NSW Teachers Federation - 30th May 2019

Changing the Ratio ...

Changing the Ratio is a bold new initiative to continue B&T’s mission of making equality and inclusion the norm in Australia’s communications industry and beyond.

Completely Australian born and bred, this event is about bringing the extraordinary creative problem solving capability of this great nation to bear on a problem we should be looking to fix right now. Held on 30th May 2019 in Sydney, Changing the ratio will bring together spectacular speakers and industry panel discussions, to allow attendees to walk away with practical tools, case studies and things to do right now that they can take back to their own organisation to drive diversity and inclusion.

2019 Speakers .

Check out the fabulous line up of speakers bringing you practical tools, case studies and things to do right now to drive diversity.

Founder, Ahiida Pty Ltd

Strategic Recruitment Manager, Southern Cross Austereo

Chief Executive Officer, Free TV Australia

Head of Marketing Australia Division, ANZ

Charmaine Moldrich - CEO, OMA and MOVE

Academic Director and Program Adviser at RARE - Diversity Initiative by Google

National Business Director, China Social Solutions

Operations Manager - Pride Inclusion Programs, ACON

Greg Graham – BIO founder of The Nest Consultancy

Lecturer & Director, Monash University, Master of Applied Linguistics

Editor-in-Chief, Better Homes and Gardens

Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Council Australia Ltd

Head of Marketing, Digital, Demand Generation and Channel, IBM

Head of Membership Services, Diversity Works NZ

Creative Director, TBWA\Melbourne

Founder & CEO, Starts at 60 and Travel at 60

Executive Partner, TBWA\Melbourne

Head Of Media Network, Australian Football League (AFL)

Global CEO, Cummins & Partners

Publisher, Women's Agenda

Head of Talent Acquisition, WPP AUNZ
Plan your day

Schedule .

With a range of keynotes, industry panel discussions and short stories, plus plenty of opportunities to network.
8.15 - 10.50am

Morning Sessions

8.15 - 9am


9 - 9.20am

Open and Welcome by MC Mary Haddock-Staniland, Head of Membership Services at Diversity Works NZ

9.20 - 10am

Headline keynote speaker: David Slocum, Professor & Faculty Director – The Berlin School of Creative Leadership – partnership with RARE

10 - 10.20am


10.20 - 10.50am

Morning Tea – networking break

10.50am - 1.35pm

Mid-morning Sessions

10.50 - 11.30am

Ageism panel discussion – partnership with C&P

  • Moderator: Rebecca Wilson, CEO, Starts at 60
  • Julia Zaetta, Editor, Pacific Magazines
  • Greg Graham, Founder, The Nest Consultancy
  • Charmaine Moldrich, CEO, Outdoor Media Association
  • Sean Cummins, Owner, Cummins&Partners

11.30am - 12.15am

Diversity beyond gender

  • Peter Kirk, Head of Creative Services, Pluto Media: Indigenous story telling
  • Bridget Fair, CEO, Free TV Australia: Diversity on Screen
  • Disability in the workplace

12.15 - 12.35pm

Keynote: The power of language: Dr Howard Manns, Head of Linguistics, Monash University

12.35 - 1.35pm


1.35 - 3.50pm

Afternoon Sessions

1.35 - 2.15pm

Debate: Quotas are what we need to ensure diversity and inclusion

  • Mari Kaupinnen, Marketing Chair, IBM ANZ
  • Arthur Georgio, Strategic Recruitment Manager, Souther Cross Austereo
  • Tarla Lambert, Publisher & Co-Owner, Women’s Agenda
  • Sarah Wyse, Head of Media, AFL
  • Lisa Annese, CEO, Diversity Council Australia

2.15 - 2.50pm

Keynote: How a philosophy of equality can inspire creative marketing solutions – partnership with Facebook

  • Carolyn Bendall, Head of Marketing Australia Division, ANZ
  • Ricci Meldrum, Executive Partner, TBWA
  • Matt Stoddart, Creative Director, TBWA

2.50 - 3.20pm

Accessing diverse markets

  • Aheda Zanetti, Burkini founder
  • Di Sandhu, National Business Director,  China Social Solutions – partnership with China Social Solutions

3.20 - 3.50pm

Afternoon Tea – networking break

3.50 - 6.30pm

Late Sessions

3.50 - 4.10pm


4.10 - 4.50pm

Panel: Using Courage for Change – LGBTI Perspectives on Changing the Ratio – partnership with WPP

  • Tom Stevenson – Head of Talent Acquisition, WPP AUNZ
  • Elaine Czulkowski, Operations Manager – Pride Inclusion Programs, ACON

4.50 - 5.30pm

Headline keynote speaker to close


Closing Remarks

5.35 - 6.30pm

Cocktail party

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Be a part of the movement

Ticket Options .

Purchase your tickets today - limited capacity.

Super Early Bird

$ 299
  • Includes access to all sessions
  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available until 31st January 2019

Early Bird

$ 399
  • Includes access to all sessions
  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available until 14th April 2019

Slept In

$ 499
  • Includes all benefits of early bird ticket
  • Available until 29th May 2019

Bring the team

$ 50 off
  • Buy 5 or more tickets and receive $50 off each ticket
  • Reward future leaders within your business

2019 Sponsors .

Thanking our amazing sponsors.

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2018 Wrap Up .

Check out all the action from the 2018 conference - see you in 2019!

Advisory Committee .

Thanks to our advisory committee members for your thought and leadership in championing diversity and inclusion in our industry.

Anthony Xydis – Australian Radio Network
Ben Welsh – DDB Sydney
Bernie Johnson – Adrenalin
Cat Bowe – Facebook
Charmaine Moldrich – Outdoor Media Association
Chris Howatson –  CHE Proximity
Fern Canning Brooke –  Edelman
Imogen Hewitt – Havas Media
Jen Speirs – BMF
Jess Dunn – The Hallway

John Bevitt & Renata Freund – Honeycomb Strategy
John Diaz & Sarah Williams – oOh! Media
Karen Ferry – Leo Burnett
Karissa Fletcher – Westpac
Kate Chaffer & Nancy Hromin – Culture Zone
Kirsty Muddle & Kate Donnelly – Cummins&Partners
Louise Laing & Bella Twomey – G Adventures
Madel Giles – WPP AUNZ
Martin Cowie – OMD

Nicole McInnes – OVO
Paolo Modolo – AppNexus
Peter Kirk – Pluto Media
Rachael Townsley – Quantcast
Stefanie Digianvincenzo & Tara McKenty – RARE
Tessa Cavalot – HYLAND
Theo Zisoglou –  Bohemia
Uma Oldham – SBS
Victoria Berthinussen – Google

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