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Fabien Riggall

Founder & Director, Secret Cinema (UK)

Fabien Riggall set up Future Shorts in 2003 to create a platform for innovative new filmmakers to preview their work. His passion and vision has driven the festival to become the biggest film network in the world. Recognising a growing desire from cinema goers for an experience that reaches beyond the prevalent and mundanity of conveyor belt multiplexes, Fabien set up Future Cinema in 2005, which aims to create ultra immersive and original environments where the audience lives and breathes the film in site specific locations. These ideas evolved to form Secret Cinema in 2007, a social-mash-up of some of cult and classic films that marries film narratives into a social play-along experience.

With more than 60 productions to date, Secret Cinema has become one of the leading players in the experience economy.

Louise Herron

CEO, Sydney Opera House

Leigh Carmichael

Creative Director, Dark Mofo, MONA’s winter festival

Tea Uglow

Creative Director of Google's Creative Lab

Michael Harte

Group Executive, Enterprise Services & Chief Information Officer Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Michael Rodrigues

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

Hugh Bradlow

Chief Technology Officer, Telstra Corporation

Alex Light

Head of Content, Vice

Clover Moore

Lord Mayor of Sydney

Rupert Myer

Chair, Australia Council

Matt Barrie

Chief Executive,

Peter Williams

Chief Edge Officer, Centre for the Edge at Deloitte

Dan Rosen


Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, & REMIX Summits

Charlie Leahy

Creative Director, Boom Natives

Lisa Dempster

Director/CEO of Melbourne Writers Festival

Kate Dezarnaulds

Head of Partnerships TEDxSydney

Paul Barclay

Presenter, Big Ideas, ABC

Bob Mackintosh

Executive Director, Host

Antony Funnell

Presenter, The Future Tense, ABC

Marc Fennell

Presenter, Download this Show, ABC

Janne Ryan

Ideas Curator, Broadcaster, Producer & Design Writer

Kylie Legge

Director, Place Partners

Andrew Valder

Founder, Garage Sale Trail

Lisa Messenger

Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Collective magazine

Matt Ravier

Director, The Festivalists

Felicity Fellows

Head of New Partnerships, Sydney Opera House & Co-Director Partnerships TEDxSydney

Miriam Kelly

Curator and Collections Coordinator at Artbank

Sam Doust

Creative Director, Strategy Development, ABC Innovation

Glen Cassidy

Co-Founder, Cake Wines

Ben Peackock

Founder, Republic of Everyone

Nick Marchand

Country Director, British Council

Michelle Tabet

Director & Founder, Left Bank & Co-Curator Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale

Colin Walker

Director of Policy, West Australian Department of Culture and the Arts

Munib Karavdic

Director, Design & Innovation at AMP Customer Solutions

Ray Kloss

Head of Marketing, Australia and New Zealand, SAP

Dr Lauren Tan

Author of Design Transitions and Manager, Deloitte Digital

Selena Griffith

Senior Lecturer at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW Australia

Freya Murray

Program Manager and Creative Lead, Google Arts & Culture

Elsita Meyer-Brandt

Senior Marketing Manager International, Eventbrite

Richard Adamson

Director, Young Henrys Brewing Company

Jonathan Rubinsztein

CEO, UXC Red Rock Consulting

Ben Marshall

Head of Contemporary Music, Sydney Opera House

Julie Lomax

Director of Visual Arts, Australia Council for the Arts

Joshua Capelin

Entrepreneur & Creative Broker, PROJUCER

Matty Roberts

Storyteller and Creative Entrepreneur

Niki Scevak

Managing Director, Blackbird Ventures

Alan Crabbe

Co-founder and Director, Pozible

Stuart Gregor

Founder, Four Pillars Gin

Stuart Couzens

Founder, We are Alfred

Nisid Hajari

Editor, Bloomberg View

Neil Ackland

Managing Director, Junkee Media

Mark Goggin

Director, Sydney Living Museums

Lisa Havilah

CEO, MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences)

Heather Whitely Robertson

Assistant Director, Museum of Contemporary Art’s

Amber Naismith

Producer, Animal Logic, Associate Producer, The LEGO Movie

Felicity McVay

Head of YouTube Content Partnerships, Australia & New Zealand & Head of Google Play Content Partnerships APAC

Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Kaj Lofgren

Director, The School of Life Australia

Rose Hiscock

Director, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory & Powerhouse Discovery Centre)

Anna Higgs

Creative Director, NOWNESS

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, & REMIX Summits

Allegra Burnette

Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Simon Crerar

Australia Editor, BuzzFeed

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis

Executive Director of Transfield Holdings, Chairman of the Arts Advisory Committees at UTS and UWS

Fabien Riggall

Founder & Director, Secret Cinema (UK)

Professor Ross Harley

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

Siobhan Toohill

Head of Group Sustainability & Community, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Westpac Banking Corporation

Mark Carnegie

Principal, M.H. Carnegie & Co

Sarah Vaughan

‎Director, Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft Australia

Lauren Nemroff

Program Manager, Google Cultural Institute

Nick Wailes

Professor, MBT Director and Head of AGSM Online at University of New South Wales

Louise Mason BA, LLB (Hons)

Managing Director, Office and Industrial Property, AMP Capital

Laura Demasi

Research Director, Ipsos Mind & Mood Report

Councillor Jess Scully

Knowledge Exchange Strategist

Tim Duggan

Content Director of Junkee, inthemix, FasterLouder, Same Same and Mess+Noise

Rachel Healy

Executive Manager, Culture for the City of Sydney

Julie Finch

Director, New Museum Project, Western Australian Museum

Louisa Mackay

Group General Manager, New Business Research & Development at Insurance Australia Group

Andrew Walsh

Artistic Director, White Night Melbourne

Laura Demasi

Research Director, Ipsos Mind & Mood Report

Sudeep Gohil

Chief Executive Officer, Droga5 Sydney