Keynote Speakers

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Recognised as a Living National Treasure, John Bell is a trailblazer in the development of Australian theatre, with leadership lessons to share of Shakespearian magnitude. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. A trailblazer right from his very beginnings, John launched his own radical brand of Shakespeare in 1990, founding the acclaimed Bell Shakespeare Company. His productions include over 15 of Shakespeare’s greatest works, which have been played to almost 2.5 million Australians.
  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)Helpmann Award (2002) - Best Male Actor in a Play
  • Australian Living Treasure
  • Bell Shakespeare

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Carman’s founder Carolyn Creswell is an inspirational leader whose success proves that you can run a multinational business, love what you do and have a genuine work-life balance. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. As an 18 year old university student, Carolyn Creswell founded Carman’s in 1992. She bought the tiny business for $1,000.
  • Network Ten
  • Recipe to Riches (TV Program)
  • Carman's Fine Foods

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Associate Professor Duffy is an astronomer at Swinburne University creating baby universes on the nation's most powerful supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our own Milky Way form and explore nature of the hidden universe, dark matter and dark energy. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. He is a regular on ABC TV’s Breakfast News, Network Ten’s The Project and has recently appeared in Stargazing Live: Back to Earth with Brian Cox and Todd Sampson’s Life on the Line.
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • ABC TV's Breakfast News (TV Program)

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Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought-provoking, powerful and life affirming female speakers in Australia and the UK. She is globally known as a survivor of the London terrorist Bombings on July 7th, 2005. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. There are few people who have endured such unimaginable trauma and are able to rejoice and celebrate just being alive. Equally there are few people who can speak about a tragic event in such an engaging and uplifting manner. Her appreciation and gratitude is infectious and offers a brilliant reminder of just how precious our lives are.
  • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • UK's Australian Woman of the Year 2009
  • M.A.D for Peace

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award winner    has video    theatre productions

Todd Sampson is an articulate and captivating keynote speaker who engages listeners with his humour, and his insights into advertising, marketing, creativity, management and personal achievement. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Todd started as the CEO of Leo Burnett, a company which has been awarded as the 7th most creative advertising agency in the world. In his time as CEO, the company won Agency of the Year an impressive 12 times. Todd has now stepped back into a role as non-executive chairman.
  • Titanium at Cannes
  • Yahoo Chair for Innovation (2008)
  • Life on the Line (TV Program)
  • Redesign My Brain (TV Program)
  • Earth Hour Initiative
  • ABC TV
  • Gruen Transfer (TV Program)
  • Gruen Planet (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • BodyHack (TV Program)
  • Network Ten

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Lucy is a change maker, exceptional communicator and business fixer. She created and led an advertising agency working across a diverse range of industries for 20 years before she stepped into the role of CEO of a brand new women’s health organisation. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. In two and half years she lead a small team to raise $7M for a network of hospitals in Ethiopia. She then went on to transform a Cambodian children’s charity as its first CEO.

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If your challenge is finding a speaker who will take your audience on an inspiring journey - look no further than Ciaran Gribbin! Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. As a sought after and experienced corporate keynote speaker, Ciaran’s story is a fascinating multi layered tale about never giving up on a childhood dream.
  • INXS

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Bob Brown was elected to the Senate in 1996, after 10 years as an MHA in Tasmania's state parliament. In his first speech in the Senate, Bob raised the threat posed by climate change. Government and opposition members laughed at his warning of sea level rises and it has taken 10 years for them to finally begin to acknowledge the causes and effects of climate change. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Since 1996, Bob has continued to take a courageous, and often politically lonely, stand on issues across the national and international spectrum. Some of the many issues that Bob has raised in the Senate include petrol sniffing in Central Australia, self-determination for West Papua and Tibet, saving Tasmania’s ancient forests, opposing the war in Iraq, justice for David Hicks, stopping the sale of the Snowy Hydro scheme and opposing the dumping of nuclear waste in Australia.
  • IUCN: Packard Award (1984)
  • UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour (1987)
  • National Trust Australian National Treasure (1998)
  • Australian Peace Prize 2009
  • Australian Humanist of the Year (2010)
  • Australian Greens (Political Party)

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award winner    author    stars in movies

The real life star of Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin was born into utter poverty in Mao's communist China. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. In extraordinary moment of chance at the age of 11 he was selected to train in Madame Maos Beijing Dance Academy never having ever heard of let alone seen ballet performed. And so began Lis journey. The 7 years of harsh training regime at the Beijing Dance Academy taught him discipline, resilience, determination and perseverance. Lis astounding drive and relentless hard work made him one of the best dancers China has produced.
  • Australian Father of the Year (2009)
  • Australian Book of the Year - Mao's Last Dancer
  • Queensland Ballet
  • Houston Ballet
  • Australian Ballet
  • Penguin Books Australia

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Highly in demand as a public speaker Nigel Marsh travels the globe regularly giving speeches to major corporations on both his business and personal views. His TED speech on work/life balance remains the most viewed ever given outside America with well over two million hits. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Nigel is best known for his creative pursuits. As well as the author of three books – Fat, Forty and Fired, Overworked and Underlaid and Fit, Fifty and Fired-Up – he is also the co-founder of Earth Hour and the founder of the Sydney Skinny. His first book is currently being developed into a major TV series in America.
  • Earth Hour Initiative
  • The Sydney Skinny