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KEYNOTE - Damon Gameau

Damon Gameau is an Australian actor and director. He has starred in several feature films, including Rolf De Heer’s critically acclaimed THE TRACKER, Darren Ashton’s THUNDERSTRUCK and RAZZLE DAZZLE, Robert Connolly’s BALIBO opposite Anthony LaPaglia, PATRICK with Rachel Griffiths and Charles Dance and SAVE YOUR LEGS! with Stephen Curry and Brendan Cowell. Damon’s performance in BALIBO earned him an AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His television credits include UNDERBELLY, HOWZAT, LOVE MY WAY, PUBERTY BLUES, SECRETS AND LIES, GALLIPOLI and THE KETTERING INCIDENT.

 

As a director he wrote, directed and performed vocals for the 2011 winning Tropfest short film, ANIMAL BEATBOX, which has now played at over 25 festivals worldwide. He was also a finalist in 2010 with his film, ONE, which he co-directed with Gareth Davies. THAT SUGAR FILM was Damon’s first feature length film as a director and won Best Documentary at the Australian AACTA awards and was a hit at the Australian box office. THAT SUGAR BOOK is his first published book.

 

Damon Gameau’s new film, 2040, is an innovative feature documentary that explores what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet. It was released in April 2019 and is already in the top 5 highest grossing documentaries of all time in Australia at the cinema.

Join Damon at the City of Canning's Changing Your World Conference to be inspired! Together, we can change the world.

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MC - Dr Josh Byrne

Josh Byrne is an environmental scientist with a national profile as a consultant, researcher and communicator in urban sustainability. He has a unique approach to environmental design and community engagement drawing on 20 years experience as a design and media professional. He is well known as a television presenter on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia program where over the past 18 years he has showcased practical approaches to gardening and urban sustainability.

Josh is a Research Fellow at Curtin University where he has led national research projects in high performance housing and low carbon residential precincts. His wider research interests include water sensitive design and sustainable urban development. He holds a PhD and has authored a number of academic publications in these fields, in addition to industry guidelines and popular books.


Josh’s approach is leadership through demonstration. He engages in projects at various scales that provide opportunities to test innovation, build capacity and share learnings with stakeholders and the broader community. He is a member of the Waste Authority of Western Australia and the Western Australian Design Review Panel. Josh is Patron for the Conservation Council of Western Australia and an Ambassador for Nature Play WA.

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