Expert Speakers Include:

Louise Thompson

Director of Communications,NHS – National Health Service, UK

Simon Ferguson

Social Media Strategist,Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

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

Kate McBean

Marketing Director, Yahoo 7

A passionate marketing and communications leader, with a proven track record managing innovative and effective marketing and PR strategies. Kate is responsible for leading the strategy and implementation of all audience acquisition and engagement, consumer and trade PR, and internal communications for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Shari Ujdur

Senior Strategic,Communications Officer, NSW Department of Education

AJ Kennedy

Innovation Strategy Director, Spigit

Dion Van de Kamp

Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager, Epworth HealthCare

Dionne Lew

CEO, The Social Executive

Partner, Zoetic
She is a non-executive director and seasoned communications executive with 30 years of experience in strategic corporate communications, marketing, media, public relations, stakeholder management, crisis management and online & social media communication.

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.

Tom Godfrey

Head of Media and Communications, CHOICE

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.

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