Your Masters of Ceremony:
Paul Elam – Paul is the founder and publisher of A Voice for Men, largely considered the online flagship of the men’s human rights movement. He is the CEO of AVfM Education, LLC, the organization that founded the International Conference on Men’s Issues.
Mike Buchanan – Mike was the founder of the British political party Justice for Men & Boys in 2013, and continues to lead it. It remains the only party in the English-speaking world campaigning for the human rights of men and boys on many fronts. He’s the author of 10 books including one on the institution of marriage, ‘The Fraud of the Rings’ (2009), and ‘Feminism: The Ugly Truth’ (2012).
Robert Brockway – Robert is concerned for the welfare of men and boys in modern society. In particular he is concerned about the falling educational achievements of boys over the last few decades, and the manner in which male victims are marginalised and ignored by society. He advocates for men’s rights for the next generation of men and women.
Robert holds the position of Managing Editor at A Voice for Men.
Your keynote speaker:
Bettina Arndt – Bettina trained as a clinical psychologist before becoming well known as one of Australia’s first sex therapists. She then became a respected social commentator focussing mainly on gender issues and was invited onto government advisory committees including many on family law. Bettina’s day job is currently online dating coaching but she’s still campaigning for the cultural dialogue in Australia to include proper focus on men’s issues.
Special appearance by:
Cassie Jaye – Cassie is the director of The Red Pill Movie, the award-winning documentary that has highlighted a variety of issues faced by men and boys, challenging mainstream assumptions about sex and power. The Red Pill will be shown at the event, followed by a Q & A with Cassie and several of the movie’s cast members.
Other distinguished speakers:
Mark Latham – Mark is is a former Australian politician who was the leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from December 2003 to January 2005. He led the party at the 2004 federal election. He now hosts Outsiders, an Australian television news and commentary program broadcast weekly on Sky News Australia.
Miranda Devine – Miranda is an Australian columnist and writer noted for her conservative stance on a range of social and political issues. Her column, formerly printed twice weekly in Fairfax Media newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald, now appears in the News Limited newspapers.
Karen Straughan – Karen, also known under the nom de plume, Girl Writes What, is a writer, videographer and mother, widely recognized as one of the most prominent female voices in the men’s rights movement. She is also one of the founding members of the Honey Badger Brigade, a popular online anti-feminist radio program.
Marc Angelucci – Marc Angelucci is a Los Angeles attorney who teaches Family Law has taken on high profile cases involving paternity fraud and discrimination against male victims of domestic violence. He has a J.D. from U.C.L.A. School of Law and a B.A. in Philisophy from U.C. Berkeley. He is an Honoree of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Wall of Tolerance for his non-profit work in mental health and homeless advocacy. He is Vice President of the National Coalition For Men and founded NCFM’s Los Angeles chapter.
Augusto Zimmermann – Augusto is a senior lecturer and director of postgraduate research at Murdoch University, Perth. He is also a Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia; a Vice-President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (ASLP); President of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA); and Editor of the Western Australian Jurist law journal.
Greg Canning, M.D. – Greg is a medical doctor specializing in skin cancers who has a keen interest in the unique medical challenges faced by men and boys. He has written frequently on men’s issues for an assortment of Australian publications. Greg is also formerly the Australian News Director for avoiceformen.com international affiliates.
Anil Kumar – Anil is the founder and director of Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), an organization dedicated to advocacy for reform of Indian Marriage Law (498A) and a host of other issues faced by men and boys in India and worldwide. Anil is the Indian News Director for avoiceformen.com international affiliates and a regular speaker at the ICMI series.
Ken Arenson (pic not available) – Ken is a professor of law at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. His legal research has been published in the Journal of Law, and he has written on the “pernicious effects of political correctness in the criminal laws of Victoria,” challenging the effects of modern political correctness on due process in Australian jurisprudence.