Ignite 1: The future belongs to artists
As we transition from the information age to the conceptual age, every individual, organisation and brand is being asked to redefine their relevance in a 21st Century Renaissance. When creativity is now the strongest economic currency and experience is the new cost of entry, as leaders, we must rethink our approach. We must look beyond conventional sources for inspiration and embrace practices more akin to such a complex and ambiguous landscape. In this daring, thought-provoking and soul-awakening keynote, you’ll learn that in the new economy, money follows meaning, thinking needs feeling and the maker matters just as much as what is being made.
Ignite 2: Real leadership, real talk, real results
Communicating in an engaging and authentic way is needed more than ever before. As the volume of information consumed by the average individual escalates, how you can ensure your message is understood and remembered? In this entertaining and educational keynote, Gabrielle points out the hidden consequences and often hilarious absurdity of 'business speak' and the importance of speaking in a way that is real.
Ignite 3: Ignite your learning
Is printing out PowerPoint slides and take copious notes throughout the day the best method to get the most out of your CPA conference day? In this session, we'll question common conference behaviours. By exploring the brain, the foundations of human thinking, and the patterns of human memory, we will consider a new approach to your learning to ensure you get the most 'bang' for your learning 'buck'.
Artisan thinker and cultural architect
Australia's foremost expert on artisan thinking, enterprise artistry and atmospheric design. He helps conscious, innovative and influential business leaders build beautiful organisations and create meaningful work.
A musician by trade, gypsy by nature, fierce nonconformist and reliably unconventional, Mykel embodies the new wave of entrepreneurial experts showing forward-thinking companies how to stay relevant in a 21st Century Renaissance.
A prolific anti-perfectionist and accidental author of Just Do Something - a guidebook for turning dreamers into makers invites us to reawaken our innate creativity, re-imagine our infinite value as individuals and brands, and redesign our workplaces human-centric innovation and full self-expression.
Expert authority in Business Storytelling, founder of Jargon Free Fridays
Gabrielle Dolan is a global thought leader on authentic leadership and business storytelling. She is a bestselling author of several books. Ignite: Real Leadership, Real Talk, Real Results, published in 2015, reached the top five of Australia’s bestselling business books. Her latest book, Stories for Work: The Essential Guide to Business Storytelling, was rated in the top 100 business books in Australia for 2017. Gabrielle has worked with thousands of high-profile leaders from around the world, helping them to become better leaders and communicators using the art of business storytelling. She is also passionate about changing the way we communicate in business and is the founder of the Jargon Free Fridays global revolution.
Dr Jared Cooney-Horvath
Cognitive Neuroscientist, Honorary researcher, University of Melbourne
Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is an Educational Neuroscientist with expertise in human learning, memory, and brain stimulation. Jared has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 40 schools around Australia.
He has published 4 books, over 30 research articles, and his work has been featured in numerous popular publications, including The Economist, WIRED, The New Yorker, New Scientist, and ABC’s Catalyst.
Jared currently serves as a research fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, an honorary research fellow at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, and is director of the Science of Learning Group.