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BEA Biennial Conference 2018 The Capital Connection: a journey of discovery

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 to Friday, 5 October 2018 from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

National Library of Australia, Australia




Organisation: Radford College

Lindy is a passionate Business Studies teacher of many years’ experience, having taught Business Studies/Management in four states and territories in Australia, the British IGCSE and International Baccalaureate, and worked in both the public and independent sectors. She has held numerous roles in curriculum development and teacher support networks advocating for, developing and promoting enriching opportunities for teachers and students in the Commerce area. Lindy first began her association with the Plan Your Own Enterprise competition back in 2004 when her student won the PYOE competition for Australasia. She is currently the Vice-President of BEACT, the ACT Educator Association affiliated with BEA and the coordinator of the PYOE Competition in the ACT. 


Organisation: Parliamentary Education Office, Australian Parliament House

Position: Education Manager

Angela Casey is the Education Manager of the Parliamentary Education Office at Australian Parliament House, Australia. Angela leads a team of 13 professional educators to deliver immersive, experiential learning programs about the Australian Parliament, with over 93,000 students booked to participate in PEO programs in 2018. Angela taught in NSW schools for 13 years and previously was the Head of Learning and Public Programs at the National Museum of Australia.

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Organisation: Australian National University

Position: Senior Lecturer

Scott is a lecturer in strategic negotiation and the future of law at the Australian National University. He teaches comprehensive negotiation methodology that goes beyond traditional notions of win/win, while also exploring the forces and technological trends driving change in the legal profession. Scott has worked in law firms in the ACT, acted as Chairman for the ACT Screen Industry Association and is Founder of Wellspring Legal, a firm that fuses legal expertise with modern technology to deliver legal services. 

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Organisation: Magdalene Catholic High School

Marco Cimino is a 7-12 HSIE educator and believes that building relationships with students is crucial in providing them with a safe environment to learn in. He utilises flipped learning (currently flipping Business Studies, and Studies of Religion) to allow time to be shifted towards allowing more collaborative work, and to allow time to individualise his approach to students and better address their needs. Marco has been named in the Top 100 flipped learning leaders in the world by the Flipped Learning Global Initiative, and is a Certified Trainer.


Organisation: Reserve Bank of Australia

Position: Head of Information Department

Jacqui Dwyer is Head of the Information Department at Reserve Bank of Australia. The Information Department is responsible for preparing and publishing Reserve Bank information. It handles enquiries from the public and media and is responsible for the Bank's records management systems, archives and the Museum of Australian Currency Notes.

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Organisation: Thankyou Group

Position: Community Builder

Kalvin Hart is the Community Engagement Manager at Thankyou, a social enterprise that exists to empower people to play a part in ending global poverty through simple everyday purchases.  Thankyou gives 100% of profits from its range of over 45 consumer products across water, body care, food and baby to fund access to safe water, sanitation, food and maternal and child health respectively. So far, they’ve given more than $5.8 million to help hundreds of thousands of people in need. Kalvin has a passion for empowering people to reach their full potential. His current role plus his previous experience running youth programs equals an affinity with kids of all ages. He speaks the language, and has a genuine knack for keeping young audiences engaged. Kal shares the lessons we’ve learned along the Thankyou journey, and empowers students with the belief that they have the power to change stuff.



Organisation: Karrikins Group – Community Investment Solutions

Position: Head Researcher

Dr Emily Heath is a neuroscientist, researcher and Head of Insights at Karrikins Group. Emily holds a PhD in behavioural neuroscience from the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre, and an honours degree in biochemistry. Dr Heath has been architect of multiple award-winning behaviour change programs for youth and young adults, and has led research and evaluation projects across diverse areas such as financial education, cyber safety and novice driver education. She is co-author of the white paper ‘Game On: How Video Games are Changing Education’ as well as several peer-reviewed articles in academic journals. Her research has been presented globally at conferences including the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the International Narcotics Research Conference. Her PhD focused on the molecular mechanisms of decision making and learning.

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Organisation: University of Canberra

Position: Lecturer, Faculty of Accounting and Information Systems

Mark has 20 years experience teaching financial accounting to undergraduates and postgraduate students in Australia and S.E. Asia. He has prepared and delivered workshops for the Australian Shareholders’ Association, mid-sized accounting firms on assorted topics including technical updates to the Commonwealth Financial Reporting Frameworks, and various Commonwealth Government agencies on financial accounting, GFS, cost recovery and competitive neutrality. Mark is interested in how non-accountants incorporate accounting information into their decision-making processes and finding ways to improve accounting graduates’ professional skills.

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Organisation: Taylors Lakes Secondary College

Position: Assistant Principal

Currently Assistant Principal at Taylors Lakes Secondary College, Sasha's role also includes leading the College’s work around ICT, Gifted Education and New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and instructional practice. Sasha has presented a range of professional learning programs over the years, including at a number of BEA conferences and this year at the Deep Learning Lab in Vancouver. Being President of VCTA for the last three years has been a highlight and has provided Sasha with the opportunity to work with teachers on curriculum and pedagogy. Sasha has also been involved in curriculum development with VCAA over the years including but not limited to, the past few Accounting Study Designs including the most recent, soon to be released. 

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Organisation: Illuminate Education

Position: Founder

In any given week, Adam might be helping young entrepreneurs to kick-start their companies, stimulating small businesses to challenge the status quo, challenging communities to understand their potential or teaching hundreds of students to embrace innovation to solve the problems of the future. Adam is passionate about embracing creative and innovative solutions to common problems, with experience across many industries, economic development opportunities and community leadership. Since 2010, over 7000 young Australians have undertaken entrepreneurial education programs led by Adam, which focuses on inspiring students to recognise how they can be the job creators of the future and is changing how students and schools approach learning forever. Adam features on the 2017 Anthill 30 Under 30 List and was the 2015 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year. 

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Organisation: Legal Oratory

Position: President

Andrew is a fourth year student studying a Bachelor of Laws and Science at ANU. In 2016 Andrew founded Legal Oratory ACT with the assistance of Business Educators ACT. LOACT is a student run organisation which organises high school mock trial competitions to allow students to develop practical legal skills outside of the classroom.

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Organisation: Department of Energy and Environment

Position: Assistant Director, Clean Energy Innovation

Mark Scott is a career public servant with 30 years’ experience with the NSW and Commonwealth Public Services. Since 2011 he has helped shape Australia’s renewable energy policies and has worked on policy underpinning the Renewable Energy Target Scheme, the Solar Towns Programme, the National Wind Farm Commissioner, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.  Mark is currently the Assistant Director of the Clean Energy Innovation team at the Department of the Environment and Energy.

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Organisation: High Court of Australia

Position: Special Assistant to Chief Justice

Ben Wickham is Special Assistant to Chief Justice and the Senior Executive Registrar of the Court. He is the media spokesman for the High Court and is responsible for education, public information and providing assistance to the Justices of the Court in their consideration of applications for permission to appeal. Ben is also a Lecturer in law at the Australian National University.