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Jess Scully

Deputy Mayor of the City of Sydney

Jess Scully uses creativity to engage people in the future economy and with urban life in the twenty-first century, working towards a sustainable and inclusive world. In 2019 she was elected as Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney and has been a councillor since 2016.

Previously, Jess founded Vivid Ideas, Australia’s largest creative industries event; supported emerging talent through projects such as the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards; sparked new thinking through TEDxSydney; and transformed public space as a public art curator. She has also worked as a policy advisor, radio host and magazine editor.

Her first book, Glimpses of Utopia, was published by Pantera Press in August 2020.

See Jess Scully at the Better Futures Forum:

Thursday 19 August 2021, 12.30pm - 1.20pm AEST
BREAKOUT SESSION: Cities Race to Zero