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Join our growing community of purpose-driven people from around Sydney, Australia and the rest of the world. Find things out first, and get access to the people and resources you need to get you closer to your destination with people on the same path as you.

Our eternal quest is to convene a crack team of speakers and guests to deliver a most remarkable live experience. Here’s just some of them.

Sara Rickards

Sara Rickards

Re:Purpose for Good

Re:Purpose for Good was a business idea that Sara hatched up at last year’s Purpose conference. A year on, the initiative repurposes plastic and e-waste to make robotic prosthetics. In her spare time she is also the Co-founder of F*ckgiving – a contagious movement designed to unlock human potential – and a Program Manager at The Centre for Sustainability Leadership. Sarah is on a mission to unlock human potential and specialises in creating connected and conscious communities towards a regenerative impact. Sarah loves Purpose so much that she carries one of our Purpose bags everywhere she goes!

“Purpose allows me to tap into all of the most awesome humans in the purpose-driven business space. It leaves you with a bursting heart and charged up with energy to launch into the year!”

Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien


Tim is the founder of Hatched, an advisory firm that designs impact models that have purpose at the core. He helps businesses articulate why they exist, and strategically designs their businesses to do good and be impactful. He believes business is a powerful force for change and brings a human approach and practical business perspective when designing and implementing purpose-based models.

“There is so much happening at Purpose. So many amazing people to meet, conversations, music, a few surprises and of course amazing speakers. Every session is packed with interesting information, learnings, failures and great supportive debate. Attending Purpose gives me that injection to go back into the business world and continue to transform it.”

Kyra Maya Phillips

Kyra Maya Phillips


Kyra is the co-author of The Misfit Economy, a book which chronicles stories of creativity from informal and dark markets around the globe. She is also a co-founder of The Point People, a collective of innovators, artists and entrepreneurs committed to driving systemic change for a more equitable society, and has written for and appeared in publications, conferences and events around the world.

“I keep coming back to the Purpose conference because of the fullness of the experience. Usually, conferences seek to nurture only one aspect of a human being but Purpose cultivates on the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual levels. You come out of it with a good sense of what is and isn’t meaningful.”

Susie Bayes

Susie Bayes

Brand Partnerships Director
Guardian Labs

Following a psychology degree with a decade in marketing and strategy, Susie joined Guardian Australia in 2014 to help brands create partnerships which authentically connect them with the Guardian’s loyal audience. Susie is a 2017 graduate of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership’s Future Makers Fellowship and is passionate about helping brands achieve success by communicating their commitment to better business.

“Most people who know me know about Purpose and the pivotal role it’s played in my journey to date. Purpose is where I realised how much of an impact I could have personally and made me decide to try to ensure this is part of all of my work, forever.”


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ENDS 20 November 2017




21 November - 15 December 2017




16 December 2017 - 27 February 2018

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