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1st Gold Coast Speech Festival

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The Gold Coast Speech Festival is a charitable event with the opportunity to network with like-minded, influential community members and to be inspired by some of the greatest speakers and entrepreneurs from the Gold Coast and Australia. In 2017, twelve expert presenters will engage you in powerful conversations and challenge you to go ‘Above and Beyond’.

There will be three 1.5 hour speaking sessions with two 30 minute breaks for networking opportunities.

The event program will consist of three sessions:

Session One: Modern Men

  • Mark Hunter – 2009 World Champion for Public Speaking
  • Josh Holms – 2015 Champion, The Poetry Performance World Cup
  • Jason Ganis – 2015 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Gavin Topp – Australian Boxer / Founder of Fight Like a Pro

Session Two: Wonder Women

  • Rosie Pekar – International Motivational Speaker
  • Carolyn Shaw –International Women’s Day Leadership Award Recipient
  • Elisa James – Internationally Renowned Holistic Vocal Coach
  • Aldwyn Altuney – Multi Media Queen / Television Host

Session Three: Mighty Millennials

  • David Sipinkoski – Young Business Owner
  • Elise Chambellant – Miss Universe Australia 2016, 1st runner up
  • Lloyd James Ross – Lifestyle Entrepreneur
  • Navdeep Pasricha – Teen Entrepreneur / Founder of iYouth

Purchase your ticket

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Students pay $14.99. Adults pay $59.99 for downstairs seating and $39.99 for upstairs seating.

Charity proceeds

100% of proceeds will go to three charitable organisations that all work 'Above and Beyond', to create a more just, compassionate and inclusive society and to combat some of the greatest challenges of our time.


Join our community

Join our community, get involved, and help our chosen charities:   


From: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sunday, 9 July 2017
To: Sunday, 9 July 2017


Arts Theatre, The Gold Coast Arts Centre (135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise)


Students - $14.99 | Adults - from $29.99




Novie Jay




0478 103 262