Ali Cobby Eckermann
Ali Cobby Eckermann is a Yankunytjatjara woman born on Kaurna land in South Australia. Her first collection little bit long time was written in the desert about her journey to find her family and launched her literary career in 2009.
Barrie Cassidy is one of Australia’s most experienced political journalists. He has covered federal politics for more than 40 years – reporting on 13 federal election campaigns – as host of the ABC’s program Insiders.
Dan Hill, designer and urbanist, is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, the Swedish government’s innovation agency. Dan is also a visiting professor at UCL IIPP in London and one of the Mayor of London’s Design Advocates.
Denise Meredyth is a researcher and research leader, former Executive Director for Humanities and Creative Arts at the Australian Research Council, and Pro Vice Chancellor Education Arts and Social Sciences at the University of South Australia.
Derek Whitehead OAM
Derek Whitehead has been involved in the domain name industry, chairing a series of panels (2001-2015) which developed current domain name policies. He was awarded an OAM in 2002 for his contributions to libraries and the internet.
Dr Brendan Barrett
Dr Brendan Barrett has spent the greater part of his professional career working with the UN implementing an extensive range of educational and communication projects, including founding the bi-lingual Our World magazine.
Fiona Eagger is an award-winning Producer and Executive Producer. Forming Every Cloud Productions with Deb Cox in 2009, Fiona co-created and produced three series of acclaimed drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
Jenni Tosi is the Managing Director of Princess Pictures, based in Melbourne Victoria. Jenni was previously the CEO of Film Victoria and has worked in the screen industry for over 30 years.
John Hughes’ independent film and video for gallery, broadcast and cinema is formally innovative and research driven. The Films of John Hughes: a history of independent screen production in Australia (Cumming, 2014) is published by ATOM.
Lord David Puttnam
Lord Puttnam is Chair of Atticus Education, an online education company founded in 2012. He spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire and Midnight Express.
Martin Wood has a reputation as an innovative voice in film practice research. In 2016, his documentary 600 Mills was the first "paper" in an international social science journal to be published as a film.
Michael Webster has over 40 years’ experience in publishing and academia and helped develop RMIT’s postgraduate publishing studies program. Michael is a recipient of the George Robertson Award for services to the book industry.
Patrick Donovan is the CEO of Music Victoria. He tour managed Iggy Pop in 1998 and was Chief Music Writer for The Age for 12 years. Patrick recently performed his last show after 27 years with his band Cowsmuff.
Robert Connolly is an Australian filmmaker best known for the feature films Balibo, Paper Planes and The Bank. In television his credits include The Slap, Barracuda and most recently the political thriller Deep State.
Robin Hemley is Professor of Humanities and Writer-in-Residence at Yale-NUS in Singapore and Professor Emeritus at The University of Iowa. The author of thirteen books, he founded the international conference, NonfictioNOW.
Sarah Pink is Professor of Design and Emerging Technologies, and founding Director of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University. Prior to this she was a Distinguished Professor and Director of DERC at RMIT.
Shanti Sumartojo is Associate Professor of Design Research at Monash Art, Design and Architecture and a member of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University.
Sophie Cunningham AM
Sophie Cunningham AM is the author of five books, a former editor of Meanjin and former Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. Sophie is a founding member of the Stella Prize.
Sue Maslin AO
Sue Maslin AO is one of Australia's most successful film, television and digital content producers. Her most recent feature is the smash hit The Dressmaker, one of Australia’s all time highest grossing films.