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Join _SouthStart and Future Anything at the Bright Ideas Summit 2022

Designed in collaboration with educators, the Bright Ideas Summit 2022 will engage young people in a fun and fast-paced day of listening, learning, and doing.

The engaging event takes place on Wednesday 9 March at Adelaide Town Hall. The Bright Ideas Summit 2022 will also be live-streamed for schools around Australia so you can join us from your classroom anywhere in Australia- and beyond.

Students will hear from some of Australia’s most exciting and inspiring innovators and changemakers, as well as explicitly developing their entrepreneurial thinking and human-centred design skills.

Venue tickets are now sold out, but Livestream tickets are available free of charge to schools anywhere in Australia (and beyond!).


8:30am – 9:30am ACDT: Schools arrive/register or log on to livestream

9:30am ACDT: Bright Ideas Summit & Livestream commences

Session 1: Welcome, Keynote, Ideation Activity + Panel discussion

10.40am – 11am ACDT: Morning Tea

11am – 12:30pm ACDT: Session 2: The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey

12:30pm – 1:00pm ACDT:  Lunch

1:00pm-  2.30pm ACDT: Pitching

2.30pm ACDT: Bright Ideas Summit & Livestream ends


Monu Chamlagai

2020 Young Citizen of the Year

I am Monu Chamlagai. I was born and raised in a Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal and came to Australia in 2011. I am currently in the honours program studying psychology at the University of Adelaide. I have been volunteering at the city of Salisbury since 2016 and continuing to do so. I won 2 awards in 2020 including the young citizen of the year and the channel 7news young achievers award, both for the services to the community. I believe that we all have power to change the world whether it is big or small and therefore we can give back to the communities in different ways.

Nicole Dyson

Founder & CEO, Future Anything

Once referred to as having ‘super hype hair’ by a fourteen-year-old workshop participant, Nicole is an experienced school leader and a globally recognised expert and practitioner in project-based learning and youth entrepreneurship.
She is the founder of Future Anything, an award-winning, curriculum-aligned entrepreneurship program for high school students, and has worked alongside 100’s of schools and over 20 000 students nationally to bend the future; one youth-led idea at a time.

Dr Trudy Lin

SA Young Australian of the Year 2022

Dr Trudy Lin was awarded 2022 South Australian Young Australian of the Year, as the youngest practicing Special Needs Dentistry Specialist in Australia, providing oral healthcare to people with disability, psychiatric illness, and complex medical issues such as cancer. Trudy works as a consultant at the Special needs unit of the Adelaide Dental Hospital and is an Honorary Senior Clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She completed a research thesis on implementing a referral tool to improve oral healthcare access for people with disability. This work has received multiple accolades, including the 2020 Australian and New Zealand division winner of the International Association of Dental Research Competition.

Callum MacPherson

Founder, Young Blood Media

Callum MacPherson is the Founder of Young Blood Media, a business based on the art of storytelling. He is the creator and host of national award winning young men’s mental health video podcast, ‘Young Blood – Men’s Mental Health’, a passion project that laid the foundation for Young Blood Media to be built. A former 7NEWS reporter, in 2019, Callum’s life was changed by the tragic suicide of a close friend and he created the Young Blood – Men’s Mental Health podcast to be a public platform for young men to openly share their struggles, underpinned by the goal of helping to reduce suicide.

Andrew Nunn

SA Chief Entrepreneur

Andrew is Co-Founder, Chairman and Executive Director of JBS&G Australia—one of Australia’s largest privately owned environmental consulting companies—and was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Central Region in 2017. In partnership with his wife Alexandra Dimos, he founded the Nunn Dimos Foundation, a philanthropic fund focussed on supporting key social and arts causes in South Australia. Leader of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur provides high level, independent advice to the South Australian Cabinet and the business community to enable entrepreneurialism across all forms of business, industry and the public sector.

Sandy Verschoor

Lord Mayor, City of Adelaide

As Lord Mayor, Sandy is focused on making Adelaide the most liveable and creative city in the world. Passionate about preserving Adelaide’s heritage, and enhancing the city’s precincts and main streets for the benefit of local small business owners and the community – Sandy is determined to strength Adelaide’s global reputation for arts and culture, climate change action, and entrepreneurialism. Prior to being elected Lord Mayor, Sandy contributed to the success of Adelaide’s thriving arts and culture community for more than two decades, including having been CEO of the Adelaide Fringe and the Adelaide Festival, as well as producer of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas in 2018


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