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australia speaks
celebrating 50 years with saxton

rachel botsman: from ostriches to pioneers

Rachel Botsman shares her thoughts on moving 'beyond today' at Australia Speaks, our 50th anniversary celebration.

Rachel Botsman is the global thought leader on the power of the collaboration and sharing through digital technologies to transform the way we live, work, bank and consume. She defined the theory of ‘collaborative consumption’ and her breakthrough TED talks on the subject have been viewed over two million times, with TIME Magazine subsequently naming the theory one of the ‘10 Ideas That Will Change The World’.

She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, was named by Fast Company as one of the ‘Most Creative People in Business’ and featured by Monocle as one of the top 20 speakers in the world to have at your conference.

A graduate of Oxford and Harvard, Botsman is currently designing the first-ever MBA course on the collaborative economy that she will teach at Oxford University in 2015. Her writings and research have featured in publications including the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, CNN, New York Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times. She is an associate editor for WIRED UK and writes a monthly tech trends column in the Australian Financial Review. Her work has taken her to every continent, except Antarctica.


australia speaks
Saxton Speakers' 2015 celebration of 50 years of the business and of the spoken word in Australia was the biggest of its kind in the country, incorporating performances from 24 of Australia's leading speakers and entertainers. You can watch all the individual presenters by clicking on their image below, or view the highlights reel here.

the presenters
Craig Davis Ita Buttrose
Steve Vamos Dr Chris Caton
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg Satyajit Das
Graeme Joy Remo Giuffre
Mark Bouris Layne Beachley
Cathy Freeman Megan Quinn
Tim Cope Gill Hicks
Vinh Giang Rachel Botsman
Winston Broadbent & Nanette Moulton, Directors of Saxton Speakers Bureau
the performers
Sounds of the 60's with Ciaran Gribbin and Darren PercivalCiaran Gribbin with the sounds of the 80's
Jade MacRae - Love will keep us together Tim Campbell - Let me entertain you
Tom Thum Finale
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