Progress 2013 brought together 1,000 non-profit and social change leaders for two days of reflection and inspiration on the big challenges facing Australia.


Speakers

Over 100 Australian and international social change experts and campaigners spoke at Progress 2013, sharing their wisdom and insights on the big issues facing Australia, facilitating practical workshops on key social change skills, and planning for 2014 and beyond.

Scroll down to watch video highlights of the Main Hall Progress 2013 sessions.

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery
Chair, The Climate Council

Professor Tim Flannery is chair of the non-profit Climate Council. He was previously chief of the Australian Government’s Climate Commission. He is the author of The Weather Makers (2005), and The Future Eaters (1994) and was 2007 Australian of the Year.

Jane Caro

Jane Caro
Author, lecturer, social commentator
Emcee of Progress 2013

Jane Caro wears many hats; including author, lecturer, mentor, social commentator, columnist, workshop facilitator, speaker, broadcaster and award winning advertising writer. The common thread running through her career is a delight in words and a talent for using them to connect with other people. A skill she developed and honed during her very successful 30 years as an advertising writer.

Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins
Award winning singer and songwriter

Missy Higgins has struck a profound chord with Australian music fans with her irresistible melodies, ‘arrow through the heart’ lyrics and a voice that clearly means it. Alongside her music career, Missy pursues interests in animal rights and the environment. Missy has worked with PeTA, is an Animals Australia ambassador, and is a strong voice against the industrialisation of the Kimberley.

Kelly Craighead

Kelly Craighead
Senior Advisor, Past President, and Managing Director, Democracy Alliance

The Democracy Alliance is a network of progressive investors/donors and movement leaders committed to a stronger democracy and more progressive America. Kelly served eight years in the Clinton Administration with the rank of Deputy Assistant advising both President and First Lady Clinton on a range of domestic and international activities and initiatives.

Wayne Swan

Wayne Swan
Federal Member for Lilley

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and the Deputy Leader of the Labor Party from 2010 to 2013, and the Treasurer of Australia from 2007 to 2013.

Wayne Swan was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1993 for Lilley in Queensland. He regained the seat in 1998 and has represented it ever since. Following Labor’s victory in 2007, Swan was appointed Treasurer.

Helen Szoke

Helen Szoke
Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia

Helen Szoke joined as Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia in January 2013. Prior to this appointment, Helen served as Australia’s Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner, following seven years as the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner.

Jeremy Bird

Jeremy Bird
National Field Director, Obama for America

Keynote: The brick by brick organising of Obama for America.

Jeremy was National Field Director for the 2012 re-election campaign of President Barack Obama and is a founding partner at 270 Strategies.

Jeremy will share the story of the brick by brick organising work that turned out Obama’s coalition.

Hayley Conway

Hayley Conway
Campaign Manager, AllOut.org

Hayley is a campaigner with experience spanning the union movement, politics, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy. She currently serves as Campaign Manager for All Out, a global LGBT movement of more than 1.8 million people. Hayley is leading All Out’s efforts for LGBT rights in Uganda, and on updating Australia’s anti-discrimination laws to include LGBTI people.

Pablo Fracchia

Pablo Fracchia
Argentinean LGBT and human rights activist

Pablo is an Argentinean LGBT and human rights activist who was actively involved in the successful Argentinean Marriage Equality and Gender Identity Laws. He has a masters in social work, and currently coordinates the volunteer program of the Argentinean LGBT Federation

Anat Shenker-Osorio

Anat Shenker-Osorio
Messaging and framing guru and author

Anat combines attentive language research with practical communication savvy to offer advice on how to make yourself heard, believed and understood.

She has presented to gatherings at the U.S. Congress, and White House. She has helped craft winning words for paid family leave, immigration policy, reproductive health and economic justice.


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