“Our society is based on the masks that we wear” (Australian author, John Marsden)
The workplace can be a dog eat dog world. Any hint of weakness or vulnerability is quickly sniffed out. So while we all carry burdens and troubles, workplace culture demands that we wear a mask and cover it up.
Yet at the same time our culture prizes authenticity. We live in a time of “you do you”. And for the Christian person, we know that it’s often in sharing our burdens and weaknesses that the way is opened up to conversations about the bigger questions of life.
So imagine if Christians in the workplace were the kind of people marked by an honest vulnerability. The kind of people who didn’t hide our weaknesses. And in doing so we bore witness to the One who gives us our true strength. What if we were UNMASKED?
Join us at the 2020 Life@Work conference as we discover how only the Christian faith helps us take off the mask and be real with our colleagues, both for our good and theirs, and ultimately for God’s glory.
Ian is one of Australia’s best known economists. He is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne and enjoyed a 25 year academic career. Ian also served as inaugural Chairman of the Australian Fair Pay Commission and in May 2016 was appointed to the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Andrew Laird works for City Bible Forum in Melbourne and directs Life@Work - an initiative aimed at connecting Christian faith with our daily work. He’s also the author of a book, Under Pressure: how the gospel helps us handle the pressures of daily work.
Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim is a behavioural neuroscientist whose work focuses on emotional learning and memory.
Her TEDx talk "Living without fear" has been viewed over one million times. She has also presented at the Australian Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and Victorian Science week.
Nathan Grills is a Public Health Physician and Associate Professor with the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne. He works largely on India-based projects related to disability, non-communicable diseases, health systems and health training. He has also worked in Africa, Fiji, East Timor, PNG, Bangladesh and Nepal.