Festival of Change

WHEN:   Saturday 22nd August, 10am-6pm
WHERE:   25 Victoria Street, Fitzroy

Please see our keynote speaker line up below. In addition to our keynote speakers, there will be a host of inspirational talks and hands on workshops presented by industry leaders and entrepreneurs. General admission is FREE.

A General Admission ticket will give you access to all these free talks/workshops. Click Register now for a General Admission ticket.
Times allocated are subject to change at any time.

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GENERAL ADMISSION – FREE TALKS/WORKSHOPS

A General Admission ticket will give you access to the below free talks/workshops listed below.
Click on the register now button and register for a General Admission Ticket.
They are available on a first come, first served basis. Times allocated are subject to change at any time.


Talk to our expert team about how to further your career through our courses. Learn about college life, career outcomes, course specifics, our staff, and feedback from our students. With our focus on employability and entrepreneurship, our colleges are designed specifically to ensure you get the career you are looking for.

2015 Festivalof Change Sydney Course and Career Advisor Sessions
1:1 Course and Career Advisor Sessions
All Day

Get advice from our expert teaching staff, many of whom still work in their field. Find out what you will learn in our courses, feedback from existing students and alumni, and how to springboard your career.

2015 Festival of Change Sydney Meeting With Our Teaching Staff
1:1 Meeting With Our Teaching Staff
All Day

Marcia Hong & Jess Askew
Nouveau Riche Design

Take a break from your busy day to meet two passionate Interior Stylists Marcia Hong and Jess Askew at the Think Design activity bench. Ask them about career pathways in interior design while you create your own unique plant pot using your own personalised design and colour palette.

WORKSHOP | Interior Design 101
11:00am - 4:00pm

Kirsten Morrison & Ernesto Munoz

In this drop-in workshop you'll step inside a live photo shoot. Learn about lighting and basic camera techniques as you watch how two photographers collaborate to produce a finished shot.

WORKSHOP | Photo Shoot 101
11:00am - 4:00pm

Nicole Black

In this workshop we will test your problem solving skills as you respond to the challenge of contributing to artwork that is circulated around a table. This workshop is aimed at compulsive doodlers and artistic experimenters alike. Materials, music and good vibes supplied. Suitable for beginners looking to know more about Graphic Design as a career.

WORKSHOP | Artwork and Design By Collaboration
11:00am - 12:00pm

FREE Acupuncture Appointments
Southern School of Natural Therapies

For those interested in a photography career, in this drop-in workshop you'll step inside a live photoshoot. Learn about lighting and basic camera techniques as you watch how a small team collaborate to produce a finished shot. FREE 30 minute acupuncture appointments. Book at Think Wellbeing Centre, Building 45. Limited places available.

Free Acupuncture Appointments
Free Acupuncture Appointments
11:30am - 1:30pm

Nicole Andronaco
Southern School of Natural Therapies

Explore food therapy, face and tongue diagnosis which are some important diagnostic tools in Chinese Medicine. In this workshop, receive a free analysis and learn how these tools are used to derive a diagnosis for a range of conditions.

WORKSHOP | Diet therapy: An introduction to Chinese Medicine
11:30am - 12:30pm

Ramona Solomon
Ramona Solomon Interiors

Succulents are all the rage right now and can be seen as decor in everyday interior spaces (and fit very well into the “rustic chic” style!). In this workshop, Interior Designer Ramona Solomon will help you create your own succulent garden as you learn about simple DIY decoration tips. Suitable for beginners interested in careers as interior designers & decorators.

WORKSHOP | DIY Interior Design: Create a Succulent Garden
11:30am - 12:30pm

Jemima Rose
RISE Wellness

Learn how to take a holistic approach to health with the knowledge of how to incorporate herbal medicine, fresh organic food and our body’s energetic self. By gaining knowledge to nourish and heal with light you will re-establish the connection to a nourished, nurtured and lighter you.  Perfect for those interested in Naturopathy.

WORKSHOP | Tools to Heal Within
11:30am - 12:30pm

SSNT lecturer
Southern School of Natural Therapies

Everyday we are exposed to toxins and chemicals, and the food industry produces food products instead of real food.  So how can we create health and wellness in this environment? The answer is treating food as medicine. This discussion explores ways to incorporate core principles of Nutritional Medicine into our lives and how you dive into a career that can help others lead a healthier life.

TALK | Food As Medicine: Turn Your Passion For Nutrition Into a Career
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Chris Nelson
Taigha Studios

Chris Nelson is an educator, researcher, artist and games producer, and has been teaching for over 12 years. Chris will talk you through a typical day as a 3D Design & Animator. You'll learn about the digital media industry and have the chance to experience the Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.

TALK | My career as a 3D Designer, Animator & Game Producer
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Claudius & Luke
Thirty Over 3 Design Studio

Thirty Over 3 are a duo of creative un-conventionalists and are serial collaborators in the creative world. They will take you through the ups and downs of starting your own creative business right out of university.

TALK | How To Start Your Own Graphic Design Studio
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jordan Whitehead
Mindfulgym

Join us for a Mindful Meditation Workshop where the concept of mindfulness will be explained and contrasted. You will learn and practice some mindfulness techniques that you can use in your daily life.

WORKSHOP | Mindful Meditation
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Louise Zylan
Southern School of Natural Therapies

Everyday we are exposed to toxins and chemicals, and the food industry produces food products instead of real food. So how can we create health and wellness in this environment? The answer is treating food as medicine. This discussion explores ways to incorporate core principles of Nutritional Medicine into our lives and how you dive into a career that can help others lead a healthier life.

TALK | Turn your passion for Natural Health into a career
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wendy Van Dort
RISE Wellness

Yoga is an ancient science, which has slowly lost its true essence in Western culture. When we practice yoga in its true essence, different postures and breathing techniques balance out hormonal, chemical and nervous systems, detoxifying our organs and lymphatic system, relieving the body of stressors, soothing anxiety and stilling the mind.

WORKSHOP | Using Yoga to De-Stress and Balance Mental Health
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Tim Trevail
Southern School of Natural Therapies

Learn about Clinical Myotherapy, its place in the field of manual medicine and its complex and holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of pain and dysfunction. The session will touch on career opportunities in the field and the ever-growing demand for Clinical Myotherapists.

Clinical Myotherapy & Pain Science Revolution
Clinical Myotherapy & the Pain Science Revolution
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Eugenia Tsimiklis
emikil

Fashion print, pattern and illustrator Eugenia Tsimiklis has worked with leading clothing brands including Vans, O'Neill, Mossimo, Sportsgirl and Primark. Eugenia will take you through her creative journey and dish out tips for those interested in a career in the fashion industry.

TALK I My Career As A Fashion Designer
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Melbourne Lettering club

Melbourne Lettering Club member Lachlan Phillip will be doing a brush script workshop for anyone who is interested in having a go. Suitable for beginners or anyone interested in lettering for Graphic Design. They will also be developing an ongoing live mural throughout the day.

WORKSHOP | An Introduction to Typography
WORKSHOP | An Introduction to Typography
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Jemima Rose
RISE Wellness

Heard of fermented foods but not sure where to start? Fermented food making is commonly used by Nutritional Medicine practitioners to help boost health and vitality. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about fermented foods including health benefits, demonstrations, taste tests, recipe sheets and how to use them.

WORKSHOP | Nutritional Medicine: Fermented Food Making
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sam Raphael
The Jacky Winter Group

In this talk you'll learn about what it takes to stand out in the creative industries and how to be more employable as an artist or designer. Don't miss our amazing guest speaker Sam Raphael, producer of renowned creative management agency The Jacky Winter Group. Suitable for those looking to enter study in a creative field.

TALK | How to be more employable in the creative industry
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Simon Griffiths
Who Gives A Crap

Simon is an entrepreneur who makes toilet paper. Why, you might ask, would anyone want to make toilet paper? Learn all about how Simon and his mates started a business called Who Gives a Crap and how it is making a difference in underdeveloped countries. Pick up some 'start your own business' advice as Simon shares his success story.

TALK | Doing Good Business: Make Money Whilst Making a Difference
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Danielle Rossetti
Southern School of Natural Therapies

In our fast-paced world it is becoming even more important to learn how to manage pressures in our environment. This discussion will be give an overview of the Naturopathic approach to stress and will help you to identify the impact that stress has on the body whilst providing you with strategies on how to manage it holistically. This talk is perfect for aspiring Naturopaths.

TALK | Using Naturopathy to Manage Stress
TALK | Using Naturopathy to Manage Stress
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Jemima Rose
RISE Wellness

In this workshop we discuss how you can use acupuncture to help heal people in a career as a Chinese Medicine practitioner. We uncover the energetic pathways of acupuncture, Qi travel and achieving balance through the mediums of practice, picture and discussion. Through the practice of acupressure you will take with you practical tools to balance your Qi.

WORKSHOP | Alchemy of Acupuncture
WORKSHOP | Alchemy of Acupuncture
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wendy Van Dort
RISE Wellness

Vibration sounds therapy stimulates our own self-healing processes and immunity helping with physical, psychological, mental and emotional growth and change.

WORKSHOP | Tibetan Singing Bowls
4:15pm - 5:15pm

A General Admission ticket will give you access to all these free talks/workshops. Click Register now for a General Admission ticket.
Times allocated are subject to change at any time.

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