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TEDxSouthBank - Speaker. Brisbane, 2016. Suicide Prevention
Creative3 - Master of Ceremonies. Brisbane, 2016. Startup Pitching Competition
Virgin - Speaker. Sydney, 2016. Mental Health in the Workplace
Toyota Drive School - Master of Ceremonies. Brisbane & Melbourne, 2016. Social Entrepreneurship
LaTrobe University - Speaker & Facilitator. Melbourne , 2016. Youth Mental Health
Caterpillar - Speaker. Brisbane, 2016. Mental Health in the Workplace
Stop Male Suicide - Speaker. Brisbane, 2016. Suicide Prevention
Queensland Government (PSC) - Speaker. Brisbane, 2016. Mental Health in the Workplace
Startup Hatch Showcase - Master of Ceremonies. Brisbane, 2016. Social Entrepreneurship
Queensland Paramedic Conference - Speaker. Brisbane, 2016. Mental Health for Health Professionals
Bond University - Speaker & Panelist. Gold Coast, 2016. Student Mental Health
QUT Classic - Master of Ceremonies. Brisbane, 2016
Caterpillar - Speaker. Brisbane, 2016. Men’s Mental Health
Little Tokyo Two - Speaker. Brisbane, 2016. Social Entrepreneurship
Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council - Speaker & Panelist. Brisbane, 2016, 2015. Social Entrepreneurship & Youth Mental Health
Welcome Week - Master of Ceremonies. Brisbane, 2016, 2015
Apple - Panellist. Brisbane, 2016. Future of Social Change
RhOK - Speaker. Brisbane, 2016. Tech & Mental Health
IMPACT Social Change Conference - Speaker. Brisbane, 2015. Social Entrepreneurship & Men’s Mental Health
UQ Medical School - Speaker & Facilitator. Brisbane, 2015. Suicide Prevention in International Contexts
Padua College - Speaker. Brisbane, 2015. Male Youth Suicide Prevention
Halogen Youth Forum - Panellist. Brisbane, 2015. Social Entrepreneurship & Men’s Mental Health
Y-Lead - Speaker & Panelist. Brisbane, 2014. Social Entrepreneurship & Men’s Mental Health
The Project (Channel Ten) - Co-Host. Melbourne , 2013
Lee Crockford has an incredible energy that is evident from the first time you talk to him - and this directly translates on stage as a speaker.
For the audience, Lee is ultimately engaging. His story-telling ability, especially on sensitive topics, is remarkable. His mix of humour and research, with a confident delivery, makes his talks both believable and entertaining.
Lee is also a speaker that is a breeze to work with. He is receptive and adaptable to feedback and format requirements. His knowledge of his topics mean he can easily fit within whatever framework is required for the event (even at short notice), whilst still retaining the effectiveness of his delivery.
I would strongly recommend Lee for any event as a speaker, you will receive a refreshingly down-to-earth and engaging talk that will be an asset to any event.
· Jade Denmar, TedxSouthbank
Lee has a beautiful way of truly connecting with his audience. He delivers his content with the perfect amount of charm and empowers his audience, leaving them with meaningful take-aways and key actions to work on within their own businesses.
I have had the opportunity to listen to Lee speak at several events, but most recently I was lucky enough to watch him deliver his talk around his vision for Spur Projects, an organisation extremely close to his heart. Not only did Lee inspire us with his own vision, he also took us on a journey as to how we create and build on our own visions, both personally and in business.
· Erin Truscott, GCA Financial
I wholeheartedly recommend Lee Crockford as an experienced and talented Master of Ceremonies. Lee is vibrant and enthusiastic, and is a confident and personable speaker. He emceed at our QUT Classic 2016 running event with over 1,700 entrants, and his responsibilities included introducing key speakers, various entertainers, making important race updates, and running interviews and activities to engage the audience.
I particularly commend Lee’s ability to captivate and create excitement in attendees. He has an abundant infectious energy, exceptional crowd awareness, and knows exactly what to say and do to get people interested and involved. This has been demonstrated in a variety of event styles; from upbeat active sessions (QUT Classic), formal events inspiring and motivational speeches (TEDx), to serious and informative discussions (Spur Projects).
The QUT Classic Team selected Lee for the role after seeing his exemplary work at other high profile events such as QUT TEDxSouth Bank, and QUT Orientation Week.
· Cheryl Goodwin, Queensland University of Technology
Lee has hosted and presented at several of our events. His friendly nature, passion and natural gift for storytelling is pretty damn amazing. Lee hits the brief on the head every single time and is a real pleasure to work with.
· Tim Duggan, Publisher Junkee Media
· The things that take up most of my time ·
Spur Projects exists to make it an easier option for men to take positive action than to suicide. It's a bold new approach to suicide prevention.
· The things that take up most of my spare time ·
What would you say to the future version of you or someone else? Write a letter and it's sent in 12 months.
· The "flights of fancy" projects ·
Lee Crockford is passionate about instigating social change through innovation, design and engagement. He is both the CEO of Spur Projects, an NFP working in the area of men's mental health and suicide prevention, as well as a freelance consultant focusing on social impact, design thinking and strategy.
Lee is currently an AMP Tomorrow Fund recipient and has previously been a Global Laureate Fellow, D&F Academy Global Music Fellow, Australian Young Social Pioneer, Queensland Digital Champion, Brisbane Young Social Entrepreneur of the year, and was recently named as "One of 20 Australians on the Cusp of Greatness".
With a background in project development and education, understanding how to change people's relationships with ideas and concepts forms the basis of much of his work. He is also an experienced facilitator and speaker - presenting and mentoring in numerous countries on social change, mental health, entrepreneurship, innovation, education and arts.
· AMP, 2016 ·
AMP's Tomorrow Fund supports Australian Changemakers across a wide range of fields.
· Business News Australia, 2016 ·
The Young Entrepreneur Awards recognises Brisbane's top business founders.
· Advance Queensland, 2016 ·
Queensland Digital Champions are recognised for helping improve Queensland’s digital literacy and digital adoption.
· Junkee Media, 2015 ·
One of 20 young social entrepreneurs on "the cusp of greatness".
· International Youth Foundation, 2013 ·
Youth leaders selected through a partnership between the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation and the International Youth Foundation.
· Australasian Men's Health Forum, 2013 ·
Outstanding contribution to youth mental health in the Australasian region.
· The D&F Academy, 2012 ·
One of 15 global fellows utilising music for social change.
· Foundation for Young Australians, 2010 ·
One of 13 Australian social change makers.