Keynote speakers

conference Keynote speaker and workshop host: Tim Gentle

Tim Gentle, founder of Think.Digital, Digital Crusader, Educator and Entrepreneur  is a passionate advocate for regional, rural and remote Australia.

With more than 20 years experience in marketing and the digital world, Tim’s energy, enthusiasm and industry knowledge has been shared in over 1000 workshops, across Australia and internationally. Tim has also architected more than 1000 websites for an array of customers.

Tim’s latest innovative effort, #ThinkDigitalCoach, is a hi-tech 14-metre classroom on wheels, which travels throughout Australia providing digital education, experiences, and education to students of all ages.

As the keynote speaker and a workshop host at the 2018 National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) conference, through the support of Australian Wool Innovation, Tim will share his vision of how we all can help bridge the digital divide between the city and country.

Learn more about Tim and the #ThinkDigitalCoach |

Conference dinner speaker: Michael McQueen

Michael McQueen understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.

Widely recognised for having his finger on the pulse of business and culture, Michael has helped some of the world’s best-known brands navigate change and stay ahead of the curve.

As a leading specialist in demographic shifts, change management and future trends, Michael features regularly as a commentator on TV and radio and has written four bestselling books.
His first book, The ‘New’ Rules of Engagement focuses on strategies for leading and connecting with Generation Y.  Michael’s newest release, Winning the Battle for Relevance is a revealing look at why even the greatest brands and organisations become obsolete… and how to avoid their fate.

Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg and Larry King. He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people across five continents since 2004 and is known for his high-impact, research-rich and entertaining conference presentations.
In 2015, Michael was named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year and was inducted into the Speakers Halls of Fame.