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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]

"inspired by an open world"

Andra Schumann

Founder | Akademie Bogensee

Berlin, Germany

Our team is on the way to establish a place close Berlin that will welcome every open minded and inspired person in the world to work with us on the idea of sustainability and self improving concepts that will chance the world. … [see more]

"come on, folks"

Daniel Joppert

Idea architect | JopA

São Paulo, Brazil

I write (plays, stories, scripts), I produce (cultural and educational projects), I get people together, I set fire, I also go along. Music is my goal, nonetheless I am finishing my first feature movie as screen writer and producer and writing a biography (not mine, please!). I like the stage, the lights, left there is  … [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]

"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]

"Unspin the spin"

Cathy Wilcox

Cartoonist | Fairfax Media

Sydney, Australia

Born drawing and trained in design, I gained some work and life experience in Paris before returning to fill small square spaces with pictures and words in the newspaper since 1989. Also some bigger spaces, including children's books, editorial cartoons, theatre sets and even the Sydney Opera House concert hall. My combined cartooning and francophony  … [see more]

"entertain/ educate/ illuminate"

Teri Orr

curator/alchemist/ex director | park city institute

Park City, Utah, United States

I curate and present performing arts and more, in multiple venues, in this old mining town turned four season world class resort. I love introducing new ideas to my small town that is connected internationally. I am a former editor of the local newspaper here and still write a weekly column (sometimes weakly) as I  … [see more]

Jose Fernandez-Calvo

Owner | Grovear LLC

Miami, United States

Worked in Maritime Transport for over 20 years, now managing my own real estate investments in Miami. … [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]

"Nurturing the Future"

Howard Morgan

Partner | First Round Capital

New York, United States

I love working with young people and nurturing their ideas. First as a Professor at Cornell, Caltech and Penn, and for the last 34 years as an angel and seed stage venture capitalist. I have helped grow companies such as Idealab, Pandora, Uber, and several hundred others. There are a lot of ways I like  … [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]

Helen Kottenstette

Sr Director, Product Manager | eBay

Los Altos, United States

Australian business leader working in Silicon Valley. Experience in operations, product, planning, corporate strategy and finance. Proven record of driving business results and leading cross-functional teams in the technology and retail industries, with a background in private equity and management consulting. … [see more]

"Life’s too short not to enjoy"

Hans Zoellner

Academic | The University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

I am probably best described as a laboratory scientist and academic, although having initially trained as a dentist, I work in a dental faculty and have had a leading role advocating for improved dental services. My research has been mostly in ‘experimental pathology’, investigating cellular mechanisms in inflammation, wound healing and cancer, but I have  … [see more]

Constance Tenvik

Artist

New York, United States

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

Chantal Abouchar

CEO | The Studio

Sydney, Australia

The Studio is a community, platform and HUB (yet to launch) for media-tech and creative-tech startups. Its underlying purpose is to strengthen and develop the Australian media, entertainment, games and creative industries by fostering and supporting tech startups and facilitating engagement and opportunities for these startups across other industries. The Studio is a not-for-profit organisation.  … [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]

"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]

"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]

"Question, Learn, Repeat."

Susan McMahon

Head of Operations | TEDxSydney

Sydney, Australia

I am still, after many years, learning who I am and continually developing new insights and knowledge. I am a management consultant and a global citizen. I have worked across multiple industries, with many companies, helping solve a variety of problems. I love and crave learning new things and applying my skills in interesting environments.  … [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]

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