Dr Gary Ellem has a PhD in Biophysics and is the Future Industries Program Manager at the Tom Farrell Institute, University of Newcastle. He has worked as both a University Academic and as a Senior Scientist and Strategic Analyst in the Cleantech Industry. Gary leads a sustainable industry development think tank and is the co-creator of the Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival. Ms Dani Lloyd-Prichard is a Research Associate at the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment at The University of Newcastle. She holds a Masters in Environmental Management and Graduate Diplomas in Education and Science Communication. Dani has worked for State and Local Governments developing waste and water educational resources for communities and educational institutions. In her work with the Tom Farrell Institute, Dani has focused on engagement activities surrounding the development and delivery of the Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival including building collaborative partnerships, facilitating training and engagement workshops, and developing new media communication resources.