Find your niche GIF 2015

find your niche

Now its time to find your niche. We have designed a range of smaller workshops based around 5 personas. This will allow you to further explore your passions and gain some tangible skills. Maybe you have a persona that suits you and you may wish to stick with this over the weekend. If you aren’t quite sure and wish to dabble in a few than this is fine too. Either way there will certainly be a range of workshops that will take your fancy!

grassroots greg (Balcony Area)

Are you constantly challenging yourself with new experiences in diverse settings?
Do you believe that the strongest push for sustainable development requires both global and local community involvement?
Do you get your hands dirty, rather than chewing the fat and are impressed by the work of on-the-ground NGOs?

The find your niche with Grassroots Greg.

Join Greg in attending sessions featuring these speakers to learn more about international aid and empowering citizens to solve their own challenges:

Dr Suman Majumdar and Dr Michelle scoullar

(Researchers at The Burnet institute)

Tim France

(Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance / Managing Director, Inís Communication)

Richard Osbourne

(Chair of Public Health at Deakin)

Dr Jennifer Dawson

(TraumaAid)

Deborah Rhodes

(Consultant for International Development, Leadership Strategies)

policy poh (Clarendon Auditorium)

Do you look towards politics and legislation governed by large organisations like the United Nations and the World Health Organisation as major levers for change?
Do you believe community change happens through a systems level change?
Do theories and evidence guide your thinking and professional relationships with key leaders facilitate your mission?

Then find your niche with Policy Poh!

Join Poh in attending sessions featuring these speakers to learn more about what’s important in the world of policies, systems and legislation:

Peter Collins and Tim Smith

(The Human Variome Project)

Damien Bruce

(Partner at McKinsey & Co)

Clara Gaff

(Executive Director for Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance)

Luke Fishley

(General Manager Product, Medibank Private)

Sue Matthews

(CEO of The Royal Women’s Hospital)

Julie Reilly

(CEO of Australian Women Donors Network)

Bruce Neal

(Senior Director at The George Institute for Global Health, Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney and Chair of the Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health.)

Jane Martin

(Executive Manager Obesity Policy Coalition)

lloyd nash

(Co-Founder and Chair, Global Ideas)

Bruce Neal

(Senior Director at The George Institute for Global Health, Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney and Chair of the Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health)

carlos the campaigner (Workshop Room D)

Are you driven by a desire to influence and sway people’s opinions on a large scale?
Do you want to bring about change through mass movement from outside modern bureaucracies?
Are you looking for networking opportunities  and a chance to share your story?

Then find your niche with Carlos the Campaigner!

Join Carlos in attending sessions featuring these speakers to learn more about how to disrupt current models and be heard on a large scale:

Richard Dent

(Chief Executive, Leadership Victoria)

Tony Milne

(Co-lead for the Campaign for Australian Aid, Executive Officer for Make Poverty History Australia)

Michael Sheldrick

(Head of Global Policy and Advocacy at The Global Poverty Project)

Anna O’Halloran

(CEO of Step Back, Think)

Bronwyn King

(Radiation Oncologist, CEO Tobacco Free Portfolios)

enterprising erin (Workshop Room E)

Do you want to be part of a global social movement that bridges private wealth and social entrepreneurship in order to create a sustainable future?
Do you want to leverage the crucial role that philanthropists and corporate bodies have in mobilising large groups of people towards common goals?

The find your niche with Enterprising Erin!

Join Erin in attending sessions featuring these speakers to learn more about mobilising people and being part of a global social movement:

Stephanie Arrowsmith

(Start Some Good)

Christian Stenta

(Principal Innovation Officer at VicHealth)

Robbie Gillies, Nick Pearce, marcus crook

(Co-founders of HoMie)

Will Dayble

(Founder of Fitzroy Academy of Getting Shit Done)

Lukas Berk and Scott Watkins

(Pollinate Energy)

insha the inventor (Workshop Room C)

Do you have the tools to make a lasting footprint, but don’t know which avenues are available and will have the best social impact?
Do you want to learn more about sustainable living and take an interest in novel approaches to improving health outcomes?
Do you want to collaborate with others to create innovative solutions to global health challenges?

The find your niche with Insha the Inventor.

Join Insha in attending sessions featuring these speakers to learn more about combining skills, social impact and improving health outcomes:

Ange Barry

(CEO at Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation)

Mackenzie Kosut

(Technology Disruptor Oscar Health)

Lucinda Hartley

(Co-Founder and CEO, CoDesign)

Adam Ferrier

(Global Chief Strategy Officer / Partner Cummins & Partners)