Who’s contributing in 2019?

Everyone at the 2019 will form part of the conference. With opportunities to present through open space, we believe that everyone is a contributor. See below for who is attending and offering their creative energy to the conference.

Rachel Apelt
I am a graphic facilitator and graphic recorder based in Brisbane. My formation as a facilitator has three foundational pillars - visual arts, Gestalt and IAP2
Martin Butcher
I attended the 1998 AFN conference and have been learning ever since. I still find creating spaces for people to discuss the things that are important to them both rewarding and challenging.
Robin Clayfield
Robin has been facilitating for over three decades using creative, interactive processes and has developed the ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Methodology which pieces together all the elements that create a dynamic, effective and cohesive group and satisfied, engaged people. Her practice is grounded in and grown up through Permaculture, Nonviolent Communication, Heart Politics, Sociocracy, Deep Ecology and her ‘Dynamic Groups’ work.
Gillian Cochrane
Bob Dick
I'm avidly interested in consultancy and facilitation work that's stimulating, worthwhile, and helps to make the world a better place. I very much prefer highly participative assignments, with wide involvement of those people who have a stake in what's happening. I prefer to work in ways that help the people I work with to acquire my skills and processes by working with me.
John James
As an enabler of change, I enjoy managing a training and development program for the Queensland Government, building the skills and capabilities of those working to enable greater practice change in the Great Barrier Reef catchments. Keen facilitator and passionate learner.
Helen Lawless
I am an experienced change manager and I work with groups to develop change resilience.
Marie Martin

I try to live every day from a position of facilitating. I do not think of myself as an “Elder” but have been given this title since Alice Springs. I have so much to learn!
Gabrielle Martinovich
As the Director of Definitude Consulting, I am a certified innovation coach working with businesses experiencing growth, change or complexity to define their strategy and build collaboration with their people, partners and customers.
Cathryn Lloyd
"Creativity lies at the heart of everything we do”
I’m Cathryn Lloyd Founder/Director of Maverick Minds, a creative consultancy that designs meaningful learning experiences for leaders, managers, teams and professional individuals to realise their creative confidence. I have over 20 years experience across the creative industries and am Australia’s first certified creativity coach with the Creativity Coaching Association.
Rick Sommerford
I am an industrial electrician who found facilitation and deployed the learnings to my work place at every opportunity. In my work I encourage others to be open to new ways of being that promotes co-operation in our workplaces to achieve outcomes that are greater than the sum of the individual inputs.
Mette Sorensen

By 1994, Mette designed and founded live-in courses, and Mette’s Institute now offers a range of live-in programs including KaHuna Bodywork, leader and facilitation training, Spirit of Woman retreats, and cleansing programs at Tivoli Retreat. In 2016, Mette and Jorgen opened the KaHuna Hub massage clinic in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Cindy Turner
Michelle Walker
My mission is to get as many people reconnected to their natural creativity as possible.