Humans in Geelong Expo 2018

Humans in Geelong Expo 2018 – Sunday 7th October, 10 – 3pm, Deakin Waterfront Campus, FREE Community event highlighting our amazing locals. Gold coin optional. Uplifting start to Mental Health Month. There is something for everyone!

45 Exhibitors, 17 uplifting speakers, 12 live performances and  more!


There will be loads of door prizes including the grand prize a $250 voucher from Helloworld Travel Waurn Ponds. (Thanks to Rotarian Greg Cooke).

1,500 attended our first inspirational event last year. Scroll down for posters to share.

Guest Speakers:    Lecture Theatre D3.211

11am Nasir Sobhani ‘The Street’s Barber’ He’ll be choosing a lucky Tertiary student for a demo cut.

12 Professor Steven Allender, GLOBE Deakin Uni, how to combat the rising rates of childhood obesity and other complex social problems with a whole community approach.

1pm Andrea Downie, Project Thrive, ‘Disrupting the Mental Health Crisis – Building Well-being’

2pm Stampsy, Leean Stamps of K-rock

3pm Geelong Youth Panel led by Kuranda Director of

Room D2.212

11am Geelong Mums

12 Tim Adams from Geelong Sustainability talks about Climate Safe Rooms

1pm Sally Higoe – Ignite, supporting a community in Uganda & Elf Squad

2pm Joshua Maxwell de Hoog, lowercasepoetry session

3pm Tony McManus – RUOK?

Room D2.211

10.45 Vicki Hallett Sound Artist

11.30 Mitch Grinter talks about producing a book about blogging about The Simpsons titled “Homer’s Odyssey: An Embiggened Simpsons Guide”

12.15 Doug Lang, ‘The Nature of Survival’, as seen on ABC Landline

1pm One Fire – Reconciliation, where do you fit in?

1.45 Dr Sam from the In8Life, a wholistic team of Chiropractors in Newtown, talking on Positive Thinking.

2.30 Chagai from South Sudan, finding her voice, building 6 wells and a school.

3.15 Mangroves from the Water and their environmental importance, Zahidah, Zeytoun-Millie

Live Performances in the Courtyard

St Leonard’s Men’s Shed making wooden tic tac toe games with children, free face-painting, henna and crafts for kids with Ang Grace and Urban Upcycle. Princess Aspien and Spiderman from 11 – 12.30. Free popcorn and apples. FREE HuGs.


10am Julie Hope Community Engagement Officer of Deakin University. Welcome to Country – Corrina Eccles, Deadly Dancers and Norm Stanley on the didge. Opening by the Mayor of Geelong Bruce Harwood, Gayle Tierney MP and Christine Couzens MP. Writing competition winners announced.

10.30 Dazzling Dan

10.50 Charlie performs techno music

11am Sweethearts

11.45 Geelong’s Scottish Dancers

12 With One Voice Choir

12.20 Medimime ‘Aladdin’ songs

12.30 Geelong’s Lithuanian Dance Group

12.45 Geelong Indonesian Dance Group

1pm Surprise – not to be missed!

1.10 Gaajaak Youth Dance Group

1.30 Mental Health Week Awards and talk by Sally Buchanan-Hagen

1.50 Helloworld Waurn Ponds $250 voucher Grand Prize presentation

2 – 2.15 Hazara Youth Dance Group

2.15 Manuel and Florencia of the Latin Dance Tribe – Salsa

2.55 Tony McManus RUOK?


Liam’s Art – Liam will be painting on the day, make sure you say hi. He is donating the piece below and the money raised from the Silent Auction for this will go to Headspace.

Geelong Sustainability, Creative Geelong, Cherished Pets, Peter Roberts, Arkoun, Fair Wrap, Peace of Mind, Norlane Healing Hands, Kardinia Rotary, Rotoract,  Quota – Sew & So – handmade dresses, Mangroves from the Water, Dragon’s Abreast, The One that was Different – children’s book, Cinnamon Art, Public Transport Vic, Australian Multicultural Services (AMCS), A Fresh Legacy, EATS, Anam Cara, CRAG, One Fire, Youth for Refugees, Fairwrap, Ignite, Elf Squad, Life Activities Club Geelong Inc., The Pulse, Girl Guides, Soroptimists, Cycling Geelong, PALZ, Volunteering Geelong, BOE – Built on enthusiasm, Julie McSpedden Art, Rosewall community centre, Town Australia – weight loss, Hazara Community, Cookie Moo, VIEW, Hearing Australia, Red Frogs, Helloworld Travel Waurn Ponds (donating a $250 voucher as grand prize), Speaker’s Table.

In the Foyer

11am The Recycling Game presented by Geelong Sustainability

12 School Lunchbox display by George

1pm Combined Refugee Action Group Game

2pm BOE Built on Enthusiasm demo on old to reconditioned

Something for everyone!

Sponsored by: The City of Greater Geelong, Deakin University, Geelong Connected Communities, Snap Printing Geelong, Barwon Health, Headspace and the Multicultural Commission of Victoria.

Let us INSPIRE – CONNECT – STRENGTHEN! There will be free hugs from team members in the courtyard.

Liam's Art HuG

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