What we discuss
Gamification for social change
Gamification for social change
Kerstin Oberprieler is a leading gamification expert, and the Co-founder of PentaQuest. PentaQuest is on a mission to become the world’s leading provider of gamified experiences that nudge behaviour towards performance and positive culture. Kerstin is a sought-after speaker and presenter in Australia and internationally. Prior to pursuing her passion for gamification, Kerstin worked as a design thinking consultant for 7 years, with a focus on strategic design, user research, and digital design. With her background in psychology and commerce, Kerstin has a deep understanding of organisational challenges and goals, and how these can be addressed through individual and team motivation. Throughout all of this she has also represented Australia as a martial artist.Read More
Ashley Edwards is Co-founder and CEO of MindRight, a tech nonprofit with the mission of empowering youth of colour to heal from trauma from systemic oppression. Ashley is a 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur and MindRight has been recognised by Forbes as one of the top 30 innovations of the next century. MindRight has also been featured in Fast Company, TechCrunch, and Huffington Post. Ashley holds a Master of Business Administration & Master ofEducation from Stanford University. She graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s in Economics where she was awarded the Yale Franciscus Fellowship in Entrepreneurship.Read More
What trauma is and its impact on young people
Gratitude & fulfilment
Challenges of starting a tech non-profit
Amanda Gutterman is CMO at ConsenSys, a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building the Ethereum ecosystem, and co-creator of Ethereal, the leading blockchain event series. Amanda is also the founder of ConsenSys Catalyst, a marketing agency with expertise building blockchain brands. She was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016.
Before ConsenSys, Amanda cofounded Slant, a digital media platform, and served as Special Projects Editor at The Huffington Post. Amanda graduated from Columbia University, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her work has been covered in The New York Times, TechCrunch, Business Insider, and more.Read More
What is blockchain & Ethereum and why they are important.
How blockchain & Ethereum might impact our lives
How blockchain technology and producing the right content can shape social change
Young, spirited and adventurous, 25 year old Cam Greenwood is the founder of the world’s first socially conscious surf brand, Monsta Surf - a business borne from a spirit of adventure and a global vision to inspire and empower people to ‘live passionately’ and launch fearlessly into a life of deep and purposeful adventure.
Cam Greenwood launched the world’s first socially conscious surf brand Monsta Surf from the backyard of his parents home in Melbourne. Five years later the Monsta Surf Tribe has expanded to over 40 countries across the world and has been able to find its own unique voice in an incredibly competitive and saturated marketplace with the brand now being recognised as the surf industry’s first ‘social enterprise’.Read More
The importance of rest
How to navigate through the storms of life
As an advocate for artists since a young age, Marine directed her first gallery at age 21, opened her first art gallery in Los Angeles at age 23 and finally created her current business in 2015, MTArt Agency which is the first artist agency promoting influential visual artists by building, growing and accelerating their careers. Marine was recently awarded Forbes 2018 30 under 30 Europe: Art & Culture. She is a thought leader, writer and a frequent speaker on contemporary art. Her talks include two TEDx Talks on how to transform cities with art and how social media visuals affects our minds.Read More
Why self confidence is so important
Dealing with insecurities
The role of art in self development and addressing social issues
Identifying your unique creativity
Maia Bittner is the Co-founder of Pinch and was previously the Co-founder and CTO of Rocksbox. She’s passionate about early-stage startups and empowering women in tech and runs a brunch meetup called Series XX that connects female investors, founders and engineers.Read More
Navigating formal education while gaining real life experience
Owning your 'weirdness'
Creating opportunities for yourself
Dan Smith is a social entrepreneur and accountant that is passionate about businesses that are improving the world. His passion for the ocean led him to co-found Clean Coast Collective, a not-for-profit environmental organisation stopping ocean pollution at the source.
When he's not removing rubbish from our coastlines, Dan is also part-owner of The Corner Palm, a community focused co-working studio in Byron Bay.
From taking groups on two week expeditions to clean Australia's most remote beaches, to running events in Byron Bay, and then freelancing as an accountant, Dan's experience is about as broad as you can getRead More
Navigating your path to impact
How to deal with burnout
Making the right decisions
Ways to find fulfilment and what it means to you
Kate has a background in education as a teacher, she is an author of textbooks for the Australian Curriculum and a Federal education policy-maker. Kate currently works as part of the national financial literacy strategy, providing Australian teachers with professional development and resources. She is also the Founder of Advocate, an organisation connecting young voters in Canberra with their local politicians, directly engaging young people in democracy.Read More
Youth political engagement
Exploring avenues for social change
Why education needs to innovate.
Saúl A. Zavarce C. is the Head of Advocacy at the Venezuelan Australian Democratic Council and Campaign/Youth Advocacy Officer at Plan International Australia. He is a Melbourne based Venezuelan-Australian human rights advocate, and youth worker who migrated to Australia in 1992. He holds a Master of International Relations, specialising in gender and radicalisation theory from Monash University.Read More
The power of vulnerability
How we can be effective advocates for social change
Finding the issues we really want to make an impact on
What an effective democracy looks like, and how best involve minorities/diversity of perspectives in the democratic process
Eva currently spends her time running The Last Straw, a campaign to end the use of plastic straws in venues around Australia. Over 100 venues across the country have changed their straw use so far, with over 4 million plastic straws being saved from use since the campaign started. Eva has been deeply involved in the social change space, and is undertaking her honours in Middle East Studies anda Diploma of Arabic at Deakin University.Read More
Navigating your social change pathway
Why sustainability is so important now
How straws and waste impact sustainability
Barriers to development solving issues in other countries