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Nicole Thomson-Pride

Speechwriter, The Speechwriter

Phillip A. Jones

Consultant, Two Degrees Group

Bradley Roche

Education Consultant, Wisdom Learning

Morgan Owen

Research Director, Pollinate

Chris Huet

Public Speaking Coach, TEDx Canberra

Dave Kiser

Assistant Executive Director, CCX Media

Kerri Hartland

Principal Advisor, Proximity

Thijs Berman

Director, Netherlands Institute for Multi-Party Democracy

Merryn McKinnon

Professor, ANU

Dan Slee

Director, Dan Slee C2 Ltd.

David Pembroke

CEO, contentgroup


Professor, Stanford University

Helena Cain

Founder, Artemis Partners

Mary Souter

Partner, Artemis Partners

Shannah Hayley

Director of Communications, City of Plano

Jim Macnamara

Professor, UTS

Lyndal Byford

Director of News and Partnerships, Australian Science Media Centre

Howard Parry Husbands

CEO, Pollinate

Dana Healy

Executive Director, CTV North Suburbs Cleveland

Sarah Mitchell

Founder, Typeset Pty Ltd

Craig Thomler

Founder, SimpleMarketing.AI

Anna-Maria Arabia

Chief Executive, Australian Academy of Science

Oscar Trimboli

Speaker and Author

Stephen Welch

Director, Archetypical

Brian Solis

Global Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce

Laurian Hubbard

Strategic Communications Lead, UK Cabinet Office

Gennie Sheer

Campaign Director, R U OK?

Kerry Sheehan

Artificial Intelligence in PR Chair, Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

Kent Wyatt

Co-Founder, Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

Amanda Nagl

Founder, Unlocking Government

Zora Artis SCMP

CEO, Artis Advisory

Simon Blake

Executive Manager, Client Engagement, Proximity

Long Nguyen

Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Don Lenihan

President and CEO, Middle Ground Policy Research

Rosemary Deininger

Deputy Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

Rhonda Moore

Practice Lead in Science and Innovation, Institute on Governance in Ottawa

Maureen Taylor

Professor of Public Communication, UTS

Sarah Byrne

Principal Legal Advisor, Proximity

Sammy Obeng

Director, Parliamentary Network Africa

Kelly Corsette

Communications and Public Affairs Director, City of Scottsdale, Arizona

Will Grant

Professor, ANU

Hermenegildo Mulhovo

Executive Director, Institute for Multiparty Democracy Mozambique

Ying-Yi Chih

Associate Professor, ANU School of Management

Bruce Brown

Consultant, Proximity

Mandy Pearse

President-Elect, CIPR

Neryl East

Conference Speaker and Facilitator

Karine Badr

Policy Analyst, OECD

Sheena Adams

Global Communications Director, Accountability Lab

Jo Scard

CEO and Founder, Fifty Acres

Susan Redden Makatoa

Group Managing Director, Edelman Australia

Anthony Clark

Director Corporate Communications, NSW Rural Fire Service

Taylor Willmott

Research Fellow, Griffith University

Patricia Gurviez

Professor, AgroParisTech


Engagement Director, Social Marketing @ Griffith

Tracey Bridges

Co-Founder and Director, The Good Registry

Donna van Bueren

Director of Behavioural Insights, The Behaviour Change Collaborative

Yannick van Hierden

Founder, Impaktr

Tori Seydel

Researcher, Griffith University

Carina Roemer

Research Fellow, Social Marketing @ Griffith

Fiona Spotswood

Senior Lecturer in Management, University of Bristol

Christiane Stock

Professor, Charite Berlin

Rowena Merritt

Head of Research, The NSMC

Mohammad Kadir

Research Fellow, Griffith University

Sean Larkins

Global Director of Capability, WPP Government & Public Sector Practice

Jessica Harris

Associate Lecturer, Griffith University

Joy Parkinson

Research Director, Social Marketing @ Griffith

Eddie Jones

Head Coach, England Rugby

Julia Carins

Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University

Jeff French

Owner and CEO, Strategic Social Marketing Ltd

Sameer Deshpande

Managing Director, Social Marketing @ Griffith

Tanja Kamin

Associate Professor, University of Ljubljana

Boris Chapoton

Researcher, University Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne

Joan Young

Research and Evaluation Director, The Behaviour Change Collaborative

Marie-Claire Wilhelm

Maître de conférences, Grenoble IAE

Brad Watson

Special Advisor, Proximity

Alexander Campbell

Research and Marketing Manager, Lysn

Tom Verhelst

Program Director, Regional Innovation Data Lab

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Professor, University of Grenoble-Alpes

Denni Arli

Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Minnesota

Brant Trim

Co-Founder, Codifynd

Cheri-Leigh Erasmus

Global Director of Learning, Accountability Lab

Raffin Sandrine

CEO and Founder, La LinkUp Factory


Founding Managing Partner, Astrum

Jeffrey Jordan

President & Executive Creative Director, The Behaviour Change Agency

Odeh Friday Odeh

Country Director, Accountability Lab Nigeria

Patricia David

Research Fellow, Griffith University

Bo Pang

Research Fellow, Griffith University

Ken Godfrey

Executive Director, European Partnership for Democracy (EPD)

Nina Perger

Chair of Theoretical Sociology, University of Ljubljana

Matt Fenwick

Owner and Lead Consultant, True North

Sara Shawky

Researcher, Griffith University

Maike Brill

Director, Zeitgeist Coaching and Training


Group Head, Gov Com Group

Sally Dooley

Executive Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Sally Dooley Leadership

Sia Papageorgiou FRSA, SCMP

Strategic Communication Consultant & Trainer, Cropley Communication

Anya Dua

Founder and President, Gen Z Identity Lab

Michael Schwager

Director General, IP Australia

Brian Merrifield

Executive Creative Director, Common Ventures

Rod Farrar

Director, Paladin Risk Management

Clare Murrell

Sector Lead of Local Government, Capire Consulting Group

Mark Crosweller

Director, Ethical Intelligence

Mel Flanagan (she/her)

Creative Director, Nook Studios

Max Hardy

Founder, Director of Max Hardy Consulting

Julie Steenson

Fiscal Officer, City of Missouri

Carolyn Evans

Vice Chancellor, Griffith University

Amir Aryani

Associate Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

Aarti Sewak

Researcher, University of South Pacific

Adam Rowland

National Director, Federal Government at Kantar Australia

Andrew Bell

Producer and Journalist

Thomas Abel

Head of Research, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

Gill Savage

Deputy Director – Professional Development, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

James Crawley

Founder, Common Ventures

Gilles N'GOALA

Vice President, AFM

Lucy Ibrahim

City Marketing Coordinator, Ballarat City Council

Michelle Harrison

Global CEO of Public Division, Kantar

Vanessa Salamone

Social Media Manager, Social Marketing @ Griffith

Simon Holt

Founder, MyCity Logan

Jeremy Lasek

Communications/Marketing Advisor, Proximity

Robert Hoge

Executive Director - Strategic Communications, Queensland Health

James Durl

Researcher, Griffith University

corinne ROCHETTE

Professor, University of Clermont Auvergne

Richard Bagnall

Chairman, AMEC

Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

Professor and Director at Social Marketing @ Griffith

Andy Bhanot

Director of Social and Behaviour Change Communication at Project Concern International

Robyn Rutley

National Director, Kantar Public Australia

Luis M. Arellano

Researcher, Pangaea Wire Group

Francesco Di Costanzo

President, PA Social

Amanda Dennett SCMP

Head of Digital Experience, Australian War Memorial

Eric Roche

Budget Officer, City of Pearland (USA)

Ash Moore

Co-CEO, Kantar Public Division Australia

Lucy Ibrahim

Coordinator, City Marketing Ballarat

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