Alexina draws upon her farming and community building passions to talk about share-farming, networking and how small and local really is the best way to farm and eat.
Becky McCray started her first business venture in junior high school, and has been going ever since. Becky writes and speaks about small town business, and is the co-author of the book Small Town Rules.
At just seventeen years, Caitlyn is already collecting accolades as a country music singer on local and national stages. Her angelic voice, songwriting prowess and infectious enthusiasm make a perfect package.
Colin makes entrepreneurship possible. His career in industry, universities and now as a business consultant has earned Colin ample recognition for thinking differently and making a difference.
Dan lives and breathes music. His debut EP “Life Doesn’t Get Any Better”, created with talented fellow musicians, is an ode to overcoming obstacles with joy, humour and song.
Italian-born, Dr. Ernesto Sirolli has worked in Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Mongolia, and the U.S.A. in the field of local economic development. More than 300 communities and businesses around the world have adopted his responsive, person-centered approaches to local economic development known as Enterprise Facilitation®
Geoff connects people through public speaking and leadership. A self-declared ‘referrals master’, Geoff has gained recognition in Australia and abroad for his ability to market innovative ideas.
From career beginnings as a baker, Greg now lectures and researches at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where he empowers first year students to communicate with confidence.
Helen thinks and works strategically for a better environmental future. An engineering academic, a political campaigner and an alternative energy advocate, she pursues innovation and sustainability.
As Head of Campus at Gympie’s Flexible Learning Centre, Jasmin is a visionary, a dreamer and a supporter of dreams and so is a mentor to many who share her dream that anything is achievable.
Jody Allen is the owner and founder of Stay at Home Mum, a blog on how to save money around the home. She has over 90,000 followers on Facebook and after a mere 13 months has the 13th largest parenting website in the country.
Kelly has travelled the world as a didgeridoo seller, commodities trader, student, courier and care-giver. Now, he accompanies non-traditional students on their educational journeys.
Dr Millear has a wide range of research interests, around psychological development in adults and the choices they make about jobs and relationships. Underpinning these projects is the belief that each person is actively involved in constructing their own lives.
Robert helps towns to be better places. By identifying trends in regional development, he proposes approaches that will make sure our children and grandchildren inherit a world worth living in
A circus child, Tony spends adulthood reminding the world how to have fun. His work brings the joy of performance – especially Commedia Dell’arte – to thousands of actors and audience members.
Tony is fascinated by learning. He fosters innovation through his presentations, books and leadership in education and organisational development.
Tracie works with stakeholders across the training spectrum to understand the uses of technology in Australian Vocational Education and to investigate the implications of various innovative teaching strategies for the improvement of lifelong learning experiences.