Join two-time Academy Award winning actor Geena Davis, and other special guests, in an exclusive day of conversation into gender representation and diversity on screens.
This one-day conference is presented in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, one of the world leaders in research and advocacy for representation of women on screens. Actors, activists, writers, directors, academics and creators will pull the curtain back on some of the most pressing issues facing our culture and screen industries including body image, ageing and diversity with a special focus on Australian created content.
Hear from special guest, advocate and two-time Academy Award winning actor Geena Davis in an exclusive keynote speech and in conversation. Beyond her influence on screen, Davis is also a leader in challenging gender balance and Hollywood power structures. The global non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media uses hard facts and data on under-representation to drive positive change across the screen industry.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the call to action for gender equality and diversity on our screens.
Full list of speakers
Geena Davis (Keynote Speaker)
Actor and Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Madeline Di Nonno
President and CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Australian of the Year 2023 and body image advocate
Carly Findlay OAM
Writer, speaker and appearance activist
Rachael Maza OAM (Yidinji and Meriam)
Actor, director and Artistic Director of the ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
Sigrid Thornton OAM
Elaine Crombie (Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara)
Journalist and Plan International Australia Ambassador advocating for women and girls
Filmmaker and founder of Behind the Screens
Dr Emma Fulu
Founder and Executive Director of The Equality Institute
Director, writer, and producer
Hayley Percy (Wiradjuri)
Game Director of Future Folklore at GUCK
Actor, model, host and BLM, queer and radical body acceptance advocate
Australian Muslim director and producer
SBS Content Industry Diversity Manager (TV & Online Content) and Co-Chair of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network
NITV & Screen Australia Gender Matters Taskforce
Dr Julie Peters
Trans woman and activist, ABC
Filmmaker and disability advocate
Dean of RMIT School of Media and Communication
Lunch – $25
Order baguettes, salads and drinks from HERO.
(You can also order lunch when you book your conference ticket online).
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