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Keynote Speaker – Sam Bloom


In early 2013, Sam’s dream life turned into a nightmare when on holiday in Thailand she unknowingly leant against a rotten balcony railing, falling through it and crashing six metres onto the concrete below. Her accident left her paralysed from the chest down. Broken and hopeless, Sam reached her outer limits of physical and mental suffering. But with courage and determination, she made her way back from the edge – scarred but undefeated. Since her accident, Sam has inspired a bestselling book and major film, co-authored her own bestseller and become a 2 x World ParaSurfing Champion. Today, she continues to defy the barriers in life and in sport, and to inspire other people around the world to do the same.

✚ 2 x World Para Surfing Champion
✚ Inspired #1 box-office hit Penguin Bloom starring Naomi Watts
✚ Highly sought-after, global keynote speaker
✚ Bestselling author
✚ Ambassador - Wings For Life | Surf Lakes |
✚ 2022 Surfing Australia Female Para Surfer of the Year recipient

Sam and her husband Cameron were genuinely interested in telling their story and meeting our delegates and have proven to be one of the most popular aspects of our conference. Their ability to adapt their content to the mindset of our delegates meant the audience could engage and relate to them. We would highly recommend Sam Bloom as a keynote speaker.
Sam has so many testimonials we have created a document to contain them, you can find it by clicking on the “Download Songlist” button