P20 Talks 2018 Sydney

P20 Talks 2018 Sydney

Place: Adina Hotel Darling Harbour Sydney Australia
Date: October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Parenting 2.0 is proud to host its fourth international conference for Life Skills professionals, P20 Talks 2018 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia October 26th-28th, 2018.

Constructed around the concept of Life Skills Report Cards,  and dedicated to promoting a more dynamic Life Skills educational process for all persons, P20 Talks 2018 features presentations by a diverse array of professionals on multiple, critical, twenty-first century Life Skills including emotional, financial, and digital literacy.

Life Skills, as defined by Parenting 2.0, are “Mandatory skills every human being learns.”

If you are a Life Skills professional who believes passionately that 21st-century Life Skills warrant 21st-century education, P20 Talks 2018 is the conference for you. Register today!

Alexanndra Bailey

Alexanndra Bailey is a Sydney, New South Wales Australia based educator, parent and globally mindful citizen.  Originally trained in International Relations and Communications, she mentors adults and leads groups of students to International Model United Nations Conferences where they learn crucial social skills in socially safe and supportive environments.

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Anayah Joi Holilly

Anayah Joi Holilly is the Brisbane, Queensland, Australia based founder of Angel Heart Radio and the author of the upcoming “The Angel Code: Journey Into The Words Whispered To Me”. A certified Angel Intuitive, Anayah is passionate assisting others in  connecting with their angel teams.

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Cindy Russell

Cindy Russell is the Founder of The Peaceful Mind Project which teaches skills for creating and maintaining a peaceful mind in today’s busy world. Based in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, she suffered anxiety, OCD and panic attacks up till the age of 23, and is passionate now teaching the skills that support a peaceful mind and and life.

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David Penglase, B.Bus, MBA

David Penglase, B.Bus, MBA is a Sydney, New South Wales Australia based behavioural scientist and author. Using evidence-based research in the field of Positive Psychology, David helps top tier corporations harness the power of TRUST to enhance relationships and boost personal and professional success.

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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed

Deborah McNelis is a US-based Early BrainDevelopment Specialist, Creator of Neuro-Nurturing® and Founder of Brain Insights LLC.  She is deeply passionate about supporting all persons in maximizing the miraculous development that occurs in human beings’ earliest hours, days, months, and years.  Her vast array of tools and resources includes the unique Neuro-Nurturing Interaction Packets and the digital Brain Basics Quick Start Guide. She has also published Transitions and Balanced Stimulation development packets in collaboration with Redleaf Press.

A popular keynote speaker and presenter, Deborah’s resume of presentations for professional conferences include The National Association for Early Childhood Education, The National Family Literacy Conference, The International Nanny Conference, and keynotes for The Poverty Conference at the Medical College of WI. and the Helen Bader Foundation. She also conducts corporate workshops with clients ranging from Kohl’s to Kimberly Clark.

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Dianne Todaro-Wells

Dianne Todaro-Wells  is the author of multiple parenting books – including Puberty Girl and Puberty Boy – that are now in over 100,000 homes and 10 languages. Dianne found her calling while working as a teacher and recognizing first hand the problems that stemmed from a lack of 21st century literature for young people that would captivate, be fun to read, and honest.

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Dina Cooper

Dina Cooper is a Sydney based Leadership Coach for Parents and Teachers with a special focus on work life balance and emotional literacy. Drawing on her qualifications in psychology, change management, NLP and Neuro-Semantics, she teaches self-regulation and communication skills essential for thriving in the complexities of the 21st century.

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Elly Taylor

Elly Taylor is an Australia based relationship counselor, educator, researcher and author. Fifteen years counseling new parents – often only after crisis surfaced – impressed upon Taylor the value of proactively educating couples on the challenges that commonly surface during pregnancy, birth, and toddler years. Taylor’s first book, “Becoming Us” blends cutting edge research with front line stories in an effort to bridge the gap between expectations and reality and improve new parents prospects for success.

Taylor’s candid style has made her a popular contributor for multiple publications, including Australia’s number one selling “Practical Parenting Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and Melbourne Age. She also presents at numerous national and international conferences. When she is not empowering others, Taylor continues “on the job training” with her firefighter husband, three children and multiple pets at their beachfront home in Sydney.

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Emma Grey

Emma Grey is the Canberra, ACT, Australia based author of “Wits’ End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum” (2005), teen novel “Unrequited,” and co-author of  “I Don’t Have Time” (2017).  Following the sudden death of her husband Jeff in 2016, Emma has also written on grief, post-traumatic growth, and the power of vulnerability and community during personal tragedy and recovery.

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Erik Robertson, MA

Erik R. Robertson is a Life Coach based in Amsterdam, author of “Oops! The Parenting Handbook” and contributing author to Brian Tracy’s book “Transform, Your Life, Business and Health.” He speaks regularly to audiences around the globe on the topics of parenting and human development, with a personal goal of equipping all persons with the skills necessary to confront fears and insecurities, celebrate life, and soar personally and professionally.

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Heather Price

Heather Price, B.Soc.Sci. (Couns.), Mb.QCA, PACFA.has enjoyed numerous educational roles in the fields of family, health, and wellbeing. Based presently in Sydney, New South Wales Australia, she has operated a private practice in shamanic vibrational-energy-healing for the past twenty years. 

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Isiah McKimmie

Isiah McKimmie is a Couples Therapist, Sex Therapist and Sexologist passionate about meaningful connection, powerful intimacy and loving sex. She holds a Masters degree in Relational Psychotherapy, a Masters degree in Science of Medicine (Sexual Counselling/Psychosexual Therapy), a Post-Graduate Diploma of Sexology and a Certificate from the Institute for the Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality.

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Jan Roberts

Jan Roberts has spent more than 35 years in the arena of preconception healthcare for prospective parents. Recognising the 4 months before conception as the real first trimester, she has authored multiple books and educated people around the globe on the very best means to assure the physical and mental wellbeing of the next generation. 

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Joanne Orlando, Ph.D

Joanne Orlando, Ph.D, is a Sydney based child-technology expert who provides information essential to ensuring technology is a positive part of children’s lives. A regular TV and radio presenter, she also advises industry (Apple, Google) and educational institutions.

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Kristy Goodwin, Ed.D

Kristy Goodwin, Ed.D, is a Sydney based digital literacy expert and author of Raising Your Child in a Digital World. Regularly featured in TV media, Kristy educates individuals of all ages on the impact of screens on children’s learning, wellbeing and development.

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Marlaine Cover, MPA

Marlaine Cover is a Social Entrepreneur, Creator of The Life Skills Report Card and Founder of the international consciousness movement Parenting 2.0. Parenting 2.0 champions professional education for Life Skills used daily. Popularly known by her pen name “Mama Marlaine”, she is the best-selling author of Kissing the Mirror, Raising Humanity in the 21st Century, and serves as Board President for Parenting 2.0’s educational non-profit, The Global Presence.

Marlaine Cover é uma empreendedora social, criadora do The Life Skills Report Card e fundadora do movimento de consciência internacional Parenting 2.0. Parenting 2.0 defende a educação profissional em habilidades para a vida usadas diariamente. Conhecida popularmente pelo pseudônimo “Mama Marlaine”, ela é autora de sucesso dos livros Kissing the Mirror, Raising Humanity in the 21st Century e atua como presidente do conselho da organização sem fins lucrativos educacional Parenting 2.0, The Global Presence.

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Marci Stedman

Marci Stedman is a Sydney based, globally educated, pioneering expert in referral marketing. Having experienced personally the challenge of the climb, she is passionate assisting adults in identifying their “Core Truths”  and aligning them with secure earned income. 

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Najla Turk

Najla Turk (pronounced ‘Nudge-la’) is a speaker, facilitator, coach and founder of ConnEQt, an organisation committed to social and economic development. Author of “The Art of Diversity” she is dedicated to empowering executives with skills essential for capitalising on diversity in corporate settings.

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Robyn Mills

Robyn Mills has a PhD in Psychology and 45 years experience as a health professional, including as a psychologist, general and psychiatric nurse and Life Skills educator. Based in Melbourne, she is passionate about creating a world with heart where everyone flourishes. 

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Dr. Rosina McAlpine

Dr Rosina McAlpine is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. She is an internationally recognised educator and researcher with four teaching awards and five best paper awards.

Since becoming a mother Dr Rosina has developed practical and innovative approaches to parenting, including the Inspired Children Program empowering parents to help their children develop key life skills like good self-esteem, communication skills and resilience in just 15 minutes at a time.

Dr Rosina’s new book Inspired Children: how the leading minds of today raise their kids, provides the latest research into child development and parenting from preconception to teen years in an easy to read form.

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Rowena Thomas

Rowena Thomas has provided sexuality programs in greater Sydney primary schools for over 20 years. With many adults unaware of the ways in which advanced technology is introducing children to the topic of sex at increasingly younger ages, Rowena provides educational programs to both adults and children today.

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Sebastian Grey

Sebastian Grey is eight years old and in Year 2. Based in Canberra, ACT he lost his father – historian Jeffrey Grey – unexpectedly of heart disease at age five. Today, Seb is serving as the architect of a new paradigm for 21st century Life Skills by sharing his skills for managing grief and post traumatic growth at P20 Talks 2018 Sydney.

Stella Stead

Stella Stead, BEd, is an advocate for early childhood development and Founder of Above and Beyond Consulting.   Core to her teaching is that anything we choose to do in life should be because we want to. Not just for the money, not for the status, but because it brings pure joy.

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Susan Dockerill

Susan Dockerill is a certified Family Coach and Founder and CEO of Life Works. A registered non-profit based in Florida, USA, Life Works collaborates with families, schools, and other local programs and agencies to provide parenting classes, teacher in service training, mediation, and stay in school programs for at risk children.  Susan is also the Director of The International Network for Children and Families.

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Tracy Tresidder

Tracy Tresidder is a Sydney based ICF Professional Certified Coach, author and international speaker. Through Coaching 4 Teenagers, which she founded in 2003, Tracy educates teens in the arenas of personal empowerment, emotional intelligence, and self-care. 

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Friday, October 26th, 2018 Meet and Greet

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm No-host meet and greet, Cargo Restaurant – on the harbor, the back side of the Adina


Saturday, October 27th, 2018

10:00am – 10:30 Opening Introductions

10:30 – 11:30 am Personal Care Panel Presents.

11:30 – 11:45 am Break

11:45 – 12:45 Organisational Skills Panel presents.

12:45 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch on your own.

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Respect for Self and Others Panel presents.

3:45- 4:00 pm – Break

4:15 – 5:00 pm “2018 Global Presence Humanitarian Award “


Sunday, October 28th, 2018

10:00 am – 11:15 am Communication Panel presents

11:15 am – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:45 pm Social Skills Panel presents

12:45 – 3:00 pm Lunch on your own.

3:00-5:00 pm   Parenting 2.0 Professional Training “Harmonising the Orchestra”

5:00 pm P20 Talks 2018 concludes

P20 Talks Sessions are formatted after the five primary categories on the Life Skills Report Card:

  1. Personal Care
  2. Organizational Skills
  3. Respect for Self and Others
  4. Communication
  5. Social Skills 

P20 TALKS presentations raise the bar on Life Skills education for all persons by:

  1. Illuminating the centrality of Life Skills for individuals and communities thriving
  2. Expanding appreciation for the complexity of Life Skills in the 21st century
  3. Underscoring the necessity of retiring role modeling as the high bar of education and embracing dynamic education by third-party professionals for skills used daily.

Each session commences with five presenters seated as a panel at the front of the room. Presenters then alternate providing ten-minute power presentations with personal stories that underscore the centrality of Life Skills in daily living and concrete means to elevate the educational process. Sessions conclude with a fifteen-minute audience/panel question and answer segment.

Click on the Schedule Tab above for timing of the sessions.

Parenting 2.0 is honored to host its fourth international conference for Life Skills professionals, P20 Talks 2018, at the Adina Hotel Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia. 

CONFERENCE Registration: P20 Talks 2018 commences with a meet and greet Friday evening, October 26th, followed by two days of inspiring ten-minute power presentations from Life Skills educators hailing from four continents. Critical skills addressed include emotional, financial and digital literacy.  Conference Registration  50% discount for Early Bird registration rate available when booking before May 1st, 2018.

HOTEL Accommodations: The Adina Hotel Darling Harbour is offering 10% discounts off best available rate for P20 Talks 2018 attendees October 25th-31st.  P20 Talks 2018 Registrants must reserve hotel stays individually. Please book early to assure availability! Hotel reservation

Questions regarding your hotel booking? Email Keira-Jayne Duffield | Conference & Events Coordinator  meet.darlingharbour@adinahotels.com.au Type P20 Talks 2018 in your subject line.


Airport to Hotel Transportation Options

Shuttle: There are Airbus shuttle buses that will bring you to the hotel from the Airport and signs that direct you when you come out of the gate at the airport. These shuttles usually cost AUD $30.00 for a return ticket or AUD $16.00 for one way, it is best to book prior to arrival as some companies only allow pre-booked tickets.

Alternatively, you can also use Redy2Go Airport Shuttle Service:

Train: You can also get a train from the terminal to Wynyard Train Station in the city.   It is a 10-minute walk from Wynyard to the hotel so if you have a lot of luggage it may be better to take the shuttle.

Taxi: Taxi will cost approximately AUD $45.00 from the airport, depending on traffic conditions and the time of day you are traveling.


Popular Local Attractions:

Wild Life Sydney Zoo 0.14km                                                                      Barangaroo 0.15km

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium 0.27km                                                           Madame Tussauds 0.24km

Chinese Garden of Friendship 0.94km                                                   Cockle Bay Wharf 0.5km

Maritime Museum 0.97km                                                                            Paddy’s Market 1.44km

Harbourside Shopping Centre 0.99km                                                   IMAX Cinema 5.96km

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