Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)


International Leaders

  • Ray Kurzweil (USA)

    Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity University; Director of Engineering at Google
  • Liesl Yearsley (USA)

    CEO and Co-Founder, A·kin
  • Dr Geoff Mulgan CBE (UK)

    Chief Executive of Nesta
  • Professor Kathleen Richardson (UK)

    Professor of Ethics of Culture of Robots and AI
  • Paul Cobban (Singapore)

    Chief Data & Transformation Officer, DBS
  • Dr Carl Smith (UK)

    Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) and Principal Research Fellow at Ravensbourne
  • Emma Martinho-Truswell (UK)

    Co-founder and COO of Oxford Insights
  • Dr Etienne Van Der Walt (South Africa)

    Co-founder and CEO of Neurozone
  • Dr Richard Claydon (Hong Kong)

    Transdisciplinary Behavioural Scientist; Co-founder & CEO of Organisational Misbehaviourists

Corporate & Government Leaders

  • David Gonski AC

    Chairman, ANZ Bank; Chancellor, University of New South Wales; President, Art Gallery of NSW
  • The Honourable, Sally Capp

    The Honourable, The Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp.
  • Kim Williams AM

    Former CEO, News Limited, Foxtel, the Australian Film Commission & Musica Viva
  • Melinda Cilento

    CEO of CEDA
  • Dr Charles Day

    CEO of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia (OISA)
  • Christy Forest

    CEO and Executive Director of Livehire
  • Peter Hunt AM

    Peter Hunt AM

    Investment Banker & Engaged Philanthropist; Founder Greenhill Australia, Chairman Grameen Australia, So They Can, Founder Women’s Community
  • Jane King

    Jane King

    Deputy Commissioner, Design and Change Management Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Incredible Innovators, Educators & Technologists

  • Dr Alan Finkel AO

    Dr Alan Finkel AO

    Australia’s Chief Scientist
  • Professor Jane Den Hollander AO

    Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University
  • Dr Simon Longstaff AO

    Executive Director of the Ethics Centre
  • Professor Toby Walsh

    Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of New South Wales
  • Professor Rufus Black

    Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Tasmania
  • Doron Ben Meir

    Doron Ben-Meir

    Vice-Principal Enterprise of the Chancellery Executive of the University of Melbourne

Outstanding Creativity Connectors

  • Tania de Jong AM

    Tania de Jong AM

    Founder Creative Universe, Creativity Australia & Creative Innovation Global
  • Michael Pope

    Master of Ceremonies
  • Anthony Barnhill

    Composer in Residence
  • Pot Pourri


  • With one Voice

    With One Voice

    Creativity Australia’s community wellbeing and social inclusion choirs

World Class Creativity Innovation & Leadership Experts

  • Andrew Horsfield

    Author, Speaker, Facilitator
  • Rachel Audigé

    Rachel Audigé

    Engaging facilitator, Trainer, Coach and Speaker
  • John Pickering

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Behaviour Innovation
  • Yamini Naidu

    Yamini Naidu

    World’s only economist turned storyteller and one of the top storytellers globally
  • Jon Yeo

    Jon Yeo

    Executive Speaker coach; Licensee and Curator, TEDxMelbourne
“Remarkable, mind blowing, brilliantly choreographed – easily the best conference ever and I’ve been to plenty. Truly wonderful and amazing.”

Jim Grant, Partner, Dattner Grant

“Thank you for a challenging and rewarding couple of days. The quality of the team you had at the conference was extraordinary! These events will change people and thereby the world.”

Craig Carolan, Director Private Wealth, ANZ

“I came to learn – I came away inspired! Best conference ever.”

Paul Duldig, University of Melbourne