UniSport Australia has revealed the full line-up of speakers and topics for its 2018 National Conference, which is due to take place in Gold Coast next month.
Keynote speakers include Mark Knowles, who ended his career earlier this month by captaining Australia to the men’s hockey title at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Knowles, the Olympic gold medallist who carried the Australian flag at the Gold Coast 2018 Opening Ceremony, captained his side to a 2-0 win over New Zealand on his 324th appearance for the national team.
He added a third gold medal to his extensive collection, which also includes two Olympic bronze, two Champions Trophies and the 2014 World Cup.
Among the other keynote speakers is Belinda Brosnan, a leading change agent and thinker on mindset and personal leadership through change, uncertainty and complexity.
Formerly a senior leader in the property development and media industries, Brosnan now works extensively with senior leaders and their teams to challenge their thinking and focus so they can collaborate effectively, make better decisions and navigate change.
Writer, director and producer Natasha Pincus is also due to be a keynote speaker along with key industry partners and members.
Pincus started writing and directing music videos in 2007.
She has created internationally regarded videos for a number of Australia’s favourite musicians, including Powderfinger, Paul Kelly, Gotye, Missy Higgins, Kasey Chambers, Pete Murray, Lior and Sarah Blasko.
Pincus has won two Annual Australian Recording Industry Association awards for best music video, and has been nominated for the MTV Video Music Awards for best music video and best editing.
Her iconic video for Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know has been viewed more than one billion times on YouTube.
The National Conference unites university sport administrators and managers for networking opportunities and conversations surrounding issues that drive the university sport sector.
In 2018, delegates will experience professional development and networking opportunities with the Conference attracting university sport leaders, keynote speakers, university sport administrators and managers, as well as representatives from international university sport federations, national sporting organisations, and key university stakeholders.
The Conference is due to be held at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort on May 22 and 23.
It will be preceded by UniSport Australia’s Annual General Meeting on May 21.
A full schedule can be found by clicking here.