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Speakers

Uncle John Graham

Traditional Custodian, Yraca
John is a Traditional Custodian of the Gold Coast region, a Kombumerri man, a saltwater man of... More

Roz Pappalardo

Artistic Director, Creative Life, Cairns Regional Council
Gutsy, powerful, tender and highly passionate – Roz Pappalardo is known throughout... More

Luke Harriman

General Manager, PAC Australia
Luke Harriman is General Manager at Performing Arts Connections Australia (PAC Australia), the... More

Matt Heyward

Program Partner, Arts Wellbeing Collective
Matt is an experienced project producer, actor, mental health advocate, educator and speaker... More

Judith Uhlmann

Principal Consultant, Career Vitality
Judith has 20 years’ experience working in corporate and SME businesses in a broad... More

Katherine Connor

Executive Director, PAC Australia
Katherine Connor has worked as a performing arts presenter, a producer and an arts planning... More

Mik Auckland

Director, Programming & Presenter Services, HOTA
Mik has been working in the theatre and event industry for the over 30 years as a Stage and... More

Stephen Foster

Executive Manager - Creative Life, Cairns Regional Council
Stephen has had a 30 + year long career in the Performing Arts industry with his first job at... More

Brad Rush

Service Manager – Creative Arts, Redland Performing Arts Centre
Brad is a Music / Arts / Business Alumni from QUT and has balanced a business career along with... More

Bronwyn Edinger

Independent Thinking, Consultant
Bronwyn has 25 years’ experience in the management and programming of the performing arts... More

Jo Thomas

CEO and Creative Director, Metro Arts
Jo Thomas is CEO and Creative Director of Metro Arts, Queensland's preeminent multidisciplinary... More

Jon Oakes

Managing Director, Get Smart Consultancy
Jon joined the South Bank Centre team as a Box Office Assistant, and left the organisation 11... More

Bill Owens

Chief Executive Officer, Veracity Technology
Bill Owens is an experienced company director, business owner and leader. He spent 18 years in... More

Dr Genevieve Dingle

Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology & Director of Clinical Psychology Programs, University of Queensland
Genevieve is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Clinical... More

Travis Couch

CEO, Yugambeh Region Aboriginal Corporation Alliance (YRACA)
Founded following the success of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games... More

Geniie Boy

Alisha Todd and Scott French are local Gold Coast musicians. Together they launched an Indie Pop... More

Michelle Blair

Regional Manager, RASN, Empire Theatre
Michelle is the Regional Manager for Southern Queensland Regional Arts, which forms a part of... More

Katie Boyd

Manager, Proserpine Entertainment Centre
Starting out as a pit musician in a regional amateur production of 42nd Street, Katie has... More

Steve Romer

General Manager, The Events Centre, Caloundra
Prior to joining The Events Centre Caloundra as General Manager in June 2020, Steve was the... More

Todd MacDonald

Logan Entertainment Centre, Performing Arts Programmer
Todd MacDonald is currently the Performing Arts Programmer for the Kingston Butter Factory Arts... More