FAI June17 smlFestival of Ambitious Ideas showcases some of the innovative businesses and initiatives in Canberra across a variety of sectors.

The theme for this event will be ‘Female Innovators’. We will be celebrating some of the female CEOs, founders, inventors and innovators working on interesting projects in the ACT region.

When:          Friday 17 August 2018

Where:         Brindabella Conference Centre, 33 & 35 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park
                     Majura ACT

Time:            5:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost:             Tickets range from $35.00 to $55.00


The Festival of Ambitious Ideas follows the Ignite format where twelve speakers only have 5 minutes each to present their ideas and ‘ignite’ the audience. In a little over an hour, guests are treated to a range of different ideas and perspectives.

The event is designed to be fast-paced, informal and fun with opportunities to network and explore topics further after the presentations.

Our speakers for this Festival of Ambitious Ideas are:

  • Dr Debbie Saunders, Wildlife Drones
  • Sylvia Tulloch, Griffin Accelerator (Chair)
  • Mel Jamieson & Suzy Piani, Sold On Styling
  • Lea Vesic, Women in Aviation Australia
  • Kristine Price, Holiday Happenings
  • Tracy Ryan, Tracy Ryan Photography
  • Katharina Senger, Little Hands OT
  • Shefali Sehgal, University of Canberra
  • Faith Kerehona, Street Artist
  • Siobhan Mullins, Separate Together
  • Ingrid McCarthy, ASTRO 3D
  • Lou Moxom & Belinda Whitney, Moxom and Whitney
  • Victoria Pearce, Endangered Heritage



$55.00 (General Admission)
$35.00 (Students)
$35.00 (General Admission - Group)

Ticket price includes entry to the event, canapés and drinks. Catering provided by Pialligo Estate. Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible.

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas is proudly sponsored by the Canberra Airport.