The three days of Power Shift will include some of the world's best speakers, campaigners, scientists, economists and activists. The list below is guaranteed to put on an inspiring and incredible show... and there's more to come! Draft programme available here.
James is the world's highest-profile climate scientist. He's been combatting climate change since 1988, when he alerted Congress of the impending danger that is global warming. Hansen was also the head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies from 1981 to 2013. He recently retired from NASA so that he could be more active in the climate movement.
Australian of the Year in 2007, Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s best-known scientists. Tim is the Head of the Climate Commission. Since 2011 the Climate Commission has gained significant national and global media attention for research into the impacts of climate change in Australia, especially extreme weather.
Bill wrote one of the first books on global warming in 1989. Since then he has taken on a critical role with the international climate movement. Founding 350.org and organising some of the largest world-wide climate action demonstrations. Check out his Aus Do The Math tour.
Paul is the former executive director of Greenpeace. An activist and social entrepreneur for 35 years, Paul has been inspiring and motivating a global transition to sustainability. He works all around the world with individuals, businesses, NGOs and governments.
Ginny is the backbone of the "Protect Keppel Bay" community campaign. She is changing the game and protecting the reef and the Fitzroy Delta from the impacts of coal exports. Having seen the impacts of fossil fuels in her own area, Ginny is able to share stories from the frontline of climate campaigning in Queensland.
Kirsty has been key to setting up AYCC's huge grassroots networks. She's run 4,000 days of volunteer training, inspiring thousands of young people around Australia. She also has worked with youth in Fiji, to help start a Pacific Youth Climate movement. In 2010 she won Young Australian of the Year Tasmania.