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Festival of Ambitious Ideas: Interesting People Doing Interesting Things

Thursday 25 October 2018, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The popular Festival of Ambitious Ideas is on again, celebrating Canberra's innovators, game-changers and status quo challengers.

As we approach the end of 2018, we will be celebrating some of the individuals and organisations working on innovative projects from a range of different sectors - technology, social enterprises, young entrepreneurs, creative industries, government and academia.

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas follows the Ignite format where our speakers only have 5 minutes each to present their ideas and 'ignite' the audience. In a little over an hour, guests are treated to a range of different ideas and perspectives. The event is designed to be fast-paced, informal and fun.

Our speakers for this Festival of Ambitious Ideas are:

  • Dr Sarah Pearson, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

'Lifting people out of poverty- the Global Innovation Fund approach'

  • Robert Coorey, Geospatial Intelligence

'Machine Intelligence- protecting travellers'

  • Scott Leggo, Scott Leggo Gallery

'Following your passion...'

  • Debra Rickwood, University of Canberra

'Designing responsive mental health services'

  • Nick Tyrrell, GoBoat Canberra

'Making Waves'

  • Tiffany King, Pharmacy Guild of Australia

'Community Pharmacy 2025 - what does the future hold for community pharmacy and patients?'

  • Andrew Snell, Rollercoaster Digital

'Booking the forward facing seat'

  • Michele Grimston, CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre

'Museum of Possibilities and DESIGN Canberra 2018'

  • Lea Maddocks, Acumen Aquatics & Vivaria

'The Business of Natural Art'

  • Amelia Bidgood, Eat Canberra

'Putting Canberra on the global foodie map'

  • Ankur Sharma, The Australian National University

'Growing Organic Mobile Phones'

  • Walkiria Perez, Entry29

'From Bricks and Mortar to The Big Bang Theory'

  • Terry Campese, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Storybook Café'

  • Sharon Tuffin, Karralika Programs

'Not labels......... people'

If you're interested in innovation, big ideas and passionate people who are game to try new things and keen to share their experiences; then this is the event for you!


$55.00 (General Admission)
$35.00 (Students)
$35.00 (General Admission - Group)

Ticket price includes entry to the event, canapés and drinks.

Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible.


The Festival of Ambitious Ideas is proudly supported by the Canberra Airport


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