Video of the Creative State Summit 2019 presentation.

“Three years ago, I never imaged I could speak in front of 5 people, let alone 50! But I did it! We did it! Five of the Humans in Geelong team inspired a global audience at Creative Victoria’s ‘Creative State Summit’ on Friday 31st of June 2019. This sold out Remix Summit was held at the Melbourne Museum over two days.

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“We got everyone up dancing, then we dazzled the audience with how Humans in Geelong (HuG) inspires, connects and strengthens our community by using the powerful medium of storytelling to create positive social change; sharing the inspirational stories of locals. We showcased our innovative multi-media model, its successes and how it can be replicated elsewhere. To conclude our presentation we showed a video of our flashmob from last year’s Humans in Geelong Expo 2018, then announced ‘well, what are you waiting for, come and get your free hugs!’

“You can watch our dazzling presentation here: or you could come along to watch Bec Picone, Brandon Dellow and me present to a local audience at the Waurn Ponds Library on July 24th at 6pm. Book your free tickets here

“Be swept away by the HuG movement!

“Note – Initially I thought I could conduct the Humans in Geelong project anonymously from behind my computer, but I quickly learnt that to make it work, I needed to shout it from the rooftops. In the last 3 years team members and I have presented to over 100 school and community groups. I overcame my fear of public speaking because it’s my passion and at my very first talk, a Prep boy I taught, was sitting in the front row beaming at me – I couldn’t let him down. I delivered my first presentation confidently and it’s been nothing but up since then.”

Story: Jacqui Bennett. Photo: Phil Hines L to R: Rini Lombard, Acting Mayor Peter Murrihy, Kim Elise Cooper, Jacqui Bennett (didn’t someone say let’s do a silly photo?) Jesse Malthouse and Althea Abraham.

Thanks for coming to cheer us on, Acting Mayor Peter Murrihy and the City of Greater Geelong Arts and Culture team. #CREATIVESTATE #remixsummit