KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

keynote - art alexakis

ART
ALEXAKIS

Lead singer of Everclear, music industry specialist

Read Art’s bio

keynote - indira naidoo

INDIRA
NAIDOO

Veteran journalist and newscaster

Read Indira’s bio

keynote - deng adut

DENG
ADUT

Lawyer, former child soldier and refugee

Read Deng’s bio

keynote - nadine champion

NADINE
CHAMPION

Martial arts champion, cancer survivor

Read Nadine’s bio

MODERATOR

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The 8 Percent festival is moderated by Leela Cosgrove, founder and CEO of The 8 Percent.

The 8 Percent is a media company and social movement that is all about creativity, excellence, courage and disruption. As they say at The 8 Percent: “entrepreneurs, not governments, change the world.”

THINK TANKS

panelist-art-alexakis2

Musician
Everclear
panel: music 

panelist-joel-de-ross2

Music Innovator
FMIN
panel: music 

panelist-paigecho

Marketing Specialist
Bolster Digital
panel: music 

panelist-luca

Bass Player, Co-Manager
The Vaudeville Smash
panel: music 

panelist-leah

Musician
Leah Flanagan
panel: Music

panelist-kim-seeling-smith2

HR Specialist
Ignite Global
panel: future of work 

panelist-emre-deniz2

Game Designer
Opaque Media
panel: future of work

panelist-brett-casson2

Digital Infrastructure Leader
Autodesk
panel: future of work 

panelist-peter-evans-greenwood2

Fellow
Deloitte
panel: future of work 

panelist-dan-armstrong2

Indie Filmmaker
Strongman Pictures
panel: film 

panelist-ron-brown2

Producer
OzFlix
panel: film 

panelist-suzie-whyte

Producer
Running Panda Films
panel: film 

panelist-mark-ottobre2

Founder
Enterprise Fitness
panel: health 

panelist-feng-yuan

Clinical Dietician
Metro Dietetics
panel: health 

panelist-hattie

Figure Competitor and Coach
The Sports Model Project
panel: health 

panelist-patrick-ocallaghan2

Partnerships Manager
YGap
panel: social enterprise 

panelist-tim-hannah2

CEO
Compassion
panel: social enterprise 

panelist-emma-greyson2

Entrepreneur
Emma Greyson
panel: social enterprise 

panelist-dustin

DUSTIN LEONARD

Founder
Hero Condoms
panel: social enterprise 

panelist-tom-forfa2

Co-Founder
PassGAMSAT
panel: education 

panelist-mare-forfa2

Co-Founder
PassGAMSAT
panel: education

panelist-ben-lewis

Gamification Expert
New Meta Agency
panel: education

panelist-kerryanne

Educator
panel: education 

panelist-vanessa-doake

Co-Founder
Code Like a Girl
panel: education 

panelist-sigrid-mccarthy2

Communications
Ethical Clothing Australia
panel: fashion 

panelist-susan-demasi2

Designer
Material By Product
panel: fashion 

panelist-james-bartle

Founder
Outland Denim
panel: fashion 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

rebecca

Aurecon
breakout: Design Strategy

jacob

Aurecon
breakout: Design Strategy

gulliver

Strategic Anarchy
breakout: The Art of Sales

panelist-ben-lewis

New Meta Agency
breakout: Gamify or Die

graves

breakout: Magic, Marketing, & Misdirection

panelist-kim-seeling-smith

Ignite Global
breakout: Hiring and Managing The 8 Percent