Dylan Alcott
Guest keynote

Dylan Alcott

Dylan Alcott OAM, is one of Australia's most successful and well recognized Paralympians. At the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Dylan became one of only a few athletes to win two gold medals in two different sports across two different Olympic or Paralympic Games.

At the age of 17, Dylan became the youngest ever wheelchair basketball gold medallist at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and after gold at the 2010 World Championships, and silver at the London 2012 games, decided to switch sports to wheelchair tennis. In addition to his incredible successes at the Rio Olympics, Dylan has also won 14 grand slam singles titles to date, including the last seven Australian Open titles.

In 2017, Dylan launched the Dylan Alcott Foundation, a foundation created to help young Australians who are struggling to come to terms with their disabilities.

He also works extensively in the Australian media landscape, making regular appearances on Channel Ten’s The Project and Channel 7 Sports, and is a former Triple J Radio host.

In 2019 Dylan was the Australian Logies 2019 Graham Kennedy Most Popular New Talent Award winner and in 2020, won the Governor's Award Victorian Male Athlete of the Year - Frank Wilkes Award. Not bad!
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Wednesday, 27 October, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM AEDT
(Tuesday, 26 October, 2021 / 08:00 PM - 08:45 PM EDT)
Guest Keynote: The Art of Taking Risks to Achieve Goals and Become the Best Version of Yourself

Dylan is the epitome of making the most out of the situation you are given, and thrives on showing others the importance of focusing on the things that can control in order to live a full and incredible life. Dylan is a firm believer in the idea that you have to buy a ticket to win the raffle, and tells stories of the importance of pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in order to achieve your dreams.

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