Andrew became concerned by the struggles of many families to eat wholesome food and founded Grow Free, a community network that doesn’t just want food to be nutritious, but free.
Annie helps adults and adolescents embrace change and cut through the noise to find quietness, laughter and focus within an extraordinarily short period of time.
Brad is the founder of Welcome to Australia, a pastor and progressive thinker. His ‘work’ has seen him engaging with many different cultures both locally and around the world and has seen the rise of activism where it can provide invaluable support to struggling communities.
Dominic is a scientist at Adelaide University working on mitigating climate change whilst improving the resilience of marine ecosystems and local economies through a very inventive collaboration.
Emma is a celebrated artist working in the unique medium of body paint installation and photography. With successful solo shows across the globe, Emma is mentoring young Adelaide artists with the annual Emma Hack Art Prize, now in its fifth year.
Flavia Tata Nardini
Flavia Tata Nardini's space career has zoomed from micropropulsion systems, to nano satelites, from European Space Agency to primary school classes across Australia. Her next step is to encircle the globe with a ubiquitous, free global connectivity platform linking billions of connected devices and kickstarting a new industrial revolution.
Energy is a hot topic at the moment, and Heather has spent a considerable amount of time on how we use this vital resource. She recently completed a Churchill Fellowship on the subject and now has ideas on what our energy future could become.
Jacinta is an Adnyamathanha and Ngarrindjeri person who grew up in Port Augusta. Last year she won the Flinders University’s Ken Wanganeen medal as the most outstanding Indigenous student for her studies in archaeology, and her dream is to work with her Adnyamathanha community to incorporate their perspectives of yura malka (rock art) into her research.
Joseph Campbell migrated from the United States to Adelaide, a simple process that involved a bit of paperwork. The reality turned out to be a bit more complicated. Ten years as an expat from Chile to Malawi to Adelaide has him now wondering about our place in the world as advocates.
Since 2001 Louka Parry has taught at one of South Australia's most remote communities, received numerous teaching accolades, completed two masters degrees, studied at Harvard and visited every continent. He also learned to speak four new languages, including Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjnatjara and, and he believes learning a language changes us for the better.
Sarah K Reece
Sarah shares their time and expertise with growing community networks they have founded. They share openly about their personal experiences relating to sexuality, mental health and disability.
Shalom is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose works include films about girls living on the streets in Vietnam, Kayan women in Thailand who wear brass neck-rings, and her own pregnancy. Her latest project looks at unconditional love in the most unlikely location.
Surgeon Tarik Sammour chose to settle in Adelaide because he saw its potential as a leader in healthcare delivery and innovation. With an ageing population and spiralling healthcare costs, he has some ideas to solve problems that are relevant to us all.