2024 Speakers

Warren Kagarise
Digital Engagement Manager, ‘2023 Social Media Professional of the Year’
King County, WA
Zack Seipert
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Central Utah Water Conservancy District
Andrea Lanthier-Seymour
Chief Communications Officer
City of Ottawa
Beth Waldman
Director of Communications
City of Toronto
Laurie Edwards
Formerly Communications Manager
Ministry for the Environment and Sport NZ
Seamus Boyer
Formerly Strategic Communications Manager
Wellington City Council
Krystine Nation
Social Media Manager
Horowhenua District Council
Ben Caldwell
Communications Coordinator
Rangitikei District Council
Alexandra Magee
Executive Branch Manager, Communications, Engagement and Media, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate
ACT Government 
Bonnie Szymczak
Head of Marketing and Communications
Haven Home Safe
Corrie Macdonald
Principal Communication Officer (Internal/Corporate Communication)
Queensland Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water
Daniel Featherstone
Research Fellow, RMIT, Formerly GM
First Nations Media
Dr Jennifer Crone
Assistant Director – Engagement and Strategy Section, Health and Medical Research Office
Department of Health & Aged Care
Jessica Abramovic
Director, Strategic Communication Research and Insights
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Jessica Hamilton
General Manager, Communication and Marketing
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AUSTRADE)
Melissa Richardson
Media Affairs Manager-Corporate Affairs
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology ANSTO
Sabrina Bednarski
Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety WA
Russ Vine
General Manager for Communications and Engagement
Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
Sam Morrison
Manager, Media and Communication
Queensland Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water 
Sharon Rosenrauch
Director, Behavioural Science Unit
Australian Government
Summer Goodwin
Editorial and Content Manager
CSIRO Corporate Affairs
Ross Monaghan
Vice Chair
Timothy Price
Director Strategic Communications & Content
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Lisa Ranson
Campaign Manager-One Talk at a Time
Australian Government
Mark Pallot
Corporate Communications Manager
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Jenny Mina
Communications Director
Diversity Council Australia
Chris Riordan
Manager Creative Services
Department of Education VIC
Brogan Goode
Social Media Manager
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
Damian Carmichael
APS Engage Lead
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Cameron Moor
Director, Communication and Engagement
Homes Victoria
Andres Lopez Varela
General Manager
Sia Papageorgiou
FRSA, FCSCE, SCMP, Managing Partner
Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence
Nicole Davey
Executive Manager, Media and External Communications
NBN Australia
Victoria Ngu
Social Media Specialist
City of Sydney
Donna Elkins
Digital Content Manager
City of Sydney
Deborah Rice
Manager, Digital Content and Publishing / Managing Editor
Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Heather Lansdowne
Social Media Manager
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Lauren Light
Social Media Officer
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Anita Agett
Assistant Secretary, Communication and Media
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Alison Donnellan
Communications Lead
Communications Lead, National Artificial Intelligence Centre
Stela Solar
National Artificial Intelligence Centre