Jenny Brockie from SBS Insight 

 
Jenny Brockie is one of Australia’s most gifted and sought after forum facilitators. Jenny is well known for hosting SBS TV’s INSIGHT, where she facilitates an always lively and thought provoking discussion on a wide range of topics with more than 50 participants weekly. Jenny’s experience on INSIGHT and as a journalist, documentary film maker and interviewer, give her a unique set of skills which she uses to elicit information in an informative and entertaining way. Her exceptional ability to draw out people’s ideas, get them talking to one another and encourage audience participation is a hallmark of her work as a facilitator.
 
 
 

Dr. Kang-Hyun Lee, President of IAVE

 
Dr. Kang Hyun Lee is the Co-Chair of the Board of the Korea Council of Volunteering, an umbrella organization recognized by  the Volunteering Act of 2005 providing leadership in the field of volunteering in Korea. Dr.Lee has taught on volunteerism and volunteer management at several Universities. recently, he serves as a co-chair of the Civil Society Organisation Solidarity and Volunteer 21 which he founded and served as the President. He also served as the Secretary General ofthe IYV2001 Korea Commission and the regional Director of Asia-Pacific and a board member of IAVE. He Hosted the 17th IAVE World Volunteer Conference held in Seoul in 2002 and has served many other advisory positions or board memberships such as; the World Cup 2002 Volunteer Committee, the National Commission for Rebuilding Korea, Korean Association of Volunteer Centres, Korea Volunteer Forum and Korean Association of Non-profit Organization Research. 
Dr. Lee introduced the modern concept of volunteer management in Korea and founded the first volunteer centre, Federation of Volunteer Efforts in Busan, Korea. He has also been instrumental in passing the Volunteering Act of 2005 and guided Joongangilbo, one of the most influential and largest newspaper, holding an annual Volunteer Festivity similar to ‘Make a Difference Day’ in the USA.
 

Richard Dictus

 
Richard is from the Netherlands and took up his present appointment in Januaray 2013. Prior to this he has served the United Nations in a variety of key roles in Malawi, South Yemen, the Sudan, Lesotho, Bangladesh, Pakistan, New York and Fiji. In each of these roles Richard has had extensive experience of examining the value of volunteering in capacity building.
Richard is keen to explore the conference theme VOLUNTEERING TODAYS IMPERATIVE in the context of the UN’s new development framework that will emerge as part of the post 2015 agenda.
 
 
 
 

Jody Broun, CEO of Red Cross NSW Australia

 
Jody Broun will give a keynote address on “ Volunteering The Australian Aboriginal Experience - A Reciprocal Model. 
Jody has spent almost 30 years in Aboriginal affairs at state and national levels, the majority of that time in senior executive roles.
She recently completed a two year term as the inaugural elected female Co-Chairperson of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. In this role she was involved in national policy development and community engagement in areas such as health, review of the Native Title Act, Aboriginal languages education, and the Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Jody is also an artist and has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 1998 she won the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award and in 2005 the Canberra Art Award.  Jody is passionately committed to the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and continues to represent their views through membership on a range of boards and committees including the C20.  Jody is a member of the C20 committee and as such has advocated strongly on behalf of IAVE and the 2014 Conference for the G20 to recognise volunteering to be included in national accounts.  She has recently taken up her new appointment as CEO Australian Red Cross New South Wales Division.
 

Michael Kirby

 
When he retired from the High Court of Australia on 2 February 2009, Michael Kirby was Australia’s longest serving judge.
He was first appointed in 1975 as a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation & Arbitration Commission.  Soon after, he was seconded as inaugural Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-84).  Later, he was appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal and, concurrently, the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands.  His appointment to the High Court came in 1996 and he served thirteen years. In later years, he was Acting Chief Justice of Australia twice.
In addition to his judicial duties, Michael Kirby served on three university governing bodies being elected Chancellor of Macquarie University in Sydney (1984-93).  He also served on many national and international bodies.  Amongst the latter have been service as a member of the World Health Organisation’s Global Commission on AIDS (1988-92); President of the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva (1995-8); as UN Special Representative Human Rights in Cambodia (1993-6); a member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee (1995-2005); a member of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Judicial Reference Group (2007-) and a member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights.  Since his judicial retirement, Michael Kirby was elected President of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia from 2009-2010. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Laws of Australia.  He has been appointed Honorary Visiting Professor by twelve universities. And he participates regularly in many local and international conferences and meetings.  He has been awarded many honorary doctorates.
In 2010, he was awarded the Gruber Justice Prize.  He was also a member of the Eminent Persons Group (2010-11) which was investigating the future of the Commonwealth of Nations; and has been appointed to the UNDP Global Commission of HIV and the Law (2010-12). In 2010, he was appointed to the Arbitration Panel of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank).  In 2013 he was appointed a Commissioner of the UNAIDS Commission on Sustainable Health (2013-14).  Later in 2013 he was appointed by the President of the UN Human Rights Council pursuant to a resolution of the Council, to head the Commission of Inquiry on Alleged Human Rights Violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (2013-14).
 

Daniel Buritica Cordoba, Founder & President of the Columbian Network of Youth

 
Is the founder and President of the Colombian Network of Youth, the first young social entrepreneurs in that country which has developed a unique model to empower young people to create social change. Daniel has also created the summer camp BAKONGO which integrates underprivileged children with university students. He was recognised by Junior Chamber International as one of 10 outstanding leaders for 2012.  Daniel is a Youth Representative Board member of The International Association for Volunteer Effort, and an ambassador for Colombia in One Young World. He is also the Co-founder of the International Wake Up Call movement and he manages the law firm Francisco Buritca Abogados Consultores in Colombia.
 
 
 

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15 August Standard registration open 
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15-20 September Conference runs