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Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Katrina Sedgwick is the Director of ACMI and the former Head of Arts for ABC TV and ABC Arts online ( From 2002 – 11 she was the founding Director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival, and the AFF Investment Fund which supported 47 Australian productions encompassing a multi-award winning slate of features, documentaries, shorts, cross platform and installation works. She has an extensive background as a performer, creative producer and festival director. She co-founded the Sydney Fringe Festival (1995), was a Producer for the Adelaide Festival of Arts (1996, 1998, 2000) and the Artistic Director of Come Out '99 and Adelaide Fringe 2002.

Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Kim McKay AO

Director & CEO, Australian Museum

Robbie Brammall

Director of Marketing & Communications, Mona

Michael Rodrigues

Chair, Night Time Industries Association & MD, Time Out (ANZ)

Vince Kadlubek

Co-Founder & CEO, Meow Wolf (USA) - named one of the 'Top 5 experiences in the world' by Time Out & investors include George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones author

Lucinda Hartley

Co-Founder, Neighbourlytics; 2018 Myer Innovation Fellow; 2018 Westpac Social Change Fellow

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, REMIX Summits &

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, & REMIX Summits

Professor Peter Fray

Professor of the Practice of Journalism, UTS, Co-Director, Centre for Media Transition, former Editor Sydney Morning Herald, Deputy Editor, The Australian

Dr Natalia Nikolova

Director UTS Advanced MBA, UTS Business School

Bruce Pascoe

Author, Dark Emu

Danielle Harvey

Director, 'A Midnight Visit' & Festival Director, Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Robert Hammond

Co-Founder, The High Line, New York (USA)

Dan Barasch

Co-Founder, The Lowline, New York (USA) - "the world's first underground park"

Aaron Hung

Senior Director of Partnerships, Asia Pacific TripAdvisor

Rita Arrigo

Chief Digital Advisor, Microsoft

Emilya Colliver

Founder & Director, Culture Scouts, Art Pharmacy Consulting (AUS). Member of City of Sydney’s Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel, director of inaugural Australian The Other Art Fair

Stefanie DiGiavincenzo

Global Creative Director, Cotton On & Co-Founder, Rare & a new platform to champion diversity in the Creative industries supported by Google

Melanie Mahony

Senior Strategist, VICE

Stephanie Winkler

Research & Insights Lead - APAC, VICE

Vanessa Fuchs

Science Communicator, Host and Producer, Branch Out Podcast, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Daniel Rockett

Head of Communications, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Sam Turley

Chief Creative Officer, Mindshare

Alex O’Mara

Deputy Secretary Arts, Screen & Culture, Create NSW

Stephen Moore

Principal, Roberts Day - named as one of the top 50 Creatives Shaping Sydney by City of Sydney

Tristan Roache-Turner

Producer, Wyrmwood & Guerilla Films

Angie Abdilla

CEO, Old Ways, New

Bree Pickering

Director, MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury)

Ken Crouch

CEO, Screenworks

Suhair Khan

Program Manager, Google Arts & Culture

Shakthidharan Sivanathan

Founder, CuriousWorks; Artistic Director, Co-Curious

Mark Grentell

Director, Spectre Studios

Keir Winesmith

Art & Design Professor, UNSW & CTO, Old Ways, New; former Director of Digital Experience, SFMOMA.

Suzanne Boccalatte

Art & Design Professor, UNSW & Principal, Boccalatte

Michelle Mountford

Associate Director, Deloitte Access Economics & Co-Author, 'Imagine Sydney' report

Mark Pesce


Professor Ross Harley

Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design, UNSW & Chair, Sydney Culture Network

Gill Nicol

Director, Audience Engagement, MCA Australia

Lizzie Muller

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Art & Design

Barrie Barton

Strategy and Insights Director, Right Angle Studio; CEO, Paramount Recreation Club and Golden Age

Paul Barclay

Presenter, Big Ideas, ABC

Robin Phua

Director, Digital Experience & CIO, State Library of NSW

George Dunford

Content Director, Artshub

Lekki Maze

Founder & Director, Glider Global; Founder & Director, Conversation Dinners Project, Hard Things to Talk About

Tim Girling-Butcher

Head of Digital, Sydney Living Museum

Joseph Crossley

New Media Artist

Associate Professor Jochen Schweitzer

Director Entrepreneurship, UTS Business School

Alon Ilsar

CEO, Airsticks

Sophie Forbat

Senior Curator & Cultural Strategist, Futurecity

Viveka Weiley

Head of New Things, CHOICE

Simone Chua

Co-Founder, amigo & amigo

Anna Burkey

Co-Founder, Foundry658 - new Creative Industries Accelerator by State Library Victoria & Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Chris Ebeling

Creative Lead, UTS Animal Logic Academy

Emma Cooney

Graduate, UTS Animal Logic Academy

Kristyn Wuebbolt

Founder, Monda

Tim Cochran

Founder & CEO, Qorsi

Wendy Were

Executive Director, Strategic Development and Advocacy, Australia Council for the Arts

Lissa Twomey

Executive Director, Major Performing Arts and Artistic Development, Australia Council for the Arts

Illia Statkevych


Jason Boyd


Carli Leimbach

Fempreneur in Residence, Future Leader Labs UTS

Ann Schoefer

Deputy Director Partnership and Engagement, UTS

Craig Donarski

Director, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Libby Harris

Night Time City Manager, City of Sydney

Kat Dopper

Founder and Director, Heaps Gay

Nina Cueva

Co-Founder & Gallery Director, Courtesy of the Artist