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Indigenous Protocols // AI Laboratory

Lead Facilitators

Angie Abdilla - a Palawa (Trawlwoolway) woman and founder of Old Ways, New, an art and technology design company based in Redfern, Sydney. Angie applies Indigenous cultural knowledges to inform placemaking, strategic design and deep technologies for both the public and private sectors.

Megan Kelleher - PhD candidate and one of RMIT’s Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Pre‑Doctoral Fellows in the School of Media and Communication. The title of her thesis is ‘Blockchain Mapping and Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Observations at the interface between distributed consensus technology and Indigenous governance’.

Tyson Yunkaporta - an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who is a member of the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne.


Aunty Bronwyn Penrith – Aunty Bronwyn Penrith is a Wiradjuri and Yuin woman who has worked all her life for equality and the recognition of Aboriginal people and their rights. She was the inaugural Chair of Moreton Consulting and is currently the Deputy Chair of Burbangana Group's Board of Directors. Bronwyn delivers mentoring training, cultural awareness and community education workshops. She is a highly skilled mediator and is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Australian Government Department of the Attorney General. Additional to her life and work experience, Bronwyn's qualifications include a Diploma in Business: Indigenous Governance from Tranby Aboriginal College and a Certificate IV - Mentoring in Diversity. Bronwyn is a very experienced facilitator and consultant advisor. She enjoys working on projects to help improve communication, planning, consultation and team effectiveness.


Genevieve Bell - Distinguished Professor, Director of the 3A Institute (3Ai), Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, at the Australian National University (ANU), as well as a Vice President and a Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation.

Tea Uglow - ('Tea') is Creative Director for Google's Creative Lab in Sydney. She works with cultural and creative organisations around the world exploring the space between technology and the arts and what can happen where they intersect.

Pia Andrews - an open government and data ninja, who has been working on making the world a better place for 20 years. She currently works within the (public sector) machine to transform public services through greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design, open data and emerging technologies.

And more to be announced...

Technical Facilitator

Rupert Parry - a creative technologist, heading development and design at Heyday Labs, and a musician interested in the intersection between emerging tech and human culture. Most recently, he spent two years working at Google’s Creative Lab on projects around AI, music, dance, theatre and augmented reality.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and internationally, and their continuing connection to culture, community, land, sea and sky. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.