Earth Listener and Sound Recordist
Andrew Skeoch is one of our best-known nature sound recordists. He works from a desire to address the fundamental question of our human relationship with the living biosphere.
CEO and Smart Cities Advocate
Economist, writer, speaker, classicist, business owner, public policy expert and Churchill Fellow, Brook Dixon is driving smart city transformation across Australia and around the world.
Cher Albrecht has been performing professionally since she was 17. She‘s been a TV stuntwoman, and resident Catwoman and Wonder Woman in her hometown of LA. Since moving to Canberra, she’s immersed herself in various community performance projects.
Comedian. Reasonably tall, not very athletic.
Well known to Canberra audiences, talented musician, writer and comedian Chris Endrey is renowned for his sharp wit and passionate support for Canberra’s arts community.
Modern Architecture Enthusiast and Photographer
Darren Bradley is passionate about modern architecture, which led to an award winning career as a photographer. Darren is inspired by causing others to see and understand what’s special and unique about the buildings he photographs.
Grace Costa’s natural ability to capture expressive images has earned her success over a 17 year career in contemporary and corporate photography. Winning numerous awards, Grace’s heart lies with contemporary portraiture.
Doctor of Nurse Practitioner
Dr Jane Frost is the first person in Australia to be conferred as a Doctor of Nurse Practitioner. She is an innovative educator and has an extensive clinical career.
CEO, Innovator and Business Leader
A proud Kamilaroi woman and Canberran, Julie Okely is leading innovation in her business by incorporating Indigenous knowledge to all her practices.
Kal Ientile was led to a career in Chinese medicine through a desire to make a meaningful difference to the lives of others, and loves his work more with each year. He is also the founder of an online community for sharing and discussing acupuncture research.
World Kindness Ambassador and Founder of the Hope Project
Kate Seselja is a voice in the darkness for people struggling in isolation. She’s on a mission to change the way society judges and stigmatises our struggles. She has recently partnered with the UN Association of Australia in support of the UN Sustainability Goals.
Design Thinking and Gamification Specialist
Leading gamification and design thinking specialist Kerstin Oberprieler is pushing the boundaries of what is possible with gamification.
Records and information specialist by day, rally driver by, er, weekend, Lynda has often been told ‘you can’t do that’ and she loves to prove the naysayers wrong.
Indigenous Health and Community Leaders
Dr Lynore Geia is passionate about Indigenous health, building family strength and Indigenous community led development.
Author and Writing Coach
Driven by an interest in what happens when words collide with actual humans, Matt writes, trains and thinks about making writing better.
Youth Worker and Entrepreneur
A youth worker by trade, Melanie Greenhalgh has spent her 21 year career in the community sector fighting for the rights of people in the community to be heard, respected and responded to.
Along the way Melanie has experienced grief and loss of people and property, and believes in the power of honestly communicating as we navigate life.
Economist and Public Policy Specialist
Professor Peter Whiteford has worked on pension and welfare policies and income inequality, child poverty, family assistance policies and welfare reform. He holds several academic posts and is recognised as an expert on Australia’s tax system.
Security and Leadership Specialist
Steve Jackson has a long and distinguished history of service to his country. As he approaches the end of his working life, Steve is contemplating his legacy.
Professor of Physics
Professor Susan Scott became the first female Professor of Physics (with one other woman) at the Australian National University in 2009. She is a member of the international team which announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves on Earth in 2016.
One Woman Band
One woman band and international touring artist Tessa Devine’s unique percussive guitar style and haunting vocal harmonies will delight you.
The Gypsy Scholars Band
The Gypsy Scholars bring a unique blend of Aussie folk and indie influences to their music. Their joyful sound will have you dancing in the aisles.
Author and Human Rights Advocate
Wayne Herbert is fearless and unapologetic in his commitment to raising the profile of people with disability and people of the LGBTIQ community. He can be regularly seen wearing magic shoes.