Festival of Change

WHEN:   Saturday 22nd August, 10am-6pm
WHERE:   46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo

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

Dermalogica

Learn more about Face Mapping ® which combines three aspects for analysis: visual examination of the skin, examination of the skin by touch and “reading” of the skin as an indicator of internal organ health.

WORKSHOP | Dermalogica Face Mapping
WORKSHOP | Dermalogica Face Mapping
10:00am - 4:00pm

Grant Trebilco
One Wave

One Wave founder Grant discusses how being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and after hiding mental health issues for years, he decided it was time to start talking and sharing his experience to try and help others. This lead to the creation of One Wave - a non-profit surf community tackling mental health issues.

TALK | A Career for Good: Mental Health and Raising Awareness
TALK | A Career for Good: Mental Health and Raising Awareness
10:00am - 10:30am

One Wave

Kick off the morning with mindfulness and relaxation activities from a qualified yoga instructor. This yoga and meditation session will provide you greater relaxation, more energy and joy. This is the perfect way to start the day.

TALK | A Career for Good: Mental Health and Raising Awareness
WORKSHOP | Yoga and Meditation
10:30am - 11:00am

Alejandro Jara
Black & White Waiters

Young, audacious entrepreneur Alejandro Jara shares his steep rise from an idea to the fully fledged business that is Black & White Waiters. His tales of adventure, hard work and integrity will put a motivated smile on your face to match Alejandro's own. Do you seek ever-changing challenges? This is the workshop for you!

TALK | Starting My Own Hospitality Business
TALK | Starting My Own Hospitality Business
10:30am - 11:15am

Leah McDonald
Contiki

For those wanting a career in tourism, hear from industry expert Leah McDonald on her experiences working across different tourism roles, including being a European tour manager and how you can get your foot in the door.

Social Enterprise: How to Start a Business That Makes Money and Solves Social Problems
TALK | How To Get Your Dream Job In Tourism
11:30am - 12:15pm

Amie Skilton
BioCeuticals

Amie will discuss how natural healing aided her personal health issues and lit a fire within her to do the same for others. She will provide insights into how naturopathic medicine and lifestyle strategies can help you to transform your health and wellbeing.

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TALK | The Power of Natural Healing: How A Healing Journey Turned Into A Career
11:30am - 12:15pm

Stephen Varady
Stephen Varady Associates

Learn from an industry expert as they discuss how to succeed as a top interior designer. See how design is about engaging the imagination on all levels at all times. It is about imagining things not as they are, but as they could be. Learning design is about learning to stretch the imagination.

TALK | Imagine Your Dream Job In Interior Design
TALK | Imagine Your Dream Job In Interior Design
11:45am - 12:30pm

Dane Noakes, Jerome Lousick, Alex Torcutti

Get into the minds of three of our top graduates as they chat about what their college experience was like, what made them go into this line of work, how they are finding the industry and what incredible projects they have worked on over the years.

Social Enterprise: How to Start a Business That Makes Money and Solves Social Problems
TALK | How To Score a Kick-Ass career as a Graphic Designer
11:45am - 12:30pm

Gabriella Suchard
Transport For NSW

Want to know how to get a sought after marketing role with a big brand?Learn 5 top tips to landing your dream job with Gaby Suchard who has over 15 years senior marketing experience working with brands such as Qantas, Virgin, Vodafone, Optus, Channel Ten and Transport for NSW.

TALK | Want a marketing career working for big brands? Top 5 tips for getting the job.
TALK | Want a marketing career working for big brands? Top 5 tips for getting the job.
11:45am - 12:30pm

Marion Joyce
Taronga Zoo

Tossing up between a career in Marketing or PR? Then this is the talk for you. Marion Joyce is a genuine marketing and PR superstar, working for Australia's biggest brands like David Jones, Toys R Us, Marion will be sharing her industry experience, key skills needed for both industries and how each discipline is integral to each other.

TALK | Counselling and Pyschotherapy: How Doing Something You Love Could Improve Your Life
TALK | Marketing vs PR: What's the difference?
12:30pm - 1:15pm

Julia Gelhard Franklin
Whitespace Events

There's so much more to a successful event than the flowers and invitations. Julia is an event maestro and will share her career highlights and top 5 tips you need to know to put on a successful event.

Social Enterprise: How to Start a Business That Makes Money and Solves Social Problems
TALK | Access all areas: The top 5 tips for a successful event
12:30pm - 1:15pm

Gemma O'Brien
Gemma O'Brien

Gemma O'Brien will describe her path to becoming a commercial typographer and artist over the past 8 years. She will reveal the process behind some of the key projects she has worked on across advertising, editorial illustration, logo design and murals.

TALK | How I Turned My Love for Typography Into a Successful Design Career
TALK | How I Turned My Love for Typography Into a Successful Design Career
12:45pm - 1:30pm

Mel Leitch

Mel will outline the journey of an unhealthy, non-cook in the corporate world who became a Nutritionist and Organic Health and Lifestyle Coach, assisting others to reach optimum health and wellbeing. She will show you how to turn your passion for nutrition into a successful career.

Social Enterprise: How to Start a Business That Makes Money and Solves Social Problems
TALK | How to turn your passion for nutrition into a career
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Darren Younger
Tech Beach/Lakeba Group

Learn from a thought leader in innovation and a serial technology entrepreneur. Darren will take you through his top tips to run a successful business. What Darren learnt from growing a business cannot be read about in books. He will take you through his winning strategies in rapid commercialisation and getting your business growing and as profitable as possible.

TALK | 5 tips For a Winning Career In Business
TALK | Top Tips For a Winning Career In Business
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Rebecca Ryneheart
TRO

Experiential marketing is creating memorable moments that help brands reach their audience and inspire real change. Discover how engaging with your audience in the real world helps build long lasting brand affinity and true brand engagement with Rebecca Rynehart, Managing Director of Events Agency of the Year in 2014, TRO.

TALK | A Career for Good: Mental Health and Raising Awareness
TALK | Experiential Marketing: How To Be An Expert In This New Marketing Field
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Matt Curran
Vida Wines

Why do you like Shiraz better than Cab Sauv? Chardonnay more than Sauvignon Blanc? This hands-on workshop explains how your palate detects different flavours in wine, how to better understand your preferences and what wines suit you. You will also learn to complement food and wine with a guide on matching flavours and bringing out the best in your drinking experiences. Note - You must be 18 and over to attend. IDs will be checked at the door

WORKSHOP | Wine Tasting: The Masterclass *You must be 18 and over and register for this event indivdually on eventbrite
WORKSHOP | Wine Tasting: The Masterclass *You must be 18 and over and register for this event indivdually on eventbrite
2:00pm-3:00pm

Fiona Bales
Womb in Bloom & Mindfulness 4Mothers

Have you ever asked yourself am I doing what I really love? If you have, you're not alone. In this lively and thought provoking discussion, Fiona challenges our contemporary idea of what it is to be ‘successful’ and instead offers a more enduring model based on the Buddhist concept of Dharma; living your true purpose and passion.

TALK | Counselling and Pyschotherapy: How Doing Something You Love Could Improve Your Life
TALK | Counselling and Pyschotherapy: How Doing Something You Love Could Improve Your Life
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Heather Vounnou
Education Innovator, Ultraceuticals

Renowned skin health expert, Heather Vounnou, will demonstrate how the fascinating marriage between eastern and western philosophies helps us determine the behaviour of the skin and the different symptoms which can manifest. Come and join Heather for this fun, informative workshop and interactive workshop where you'll get a chance to implement a face reading diagnosis of your own.

TALK | 5 tips For a Winning Career In Business
TALK | The Changing Face of Beauty... from Spa Manager to Skin Health Expert
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Gavin Jowitt
Gavin Jowitt Photography

Gavin has been a professional photographer for 20 years and worked with the likes of Microsoft, Google and Westpac. In this talk, he will share his story about doing what he loves, discuss the different career options available and offer practical advice on how to make a living as a professional photographer.

TALK | Photography as a professional career
TALK | Photography as a professional career
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Barbara Turley, Founder
Energise Wealth and Virtual Angel Hub

Learn from top entrepreneur Barbara, as she discusses how what yielded the most surprising and unimaginable results were the things she couldn't plan for or ever have foreseen. In this talk she will share with you the beauty of the opportunities that frighten most others but actually lead to the diamonds for those that are brave enough to follow.

TALK | So You Want to be an Entrepreneur? Tips For Starting Your Own Business
TALK | So you want to be an entrepreneur? Tips for starting your own business
2:15pm - 3:00pm

Heather Vounnou
Education Innovator, Ultraceuticals

Renowned skin health expert, Heather Vounnou, will demonstrate how the fascinating marriage between eastern and western philosophies helps us determine the behaviour of the skin and the different symptoms which can manifest. She will also take you through how to conduct a face diagnosis.

TALK | 5 tips For a Winning Career In Business
WORKSHOP | Chinese Face Reading
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Chris Rawson
Zanerobe

Currently at Zanerobe, Chris Rawson sees his designs on the streets all over the world. In this talk, he will discuss his journey in the fashion industry and offer some tips on how to get a career that inspires you every day.

TALK | So You Want to be an Entrepreneur? Tips For Starting Your Own Business
TALK | Some things I learned about a career in fashion
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Brook McCarthy
Yoga Reach

Learn how to brand yourself as a leader, expert and authority in your field. Stand out from the crowd with fun and sustainable ways to boost word-of-mouth referrals and inquiries.

WORKSHOP | Marketing: How to Build a Powerful Brand For Your Own Business
WORKSHOP | Marketing: Marketing – How To Build Yourself Into a Powerful Brand
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Robyn Foyster
The Carousel

Discuss the importance of social enterprise and why part of the process of being innovative involves taking risks and backing yourself. Learn how you can start a successful business which also has positive social impacts.

Social Enterprise: How to Start a Business That Makes Money and Solves Social Problems
TALK | Social Enterprise: How to Start a Business That Makes Money and Solves Social Problems
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Jess Bray
General Assembly

The possibilities and power of the web make web design an invaluable aspect of brand building. In this workshop, you'll get a brief overview of web layout design, web typography, responsive web design, user interaction, and site architecture — giving you the information needed to start your web design journey.

WORKSHOP | Introduction to Web Design
WORKSHOP | Introduction to Web Design
4:00pm - 5:00pm

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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