about fastbreak



fastbreak is a series of rapid-fire talks co-created by Vibewire and the Powerhouse Museum. Every second month we bring together over 200 people to hear from 10 changemakers who are given 5 minutes each to share their stories and bold ideas.

fastbreak is more than just a series of inspiring talks – it’s a community event that brings together brilliant young minds in a festival-like atmosphere, with live music, workshops and a killer breakfast menu from our sponsors at Black Star Pastry.

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fastbreak is the platform for you to collaborate and connect with experienced professionals from business, arts, media, technology, social justice and political backgrounds. It’s an opportunity to network with people both within and outside of your professional field – and who knows you may meet an industry professional to get your foot in the door.

Our guest-list attracts a passionate community of young creatives, entreprenuers, activists and students, so you not only get to hear from the best, but also mingle with the best.

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Don’t miss out on the coolest event in town, it’s your chance to inspire and be inspired! Be the change that you want to see in the world, and let us be the Launchpad for you.

Here’s what people are saying about our talks:


Innovation is the staple of the fastbreak menu

– CITY of SYDNEY


Sharp, young industry leaders from their corporate and non-profit organisations…share ideas around the humble breakfast table, with a menu bursting with ideas and innovations

– CONCRETE PLAYGROUND


Since launching in 2010, Vibewire has produced over forty fastbreak showcasing more than 150 brilliant minds, including:

  • The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore
  • The Greens Senator, Scott Ludlam
  • Comedian and satirist, Dan Ilic
  • Creator of IndigenousX, Luke Pearson
  • 2012 Young Australian of the Year, Marita Cheng
  • National Director of GetUp!, Sam McLean
  • Founder of Posse and NY Times writer, Rebekah Campbell

Kick start your morning with a series of inspiring talks and meet a whole bunch of like-minded individuals with great ideas like yourself! It’s a great opportunity to network with people both within and outside of your professional field – and who knows you may meet an industry professional to get your foot in the door.

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In the past year Vibewire has had some big names headline its fastbreak talks. From social justice activists to creative tech whizzes, fastbreak 2014 was inspired by the theme of the biggest song names of the era.

Highly charged talks and a mish mash of festival vibes, good food and even cooler music, fastbreak constantly exceeds itself in providing the best set of inspirational talks in Sydney.

In 2014, Ollie Henderson, Scott Ludlam and Sam McLean were a few of the big names to take to the mic. Synonymous with the House of Riot enterprise and the pilot of the Riot activist movement, Ollie Henderson presented the House of Riot workshop so guests could make their voice heard through a T-shirt design.

In the past, inspiring guests such as Jess Scully, Dan Illic and Nishan David have provided their expertise from a variety of industry backgrounds. They provide invaluable advice and insider knowledge that guests can take with them long after they’ve attended fastbreak.

Nishan is the 23 year old co-founder of Bloodless, a cult streetwear label that gives rebels a cause. As a returning speaker, Nishan has unbelievable experience in youth entrepreneurism and he shared his journey to success in our Save the world fastbreak in May:


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fastbreak is designed to inspire you beyond the talks, and engage you through a series of workshops run by the best in the business.

The 3things workshop saw the creation of a huge piece of collaborative artwork that was a collage of drawings, writings and paintings of the 3 things guests wanted to change in the world.

As well as inspiring talks, fastbreak also seeks to showcase creative talents from Australia who empower the younger generation to become more than they imagine.


The Refugee Art Project was chosen for the pop up exhibit as it seeks to empower refugees by giving them a voice to the Australia public through art and self-expression. Their good cause has seen them help many asylum seekers and refugees in the Villawood detention centre and in the community, through their regular art workshops and public art exhibitions.


Live music is a staple of fastbreak and in 2014 we were lucky enough to have Winterbourne as our guests who capped off the super-sized edition of fastbreak.

Winterbourne captivated our audience with their distinguished folk sound and alluring charisma. It was chilled out vibes all round and an awesome end to what has been an exceptionally memorable year of fastbreak.

Guests also receive complimentary breakfast and coffee from the sponsors at Black Star Pastry. Their hugely popular dessert breakfast menu always gets the audience pumped up for the day.



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fastbreak is a monthly breakfast series of rapid-fire talks which features changemakers who are pushing the boundaries in their field.

Since fastbreak’s conception in 2010, fastbreak has showcased an inspiring guest-list of changemakers who are the movers and shakers in their industry.

Changemakers get 5 minutes each to impress, inspire, educate and entertain.

fastbreak is the platform for you to collaborate and connect with experienced professionals from business, arts, media, technology, social justice and political backgrounds. It’s an opportunity to network with people both within and outside of your professional field.