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Tamasein Holyman

Mistress of Make-Believe, Underground Cinema & Secret Squirrel Productions

Designer of the unimagined and Mistress of Make-Believe, Tam’s role is to create distinctive worlds which transport people into other dimensions.

Having spent more than 10 years in the US, Europe and the UK hosting prominent celebrities and events, Tam saw a gap in the market for creative, immersive events when she returned home to Melbourne.

In 2009 she launched Underground Cinema, the secret film-screening experience held in undisclosed locations where guests are immersed into the world of a secret film. Today, she and her team have created over 30 different unique, bespoke worlds and produced more than 100 screenings across Melbourne and Sydney.

Along with being the Creative Director for UGC, Tam is also the Managing Director of Secret Squirrel Productions, storytellers with a strong focus on designing unique participatory experiences in unusual environments.

Working with different brands and clients, SSP blend theatre, cinema and music, to build distinctive universes that transport guests through a fictitious live narrative.

Over the years the team have created diverse innovative experience designs, including an immersive zombie escape room in a 40ft shipping container in Fed Square and a Les Miserables flash mob in Sydney Central Train Station at peak hour. In the world of make-believe anything is possible.

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

Robert Hammond

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

Suhair Khan

Program Manager, Google Arts & Culture

Aaron Hung

Senior Director of Partnerships, Asia Pacific TripAdvisor

Robbie Brammall

Director of Marketing & Communications, Mona

Rita Arrigo

Chief Digital Advisor, Microsoft

Dan Barasch

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

Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Shakthidharan Sivanathan

Founder, CuriousWorks; Artistic Director, Co-Curious

Michelle Mountford

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

Bree Pickering

Director, MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury)

Kim McKay AO

Director & CEO, Australian Museum

Stefanie DiGiavincenzo

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

Bruce Pascoe

Author, Dark Emu

Alex O’Mara

Deputy Secretary Arts, Screen & Culture, Create NSW

Sam Turley

Chief Creative Officer, Mindshare

Melanie Mahony

Senior Strategist, VICE

Danielle Harvey

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

Tristan Roache-Turner

Producer, Wyrmwood & Guerilla Films

Mark Grentell

Director, Spectre Studios

Angie Abdilla

CEO, Old Ways, New

Lucinda Hartley

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

Mark Pesce

Futurist

Keir Winesmith

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

Gill Nicol

Director, Audience Engagement, MCA Australia

Sophie Forbat

Senior Curator & Cultural Strategist, Futurecity

Stephen Moore

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

Ken Crouch

CEO, Screenworks

Michael Rodrigues

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

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

Associate Professor Jochen Schweitzer

Director Entrepreneurship, UTS Business School

Suzanne Boccalatte

Art & Design Professor, UNSW & Principal, Boccalatte

Dr Natalia Nikolova

Director UTS Advanced MBA, UTS Business School

Vanessa Fuchs

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

Joseph Crossley

New Media Artist

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

Chris Ebeling

Creative Lead, UTS Animal Logic Academy

Professor Ross Harley

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

Lizzie Muller

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Art & Design

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

Barrie Barton

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

Stephanie Winkler

Research & Insights Lead - APAC, VICE

Alon Ilsar

CEO, Airsticks

Lekki Maze

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

Robin Phua

Director, Digital Experience & CIO, State Library of NSW

Tim Girling-Butcher

Head of Digital, Sydney Living Museum

Daniel Rockett

Head of Communications, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Emma Cooney

Graduate, UTS Animal Logic Academy

Viveka Weiley

Head of New Things, CHOICE

Anna Burkey

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

Simone Chua

Co-Founder, amigo & amigo

Paul Barclay

Presenter, Big Ideas, ABC

George Dunford

Content Director, Artshub

Kristyn Wuebbolt

Founder, Monda

Tim Cochran

Founder & CEO, Qorsi

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

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits