2021 Speakers

FIRST SPEAKERS CONFIRMED

Dr Maria Sirois, positive psychologist and inspirational speaker who teaches internationally at the intersection of resilience and flourishing; author of Happiness After Loss, USA

 

Professor David Cooperrider, the world’s foremost authority on strengths based, positive change, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Ven Robina Courtininspiring Buddhist nun and founder, Liberation Prison Project, USA 

Hugh Mackay AO, renowned social psychologist, researcher and bestselling author

Shamash Alidina, one of the UK’s most popular mindfulness teachers and author of bestselling Mindfulness for Dummies, London, UK 

Roxy Danckwerts, renowned founder of Wild Is Life animal sanctuary & Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery, Zimbabwe  

Bruce Pascoe, Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man and award-winning author of Dark Emu 

Vicky Shukuroglou, artist and researcher dedicated to deepening our care and understanding of the Earth 

Professor Felicia A Huppert, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of the Well-being Institute, University of Cambridge, UK 

Dr Zac Seidler, clinical psychologist and leading advocate for men’s mental health, Director of Mental Health Training, Movember 

Dr Jonica Newbyaward-winning science reporter, author, TV presenter and director 

David Michie, internationally best-selling author and Mindful Safari Founder

Rick Morton, award-winning journalist and author of acclaimed best-selling memoir, One Hundred Years of Dirt  

Matt Purcell, one of Australia’s leading young entrepreneurs; Founder & CEO of Social Kung Fu 

Professor Ross Menzies, CBT specialist working with obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress 

Dr Rachel Menzies, clinical psychologist and pioneering researcher into death anxiety and mental health 

Gillian Coutts, mindful leadership consultant and Australian Country Director of Potential Project 

Kirsty Wirth, gut health guru and founder of Kultured Wellness 

Sue Langley, master trainer and leading advisor in the practical application of positive psychology  

Dr Tim Sharp, (aka Dr Happy) leading positive psychologist – writer, speaker and consultant 

Dr William DeJean, inspiring educator and Founder, Unleash Learning™  

Sophie Scott, award winning medical reporter, ABC 

Evan Sutter, author, coach and founder of Hapzly, an organisation creating tools and initiatives to help make the world happier

Dr Suzy Green, leader in the fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology; Founder of The Positivity Institute 

Lizzy Williamsonpersonal trainer and fitness guru, author of Two Minute Moves   

Corey Jackson, mental health researcher at the intersection of science and Buddhism; meditation and emotion skills trainer

Toni Powell, storyteller and workplace culture wonderworker