Festival 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.

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas follows the Ignite format where our speakers have only 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.

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

Female Innovators 2018 Speakers:

Dr Debbie Saunders, Wildlife Drones

Sylvia Tulloch, GRIFFIN Accelerator (Chair)

Mel Jamieson & Suzy Piani, Sold On Styling

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

Leila Haddad, Tharwa Valley Forge

Lou Moxom & Belinda Whitney, Moxom and Whitney

Victoria Pearce, Endangered Heritage