [see more]

Robert D. Austin

Professor | Ivey Business School

London, Canada

Researcher, teacher, experienced manager at major multinational corporations (automotive and technology companies) and educational institutions (dean of a business school, CEO of executive education foundation); experienced C-Level consultant to many multinational companies; for more than a decade , faculty chair and faculty member in executive education programs at Harvard Business School; author of several books  … [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]

"“A stage space has two rules: 1 - Anything can happen and 2 - Something must happen.”"

Nicholas Pickard

Director of Communications & Government Relations | Copyright Agency

Sydney, Australia

Nicholas is a communications specialist with an in-depth knowledge of media relations, public affairs, strategy and messaging development, reputation management, social media and marketing. Nicholas has managed the profile and reputation of organisations and public figures across government, transport and infrastructure, creative industries and the media. His experience includes orchestrating the narrative and communications plans  … [see more]

"Passionate Entrepreneur, Curious Learner, Art Lover"

Canay Atalay

Cofounder | Patica

Istanbul, Turkey

I am a humanist, curious learner and mother -growing up together with my 2 daughters-. I accumulated and synthesized global business experience and methodologies over more than a decade mainly in innovation and business transformation domains using digital transformation, business design, design thinking & agile philosophical approaches. I co founded Patica in 2015., a disruptive  … [see more]

"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]

"Entertaining Ideas"

LIsa George

Director | By George & Co

Sydney, Australia

Boutique agency providing boardroom entertainment drawing on the world of big ideas. … [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]

"to embody & live, know, connect, transcend, share, care and dare in common frames of references"

Heiner Benking

Journalist, Scholar, Futurist, Consultant, Facilitator, ... | various GLocally....

Berlin, Germany

"I had a couple of lifes: technician and engineer, planner, consultant, sales and marketing, infographics coiner, environmental management and research, curator, futurist, educator, facilitator, ... in fields as wide as: environmental education, culture, youth, media,... My function is capacitity building along and across scales and cultures in an appreciative, attentive style typical for concerned generalists,  … [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]

Melanie Horkan

Producer | TEDxSydney, Australian International Documentary Conference and Fathom Film Group, Toronto & Sydney

Sydney, Australia

I am a producer who works across documentary and interactive productions in Europe, Canada and Australia. I lived in Barcelona for 5 years where I worked as Associate Producer with Polar Star Films on "Google and the World Brain", a feature length documentary for the BBC4, ARTE France, ZDF, which had its world premiere at  … [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]

"bring on the new ecological civilisation"

Nell Schofield

Project Manager | Solar Citizens

Sydney, Australia

I create events and projects to inspire the renewable revolution we all want to see. After working in television and radio for many years as a presenter/producer/reporter, I now use those skills to help the environment movement reach out to new audiences. I love making short films, surfing with dolphins and teaching yoga asanas. … [see more]

Jonathan Duncan

Executive Producer

London, Great Britain

Recently arrived in London, producing/developing TV, film and digital projects alongside running marketing and content for a strategic B2B agency across UK and Asia Pacific. Prior to that I have many years experience across entertainment and marketing; generating new business and ideas, developing commercial partnerships for funding across feature film, TV and digital content projects  … [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]

"To Truly Live. To Give Generously. To Smile With Joy."

Cassandra Kelly

Chairperson | Pottinger

New York, United States

I am a consultant strategist, thinker and tactician with a track record as both a corporate leader and an entrepreneur. I co-founded the multiple award winning company Pottinger to help companies around the world to make short term decisions that stand the test of time; and to give influential leaders the confidence to step into  … [see more]

Karen Johnson

film editor

Sydney, Australia

Recently, my body of work has included feature film “Griff the Invisible”, documentary “The Long Goodbye” and feature documentaries "The Sunnyboy" and "The Last Impresario". … [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]

"Understand. Adapt. Thrive."

Kaila Colbin

Ambassador | Singularity University

Christchurch, New Zealand

I'm the New Zealand Ambassador for the Silicon Valley-based Singularity University, founded by tech titans Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. In November 2016, we're bringing the first ever SingularityU Summit to Australasia. The 3-day event will cover not only exponential technologies like artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and digital biology, but also their implications: What is  … [see more]

"Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down."

David Roach

Screenwriter & Director | Two Heads Media

Wombarra, Australia

I love good stories. I love hearing them, watching them, reading them, writing them. I love working with good people to turn good stories into great films. Fiction and non-fiction. Theatrical features, documentaries and television. My films have won lots of awards including AACTA's, AWGIE's & Critic's Circle. And they've been released around the world  … [see more]

Jessica Flood

Senior Director & Head of Partnerships | SJX Partners | TEDxNewYork

New York, United States

I am a strategic marketing and partnerships professional with over 10 years industry experience. I have a diverse international knowledge of the arts, government, events, media, and not-for-profit sectors, with specialist skills in account management, sales and commercial negotiation. I am a passionate problem-solver and collaborator, and I have an ability to build deep relationships,  … [see more]

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