generationYOU Brisbane 2018 Speaker Line-Up

At generationYOU, we don’t pretend to know it all when it comes to your career journey … after all, there is only so much we can teach you ourselves! That’s why for our generationYOU Live Events, we enlist the expertise of a huge range of industry professionals.

Our speakers who present at generationYOU are unique. Why? Because at generationYOU they don’t talk about themselves or their companies, instead they share with you all of their career knowledge, tips, tricks and hacks!

With two weeks left until our annual one-day event in Brisbane, we encourage you to check out the stellar line-up of industry speakers and the topics they will be presenting on, and then grabbing your ticket to join us on March 22!

Brisbane 2018 Keynote // Mia Woodruff 
Head of Biofabrication & Tissue Morphology group, QUT
Topic: Say YES to opportunities and Hustle like there is no tomorrow.

>> Professor Mia Woodruff leads the Biofabrication & Tissue Morphology group at QUT. She is an expert in bone tissue engineering with extensive experience in all aspects of biomaterial scaffold fabrication techniques and pre-clinical models and has built a world-leading histology labratory.

Mia is the acting QUT Director of the Herston Biofabrication Institute (opening late 2018). The institute is a world first, and will focus on developing new technologies and health services using advanced scanning, modelling, design and 3D printing approaches to create the “Hospital of the Future.”

Jacob Aldridge
Director of Advisory, Business Depot
Topic: Networking. Turning strangers into connections & friends into raving fans.

>> As Director of Advisory at businessDEPOT, Jacob continues to work one-on-one with SME businesses and directors, while also leading the development of Strategic Advisory services across Workshops, Group Programs and Online business guidance.

Rob Hudson
Managing Director, Clemenger
Topic: Figure out who you are and how to tell the world: Building your personal brand.

>> For two decades Rob has been delivering communication strategy with a passion for blending creativity and technology to drive business transformation. Rather than focusing on the distant future, Rob takes a strategic approach to the world of digital.

Akshay Kalawar
Head of Audio Department, SAE Institute
Topic: Be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow – predicting the Future of Work

Akshay Kalawar is the Head of the Audio Department at SAE Institute, Brisbane. Akshay has spent the last decade of his life in Australia shaping young minds to meet the demands of the ever-changing Audio industry.

Lachlan Kirkwood
Digital Marketing and Conversions Specialist, Max Kelsen
Topic: Be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow – predicting the Future of Work

>> Lachlan is the digital marketing and conversions specialist at Max Kelsen. With a love for all things digital, Lachlan hosts the Digital Talk podcast, publishes the Brisbane Digital Spotlight series, and posts regular content about his personal experiences in the digital landscape.

Shannan Kuun
Principal Officer, Corporate Communication, Brisbane City Council
Topic: Put yourself in the best position to succeed with these critical enterprise skills.

Shannan Kuun is a marketing and communication professional with more than 10 years of private and public sector experience. Shannan is passionate about learning new tricks of the trade, promoting the City of Brisbane and beach camping

Mihajlo Naumovic
Senior Digital Strategist, vergeCO
Topic: Put yourself in the best position to succeed with these critical enterprise skills.

>> Mihajlo has spent over six years in the video game production. In 2011 he ventured into the world of digital marketing while running a medium size agency. From 2018 he started own consulting business working with CEO’s and business owners to help them grow their business.

Catherine Papa
Senior Engineering Program Officer, Brisbane City Council
Topic: Be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow – predicting the Future of Work

>> Catherine commenced working as an Engineer with Brisbane City Council in 2000 and has worked in a broad variety of roles. She is currently developing future Contaminated Land management programs for Council.

Kelly Pfeffer
People Experience Advisor, Suncorp
Topic: Be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow – predicting the Future of Work

>> Kelly first joined Suncorp in Feb 2012, as the Graduate Talent Lead responsible for Suncorp’s Graduate and Vacation Programs across Australia and New Zealand. Kelly is passionate about the graduate recruitment and development space and continues to play an active role in this industry.

Leanne Price
HR Consultant, Ashurst
Topic: Career Corner presented by Ashurst.

>> Leanne is a HR consultant for global law firm, Ashurst. Working across both the Ashurst Sydney and Brisbane offices she is responsible for managing the clerkship and graduate programs. 

Lisa Renneisen
Co-Founder, generationYOU
Topic: What a career really means.

>> Lisa has had over 15 years of marketing and product management experience and has worked with several startups in Europe and Australia before taking the plunge into the world of entrepreneurship and joining Nadine as Co-Founder. 

Anthony Ryan
CEO, Youngcare
Topic: Put yourself in the best position to succeed with these critical enterprise skills.

>> Anthony has been the CEO of Youngcare for the past 14 months. He believes strongly in advocating for the thousands of Young People across Australia with High Care Needs who are trying to navigate through the NDIS and live with dignity and choice.

Marc Orchard
Brisbane City Manager, Fishburners
Topic: Be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow – predicting the Future of Work

>> Through his current roles as Brisbane City Manager at Fishburners and Partnerships Manager at TEDxBrisbane, Marc endeavours to inspire others to become the best they can through radical self-inquiry, practical skills and shared immersive experiences that ignite the circuits of the individual’s highest potential.

Karen Whiteford
Internal Recruiter, Neto
Topic: Career Corner presented by Ashurst

>> Karen is an experienced Recruitment and HR Specialist, with a passion for people and a knack for matching job seeks with careers in which they thrive. With qualifications in both business and psychology, Karen helps companies build robust, successful teams. 

Nadine Zrinzo
Co-Founder, generationYOU

>>  Nadine is on a mission to facilitate 1,000,000 learning experiences through Bright Conferences & generationYOU. She strongly believes in the power of face-to-face learning and is keen to foster the sharing of knowledge from guru to student in any walk of life.



Ready to join us? All attendees receive a lunch + a goodie bag on the day!

>> Secure your spot for generationYOU Brisbane here.