Australia Day is a special time

Hosting a ‘coast-to-coast conference' for the people who stage Australia Day all around Australia. This event is fantastic extension of my event brain and my host brain. Half the conference is going to focus on how to include the first Australians into the festivities. Some fine Australians of the Year - Local Heroes were part of a panel that I hosted live and online.
We found out what they had done since being awarded (LOTS), what motivated them and what was next. Inspirational leaders giving people more chances to be valued and grow through the organisations they founded.
Great to catch up with, (from left) Shanaka Fernando - Lentil As Anything,
Roni Kahn - Oz Harvest, Jonathan Welch -School of Hard Knocks
And the ‘reigning’ 2015 Local Hero Juliette Wright. http:

Don’t forget to nominate your Australian of the Year until August 3. Nominate someone worthy of attention. Just one nomination is all it takes.