The two Special Guests at the Stanley's Conference were Alexander Stitt and Sam Viviano.
Alex Stitt talked about his career and the various ups and downs of working in advertising, film, documentaries, animations, etc... He also gave another talk on his involvement with Australia Post creating stamps.
Sam Viviano gave two talks also. The first one about his career while the second one was centered around celebrating the 60 year's anniversary of MAD Magazine.
Both Alex and Sam were all round nice guys and mingled with all Australian Cartoonists' Association members present at the Stanley's Conference. They shared a lot of anecdotes, some funny, some sad, but boy, both of them were great speakers!