Meet the Childhood Summit 2021 speakers and features. 
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 KASS SCHWIER

KASS SCHWIER

Child Voice Speaker

"Connecting with Children"

ANGELA WRIGHT

ANGELA WRIGHT

Program Manager at Outdoors Queensland

Workshop Facilitator for Children: Oct 28 & 30

ARETA FARRANCE

ARETA FARRANCE

Early Childhood Teacher & Mum

Keynote Speaker: "You don't know what you've got till it's gone"
Oct 30

CARRIE ROSE

CARRIE ROSE

Early Childhood Teacher, Approved Provider and Pedagogical Leader

Play Action Plan Facilitator: "Child's Voice" Oct 28-30
Child Voice Supporter: "Children Under 5 Have Something To Say" Oct 30
Workshop Presenter: "Children as influencers" Oct 29 & 30

DANIEL PATAVA

DANIEL PATAVA

Coordinator of the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament Program (QYP)

Accountability to the Child’s Voice Panelist

ELENA JOSIPOVIC

ELENA JOSIPOVIC

Youth Member for Logan

Workshop facilitator

GREGOR MEWS

GREGOR MEWS

International researcher, play advocate and antireductionist

Play Action Plan Coordinator & Facilitator: Oct 28-30
Forum Panelist, Child Friendly Neighbourhood Forum. "How to Go Beyond Preaching to the Converted"
Oct 28
Workshop Co-facilitator, Transforming Public Space through Play.
Oct 29 & 30

HYAHNO MOSER

HYAHNO MOSER

Father, Playworker and Child Advocate

Co - MC
Keynote Speaker: 2021 Childhood Summit Introduction, Oct 28
Forum Facilitator: Parenting inside Neighbourhood Play Networks, Oct 28
Forum Facilitator: Children of a Neighbourhood Play Network, Oct 29
Co-Workshop Facilitator: Sanctuary of the Neighbourhood

JOE BRUMM

JOE BRUMM

Creator of Bluey

Keynote Speaker: Playful Parenting
Oct 30

KERRY SMITH

KERRY SMITH

Workshop Facilitator

"Talking Circles"

MARILYN CASLEY

MARILYN CASLEY

Child consultor and childhood development researcher

Workshop facilitator, Oct 29 & 30

MINDY RUSSELL

MINDY RUSSELL

Councilor and Child and Family Practitioner

Forum Panelist: Child Friendly Neighbourhood Forum, "How to Go Beyond Preaching to the Converted", Oct 28

NATURE PLAY QLD

NATURE PLAY QLD

Childhood and Nature Play advocates

Workshop facilitator: Engaging kids in Nature Play
Oct 29 & 30

PRINCIPAL ANDREW BARNES

PRINCIPAL ANDREW BARNES

Eagleby South State School

Keynote Speaker: "Our Wonderful Mess – A from-the-ground-up reflection on the value of play"
Oct 29

TAYA

TAYA

Child Voice Speaker

Importance of Socialising & Staying a Kid

TIA GODBOLD

TIA GODBOLD

Child Voice Speaker

"Eat, Play, Love - Child's Basic Needs"

ALANNAH CHARDON

ALANNAH CHARDON

Child Voice Speaker

"Help Us Be Heard"

ANGUS GORRIE

ANGUS GORRIE

Playworker and Play Advocate

Workshop Presenter: Understanding & Supporting A Ludic Ecology
Oct 29 & 30

AUNTY FAITH GREEN

AUNTY FAITH GREEN

Q&A participant and Workshop facilitator

CHARLOTTE DAVIS

CHARLOTTE DAVIS

Child Voice Speaker

"The worst decision"

DEAN PATTERSON

DEAN PATTERSON

Senior Social Sustainability Manager, Lendlease Property and Building`

Forum Panelist, Child Friendly Neighbourhood Forum. "How to Go Beyond Preaching to the Converted"
Oct 28

ELIJAH LONSDALE

ELIJAH LONSDALE

Child Voice Speaker

"Just Imagine"

HAMISH MURRAY

HAMISH MURRAY

Child Voice Speaker

Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees

INDYANAH SHAMOUN

INDYANAH SHAMOUN

Co - MC
Childs Voice Speaker 
Neighbourhood Play Network Member

"The importance of voices being heard"

JORDAN HILL

JORDAN HILL

Emerging Playworker and Social Justice Advocate

Forum Panelist: Accountability to the Child's Voice, Oct 28
Workshop Facilitator: Play Policies, Oct 29 & 30

KITANA PHILLIPS

KITANA PHILLIPS

Child Voice Speaker

"The Future of Us!"

MATAN MAMEA

MATAN MAMEA

Child Voice Speaker

"The World Now - Through My Eyes"

NAT MILLAR

NAT MILLAR

Wife, Mum and founder of Mums n' Bubs Logan

Keynote speaker: Connection, Kindness, Support and PLAY; Story of Logan Mums and Bubs
Oct 30

PAIGE MACKIE

PAIGE MACKIE

Youth Member for Jordan
Youth Chair (Refuting) for Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Housing, Infrastructure
and Transport
YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament

Workshop facilitator, Oct 29 & 30

PRINCIPAL STEPHEN KANOWSKI

PRINCIPAL STEPHEN KANOWSKI

Berrinba East State School

Keynote speaker: "Outdoor Play - Improving Oral Language"
Oct 29

TAYLA GORDON

TAYLA GORDON

Child Voice Speaker

"Danger - Real or Perceived"

WOODRIDGE NPN ADULTS

WOODRIDGE NPN ADULTS

Adults from a current Neighbourhood Play Network

Parenting inside Neighbourhood Play Networks – Explore the ins-and-outs of parenting children of a Neighbourhood Play Network, Q&A.

Panelists include Michelle, Emma, Rizza

ALICE

ALICE

Child Voice Speaker

"Children Need to be FREE"

ANNE HOLLONDS

ANNE HOLLONDS

Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner

Keynote Speaker

BRUCE HURST

BRUCE HURST

Research Fellow

Keynote Speaker: "Listening Playfully"
Oct 29

CURIOUS ME

CURIOUS ME

Play Advocates

Workshop presenter: Play Provocations.
Oct 29 & 30

DEBRA CUSHING

DEBRA CUSHING

Associate Professor

Keynote speaker: Oct 29
Play Action Plan facilitator: Oct 28-30

GEOFF WOOLCOCK

GEOFF WOOLCOCK

Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor

Forum facilitator, Child Friendly Neighbourhood Forum. "Can We Go Beyond Preaching to the Converted?"
Oct 28

HAYLEY GLIDERS

HAYLEY GLIDERS

Child Voice Speaker

"Helping kids make better choices"

JACKSON TIDD & ISABELL HAYMAN

JACKSON TIDD & ISABELL HAYMAN

Child Voice Speaker

Family, Friends and Paraolympics, "We want the best"

JORDYN DOWLING

JORDYN DOWLING

Child Voice Speaker

"None Heal Themselves Through Hurting Others"

LUKAS RITSON

LUKAS RITSON

Founder of Wearthy and qualified Outdoor Educator.

Keynote speaker: How to raise resilient children in a risk averse world, Oct 30
Play Action Workshop Facilitator, Oct 28-30

MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN

MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN

Mum, Community hub worker and Neighbourhood Play Champion

Panelist: Explore the ins-and-outs of parenting children of a Neighbourhood Play Network Q&A, Oct 28
Co-Workshop Facilitator: Sanctuary of the Neighbourhood, Oct 29 & 30

NATALIA KRYSIAK

NATALIA KRYSIAK

Cities for Play founder and practicing architect

Keynote Speaker: Reimagining Neighbourhoods through Play
Forum Panelists: Child Friendly Neighbourhood Forum, "Can We Go Beyond Preaching to the Converted?", Oct 28

PENNY GOODALL

PENNY GOODALL

Community development worker, mother, grandmother and relentless advocate for children

Play Action Plan facilitator, Oct 28 -30

SAMANTHA KLINTWORTH

SAMANTHA KLINTWORTH

Human rights defender and National Director of Amnesty International Australia

Panel Facilitator: Accountability to the Child's Voice, Oct 28

THE OUTSIDERS

THE OUTSIDERS

Free play champions, full time playworkers and researchers

Imaginasium Crew

WOODRIDGE NPN KIDS

WOODRIDGE NPN KIDS

Children from a current Neighbourhood Play Network

Logan Play Story