Festival of Ambitious Ideas: Female Innovators

Festival of Ambitious Ideas: Female Innovators

Festival of Ambitious Ideas showcases some of the innovative businesses and initiatives in Canberra across a variety of sectors.

The theme for this event will be ‘Female Innovators’. We will be celebrating some of the female CEOs, founders, inventors and innovators working on interesting projects in the ACT region.

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas follows the Ignite format where twelve speakers only have 5 minutes each to present their ideas and ‘ignite’ the audience. In a little over an hour, guests are treated to a range of different ideas and perspectives.

The event is designed to be fast-paced, informal and fun with opportunities to network and explore topics further after the presentations.

Our speakers for this Festival of Ambitious Ideas are:

  1. Dr Naomi Mathers, ANU Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics

  2. Caterina Giorgi, For Purpose Australia

  3. Hala Batainah, Microsoft Australia

  4. Lorinda Wyatt, Zoo Group

  5. Dr Joy McCann, Senior Researcher & Historian

  6. Professor Sudha Rao, EpiAxis Therapeutics

  7. Lana Mitchell, The Nest at Gundaroo

  8. Sheryle Moon, Spinify

  9. Monica Penders, ScreenACT

  10. Priya Katti & Nastaran Nemati, Seeing Machines

  11. Erica Hediger, The Creative Element

  12. Alison Plevey, Australian Dance Party



$55.00 (General Admission) and $35.00 (Students) - ticket price includes entry to the event, canapés and drinks.

Catering provided by Pialligo Estate.


Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible.

Refunds: Please note no refunds within 7 days of the event date.

Date & time

5.30–9pm 1 Jun 2017


Alastair Swayne Theatre - Brindabella Conference Centre 33 & 35 Brindabella Circuit Majura, ACT 2609

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