The brains trust session was run during day one of Ideas Exchange 2018 and was designed to get maximum audience participation. The session required all to answer questions through an anonymous online platform. Questions were submitted by attendees both prior and during the conference. The questions ranged from who would win the footy grand final to more serious questions focused on industry issues and needs. Answers were displayed on the screen in real time allowing everyone to see the responses as they were populated. This session generated a great deal of discussion and was a great way to do an informal anonymous survey of all attendees. It was an activity that enabled people to get talking and interacting leading into dinner. Following very positive feedback we will endeavour to incorporate more interactive activities such as these at future meetings. Below is a snapshot of some of the questions and responses covered during the brains trust session.