Are you new to ChangeFest? Or would like to reconnect with the movement following CF21 in Palmerston? Are you planning to be at CF21 in Lutruwita / Tasmania but haven’t yet got your tickets? This FREE webinar is for you.

The webinar will prepare you for the event by giving you a short history of the ChangeFest story, introduce our local hosts in Kutalayna/Jordan River, explore ‘what is place-based change?’ and set you up with what to expect from the 3-day program.

We will hear from ChangeFest local hosts, the Kutalayna Collective, and some of the ChangeFest National Convenors in a panel discussion. There will be an opportunity to connect with other like-minded people coming to ChangeFest and start seeding conversations before we gather.

Who is this webinar for?

  • ChangeFest Participants – particularly people who are new to ChangeFest

You will leave the webinar better understanding

  • The story of ChangeFest
  • The role of Kutalayna Collective
  • What to expect for Change Fest 2023

You will leave the webinar feeling excited about and starting to better plan your experience for ChangeFest.

This webinar format will allow you to hear from guest speakers, have the opportunity to ask questions, and meet others from the ChangeFest movement. We hope this format will allow participants to feel brave enough to share freely in a safe space.


Tuesday, 16 February 2023, 12 – 1:30 pm AEDT

Accessibility and technology

Participants will need Zoom in order to participate. Internet access is required as well.

We recommend participants use a desktop/ laptop whilst participating (rather than mobile phone) as we will go into breakout groups. We encourage participants to use their video throughout.

CFI garners a culture of inclusivity and can provide some reasonable adjustments (closed captioning, providing materials beforehand, etc) for participants to attend a virtual webinar.

Host and speakers for the webinar

Tessa Boyd-Caine (ChangeFest National Convenor)

Founding CEO of Health Justice Australia

Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine is the founding CEO of Health Justice Australia, established in 2016 as the national centre of excellence for health justice partnership. Originally a criminologist, she has worked in health, criminal justice and human rights organisations in Australia and internationally. She was previously Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service and was the inaugural Fulbright Professional Scholar in Nonprofit Leadership. Tessa’s PhD looked at the detention and release of mentally disordered offenders. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Deputy Chair of the Board of Gondwana Choirs, the leader in Australian choral performance. She’s on the advisory committees of the ANU’s Menzies Centre for Health Governance, Sydney University’s Institute of Criminology and UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre. She plays Ultimate Frisbee.
Tessa’s TEDx on health justice partnerships explains why seeing a lawyer might be good for your health and her TEDx on philanthropy through partnership argues against ‘bizsplaining’ and builds on her work as the inaugural Fulbright Professional Scholar in Nonprofit Leadership.

Chloe Woolnough (Kutalayna Collective – local host)

Statewide Project Manager for Connected Beginnings Lutruwita

Chloe Woolnough is an experienced professional in childhood education, with a strong focus on improving outcomes for Aboriginal children in the luturwita/Tasmanian community.

As the statewide Project Manager for Connected Beginnings lutruwita, Chloe is a proud palawa woman who has worked for the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for over nine years. Chloe is responsible for leading and coordinating efforts to support the development and success of young children in the region. Through her work facilitating strategic conversations and promoting an aligned agenda for Aboriginal children's needs, Chloe is helping to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children within Tasmania are ready for the transition to school.
As an active member and leader within the B4 coalition, Chloe is also working to bring positive change and impact within her community and beyond.

Grant Paulson (ChangeFest Movement and Collaboration for Impact)

Collaborative Change Practitioner (CFI)

Grant Paulson is a First Nations change agent with ancestry from the Birriah, Bunjalung and Kamilaroi peoples. He is interested in strength based culturally affirming social change in community.

Grant has more than twenty years ’ experience in designing and implementing community engagement and social development programs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and a demonstrated capacity for leadership and networking in First Nations and broader Australian communities. He also co-authored the Lost Conversations book.

Anna Powell (ChangeFest National Convenor)


Anna has extensive leadership experience in strategy, design and co-creating learning systems. She has held senior management roles across education, community, international development, and corporate sectors, including with Oxfam & Westpac Foundation. Her practice experiences range from working with and facilitating collaborations between government, place-based change initiatives, and philanthropic organisations. Anna was Facilitator for the Burnie Works Progress Mapping & Learning Circle processes in 2019 and 2021.

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