Speakers

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Keynote address

Dr Richard Denniss is the Australia Institute’s chief economist. He is an economist with a particular interest in the role of regulation.

Learn more about Richard here.

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Keynote address

Belinda Bell is Programme Director of Cambridge Social Ventures, at Cambridge Judge Business School, supporting a wide range of businesses making social and environmental impact.

Learn more about her work here.

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Concurrent session: Innovative solutions where citizens help citizens

Kerry Graham is a Founder & Director of Collaboration for Impact – Australia’s leading organisation for learning how to respond to complex problems through effective collaboration.

Learn more about Kerry here.

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Concurrent session: Innovative solutions where citizens help citizens

After chairing the working party that established the Logan Together initiative during 2014/2015, Matthew Cox was appointed Director in July 2015.

Learn more about Matthew here.

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Concurrent session: Innovative solutions where citizens help citizens

Denise Hagan is Founder and CEO of the Puuya Foundation, established to develop everyday leaders, and empower the Lockhart River Aboriginal community to create a positive future.

Learn more about her work here.

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Concurrent session: Innovative solutions where citizens help citizens

Simon Rowe is Founder and CEO of sleepbus, the world’s first charity converting old buses into temporary overnight accommodation for people sleeping rough.

Learn more about his work here.

EddieBuli

Concurrent session: Gamification of everyday information to make impact

Eddie Buli is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander man from a cane farm outside of Gordonvale, Far North Queensland. He is the Business and Education Development Officer with the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN) and co-developer of the Yarnin’ Money financial literacy program.

Learn more about Eddie here.

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Concurrent session: Different approaches to funding community services

Mike Folland is the Acting General Manager, Mission and Business Growth and brings a broad range of commercial and community development experience within Australia and the Asia/Pacific.

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Concurrent session: Different approaches to funding community services

Joanne Patterson has been Director of the Market-Led Proposals Team in Queensland Treasury since April 2016.

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Alex McDonald

Concurrent session: Different approaches to funding community services

Alex McDonald is currently the Executive Director of the Wise Foundation and CEO of Water Source Australia. He has extensive experience in working with corporate organisations on a national level as well as small scale service businesses.

Learn more about Alex here.

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Concurrent session: Family by Family: co-designing with families to create lasting change

Vita Maiorano is Principal, Business + Family by Family, at The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and leads on developing and implementing strategies to further spread and scale Family by Family – so that more families can thrive.

Learn more about Vita here.