Smart Green Economy Student Hybrid Conference

Great Barrier Reef Academy brings you the Smart Green Economy Student Conference.

‘Proudly supported by the Advance Queensland initiative.’

Speakers – Click On Images For Bios

Ryan Donnelly

CEO, Reef Restoration Foundation

Jennie Gilbert

Co-Founder, Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

Irene Portelli Chair Circular Economy FNQ

Irene Portelli

Chair, Circular Economy FNQ

Avinash Chennuri

SDG Specialist
Secretary, Circular Economy FNQ

Toby Fealy - NASA Student

Toby Fealy

NASA Spacecamp Winner

Pip Buhler - Cairns Property Clearances

Pip Buhler

Cairns Property Clearances

Kalindi Brennan

Principal, Numimbah Valley Environmental Education Centre

Jess Ulhig - Green Foods Australia

Jess Uhlig

Green Food Australia

Food Waste Entreprenuer

Dennis Fay - Founder Salty Monkeys

Dennis Fay

Founder, Salty Monkeys

Dr Sam Horseman JCU

Dr Sam Horseman

Innovation Facilitator, JCU

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Sarah + David McGuire

Founders of Community Fundraiser
Garage Sale It

David Questa Game

David Witherall BSc

Project Manager Questa Game

marc jackson plastic recycling innovator

Marc Jackson

Agriculture and Plastics Innovator

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Lara Wilde

CEO FNQ Food Incubator


Angus Copelan-Walters

Executive Head of Candy

Tanya murphy marine Biologist

Tanya Murphy

GBR Community Campaigner

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Belinda Flanders

Operational Manager Parley

Olivia Gilchrist - Ocean Ears

Olivia Gilchrist

Founder Of Ocean Ears

Student Entrepreneur


Rashan Senanayake



Rashan is changing education in not only the design industry, but also in the transition of students from secondary to tertiary education. He is the founder and CEO of Australia’s leading professional development in 21st century education institute – Inspired Education Australia.

In addition to this, Rashan is also the Founder and Design Director for Inspired Design Australia, servicing and helping other entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses with ‘Design for Business’.

More speakers to be announced soon!

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“One person can make a difference”

– John F Kennedy