Guest Speakers

Be prepared to be educated, motivated and inspired!

   Sean Conley President, ConleyGlobal
Training Guru, Business Transformation Specialist,
Expert Learning and Development Leader and Presentainment Master

With over 30 years of Training and Development experience, Sean Conley is a true learning development specialist who is sought after globally. He works with Leaders, Businesses, Teams and Individuals to solve their development needs.
Having worked in over 35 countries on six continents, Sean has a true ‘Global’ mindset. His background in presentation design, development, and facilitation helps him create and execute the best approach for his clients.

Justin Baird - Technology Futurist

Justin Baird is a leading innovationist and technology futurist who is sought after both locally and internationally for his presentations relating to digital, media and marketing futures. Justin has over fifteen years of management and high tech experience in areas ranging from research and development engineering, analog and digital signal processing, embedded systems development, product management, high speed digital networks, large scale entertainment systems, mobile and web application deployment, and interactive multimedia installation technologies. He holds two U.S. Patents and has written a number of technical papers within these areas of research.

Peter Baines – Leadership
            Global Speaker, Charity Founder, Board Director and 
Business Consultant                                   

Peter has carved a career out of the most unlikely of foundations, but it’s those unique beginnings that provide the insights which his clients and audiences are drawn to and talk about long after he has left. Investigating homicides, leading international teams into scenes of crisis and disaster is not your normal path to global keynote speaker and business consultant. It was this unique path that provided insights into leadership which are so different yet offer relevant reflections and learnings to businesses facing change, growth or challenges of their own.

                                                                                                                Marion (Maz) Farrelly & Alison Black
                                                                                                                            The Mischief Sisters

The Mischief Sisters are Media industry heavyweights - quite literally, they hit middle age and piled it on. Marion ‘Maz’ Farrelly & Alison Black are yin & yang. In the yin corner, ALISON BLACK - you know those blue chip documentaries you watch that make front-page headlines, change Government policy, start national conversations & help shape society? Alison makes those. In the yang corner, MAZ FARRELLY - you know those ratings juggernauts that make front-page headlines for all the wrong reasons, are responsible for the demise of society, that make you shout at the telly ‘there is nothing on the TV but that REALITY sh*te’?  Maz makes that reality sh*te.Between them, they’ve got it covered.

Matthew Cowdrey OAM - Variety’s Role in my Journey

Former Australian swimmer and arguably Australia’s greatest Paralympian with 13 Paralympic gold medals, Variety SA  Board member and Ambassador and Adelaide Crows Ambassador. With a double degree in law and media, he undertook a three-month internship with US congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen prior to returning home to Australia and taking up a position with KPMG.

Ian Steel – Variety’s Impact in the Community

Kick Start for Kids was founded by Ian in 2011 on the belief that every child, regardless of their social or economic background, should have an equal chance. Kick Start runs breakfast, lunch and mentoring programs in schools and also provides basic clothing and healthcare needs. Over the past seven years its has growth has been phenomenal, now supporting 300 schools providing 40,000 breakfasts and 10,000 lunches per week with 600 volunteers and 100 mentors.