MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Rev Dr Chad Rimmer

Program Executive for Identity, Communion and Formation

Department for Theology, Mission and Justice

Lutheran World Federation, Geneva

Chad Rimmer is an ordained Lutheran pastor and currently serves as the Program Executive for Identity, Communion and Formation at the Lutheran World Federation in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the author of several articles, the book Greening the Children of God: Thomas Traherne and Nature’s Role in the Ecological Formation of Children and the collection of poetry titled, Yellow: Chemopoetry from a Caretaker’s Journey. Growing up in the USA, Chad has lived, served and taught around the world among cultures, lifestyles and languages of multi-religious people in Scandinavia, Scotland, and Sénégal in West Africa.

Louka Parry

Louka Parry is the CEO + Founder of The Learning Future and works globally as a speaker, learning strategist and education futurist. He speaks on innovation, leadership and change having worked with thousands of leaders and educators from diverse contexts all across the world, including in high-level policy fora such as the OECD, UNESCO, and the European Commission, and with all Australian States and Territories. A rapid learner, he speaks five languages, has visited over 80 countries, and holds two Masters degrees, one in Instructional Leadership from the University of Melbourne and another in Applied Linguistics, and has also completed executive studies at Harvard and a residency at the d.school at Stanford University. Through his work, he has acquired expert knowledge in leadership, strategy, communication, wellbeing and organisational change and culture. As an education leader, he was promoted to Principal at only 27 years old and in 2012 he was named South Australian Inspirational Public Secondary Teacher of the Year. As CEO of The Learning Future, he is committed to transform learning structures, systems and societies that better empower individuals to develop the key human capabilities that matter most now and into the future. He sits on the Steering Committee for Learning Creates Australia, and also co-leads Karanga: The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills, which connects the global education community at the forefront of the future of education and social emotional learning to empower children, educators and communities all across the globe.

Brenda Matthews

Brenda Matthews is a proud Wiradjuri woman living with her husband Mark, in Bundjalung country, Queensland. Since 2012 they’ve been hosting cultural camps together, taking teenagers on Country. Brenda is a mother, a grandmother, a poet, a writer, a speaker and an emerging film director, making her feature film debut with THE LAST DAUGHTER, a documentary about Brenda’s life. As part of her journey, Brenda penned her first book, also titled ‘The Last Daughter’, which she’s currently editing with Text Publishing. Having trained with Karen Thomas, a renowned speaking coach, Brenda shares her story through public speaking, booking engagements across the education and corporate sectors.

Dr Majon Williamson-Kefu

Dr Majon Williamson-Kefu has a mixed heritage and a background in social sciences, community partnerships and international development. Majon did her PhD research on enhancing the role of learning and teaching around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content and perspectives in primary schools through Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. Majon is currently the Senior Manager of Research and Impact at Australians Together, where she works to support the Australian education sector to embed First Nations histories and cultures into classrooms and schools. Passionate about ensuring the next generations has a deeper understanding of Australia’s true histories, Majon hopes her work will contribute to a broader and positive change in our society.

CONTACT US

Please contact the Conference Organisers with any queries:

All Occasions Group

12 Stirling Street, Thebarton SA 5031
e: conference@aomevents.com p: (08) 8125 2200

www.alloccasionsgroup.com

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