Alan is the engineering director at Google Australia and New Zealand where he has overseen the growth to over 600 engineers. As an entrepreneur, Alan has founded a number of tech ventures and most recently is the founder of the Australian Ocean Lab. His TEDxAdelaide talk will share his idea on moonshots and citizen science in a very Zoomed Out way.
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.
If you met Audrey you might think she was a boy, which isn’t quite correct, but calling her a girl doesn’t feel quite right to her either. At 12 years old, Audrey is already an accomplished actor with film and TV credits to her name. With a fierce intellect and a unique sense of style, Audrey has plenty to say about our gendered world.
(photo credit: Nat Rogers)
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.
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.
Greg is an environmental scientist and works as a Business Development Manager at SA Water. Part of his role is to identify and develop opportunities to use water, particularly wastewater, in ways that provide social, environmental and economic benefits.
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.
Louka Parry has taught at one of South Australia’s most remote communities and was promoted to Principal at the age of 27. Louka was named South Australian Inspirational Public Secondary Teacher of the Year, completed two masters degrees, studied at Harvard and has visited every continent. He also learned to speak four new languages, including Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjnatjara, and plans to learn many more. He believes learning a language changes us, and the world around 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.