Speakers Program
We are delighted to bring you a makers and experts from across Australia, to educate and entertain.


10:30 ‑ 10:45 Welcome and Introduction
The Maker Movement:

What is it and why you should care.
Maker Faire Team
Katrina Byworth

South Australian Makers Inc.
10:45 ‑ 11:10 Transforming Trash Into Treasure:
How a glorified arc welder could propel the industrialisation of space.
Dr. Paddy Neumann
Neumann Space
11:10 ‑ 11:35 Digital Fabrication:
An enabler for creativity, community and collaboration.
April Staines
Geek Girl Academy/April Storm 3D
11:35 ‑ 12:05 Exploring the Deep Ocean:
A hands on approach to innovation.
Ron Allum
Ron Allum Deepsea Services
12:05 ‑ 12:30 The Plug-in:
Influencers of modern ageing.
Kirsty Rawlings
COTA SA The Plug-in
13:30 ‑ 14:10 How Social Media Has Affected the Maker Community
Panel Discussion
Colum Black-Byron, Andrew Jones,
Alison Kershaw, Robin Lewis
14:10 ‑ 14:35 Making, Hacking and Mending:
A reflection of managing the Footscray Maker Lab.
Nick Owen
Footscray Maker Lab
14:35 ‑ 15:00 Handplanes and Arduinos:
Combining 21st century tech with traditional handtool woodworking.
Andrew Jones
15:00 ‑ 15:25 Australia’s Science Channel:
What’s in it for Makers?
Lisa Bailey
The Royal Institution of Australia