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Break the rules, not the law. It is impossible to be original if you are too well behaved. Think outside the box and break some of the rules.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

About Taj Pabari

"From suspended schoolboy to educational pioneer. Taj Pabari is living proof that anyone with determination and passion can change the world."

Taj Pabari is a seventeen-year-old inventor, social entrepreneur and educational pioneer passionate about inspiring children to discover and embrace the world of creativity through technology and innovation. 

Taj has always been captivated by the world of business. From informally selling items during his free time and lunch breaks, he made his official entrepreneurial debut at the age of eleven, when he founded his first business, an electronic blogging site for children, by children. 300 articles later, the site was sold and was an inspiration behind starting his next venture. 

In late 2014, Taj founded a social enterprise called, Fiftysix Creations: Australia's #1 STEM and Entrepreneurship Workshop Provider. Fiftysix Creations run workshops in schools and during school holidays teaching young people about the world of computer science, creativity and entrepreneurship. Fiftysix Creations is now affiliated with over 100 schools and together with partners, have educated over 100,000 students internationally. 

To date, Taj has had his work and story featured by National Geographic, 60 Minutes, ABC, Sky News, Sunrise, CNBC, The Australian, Channel Seven, Channel Nine and Channel Ten. He is also the 2017 Queensland Young Australian of the Year. 

Taj was the Winner of The Australian Young Innovator of the Year for 2014. When Taj is not 'working’ on his ventures, he divides his remaining time between tennis and travelling.




Speaking Overview

Taj’s work around entrepreneurship, education and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) have led him to speak at a number of schools, conferences, festivals and corporate functions around the world. 

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  • TEDxUQ ‘Rewrite the Rules’ — Keynote Speaker 
  • Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) ‘Unleashed Festival’ — Keynote Speaker & Panel Guest 
  • Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) ‘$20 Boss Awards’ — Keynote Speaker 
  • PwC Australia ‘Creating Australia's Future Innovators’ — Panel Guest 
  • Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) ‘Strategy Launch’ — Keynote Speaker
  • The Nexus Youth Summit ‘Social Innovation’ — Panel Guest
  • Global Education Forum — Keynote Speaker
  • Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit — Panel Guest 
  • STEMed Festival — Keynote Speaker
  • EduTECH Australia ‘International Leaders Congress’ — Keynote Speaker & Panel Guest 
  • Pearson Education Executive Function — Keynote Speaker & Panel Guest
  • Griffith University ‘Queensland Digital Technologies Summit’ — Keynote Speaker 
  • Young Engineers Brisbane Launch — Keynote Speaker
  • Future Land Force Conference — Keynote Speaker
  • TEDxIpswich 'Anything is Possible' — Keynote Speaker
  • City of Playford 'Smart Cities' — Keynote Speaker
  • QUT Real World Futures — Keynote Speaker & Panel Guest
  • iPadpalooza Conference — Keynote Speaker 
  • Executive Elite Breakfast — Keynote Speaker
  • West Moreton Teacher Education Conference — Keynote Speaker
  • Pearson Education Roundtable Discussion — Panel Guest 
  • World Science Festival Launch — Keynote Speaker
  • STEMx Conference — Keynote Speaker


  • World Science Festival — Panel Guest (Brisbane)
  • STEM Symposium — Keynote Speaker (Sydney)
  • Community of Schools STEM Conference — Keynote Speaker (Sydney)
  • Fiftysix Creations x Advance Queensland — Workshop Facilitator (Aurukun)
  • Fiftysix Creations x Eyre Futures — Workshop Facilitator (Port Lincoln)
  • P&C South Meeting — Keynote Speaker (Brisbane)
  • Next Generation Youth Forum — Workshop Facilitator (Melbourne)
  • Fiftysix Creations x Young Entrepreneurs Project  — Workshop Facilitator (Cairns)
  • Fiftysix Creations x Advance Queensland — Workshop Facilitator (Longreach)
  • T21 Conference — Keynote Speaker (Gold Coast)
  • Kids STEM Convention — Keynote Speaker (Brisbane)
  • EdTech SA: Navigating a Digital Future  — Keynote Speaker (Adelaide)
  • National Science Week: Western Australia Tour — Keynote Speaker (Perth)
  • National Science Week: Northern Territory Tour — Keynote Speaker (Darwin)
  • Australian Council for Private Education and Training National Conference — Keynote Speaker (Brisbane)


  • Solve Challenge Finals — Speaker (New York)
  • Catholic Education Forum 'Engage, Innovate & Educate' — Keynote Speaker (Brisbane)
  • Business Camp, Queensland Edition — Judge & Keynote Speaker (Brisbane)
  • Business Camp, New South Wales Edition  — Judge & Keynote Speaker (Sydney)
  • Celebration of Entrepreneurship — Keynote Speaker (Gold Coast)
  • FutureGen Conference — Keynote Speaker (Gold Coast)