2021 Conference


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Introducing our 2021 Keynote Presenters

Penny Terry

Creative Director, Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd

Penny Terry loves a good yarn because she knows good stories create lasting change. She spent 10 years as an ABC radio presenter, broadcasting more than 20,000 stories from diverse perspectives. She is the Creative Director of ‘for purpose’ company Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd which she founded with her sister, leading a wide range of projects that support all people to live the best life they can. As a speaker, mentor, trainer and MC Penny champions storytelling, demonstrating its necessity along the path to influence. She takes the fear out of contributing to public conversations as she unpacks authenticity, the science of opinion and the power of emotion and vulnerability. She’s a Telstra business woman of the year national finalist and is never far from a microphone, whether it’s in the studio, on the stage or with a guitar in hand!


Adam Mostgl

Founder / Inspirer of Illuminate Education Australia

In any given week, Adam Mostogl might be helping entrepreneurs to kick-start their business ideas, stimulating small businesses to challenge the status quo, challenging communities to understand their potential or teaching hundreds of students to embrace innovation to solve the problems of the future.

Adam is passionate about embracing creative and innovative solutions to common problems, with experience across a wide variety of industry areas. As the CEO & Chief Entrepreneur of The Van Diemen Project, every single day is focused on making opportunities matter - through helping more people start businesses with confidence, supporting existing businesses to grow and be resilient in these changing times, kickstarting social enterprises, running engaging workshops and events as well as private advisory work to help larger organisations change for the better.

His passion for this has come from his work with young people, where since 2010 over 15,000 students have undertaken entrepreneurial education programs lead by Adam as the Founder / Inspirer of illuminate Education Australia, which focuses on inspiring students to be the confident, creative and capable people they have the potential to be. Not only are these programs changing the lives of young Australians, it is shifting the way schools across the nation teach and inspire students with the skills that they need to thrive.

Adam was announced as Tasmania’s Finalist for Young Australian of the Year in 2015, and in 2017 was the only Tasmanian listed in Anthill’s 30under30 list for Australian entrepreneurs under the age of 30. In 2017, he was chosen to participate in the International Visiting Leaders Program to study innovative ecosystems as a guest of the US State Department. In 2018 and 2019, Adam was selected to attend UNLEASH, the world’s largest innovation process focused on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as a participant (in 2018 in Singapore) and a facilitator (in 2019 in Shenzhen).



Will Smith

Director, JCP Empowering Youth

Keynote Speaker and Master of Ceremonies

Will Smith is a youth leadership coach and speaker. He is the founder and director of JCP Youth. Will is known for his decade long youth work, developing, implementing and connecting innovative youth programs in Australia and around the world. Will is a nationally awarded role model that has been recognised for his leadership contribution to the Australian community. Will draws experiences from the red carpet of Hollywood, to working in the war-torn streets of an active red-zone in the Middle East.