Adam is also one of Australia's funniest and most refreshing speakers and after dinner raconteurs. He has entertained many with his classic underdog tale, ranging from tiny private audiences through to the giants at Google and Apple. Always amusing, ever inspiring, Adam often receives applause throughout his talks and leaves audiences thoroughly exhausted.

Adam Elliot

Adam is an Oscar Award winning independent stop-motion animation writer and director. He has become one of the world's most celebrated animators with films including Uncle, Cousin, Brother, Harvie Krumpet and Max and Mary.

Far from an overnight success, Adam spent years animating blobs of plasticine in a run-down storage unit in searing summer heat and freezing Melbourne winters. Despite running out of money, being dumped by his partner, moving home with his parents, and ending up on the dole, he was determined to finish Harvie Krumpet no matter what the odds.

In 2003 Harvie Krumpet, narrated by Geoffrey Rush, won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film, eclipsing the work of the Disney, Pixar and Fox studios. The Annecy International Animation Festival included Harvie Krumpet as one of the top 100 animated films of all time. In 2009, Max and Mary won numerous Australian and international film awards. It was the official selection opening night film for Robert Redford's 2009 Sundance Film Festival - the first Australian and first animated film to be selected.