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The best of Saxton Live!

Farah Parkinson
26 Feb 2020

Last week we took over the Goldfields Theatre at the Melbourne Convention and 6 incredible Speakers took the stage for our first-ever Saxton Live event. The event was expertly hosted by our MC, Fraser Orford, and we had Matt Magain on hand to record turn the day's key ideas and takeaways into stunning visual pieces.

Check out a summary of the event below with stunning images and video footage from Diprose Media.

Fraser Orford is a sought-after MC, interviewer and panel facilitator. Since 2016 he has been a Curator for TEDxSydney where, in addition to their annual mainstage event, he also programs speakers and performers for TEDxSydney’s Pitch Nights, Salon and Youth events.

Fraser is also the host of the podcast Let's Talk where he interviews thought leaders and change-makers from around the world.

Fraser managed the event with his trademark energy and style keeping the audience entertained and engaged throughout.

Holley Somerville-Knott is a powerhouse. She is a social advocate, environmentalist, reforest campaigner, mental health activist, founder, and CEO of social enterprise and advocacy business 'Tell Someone Who Cares,' and did we mention she is 16?

Holley blew the audience away with the story of her journey to founding her first business and passionate advocacy work before closing with an original slam poet on 'Resilience.'

Chris Riddell is an award-winning global futurist and industry-recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper-connected world. Chris's presentation unpacked the global trends that will shape our lives and businesses in 2020 and reminded us that the future is cognitive.

Zoë Condliffe is the CEO & Founder of She’s A Crowd and a researcher in gender and crowdsourcing technology at Monash University. Zoe's presentation delved deep into the power of storytelling to create real change in the world and how her company, She's a Crowd, is using the millions of stories of gender-based violence told by women online to create safer spaces for women and help close the gender data gap.

Anne McKevitt is a serial entrepreneur who has guided high-profile clients including Hollywood A-Listers, Elite Sports Personalities, and Heads of State in building their brands and businesses.

At Saxton Live Anne shred her incredible story of growing up in rural Scotland in a government council house and escaping domestic violence at 15 to start her career in London. She also laid out the strategies she has used to overcome untold hardship in her life to carve out the life she wanted.

Justin Dry is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, co-founder, and CEO of Vinomofo.

Vinomofo launched in 2011 out of a little garage in Adelaide and in just over 8 years has grown into a tribe of over 500,000 wine-lovers around the world.

Justin's presentation charted the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial journey and left the audience with 5 key leadership strategies for the modern leader.

Kate Ceberano is a bonafide National Treasure who after 35 years in the music industry is still at the top of her game having dropped her 19th album, The Dangerous Age, to widespread praise in the last week.

Kate delivered a truly unique and authentic keynote experience starting with a performance of her hit song, Brave, before sharing the lessons she's learned on the importance of being brave enough to stay true to the contracts you make with yourself.

We were lucky to have Matt Magain, an award-winning illustrator, designer, author, and speaker, on hand to capture the key ideas, themes, and takeaways for each of our Speakers and turn them into beautiful visual pieces. Matt's work was such a special contribution and a great keepsake from the event for our Speakers and the Saxton team.

View Matt's works from the day here.

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