Summit + ALTACON Keynote Speakers

The ALPMA Program Committee are excited to have a range of industry leading individuals with a wealth of knowledge in Empowering People, Enabling Technology, Evolving Together.

Dr Jason Fox

Dr. Jason Fox is a wizard philosopher masquerading as a motivational speaker and leadership advisor. He works with clever teams seeking meaningful progress - beyond the default.

His many happy clients include the senior leadership teams for Fortune 500 companies around the world to other multinationals and university chancelleries, government agencies, software developers, decentralised autonomous organisations etc. Much of his work is as a leadership advisor to teams questing amidst complexity.

Jason has lectured at three universities (systems and behaviour) and is the bestselling author of The Game Changer and How to Lead a Quest. Despite his intentional ineptitude to any and all social media and marketing - his monthly "museletter" is read by more than 11,000 leaders around the world.

In addition to serving as a leadership adviser, Dr Fox is also a globally in-demand keynote speaker who works particularly well with senior leaders and sceptical audiences who have 'seen it all before'. In 2016 he was awarded "Keynote Speaker of the Year" by Professional Speakers Australia (the highest honour of this craft).

Dr. Fox lives with an illustrator-veterinarian, a chihuahua named Snorri and a cat called π in an old chocolate factory in Melbourne. When not liberating the world from the delusion of progress, Jason enjoys partaking in extreme sports such as reading, sun-avoidance and coffee snobbery.

Alison Shamir

Alison Shamir is an Imposter Syndrome Expert, International Speaker, Certified Coach and Media Contributor. Through her work, Alison empowers global organisations, teams & individuals with the knowledge, tools and methods grounded in neuroscience they need to overcome Imposter Syndrome and present and perform as their most authentic & confident selves.

Alison is also a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, passionate about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is a former Technology Leader turned Entrepreneur. She combines both lived experience (having suffered debilitating Imposter Syndrome for 10 years of her Tech Career) and professional expertise to help her clients make transformative change.

Mykel Dixon

Mykel Dixon is an award-winning speaker and author, master facilitator and recognised authority on creativity, culture and the human future of work. He works globally with a stellar cast of fortune 500 and ASX 200 listed companies who want to liberate themselves from boring work, bland events and beige bosses.

The jazz musician by trade, gypsy by nature, fierce non-conformist and prolific anti-perfectionist, Myke leads a new wave of conscious, creative business leaders who strive to make work feel more like play, teams feel more like family, and organisations feel more like festivals of possibility.

In 2018 he was named Australia's break through speaker of the year (by the Professional Speakers Association) and in 2021, his second book 'Everyday Creative' was named the #1 leadership book in the country by the esteemed Australian Business Book Awards.

Blending his unique career and life experience, an obsession for audience participation and a magnetic stage presence, Myke's live learning experiences are unrivaled. Fusing live music, spoken-word poetry, visual storytelling and spontaneous audience interaction. Just like that time you were upgraded to first class, once you've experienced a Mykel Dixon anything, it's hard to go back to coach.

Stephen McGown

Stephen McGown was abducted by AI Qaeda up in North Africa while riding a motorcycle from London down to South Africa in 2011. He was held for 5 years 8 months and released towards the end of 2017. He held the record for being the longest held surviving AI Qaeda Hostage in the world.

Prior to Stephen's abduction, he was married for 4 years. His abduction separating him from his wife, family and friends for almost 6 years. The over lying theme of his talk is the importance of Self-Awareness and Self-Ownership. He believes if you know who you are, your strengths, weaknesses and what defines you, there is literally nothing that can stop you having an exceptional and fulfilling life. He was kidnapped as a tourist without the skills to survive, all his learning were self-taught through trial and error.

Mollie Tregills

Previously the Executive Director of Legal Optimisation Consulting at MinterEllison, Mollie is now a strategic advisor, facilitator, coach, speaker and writer with a focus on the intersection of operations, technology people and change in the legal industry.

She is passionate about human centric strategy and clever ways of working, with a deep and abiding focus on the people at the heart of every legal team. She is allergic to ‘busy work’ and is deeply interested in improving the culture within the legal industry to reduce burnout and allow lawyers to thrive rather than just survive.


Tessa Van Duyn

Tessa is an award-winning CEO with 20 years' experience as a public law litigator and human rights and discrimination law expert. Tessa's focus has always been on people, humanity, equality and justice.

In her role as CEO of Moores, Tessa thrives on building authentic connections and creating a workplace culture that enables everyone to bring their best to work. Moores was crowned as the Australian Law Awards Employer of Choice in 2023 and Tessa was awarded the Australian Legal Practice Management Association's Executive of the Year in 2023 and a Finalist in the Women in Law Awards Executive of the Year 2023. She is known for being a talented leader and she absolutely loves being a people enabler.

Tessa is a proud member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Legal Innovation, member of the ALPMA Victorian Committee and speaks regularly on the conference circuit about the human aspects of leading high performer in professional services firms and the intersection of people and legal technology.

Opening Address

Stephen Van Dorp

Stephen Van Dorp is a finance and operations executive with extensive professional service experience. He had 15 years of experience working within a chartered accounting firm, before moving out of public practice and into the corporate accounting world, primarily working in professional service firms for the last 15 years.

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Closes
Thursday, 21 March 2024

Early Bird Registration Available
Monday, 3 June 2024

Early Bird Registration Closes
Wednesday, 10 July 2024

Standard Registration Available
Thursday, 11 July 2024

Registration Cancellation Cut-off
Tuesday, 16 July 2024

Standard Registration Closes
Wednesday, 21 August 2024

Late Registration Applies
Thursday, 22 August 2024

Wednesday, 11 September

2024 ALPMA Summit Opens
Thursday, 12 September

2024 ALPMA Summit Closes
Friday, 13 September 2024

Summit Convener

Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA)

The Australasian Legal Practice Management Association, (ALPMA), is the peak body representing managers and lawyers with a legal practice management role. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and develop legal practice management skills and thought leadership knowledge within the legal industry.

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