And finally engineer Marita Cheng stole the show with her enthusiasm for robots and passion for wanting to be at the forefront of things and how there was no reason why the next Google or Apple couldn’t come from Australia. It was inspiring stuff and it is this that will galvanise public support for science funding and which government ignores at its peril.The Australian, 16 September 2014, on Marita's Q&A appearance
Marita is often invited to speak at a range of conferences, schools, organisations and corporate functions. She can inspire crowds about her story of growing up in a migrant family in Cairns and how she came to where she is today, how she built Robogals into a global organisation, or even just speaking about careers in engineering and why it is a career path that all young students should consider! Topics that Marita can speak on include:
Marita may also bring along her robotic arm to do a live demonstration.
To request Marita as a speaker, please see contact.
Marita travels from Melbourne, Australia.
Below: Future engagements - Testimonials - Twitter comments - Recent speaking engagements
2 March: The Conference Planners Inner South Region Conference 2017, Lorne Victoria8 March: SEEK, International Women's Day, Melbourne10 March: Council of Australian University Librarians, Melbourne14 March: Penrith City Council Innovation Summit, Sydney21 March: DeLaval Robotics Convention 2017, Launceston Tasmania23 March: National Future Schools Expo, keynote speaker, Melbourne25 March: ACMI, Women of the World, panellist, Melbourne (via Skype)
11-13 May: Global Summit of Women, Tokyo, Japan24 May: CeBIT, Innovators panel: Accelerating and incubating that next big idea, panellist, Sydney (via Teleport robot)
3 June: Department of State Development’s Brisbane Maker Festival 2017, Brisbane6 June: Just Better Care Community Care Business Transformation & Innovation Conference, Brisbane
Marita's presentation was fantastic. She is an inspirational, intelligent, highly informed yet humble young woman. So highly deserving of Young Australian of the Year along with her other accolades.VISION International Marita took on the role of moderator for the artists to audience discussion after each performance of the Android-Theatre show Sayonara at Arts Centre Melbourne. She was very comfortable on stage and in the spotlight and her delightful personality put both the speakers and the audience members immediately at ease. Her passion and knowledge for the topic of robotics shone through and her skill at steering the conversation and engaging the audience was excellent. She understood the breadth of the work and subtly balanced the discussion to encompass a range of areas incorporating humour and philosophy alongside science and performing arts.Arts Centre Melbourne Marita as a person is the complete package - young, intelligent, pretty and modest. As a speaker, she is warm, interesting and engaging. She was able to capture her audience's attention by her message of overcoming obstacles, living her dream and working hard to achieve her goals. She is an inspirational lady who has so much potential to grow into an important leadership role in future.Commonwealth Bank You had the audience totally absorbed as you spoke so eloquently about the challenges you have faced and the leadership you have shown in getting so many volunteers to work for Robogals, not only in Australia but also overseas. We had many favourable comments from the various architects, project managers, quantity surveyors, builders and building surveyors who attended on the night, all saying how inspirational they found your story! A number of our engineers have been re-motivated to offer to talk at schools and mentor younger engineers. Thank you very much for your wonderful talk about Robogals and your own journey to becoming the Young Australian of the Year.Umow Lai Marita is an accomplished, smart and energised young person. At such a young age she has combined academic valour and entrepreneurial spirit with a large dollop of philanthropic value. Her work with Robogals is such a proactive way to get young kids excited about the sciences. I am confident that such interventions will help increase the representation of women in fields such as engineering. Marita spoke at our company's all-of-staff briefing about her journey and every soul present left inspired and impressed! Marita is an exceptional public speaker, drawing on both her background and personal experience to tell a very interesting story, made much more digestible by her humble disposition. I would recommend her to any organisation or entity who want to promote concepts such as individual leadership and innovation.Standards Australia Thank you so much for coming to speak to our students yesterday. There has been a real buzz around the school since your talk… amongst both teachers and students. Your story is fantastic, your flair with "getting things done" is admirable. And, don't forget to be PM sometime as well. You could do it.Wesley College Marita Cheng was the keynote speaker at NAWIC Victoria/Tasmania's International Women's Day half day forum in 2012. She spoke about her love for engineering as well as for Robogals, for which helped secure her as the award winner of the 2012 Young Australian of the Year. Marita is young and ambitious and yet humble in her approach to life which makes her for a great mentor and role model for other young women not just considering engineering as a career but for young adults in general. Marita's strong initiative, drive and determination comes through in everything she does. NAWIC Victoria/Tasmania Council commend her and support her in her efforts! If you are looking for a motivational speaker...look no further.National Association of Women in Construction The feedback from our guests has been extremely positive. The mix of views from the panel was a recipe for such interesting discussion. You showed yourself to be a mature, intelligent woman and I have no doubt you are and will continue to be a role model for women of all ages.Maddocks Marita was fantastic! Her story was touching and inspirational. The girls loved the speech and although they didn't have many questions for Marita, they were full of questions back in the classroom. Her visit has generated a real buzz and as a result, our Year 7 girls will be heading to Melbourne University in a few weeks time for a 'Robogals' session. Please thank Marita again and I look forward to hearing about all the wonderful things she is doing.Haileybury Girls Middle School
AWPA, The Future of Work Conference, Robotics - the future is now Simon Waller @simondwaller @maritacheng discussion on robotics has been as thought provoking and controversial as any speaker of the conference. #futureofwork Tim Johnson @mistertimj #futureofwork Funny and engaging speech from @maritacheng about robotics. The future is here. St. George Banking Group, A Day with Senior Leaders Scott Bateman @batemanscott@maritacheng great job yesterday @ st george. Lmao@ the comparison between banks and engineering when you muck something up. Robots are mad. TEDxSydneyAccording to Trendsmap.com I was a trending topic in Sydney after my TEDxSydney talk Adam Hodge @tweetadamhodge@maritacheng easily the biggest energy in the smallest package this #tedxsydney Tim Longhurst @TimLonghurst@maritacheng Great talk! brilliant use of handwritten survey responses to bring a terrific topic to life! Loved it. #tedxsydney Brett Murphy @brettdmurphy "A nation that doesn't create is forced to consume" @maritacheng. What an amazing speaker. Standing ovation from me. @smh #tedxsydney Young Minds Tinny @tinnyhon @maritacheng That was a great talk this morning, you made me cry!
Below is a list of all of Marita's speaking engagements during her term as the Young Australian of the Year for 2012. Some of these were speaking tours organised by the National Australia Day Council (who gives the YAOTY award), where specified. You'll also notice the occasional event run by Marita's own organisation, Robogals, and the rest were Marita being invited to speak at a certain school, organisation or event.
January 28/29th: Robogals UK national conference, Bristol, UK February 25/26/27th: Robogals USA national conference, Pasadena, CA, USA March 7th: Maddocks Women, International Womens Day panel discussion, Melbourne 8th: Haileybury College Keysborough, International Womens Day keynote, Melbourne 8th: University of Melbourne, International Womens Day keynote, Melbourne 9th: St Leonard's College, International Womens Day breakfast keynote, Melbourne 9th: National Association of Women in Construction, International Womens Day forum keynote, Melbourne 10th: Cairns City Council, Young Australian of the Year cocktail reception, Cairns 10th: International Womens Day dinner, Cairns 15th: Halogen Foundation, National Young Leaders Day, Melbourne 15th: Nossal High School, leadership assembly, Melbourne 19th: UNSW Careers Expo, Sydney 22nd: National Council of Jewish Women, International Womens Day lunch keynote, Melbourne 23rd: Foundation for Young Australians, Young People Without Borders launch speaker, Sydney 26th: UNSW engineering graduation ceremony oration, Sydney 27th: University of Melbourne, Australia Day Honours celebration, Melbourne 28th: NICTA, dinner with Australia's Chief Scientist Ian Chubb, short speech, Melbourne 29th: Commonwealth Bank, speaking to staff, Sydney 29th: Umow Lai, Celebrating Women in Building Industry keynote, Melbourne 30th: Student Entrepreneurs Inc, Making Melbourne a Global Entrepreneurial Hub, Melbourne April 13th: Hastings Macleay Order of Australia Association, Port Macquarie NSW 13th: Hastings Education Fund, Port Macquarie NSW 19th: University of Melbourne, Destination Melbourne, Melbourne 20th: IET, Present Around the World dinner keynote, Sydney 26th: Trinity College, Oak Program dinner and informal chat, Melbourne 27th: Janet Clarke Hall, Leadership Dinner keynote, Melbourne May 1st: Energy Networks Association, Panel on "Building for the Hypothetical Future", Brisbane 10th: Wesley College, Public Question Society, Melbourne 11th: NEAS, ELT Management Conference closing keynote, Sydney 15th: Robogals supporters' luncheon and launch of Robogals Science Challenge, Melbourne 17th: Australian Construction Achievement Awards, presented award and short speech, Perth 18th: Manufacturing Skills Queensland, keynote, Brisbane 23rd: Australian Defence Force Academy, Petro Fedorczenko Lecture, Canberra 24th: Keysborough College, Pathways Expo, Melbourne 25th: AMMA National Conference, Special Q&A with Tony Jones, Perth 28th: Vivid Sydney, "Bridging the Digital Divide" keynote and panel, Sydney 30th: Standards Australia, speaking to staff, Sydney 31st: Engineering Leadership Conference, short speech during opening plenary, Adelaide 31st: Engineering Leadership Conference, session presenting her Churchill Fellowship research, Adelaide June25th: St Michael's Collegiate School, Hobart27th: Premier's VCE Awards, presenting award, Melbourne 28th: Codarra Robotics Challenge, opening and closing speech, Canberra 28th: Questacon, Live@Q nationwide video conference with schools, Canberra 29th: Vibewire, fastBREAK lightning talk, Sydney 30th: AINSE winter school, Sydney July 2nd: Engineers Australia, Inspired Leaders Dinner, keynote speaker and panellist, Brisbane 5th: NADC Launch Event, panellist, Melbourne 19th: ABC Big Ideas Panel, "Untold stories of teachers' work", Brisbane 20th: Consult Australia Symposium, panellist, Sydney 21/22/23rd: Robogals Rural and Regional Ambassadors Training Weekend, Sydney 23rd: Robogals Supporters' Luncheon, Sydney 28th: Institution of Surveyors Victoria Awards Gala Dinner, keynote speaker, Melbourne Australia Day Council of Western Australia Tour of Honour 31st: University of Western Ausralia, "An Evening with Marita Cheng", keynote speaker, Perth August 1st: The University of Western Australia and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy, "Great Australians Breakfast", keynote speaker, Perth 1st: RAC, speech to staff, Perth 1st: Wooroloo Primary School, presented awards and short speech, Perth 1st: Rotary Club of Karrinyup, keynote speaker, Perth 2nd: Kelmscott Senior High School, speech with the gifted and talented maths and science students, Perth 2nd: Kalgoorlie Youth Council, speech, Kalgoorlie 2nd: Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME), Eastern Region Sundowner, keynote speaker, Kalgoorlie 3rd: GEM (Girls Exploring Mining) Forum, keynote speaker, Kalgoorlie End Tour of Honour National Australia Day Council Tour of HonourTogether with Geoffrey Rush, Australian of the Year 2012 6th: Commonwealth Bank, Private Dinner, panellist, Sydney 7th: Newtown High School of Performing Arts, facilitted chat, Sydney 7th: James Cook High, facilitated chat, Sydney 7th: Moorefield Girls, facilitated chat, Sydney 7th: Commonwealth Bank, Welcome Function, facilitated chat, Brisbane 8th: Brisbane State High School, facilitated chat, Brisbane 8th: Kelvin Grove Middle School, facilitated chat, Brisbane 8th: Queensland Academy of Science, Mathematics and Technology, facilitated chat, Brisbane 8th: Empire Theatre, Community Reception, Facilitated Q&A session, Toowoomba 9th: Royal Queensland Show, Brisbane End Tour of Honour National Science Week Ambassador 10th: National Science Week, National Launch, SciTech, welcomed everyone to the week, Perth 13th: National Science Week, Victorian Launch, William Angliss Chocolate Lab, event launcher, Melbourne 14th: Star of the Sea College, keynote speaker, Melbourne End National Science Week 22nd: AECOM, keynote speaker, Melbourne 24th: Melbourne Arts Centre, Sayonara, afternoon session, panel moderator, Melbourne 24th: Melbourne Arts Centre, Sayonara, evening session, panel moderator, Melbourne 25th: Melbourne Arts Centre, Sayonara, afternoon session, panel moderator, Melbourne 25th: Melbourne Arts Centre, Sayonara, evening session, panel moderator, Melbourne Australia Day Council Northern Territory Tour of Honour 27th: Charles Darwin University, presentation, Darwin 27th: Palmerston Regional Business Association, Sandbar Cocktail Party, keynote speaker, Darwin 28th: Inspiring Australia & Engineers Australia, Breakfast, keynote speaker, Darwin 28th: City of Palmerston, Mayoral Reception, keynote speaker, Darwin 28th: City of Darwin, Mayoral Reception, keynote speaker, Darwin 28th: Northern Territory Library, evening talk, Darwin 29th: Katherine Town Council, Mayoral Reception, keynote speaker, Katherine 30th: Tennant Creek High School, guest speaker, Tennant Creek 30th: Barkly Shire Council, evening speech, Tennant Creek 31st: Centre for Appropriate Technology, Centralian College, guest speaker Alice Springs 31st: Alice Springs Town Council, Mayoral Reception, keynote speaker, Alice Springs 31st: Engineers Australia, Dinner, keynote, Alice Springs End Tour of Honour September 5th: Bialik College Parent's and Teacher's Association, keynote speaker, Melbourne 17th: Engineers Australia Biomedical Engineering Conference, keynote, Brisbane 17th: Methodist Ladies College, keynote speaker, Sydney 18th: Pymble Ladies College, year 9 and 10s, Sydney 18th: Pymble Ladies College, year 11 and 12s, Sydney 18th: Pymble Ladies College, year 7 and 8s, Sydney 20th: LGMA National Community Development Conference, keynote, Fremantle 21st: CSIRO, keynote speaker, Brisbane 22/23/24th: Robogals Asia Pacific national conference, Brisbane25/26th: Robogals Asia Pacific post-conference retreat, Brisbane & Gold Coast October 2nd: NT Youth Conference, keynote, Darwin 4th: AWPA, The Future of Work Conference, Robotics - the future is now, speaker and panellist, Sydney 5th: Rio Tinto, Pilbara sundowner, keynote speaker, Yandicoogina WA 8th: Australia's Institute of Project Managers Conference, Perspectives on Career Management session, speaker, Melbourne 18th: Consult Australia QLD Division, 2012 Dinner, keynote and panellist, Brisbane 26th: Kiehl's Robo Dance, World Record Challenge, speech, Melbourne 31st: Robogals ANU End of Year Lunch, Canberra November 23rd: VISION International, Professional Development Seminar, keynote, Melbourne 23rd: Melbourne Grammar School, Grimwade House, Year 5 Student Leadership Conference, keynote, Melbourne 23rd: Robogals Industry Gala, keynote, Melbourne 26th: Royal Institution of Australia, Best of the Best: Women in Science, panellist with Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield and Professor Fiona Stanley, Melbourne 29th: Robogals AKORN Christmas Challenge, speech and robotics workshop, Melbourne 29th: Lauriston Girls School, Grade 6 Presentation Night, keynote, Melbourne December 1st: Robogals Science Challenge Awards Ceremony, MC, MelbourneChina speaking tour as part of the 40 Year Anniversary of Australia-China Diplomatic Relations This tour was generously funded by the Australia-China Council, and organised by the Australian Embassy Beijing and the Australian Consulates-General in Shanghai and Guangzhou 5th: Guangdong University of Technology, keynote, Guangzhou 6th: Shanghai Jiaotong University, Engineering and Technology Training Centre, keynote, Shanghai 6th: Australia-China Alumni Association Cocktail Party held at Consul-General's residence, keynote, Shanghai 7th: East China University of Science and Technology, keynote, Shanghai 7th: Nanjing University, keynote, Nanjing 8th: Jiangsu Academy of Science and Technology, keynote, Nanjing 8th: Southeast University, School of Instrument Science & Engineering, keynote, Nanjing 10th: Beihang University, keynote and robotics workshop, Beijing 11th: Australian Embassy, Launch of the "Marita Cheng AustCham Engineering Scholarship", keynote and robotics presentation, Beijing 12th: Tianjin Sino-German Vocational Technical College, keynote and robotics workshop, Tianjin 13th: Tsinghua University Primary School, informal talk with students and robotics activities, Beijing 13th: Tsinghua University, keynote and robotics workshop, Beijing 14th: Peking University, keynote and robotics workshop, Beijing End China Tour 19th: University of Melbourne Extension Program Graduation Event, keynote, Melbourne 19th: Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Celebration Evening, keynote, Melbourne
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6 March: NAB Women in Tech Forum, panellist, Melbourne6 March: NSW Women in Mining Awards Dinner 2014, keynote, Sydney19 March: Rotary Young Achievers Lunch, Melbourne19 March: Google Summit, Canberra
15 April: Standards Australia Young Leaders Forum, speaker, Sydney22 April: Geelong College, invited speaker, Geelong
5-9 July: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, World Conference, keynote speaker, Hong Kong25 July: Moonee Valley City Council’s Business Gala Lunch, panellist, Melbourne
6 August: University of Melbourne Engineering Graduation, valedictorian speaker, Melbourne13 August: St Columba’s College Essendon Science Week Talk, speaker, Melbourne18 August: The Future Chasers Book Launch, interviewer, Melbourne19-20 August: City of Darwin Libraries, Science Week, various events, Darwin22 August: YWCA of Adelaide, SHE Leads Conference, panellist, Adelaide26-27 August: Blackboard Learning and Teaching Conference, speaker, Gold Coast31 August: Unleashed Summit, panellist, Melbourne
19 October: Girl Scout National Convention, panellist, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA22 October: World Entrepreneurship Forum, keynote speaker, Lyon, France28 October: Nexus Australia Youth Summit, speaker and facilitator, Melbourne
5 November: Telstra, Networks XY Factor, panellist, Melbourne9 November: KUMON NSW, Advanced Student Forum, keynote speaker, Sydney12 November: Brisbane Global Café – G20, speaker and panellist, Brisbane16 November: KUMON WA, Advanced Student Forum, keynote speaker, Perth22 November: KUMON, Advanced Students Honour Roll Awards Ceremony, keynote speaker, Melbourne23 November: KUMON SA, Advanced Student Forum, keynote speaker, Adelaide26 November: Engineers Australia, Women in Engineering Luncheon, panel, Melbourne30 November: KUMON New Zealand, Advanced Student Forum, keynote speaker, Auckland, New Zealand
2 December: St Catherine's School, Speech Day, Sydney3-6 December: World Engineering Education Forum, speaker, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
27-28 January: MIT Technology Review, EmTech Singapore, speaker, Singapore30 January: Trinity Grammar, speaker, Melbourne
9 February: Wheeler Centre, "In Five. A Gala Debate on 2020.", panellist, Melbourne13 February: Lenovo, #TECHmyway, speaker and panellist alongside Ashton Kutcher, Sydney
6 March: IPAA ACT, CEOs and Young Professionals Network Breakfast, keynote speaker, Canberra 12 March: City of Casey Youth Services, Student Leaders’ Reception, speaker, Melbourne 17 March: Women in Print, Breakfast Series, keynote speaker, Melbourne 18 March: Women in Print, Breakfast Series, keynote speaker, Sydney 19 March: Women in Print, Breakfast Series, keynote speaker, Brisbane 24 March: Women in Print, Breakfast Series, keynote speaker, Perth 25 March: Women in Print, Breakfast Series, keynote speaker, Adelaide
20 May: UniLever, People Week, keynote speaker, Sydney26 May: Mater Christi, Year 7, 8 and 9 STEM Awareness, Melbourne
From 13 June - 2 September, Marita was in the USA studying at Singularity University, located at NASA AMES Research Park and funded by Google. The course teaches using exponential technologies to impact the lives of a billion people.
3 September: Newman Senior Technical College, Manufacturing and Engineering Innovation & Capability Expo, keynote speaker, Port Macquarie11 September: Tech For Good & The Future of Everything, Telstra CTO & Innovation, keynote speaker, Melbourne17 September - APEC Women and the Economy 2015 Fora, Women as Prime Movers of Inclusive Growth, panellist, Manila, Philippines
19 October - City of Melbourne, Melbourne Conversations, panellist, Melbourne28 October ~ 7 November - Young Entrepreneurs Trade Mission to Israel, co-leader alongside Wyatt Roy MP Member for Longman, Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Israel11 November - Southern Cross University, UNI-BOUND Residential School, closing keynote, Lismore19 November - Santa Sabina College, Year 10 Maths Ignite Day, keynote speaker, Sydney19 November - Eltham High School, Valedictory Evening, keynote speaker, Melbourne24 November - Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Victoria, Tech Schools Ambassador Launch Event, ambassador, Melbourne25 November - RMIT University Leadership Forum, closing keynote, Melbourne27 November - AICC - ASIA SOCIETY event - “A path to an innovation culture - an Australian-Israel-Asia view” with Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist of Israel, Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy MP and Miss Marita Cheng, panellist, Sydney
5 December - DDD Brisbane 2015, opening keynote, Brisbane
9 February - Westpac, A GroupTech Odyssey, keynote speaker, Sydney17 February - QANTAS and TEDxSydney, Tech Talk, on plane in flight over the Pacific Ocean from Sydney to San Francisco
4 March - AC Events, Teaching Kids to Code Conference, closing keynote, Sydney6 March - KUMON, The 37th Kumon Japan Instructors Conference, keynote speaker; Kobe, Osaka, Japan8 March - David Jones, "Women in Conversation" with Lucy Turnbull, Lisa Wilkinson, Gretel Killeen, etc., panellist, Sydney16 March - Deakin University, Workshop is on Iranian Women's Leadership, speaker and discussion facilitator, Melbourne18 March - City of Melbourne, Future Melbourne Digital City Hack, keynote and judge, Melbourne23 March - Green Cities Sustainable Environment Conference, panellist, Sydney
26 April - Tech Schools Summit, opening speaker, Melbourne (teleported in via NASA Ames, California)29 April - Premier’s Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit, panellist, Brisbane
10 May - La Trobe University Hallmark Program, interactive talk and Q&A, Melbourne12 May - Perth speaking engagement17 May - YWCA Canberra She Leads Conference, keynote speaker, Canberra25 May - UnitingCare Ageing Network Innovation Forum, speaker and panellist, Melbourne
9 June - Rare Birds Panel Discussion with Jan Owen, Sydney
22 July - Education State Talks: “Are robots going to take our jobs?”, speaker and panellist, Melbourne24 July - University of Melbourne Student Union People of Colour Conference, speaker, Melbourne
3 August - TEDxMelbourne, "If the blind could see", speaker, Melbourne18 August - Department of Education and Training, "Most Likely to Succeed" screening, panellist, Melbourne28 August - Foxconn, H.Spectrum by Yonglin, Healthcare Startup Conference Speaker, Taipei, Taiwan29 August - Rockhampton Management, Hong Kong
6 September - M.A.P. International CEO Conference, keynote speaker, Manila Philippines8 September - Victorian Water Industry Association Annual Conference, speaker, Melbourne14 September - Warren Centre Annual Innovation Lecture, keynote speaker, Sydney
19 October: TheSTEPS Speakers Academy, keynote speaker, Sydney20 October: KPMG Partners Conference, keynote speaker, Gold Coast21 October: Cultivator Inc., keynote speaker, Mildura Victoria24 October: Office for Digital Government, Department of the Premier and Cabinet SA, Open State, keynote speaker, Adelaide27 October: Asia Game Changer Award Ceremony, United Nations, New York City
1 November: Deloitte USA Biennial Partner Meeting, Las Vegas2 November: James Cook University Townsville's Festival of Ideas, panellist, Townsville (via Skype) 10 November: Spotlight on STEM with Catholic Education Dioceses of Wollongong, keynote speaker, Sydney 13 November: Kumon Advanced Student Forum, keynote speaker, Sydney15 November: Melbourne Grammar School Community Speaker Series, keynote speaker, Melbourne 28 November: Open Text Company Townhall, “Women in IT”, keynote speaker, Sydney30 November: Rowe Advisory Client Dinner, keynote speaker, Brisbane
4 December: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Valuing Volunteers, 33 Creative, panellist, Melbourne5 December: Alpine Shire Council, “Ideas for the Future” program, keynote speaker, Bright and Myrtleford7 December: Scotch College, last mathematics lesson of 2016, keynote speaker, Melbourne 8 December: Gardiner Foundation ADLA Summit, panellist, Melbourne 9 December: City West Water Launch of new business strategy, keynote speaker, Melbourne
9 February: Singularity University Global Solutions Program Moonshot Women webinar, panellist, Melbourne15 February: St Peter Claver College, Brisbane21 February: “Up Close and Personal” The Future Now, panellist, Melbourne23 February: Tech Schools, City of Casey Tech School Design Sprint, judge, Melbourne