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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
  • Robert Coorey, Geospatial Intelligence
  • Scott Leggo, Scott Leggo Gallery
  • Debra Rickwood, University of Canberra
  • Nick Tyrrell, GoBoat Canberra
  • Tiffany King, Pharmacy Guild of Australia
  • Andrew Snell, Rollercoaster Digital
  • Michele Grimston, CraftACT: Craft and Design Centre
  • Lea Maddocks, Acumen Aquatics & Vivaria
  • Amelia Bidgood, Eat Canberra
  • Ankur Sharma, The Australian National University
  • Walkiria Perez, Entry29
  • Sharon Tuffin, Karralika Programs

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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