Expert Speakers Include:

Aaron Foley

Chief Story Teller, City od Detroit, USA

Shari Ujdur

Senior Strategic,Communications Officer, NSW Department of Education

I am a passionate communications expert with a wealth of experience in both traditional and social media strategy and production. My career in communications spans over 10 years,including agency work and work within the government sector. I thrive on organisation, process improvement, standardisation and seamless error free outputs.I love being part of a team. And strive to be a passionate leader – someone who cares about not only the cause for which I am working, but also the other people who are involved in the effort. I am driven to bring out the best in all those who work around me.I embrace innovation and want to be at the forefront of positive change – positive change in the way that we communication with one another, positive change in the way that we solve problems and interact with technology, and positive change in the way that help to stimulate innovation in our local communities and assist the next generation of innovators to get

Yves Makhoul

Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager, The University
of Melbourne

Creating unforgettable emotionally connected social
experiences in the public sector
• Fresh social initiatives for 2020 social leaders
• How to bravely adopt the new realm of social tools in 2019

Andrew Heaney

Social Media and VR/AR,Content Head, Australian War Memorial

Wendy O’Brien

Communications Strategy, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Scott Heffernan

Director Communications and Promotion, Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development

James Kliemt

Former Senior Digital Officer, Queensland Police and Managing Director, The Fasterhorse Company

Geortge London

Social and Digital Media Lead, NHS Choices, UK

AJ Kennedy

Innovation Strategy Director, Spigit

Dion Van de Kamp

Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager, Epworth HealthCare

Amy Mulcahy

Office of the Threatened Species Commissioner Department of the Environment and Energy

Brie Stewart

Head of Social at Clemenger
BBDO Melbourne
Brie has been immersed in the social media industry playing a pivotal role in building and executing measurable social media and digital campaigns. Brie has seen all sides of how social media can work, from working within a digital performance marketing agency for close to 6 years.

Roghan McKerlie

Founder & Director, Rogues Gallery

Founder and Content Jedi,
Rogues Gallery
With more than 15 years experience in the fields of content creation and strategy (including print, TV and digital), Roghan is a certified Digital Content Jedi who loves designing relevant narratives to engage your target audience.

Melinda Shobrook

Social Media Specialist, Organic Facebook Engagement Cybertribes

Simon Ferguson

Social Media Strategist,Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Warren Kagarise

Digital Engagement Manager, King County, Seattle, USA

Louise Vansleve

Senior Social Media Manager at Cancer Council NSW

Social Media and Content
Manager, Transport for NSW
Digital Strategist, Content Production and Social Media Specialist. Louise is a dynamic social media expert with extensive social strategy and content production expertise with positive influence on stakeholders.

Dr. Karen Sutherland

Social Media Researcher, University of Sunshine Coast

Dr Sutherland is an award-winning Lecturer, the Discipline Lead in Public Relations and Social Media, and a social media researcher at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Her passion is finding simple social media solutions for business and non-profit organisations that build positive and ongoing relationships with their customers and stakeholders.

Brendan Lucas

Senior Social Media Adviser
Department of Education &
Training, Victoria
A curious mind with an eye for detail and passion for bringing to life innovative digital experiences. With a wealth of 5+ years in industry, Brendan has hone his craft in social media, photography, video production, stakeholder management and project managing VR experiences.

Tom Godfrey

Head of Media and Communications, CHOICE

Maddie Palmer

Social Platform Manager, SBS

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