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""Long live the high tide and long live the low, but above all, long live the difference.""

Mandy Nguyen

The GO Project

San Jose, United States

In the beginning of 2014, I collided with 9 people that profoundly transformed the way I lived and thought. I joined The GO Project, an eclectic group of 9 individuals who had decided to take learning into their own hands, dedicating an entire year to travel to international innovation hubs and immerse themselves in culture,  … [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]

Ann Mossop

Head of Talks and Ideas | Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

I am the Head of Public Programs at the Sydney Opera House where I am responsible for the Ideas at the House program of talks, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas and a range of other activities that bring the broader public to the Sydney Opera House. Part of my brief is to further develop the  … [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]

"Entertaining Ideas"

LIsa George

Director | By George & Co

Sydney, Australia

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

"Passionate Do-er"

Margaret Cheng

People, Culture & Engagement Lead | TEDxSydney

Sydney, Australia

I thrive on diversity of work and finding and delivering creative solutions to challenges. I am a passionate program delivery specialist with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions, and major operational improvements to bring efficiency and quality. I have demonstrated success bringing to life large scale and critical projects/events in ambiguous operating environments.  … [see more]

"growing demand for design"

Mark Bergin

Founder | DRIVENxDESIGN - THE DESIGN 100

Blairgowrie, Australia

I'm DRIVENxDESIGN - founded the DESIGN SUMMIT TOUR and [city] design awards - NYC - SFO - CHI - LON - BRL - HKG - MEL - SYD DRIVENxDESING celebrates courage through 11 design awards programs. All programs are marketplace centric and offer an opportunity to recognise those that are defining tomorrow. When I'm not  … [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]

"Doing well, while doing good"

Jose Adrian Gabriel-Camacho

Creador de Redes | Workósfera

Puebla, Mexico

I was born in African Safari amongst lions and giraffes therefore I grew up with a love for nature and questioning our humanity's footprint and the impact we have to the environment. I've lived in Mexico for most of my life but I have spent many years abroad. Recently I lived in Australia where I  … [see more]

"If the Gods are watching, then put on a good show."

Dee Anderson

Author | Kikir of the Walking Trees

Christchurch, New Zealand

A decade in the music industry led to consulting in the arts and culture sector bringing REMIX to Sydney, a global summit exploring the intersection between Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship. I also consult in International Government relations with a speciality in international student mobility, scholarships and trade relations. Recently I have launched global creative crowdsourcing  … [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]

Janelle Doll

Systems Consultant

San Diego, United States

I am an independent contractor who supports small businesses in their systems setup and project management so they can focus on doing the work they love. Throughout the year, I volunteer with TEDxSanDiego and other TEDx organizations to bring events to local communities. … [see more]

"Be flexible."

Alf Lim

Leadership Development Program | The Global Education & Leadership Foundation

Arendal, Norway

My name is Alf Lim. I was born and raised in Arendal, Norway, lived in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Shanghai, New York, and I am now residing in New Delhi, India. I have degree in Economics with a double minor in Psychology and Business Studies at New York University's honors college in Abu Dhabi. I  … [see more]

"Putting the Culture back into Agriculture"

Robert Pekin

Founder & CiEiO | Food Connect

Brisbane, Australia

Born and bred on a dairy farm in Western Victoria, later to return to continue the family farm after a 10 year stint as an aircraft maintenance engineer, marine service proprietor, contract musterer, builders labourer, truck driver, mechanic and hydraulics technician. Since returning to farming my life has been committed to putting agriculture on a  … [see more]

David Glover

CEO

Sydney, Australia

"Polymath"? No, too pretentious. "Dilettante" Hmm...sounds like I'm superficial. "Diversely engaged." Yes, that's it. Let's just say I've had a diverse background and have diverse interests. Professionally, this mainly gets applied to communications challenges: dreaming up (and implementing) marketing strategies, redefining a brand, that kind of stuff. I'm a gun* writer and event organiser. Competent  … [see more]

"SenseMaking for ChangeMaking"

GK VanPatter

SenseMaker, Author of Innovation Methods Mapping, CoFounder Humantific | Humantific / New York

New York, United States

Humantific helps organizational leaders tackle complex challenges and build SenseMaking for ChangeMaking capacity. We are pioneers in how to make sense of and integrate visualized data, information (in some communities now being reframed as "evidence") into the multi-disciplinary innovation process. In Humantificland we call these Complexity Navigation skills and consider them to be next generation  … [see more]

"Aligning the 'how' with the 'what' in delightful ways"

Belina Raffy

Master Collaborator | Maffick Ltd

Berlin, Germany

Hi! I grew up playing in the forests of the US, Mexico and Canada. I have two passports - US and French, and lived in England for a long time - so I feel effectively Canadian. I now live in Berlin. I started my career in a big bank, took an MBA to relax, studied  … [see more]

Kim Anderson

Marketing Director | Smart Design

New York, United States

A diverse marketing & communications leader, interested in the intersection of humans and tech, design, data-driven solutions, wellness and conscious business. I believe in creating sustainable, shared value between individuals and the brands who shape our lifestyles. An advocate for social good, my work includes a sprinkling of causes and projects dedicated to impacting our  … [see more]

"No man is an island"

Hannington Segirinya

Team Lead | New Dawn Africa Foundation

Kampala, Uganda

I am a free thinker and believe in a just society where it's each citizen's role to make sure everyone has fun and lacks no basic needs. I work with New Dawn Africa Foundation an organisation that cares for children & women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda Africa. We show them that they are useful  … [see more]

Ingrid Van der Aa

Director | NORTH Contemporary Art Space

Sydney, Australia

I run the artist led space NORTH Contemporary Art Space, 53 Ridge Street in North Sydney with 2 other artists. The space is part of a pop-up- shop program and is for experimentation for artists in connection with the local community and Sydney community. Apart from new exhibitions every 3 weeks, we organise music events,  … [see more]

Laura Gomez

Editor | KLASSIK MAGAZINE

Barcelona, Spain

Founder, Publisher & Curator of KLASSIK MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL Previously VIP Relations Manager and Communications Manager at Markowicz Art Fine Gallery, Miami, Fl … [see more]

"Good Purposeful Work with Good People"

Eric Lynn

Change Provocateur | cultureQs

Berlin, Germany

I am a Dialogue Facilitator, Change Provocateur, Consultant and Executive Coach. For more than 30 years, I have been working worldwide as an Organisation Development Consultant, Facilitator and Coach for Cultural Integration, Change and Leadership, where the primary focus is on (Re-)Shaping Workplace Culture by Leveraging Cultural Differences. The learnings from these experiences across multiple  … [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]

"There are no beaten paths for unconventional ideas. And no shortcuts."

Jessica Covi

Industrial + Experience Design | Grete Kraft Atelier

Sydney, Australia

I am an Austrian-born industrial designer who specializes in experiential and holistic product design. After my masters studies at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and some time working in Zurich, I moved to New York City and after working as an industrial designer for frog Design, teaching classes and workshops at SVA, NYU and  … [see more]

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