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16 & 17 October 2014

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Topics & Speakers


Zac Zavos, Conversant Media – How to build and shape audiences to increase online traffic

Ian Farmer, Zuni – Online advertising trends

Michelle Williams, Ideaction – Participation is the New Consumption

Nancy Georges, Magnolia Solutions – Why every business is a retailer

Clinton Cowin, TradiePad – The Mobile Revolution: Paper to the Cloud in Trades & Services Industry

Pip Cleaves, Design Learn Empower – The Power of Your Public Narrative

Christian Lafrance, ABC – A shortcut to improve the focus and adoption of your innovation

Kali Williams, USA – Bossy or Bro? How not to be a douche in a digital age


Con Georgiou, One Million Acts of Innovation – How culture eats strategy for breakfast

Tim Rayner, One Million Acts of Innovation  – Peers Incorporated – How to build a home grown collaborative economy

Gary Ellem, UoN – Designing a Car You Don’t want to Own

Bane Hunter, The Loop – Darwin was Wrong – Survival Tools for your Digital Startup

Trent Bagnall, Slingshot – How corporate Australia can utilise the tools of the start-up community for disruptive innovation

Phil Smart, Burning Seed Australia – The Burning Man

Wyn Jones & Warren Reilly, UoN – 3D Printing: Do we really need it?

Jed White, Tribe Vibe USA – The Boulder experience: Creating a tech-city ecosystem

Jeff Julian, UoN – The Superhuman Age


The Future of Retail

The Future of Education


Filip Reese, 99Designs – Creating Digital Products the Silicon Valley Way

Heidi Alexandra-Pollard & Christina Gerakiteys – Creativity & Innovation on a Shoestring

Jordan Kind, Vend – Transforming your retail business with technology

Nancy Georges – Customer Service in the Age of “ME”

General Assembly – Launch your own website in 90 minutes

Open Innovation Scrum – What are the qualities of an innovative personality and how can we cultivate and sustain them?

Kim Chatterjee & May Chan, Optimal Experience / PwC How to Create a Winning Pitch



Dr Kerrie Buhagiar & Justin Farrell, – The world’s first online mental health service

Frances Kay-Lambkin, NHMRC CRE in Mental Health and Substance Use – It’s worth a try- integrating technology into the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders

Daniel Donahoo, Project Synthesis – Why Montessori would have loved digital technology?

Larissa Hjorth, RMIT University – Visualising Ambient Play

Rafael Calvo, University of Sydney – Positive Computing: Technologies for wellbeing and human potential

Michelle Blanchard, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre & Elisabeth Tuckey, headspace  – Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people

Elisabeth Tuckey, headspace – Got a lot going on? No Shame in talking it out.


Angela Mason, Lifeline – Technology Helps Save Lives in Suicide Prevention

Randal Newton-John, On the Line – Always on – challenges of online counselling in a world that never sleeps

Janine Scott, beyondblue – Intercepting Men. A 360 degree approach: character, content and context

How tele-health will shape our health system in the future: using technology to save lives – See more at:

Zoe Betar, National Centre of Indigenous Excellence – Building a Community of Excellence – Keeping young Indigenous people engaged, connected and safe online

Luke Pearson, IndigenousX – Racism: Challenges and responsibilities online

Health Panels


Jaelea Skehan, John Feneley, Chris Pycroft, Janet Hopkins, Daniel Donahoo & HyNRG Member – What does innovation and embracing a digital world mean in mental health?


Jaelea Skehan, Sean Parnell, Chris Wagner, Jennifer Muir, Neal Mann & Marc Bryant – Embracing a digital paradigm when communicating about mental health 

Jo Robinson, Jaelea Skehan & Michelle Blanchard – Young People, Social Media and Suicide Prevention

Health Workshops


Janet Hopkins, SANE Australia – Hacking mental health – exploring creative technology solutions for mental health issues

HyNRG Members & Youth Brains Trust Members – A scorecard from young people – hits and misses when it comes to technology and mental health


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