island entertainment presents

Keynote speaker – Lisa Harvey-Smith


Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astrophysicist, author, TV presenter speaker and MC.  She speaks passionately and expertly about science and technology, space and astronomy, STEM education and equity, diversity and inclusion.

A highly experienced speaker and MC, Lisa has hosted numerous major events including the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science, international conferences and live on-stage tours with moon-walking Apollo astronauts including Buzz Aldrin. She has delivered a National Press Club address, a TEDx talk and is the author of award-winning books for adults and children.

Lisa was a presenter on the popular ABC television series Stargazing Live.  Her speaking style is relaxed, informative, and inclusive - sprinkled with good humour. 

Thank you so much for a wonderful, entertaining and educational presentation. You have introduced a whole new audience to astronomy who, I am sure, will keep coming back

Toner Stevenson - Manager, Sydney Observatory

Thank you for your fantastic contribution to our live event. You were energetic and inspiring; it was brilliant for our viewers to get an insight into your unique experiences and knowledge. I even received one comment that you should have your own TV series. I wholeheartedly agree!

Katie Costello - Manager and Producer, ABC