Bruce Hilliard
Bruce Hilliard
Rapidly Building Effective Training Programs - view Presentation
Wednesday, 8 September 10.00 - 10.45
Optimised Visual Display of Information
Thursday, 9 September 2.15 - 3.00

Bruce Hilliard began his research into the science and art of teaching back in 1983. Since beginning this extensive exploration of the subject, he has successfully applied his knowledge in many countries, and with numerous Government and commercial organisations. This has allowed him to develop a range of easy-to-use frameworks and techniques that work in virtually any situation.

Bruce is currently working with Murdoch University in Western Australia to conduct further research into the optimised display of information, and the enhancement of learning and development techniques; and developing and delivering training programs to major organisations, so they can improve trainee acceptance and learning outcomes.

Denise Meyerson
Dr Denise Meyerson
Build Resilience to Change - Deail Effectively with the 'Change Monster'
Wednesday, 8 September 11.30 - 12.15

Denise Meyerson has been involved in the corporate training industry for over 18 years and has served in a range of capacities. Denise holds a Masters Degree as well as a PhD in English. 

Denise is currently the Director of Management Consultancy International, and consults to a wide variety of clients in all sectors on people performance, and management. Clients include top Australian organisations such as Allianz, Telstra, Stockland,Toll Holdings as well as a wide spectrum of companies in all areas of the economy.

Denise has been invited to speak at several conferences annually on a variety of topics, including the recent International Conference on Accreditation of Prior Learning, the Singapore Human Resource, conference and Microsoft Women Build conference in Los Angeles. 

She is one of four facilitators worldwide of the well-known LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology and enjoys working with groups to enhance their innovative thinking.

Allie Clemens
Dr Allie Clemans
Leaping Toward Change... with Feet Firmly Planted
Wednesday, 8 September 1.15 - 2.00

Dr Allie Clemans works in adult education in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Her teaching and research work intersects with educators and the practices of teaching and learning in TAFE, higher education, community, schools and workplace settings.

Warrick Wynne
Warrick Wynne
Riding the Wave of Change - view presentation
Wednesday, 8 September 2.15 - 3.00

Warrick Wynne is a writer and educator with a keen interest in the effective integration of technology into learning. He is currently the Director of Learning and Curriculum at Methodist Ladies College, Kew where he teaches Literature and manages a team of Learning Technology Consultants and Heads of Departments. Warrick is the author of three books of poetry and is the co-author of several resource books aimed at VCE English students.

Warrick enjoys reading, writing, cycling and is passionate about the power of technology to reshape learning.

Warrick blogs at

Tomaz Lasic
Tomaz Lasic
Moodle - view presentation
Wednesday, 8 September 3.45 - 4.15

Tomaz is a  father, teacher, Educational Researcher at Moodle HQ, ex-water polo goalie with an endless 'to do' list...

Tomaz has about 20 years experience in working with people, young and old(er), elite and beginners, as a teacher, coach, mentor and ICT integrator. He has taught for 10 years at various government (public) high schools in Perth, Western Australia. He also has a Masters Degree in Education (Research) from Murdoch University, Perth.

His creed is ‘what if?’ and he often tinkers with ICT, particularly with Moodle and Web2.0 tools. Tomaz likes to think about education and its underlying philosophies.

Carmel Speer
Carmel Speer
Change in the Context of Large Organisations (ie. Herding Cats)
Thursday, 9 September 10.00 - 10.45
Carmel was born into a family passionate about learning and education and has a a love of learning and the facilitation of learning with others.

Carmel commenced her career as a teacher in inner city Melbourne.

She then moved into corporate life and has spent the past 15 years in large, complex organisations including aviation, insurance, retail and banking and financial services in senior learning, organisational development and change leadership roles. 

As General Manager, Organisational Capability, Carmel has a focus on expanding building group capability and building a learning culture through The Academy.

Carmel holds post graduate qualifications in professional education and is a current member of the Deakin University Faculty of Education’s Academic Advisory Board.

Outside of work, Carmel is a keen traveller, loves art and architecture, all things creative and ‘enjoys’ the occasional dodgy round of golf.

Cathy Moore
Cathy Moore
How to Design e-Learning for Real-World Change
Thursday, 9 September 11.30 - 12.15

For more than 25 years, Cathy has used creative approaches to "dump the drone" from training materials. She currently helps people strengthen their instructional design skills, and she designs and writes e-learning for large organisations. Her materials are used worldwide by professionals at Fortune Global 500 companies. She shares ideas for lively e-learning through her blog at

Susan Mackie
Susan Mackie
Where Do Ideas Come From? - view presentation
Thursday, 9 September 1.15 - 2.00

Chief Executive, the de Bono Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

Chief Executive, de Bono Plus, Melbourne, Australia

Board Member of the POWA Institute - A West Australian not-for-profit Institute for new thinking.

Growing the thinking power of all West Australians to deliberately design better futures.

As chief executive of the de Bono Institute and de Bono Plus in Melbourne, Susan Mackie works at an international level to raise awareness of the importance and application of creative and constructive thinking for innovation and design.

Her presentations and facilitations have transformed the way that governments, companies and educationalists approach the theory and practice of innovation, learning and creativity.

Susan has taught in inner-city schools and worked with young people with Down’s syndrome. As a trainer and facilitator she has worked with employers and employees at all levels: from senior executives to illiterate workers.

For over the past decade, Susan has worked closely with Dr Edward de Bono to develop, facilitate and implement creative thinking strategies.

She is a skilled facilitator and an accomplished speaker. She has been invited to give keynotes speeches in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada and Malta.