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Nicole Klinakis

Originally from Brisbane, Nicole Klinakis is Copywriter based in NYC. With a background in Advertising and Marketing, Nicole loves solving business problems with creative ideas. She uses the power of storytelling to make the world a little better and a whole lot more interesting. She’s written for a variety of industries including business, climate change, […]

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James MacDiarmid

James MacDiarmid [B.A; B.Ed; M.Ed.] Educator by trade, storyteller by heart, with a passion for science, communication, lifelong learning and the potential of a human, James has parlayed his expertise across fields into creating evidence based learning experiences that, not just include, but rely on the natural world (through the lenses of both biomimetics and […]

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Hannah Cairns

Meet Hannah. Hannah is a self-proclaimed SEM nerd; digital is at the heart of everything she does. Having worked across clients, big and small, in both Sydney and London, she gets way too excited about data. Hannah has been getting her fix for ocean swims and data-driven results at The Wired Agency, in Manly, working […]

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Lauren Gilbert

Lauren is a sales and marketing professional with a strong passion for China.  Having worked at a few of the most renowned technology companies, including LinkedIn, Salesforce and IBM, as well as recently being the wearer of many hats establishing PR software start-up Prezly in Asia Pacific, Lauren’s expertise lies in advising her clients on […]

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Celina Siriyos

Celina Siriyos is a writer at Chello, where she uses words to complement animation, video, design and branding. Words are her thing. She uses them to design financial literacy workshops for teenagers, write an interview with a British Vogue fashion editor and script emotive videos about logistics. She is unsure why people keep allowing her […]

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Leisha Parkinson

Leisha is someone who will never deny herself the opportunity to hear a great story, or create one for that matter. Having studied Psychology at university, she is naturally curious about people, ideas and culture and how they culminate together in this big, wide world. She has worked as the overseeing editor for youth publisher, […]

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Soren Trampedach

Soren Trampedach has an impressive 20-year career in leadership positions in several industries with a focus on the office furniture industry. He developed Work Club to provide established businesses with a unique, boutique solution to the challenges posed by the rapid pace of change in the working environment. Prior to establishing Work Club, Soren spent […]

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Alyssa O’Brien

For 15 years, Alyssa taught at Stanford University as a Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric. She bought a red carpet and had students give TED-style talks about crucial issues facing today’s global leaders. Now she is elated to be joining the writing team at TEDxSydney. She brings experience directing an international research study called the […]

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Siona Singletary

Siona is a strategy enthusiast and digital native with eight years of experience spanning across advertising, creative and social media. Siona provides thought leadership and human insights to the Poem team across the digital and influencer space, working with travel, government, tech, FMCG and QSR brands.

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Matthew Malcolm

Matt is the Founder and Managing Director at Gallantway, a specialist performance marketing company based in Sydney. Originally from New Zealand, Matt moved to Australia 7 years ago and is passionate about technology, innovation, science, human resources, creativity, and surfing.

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