Todd Sampson

Todd Sampson

Adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker and businessman

Todd is an adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter and businessman. He is the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, one of the largest environmental movements in history. The Financial Review and News Limited ranked him as one of the most influential executives in Australia. He sits on the Board of Directors of both Fairfax and Qantas.
He is also the breakout star of the hit ABC show the Gruen Planet and a co-host on the Channel 10 news show, The Project. He is the writer, producer and host of the award-winning documentary series Redesign My Brain, Discovery International adventure-science series BodyHack and Life on the Line.
Away from work, he enjoys mountain climbing and has completed an unguided ascent to the summit of Mount Everest.

All Sessions by Todd Sampson

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Session 30: Closing keynote – Brain power


The premise of Todd's award-winning Discovery Science series Redesign My Brain was simple. For over 70 years, science has told us that our brains are fixed. You are born with the brain you have, which develops rapidly until the age of seven, and then it starts a steady decline from age 30 until you die and there was nothing you could do about it. But science has now proven that to be false. In fact, modern science has shown that our brain is plastic and that we all have the ability to improve it at any age and at any time. This presentation will show you how to boost your brain power.


Todd will provide you with the practical tools, strategies and techniques to improve your brain. We are all capable of more than we realise.