Ewan is recognised globally as a thought leader and a facilitator in helping people think differently about learning. He leads projects with a wide array of organisations with learning at their heart.

Donalyn Miller is an award-winning Texas teacher and the author of books, articles, and online content about engaging children with independent reading.

Donalyn Miller taught upper elementary and middle school students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and was a finalist for 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. In her popular book, The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. In her second book, Reading in the Wild, Donalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students. Donalyn co-founded the community blog, The Nerdy Book Club and co-hosts the monthly Twitter chat, #titletalk. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as Education Week Teacher, The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership and The Washington Post. Donalyn serves as Scholastic Book Fairs' Independent Reading Ambassador. Donalyn hosts Scholastic Book Fair's web show, The Book Whisperer: Back to the Books and co-edits the Reader Leader blog.

Lee is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together through connection and compassion. He is an author, speaker, designer, inspirational thinker and the creative force behind some of the most exciting transformations in education happening worldwide today.

But, that's all in a day's work. In life, Lee believes in creating balance in the reality of a digital present and future. As such, he has cultivated skills in Aikido, studied tea ceremony while living in Japan, as well as studied painting in Florence. He also studies traditional Zen Buddhist music which he performs on a Shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute.

Lee has a curiosity about life and the shared human experience. This curiosity is infectious, as anyone who has heard Lee speak can tell you. Joyful curiosity is the foundation of his approach to creating vital learning and corporate environments for groups around the world. He is the creative force behind the Solution Fluency Activity Planner—a social network which has created a culture of collaboration as educators around the world share and source unit plans aligning to the structure of a modern learning environment as outlined in his writing.

In addition to creating digital learning tools for the education sector, Lee has adapted his own corporate experience into a dynamic team-based training model. Lee sees and understands the current of endless exponential change that exists in corporate culture. Change which has created paradigm shifts for so many major industries. Lee's ability to sense trend, identify opportunity and pivot in response to adversity has been invaluable to his clients.

Lee is co-author of Understanding the Digital Generation, The Digital Diet, Living on the Future Edge, and the best-seller, Literacy is not Enough, and works with educators and corporations in several countries, helping them make the shift to regain relevance and establish a culture of excellence.

Suzanne specialises in leadership and behavioural change, helping organisations create genuine leaders. Suzanne's at home on the stage speaking at conferences, coaching leaders and with leadership teams facilitating their cohesion.

She is the published author of A Flourishing Mind, Ambassador for R U OK? and nominee for Western Australian of the Year 2016.

Matt is committed to helping people prepare for tomorrow by taking action today. His philosophy can be summed up in one word NEXT! What is the best next thing you can do to future proof your business or career?

As the founder of Thought Leaders Global, Matt's greatest love is the development of thought leadership. It's an obsession which connects him closely to some of the brightest and most brilliant minds in Australia, and across the world. His close connection with industry leaders spans a broad range of markets and activities, and as a chosen mentor to many of those leaders, he is in the unique position to have a deep insight into an enormous variety of topics, issues, markets, industries, and challenges.

A prolific author, his publishing history is a demonstration of his polymathic nature, and his ability to draw from this incredibly diverse sphere of knowledge means he can often shed new light on a topic which an industry has "done to death". From this space, he inspires people to think, expertly delivering key messages and weaving them together with narratives from a diverse range of sources. Many say his presentations are watershed moments in industry and business culture.

Rabia is an Australian criminal and human rights lawyer, retired British Army officer, former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, international humanitarian, hostage survivor, professional speaker, advocate and published author.

Rabia has undertaken human rights and community aid work in the Middle East, South America, the United Kingdom and Australia, receiving numerous awards including a Queen's commendation in 2006 for her work in Iraq, Runner Up for Australian Woman of the Year UK in 2009, Australian Business Woman of the Year Finalist and being named one of Australia's Top 100 Women of Influence. Rabia was also selected as a State finalist in the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards and has been appointed as a Director of the International Foundation for Non-Violence and the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance WA.

Having earned an international reputation as a powerful, transformative, inspirational and unforgettable speaker Rabia is in demand to address audiences around the globe. In October 2014 Rabia received a standing ovation from 1700 people at her TEDx talk titled 'Courage Under Fire' where she spoke about the power we all have to create the change in the world we wish to see.

In March 2015, Rabia was nominated for the Woman Lawyer of the Year Award and cited as a case study at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York. In 2017 Rabia was named by PSA as Breakthrough Keynote Speaker of the Year and has been nominated this year for the Keynote Speaker of the Year Award.

Rabia's best selling memoir, "Equal Justice' was published in Australia and New Zealand in 2013 and is now in its tenth reprint. Her book will soon be published in North America and Europe and a feature film based on Rabia's incredible life is currently being developed.

Leading with professionalism, integrity, ethics and compassion, Rabia, who speaks English, French, Spanish and Arabic, is committed to peace,diversity, inclusion and education. This is evidenced in her philanthropic work and dedication to inspiring others to find their voice and embrace their capacity to create ripples of change.

Rabia has run the London marathon and a double marathon in Australia for charity. She is a Mother to young triplet boys, her biggest and most rewarding challenge yet.

Rabia's life purpose is to tell, teach and curate impactful stories for global change.

Lisa Rodgers is the CEO of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), and is a powerful voice and respected advocate in the education sector. Lisa is an experienced executive, having provided exemplary service for the profession, governments and the public in various jurisdictions including the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

Prior to joining AITSL, Lisa was Deputy Secretary, in the Ministry of Education in New Zealand responsible for the NZ Curriculum, assessment and workforce policy and prior to that was the Deputy Secretary for the Data and Research Group.

Lisa has held several other substantial posts in Justice, Health, and serving in the British Army. She is a Board Director of the Foundation for Young Australians and a member of the Advisory Board of the Asia Education Foundation.