Professor Rich Feller

Prof Rich Feller has received numerous teaching awards and as one of twelve Colorado State University's Distinguished Teaching Scholars he teaches counselling and career development courses. Having completed projects and presentations on six continents and 49 U.S. states he has consulted with groups ranging from NASA, and the United Nations to the Asian Development Bank, Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs, and Peru's First Lady. His co-authored publications include three books: Career Transitions in Turbulent Times, Knowledge Nomads and the Nervously Employed, and A Counselors Guide to Career Assessment Instruments; two film series Tour of Your Tomorrow and Making the Most of Your Abilities; the Career Decision Making System and used by over 14 million users; and www.stemcareer.comAs President-Elect of the National Career Development Association he's most proud of his public school education, overcoming his 64 on his New York State Regents exam, and holding basketball "Hall of Famer" Julius Erving to only 45 points in the first half of a college basketball game!


Anh Do

Anh Do's story begins in the Indian Ocean - 1980. A 9 metre fishing boat with 40 Vietnamese Refugees crammed in like sardines. A 2 year old boy is sick from de-hydration, his desperate mother can do nothing to help him - water ran out days ago, and so far one person has died.

Fast forward to Australia - 2011...

Do 's memoir, The Happiest Refugee took out three awards at the Australian Book Industry Awards, including the Newcomer of the Year and Book of the Year awards, and shared the Biography of the Year title.From language difficulties to divorcing parents, from being broke to being bullied, becoming a lawyer and then the 2011 Comedian of the Year makes for an incredible career story.

Robyn Archer

Robyn Archer AO

Robyn is a singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate of the arts. She is currently Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra ( 2013) , and Artistic Director of The Light in Winter (Federation Square, Melbourne). Robyn’s concerts in 2011 include Augsburg, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney. In 2011 she mentors young artistic directors from more than 20 countries for the European Festivals Association’s Ateliers in Singapore and Izmir. Her most recent public speeches are published under the title Detritus ( UWA Press).  She is devising the program for the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture ( Melbourne, October 3-6 2011). Robyn Archer is an Officer of the Order of Australia, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), Officer of the Crown  (Belgium) and holds honorary doctorates from Flinders University (SA), and the  Universities of Sydney and Canberra.  She has been awarded the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch ABAF Award for Cultural Leadership, and is Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. You can find more details at the depArcher lounge (Image copyright Heidesmith).

jason Clarke

Jason Clarke - Mindworker

In 1977, Jason Clarke achieved the lowest Year 12 score in the history of his school.Today he is one of the most sought after creative minds in the country, consulting on issues of leadership and innovation to some of Australia’s biggest companies and institutions. He’s developed and taught courses in Innovation, Logic and Problem Solving for two of Australia’s most prestigious Business Schools, the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship and the Stern Business School of New York.

He doesn’t know what he’ll be doing in 2020 but he’s open to suggestions.


Denise Goldsworthy

Denise is the 2010 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year. As Managing Director of two of Rio Tinto’s subsidiary companies, Dampier Salt (DSL) and HIsmelt, Denise Goldsworthy is responsible for more than 500 employees and a large global customer base. Since Denise’s appointment to DSL, the world’s leading exporter of solar salt, record earnings of US$129 million were posted in 2009. In her role as MD of HIsmelt, she is responsible for the marketing of HIsmelt iron-making technology. Denise attributes her success to her style of leading and motivating her management team. In 2009 she challenged them with a motivational campaign designed to get them thinking about ways to increase salt capacity by 12 per cent with zero outlay. The resulting ideas led to an outcome far beyond expectations, delivering an eventual 20 per cent increase in capacity. Denise’s innovative Sustainable Health and Safety program has also ensured significant improvement in all injury rates.

“Increasing earnings is not about cut-throat autocratic behaviour. Instead, it is about engaging with employees and freeing the passion within.”


Ivan Neville

Ivan Neville works in the federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). He is currently the Branch Manager, Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch and has responsibility for the analysis of the contemporary Australian labour market and the identification of the current and future demand for skills. Ivan has also had extensive international experience, particularly in Vietnam and Indonesia working on the development of labour market information systems in those countries. Prior to joining DEEWR, Ivan worked in the ABS for many years in a number of economic and labour market areas. Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Graduate Diploma in Demography from the Australian National University.