The organizing committee has identified three interesting and engaging keynote speakers, one for each day of the conference.
Mrs. Angeline Greensill: (TBD)
Mrs. Angeline Greensill is a prominent Maori political rights campaigner, academic and leader. Mrs. Greensill is of Tainui, Ngati Porou, and Ngati Paniora descent, born Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) and raised at Te Kopua (Raglan), Whaingaroa on the turangawaewae of Tainui o Tainui ki Whaingaroa. She was educated at Raglan Primary, Raglan District High School, Hamilton Technical College, Hamilton Teachers College and at Waikato University. She holds a Trained Teachers Certificate, LLB (Bachelor of Laws), Bachelor of Social Sciences with 1st class Honours and is currently completing a Masters of Social Science.
Prof. Douglas Booth: Living with the beach.
Douglas Booth is Professor of Sport Studies and Dean of the School of Physical Education and Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Douglas' primary research examines physical and sporting cultures and he has written extensively about beach cultures; his books on this subject include Australian Beach Cultures (2001) and Extreme Surfing (2011). Douglas serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals, he is an executive member of the Australasian Society for Sport History, and Chair of the New Zealand Tertiary Council on Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise.
Donna-Marie Audas: Understanding the service and value of catchment and coastal ecosystems
Donna-Marie Audas is a Manager of Coastal Ecosystems at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and has worked as a GIS Manager with the Northern Territory government.