GOLD COAST - "Building Aspirations - Get the life you love Forum" - 7 October 2011
230 students (years 10 to 12) from eight schools
- Steve Liebmann (MC)
- Courtney Hancock (No.1 Ironwoman in Australia; 2011 Coolangatta Gold (25 September 2011); 2011 National Ironwoman Champion; 2011 Ironwoman Series title holder (theme – motivation)
- Preston Campbell (Gold Coast Titans player, DEEWR Learn Earn Legend! education ambassador) (theme – don’t regret not trying)
- Soul Mystique (Gavin Skinner & Lydia Lim) Voted Top 10 magic acts in the world, Finalists ‘Australian Entertainer of the Year’ 2011 Australian Event Awards (theme – you may have to create your own career).
Career Stories Panel:
- Shannon Willoughby – Senior Columnist, The Gold Coast Bulletin (Theme ‐ It takes hard work, persistence and a "Yes" attitude)
- Tara‐Mai Reilly – Electrician (Theme ‐ Girls in trades)
- Brooke Muir – Child Protection Officer (Theme ‐ Don’t let anyone limit your aspirations)
- Anne Kinny – Senior Law Student SCU (Theme ‐ Accepting forced career change - Chef to Law student)
- Libby Harward – Creative Director of the Gold Coast Drug Council’s Inter Urban Arts team (Theme ‐ Community work in Arts / Indigenous support)
- Matthew McKenzie (Outback Matty) – Chef (Theme ‐ Drug addiction / Loneliness / Criminal record – Overcoming adversity).