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Innovate for Impact Summit: Social Enterprise, Startups and Global Change

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The Drill Hall

Multicultural Hub, City of Melbourne

26 Therry St

Melbourne, VIC 3004

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The Innovate for Impact Summit is an inspiring one-day forum for budding and existing social entrepreneurs, startup developers, global change makers, designers, international development professionals and students sharing how to design great businesses for positive impact. This year's theme is: Social Enterprise, Startups and Global Change.

With a line-up of international speakers, world-class social entrepreneurs and inspiring impact designers - this event is an engaging day of workshops, discussions and big ideas.

Learn from the successes and failures of existing social enterprises across the Asia Pacific region, from distributing solar lights in slum communities in India to re-invigorating the lost art of sustainable paper making in Vietnam; from innovative education programs in Australia to fair trade livelihoods projects for marginalised women in Nepal.

This program is coordinated by Laika Academy.



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Themes and Interest Areas:

> Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship

> High Growth Startups

> Innovative Design for Social Impact

> Sustainability and Business

> Participatory Development Innovation

> Humanitarian Design and Engineering

> Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

> Education for Social Change

> Fair Trade and Livelihood Development

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Program: Friday, 29th September 2017

0830 - 0900 -- Registration

0900 - 0930 -- Welcome to Country / Summit Opening

0930 - 1015 -- Opening Keynote + Lightening Talks

1015 - 1115 -- Mix and Mingle - Morning Tea

1115 - 1245 -- Parallel Sessions 1

1245 - 1400 -- Lunch

1400 - 1515 -- Parallel Sessions 2

1515 - 1545 -- Afternoon Tea

1545 - 1700 -- Parallel Workshops 3

1700 - 1745 -- Closing Keynote and Remarks

1800 - onwards -- Post-Summit Drinks @ (Loch & Key, Upstairs at 34 Franklin street, Melbourne - above Captain Melville)


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Parallel Session 1

1a - Design for Inclusive User Experience (Speaker: Huy Nguyen, Enabler Interactive, Australia) - Huy is the Founder of Enabler Interactive – a Melbourne-based tech startup that creates personalised 3D simulation training software for the disability sector. Huy has achieved significant career success both locally and abroad, and was named the ACT Young Australian of the Year in 2014. Huy is a humanitarian engineer, social entrepreneur and is an expert in the disability sector. During this workshop, participants will gain knowledge about inclusive user design and how it can be applied to support product development in startups. By the end of this session, participants will have gained practical skills and tools for implementing more effective and inclusive product design in their business.

1b - The Internal Journey of Entrepreneurship (Speakers: Linh Phạm and Ellie Nguyễn, Knowmads, Vietnam) - This interactive session invites participants to explore the ‘Knowmadic Journey’, turning inward to understand their own values, talents and purpose that can be harnessed for creating positive impact. Utilising processes from a world-class creative business and leadership school in Hanoi, this session discusses common stages of an entrepreneur’s evolution from the Calling, to the Journey, to the Breakthrough and discovering the Gift. This workshop is ideal for personal leadership development and those seeking to make a positive difference in the world, starting from themselves.

1c - Creativity for Change: How to Create a Unique Social Enterprise (Speakers: Nhung Hong, Zo Project, Vietnam) - With new enterprises popping up everyday, creating a unique brand that will help you stand out from the crowd is critical to your business success. In this session, you will learn about the importance of sharing your personal story and how to harness your unique skills for creating an enterprise that truly reflects your passion. Nhung joins the summit from Vietnam where she founded Zo Project, an organsation that is restoring the lost craft of sustainable, handmade 'Do' paper making.




Parallel Session 2

2a - The Perfect Pitch: How to Nail Creative Communication and Influence for Impact (Speaker: Bri Johnstone, RMIT Activator, Australia) - The ability to deliver a punchy, creative pitch or social media post about your social enterprise is a highly-prized skill. During this workshop, participants will develop the skills and confidence to deliver persuasive presentations that let your unique strengths and ideas shine through. Bri is the Senior Manager of RMIT’s startup support program, Activator, and founder of Bright Sparks, a global entrepreneurship program designed to inspire, prepare and connect the next generation of female leaders and entrepreneurs using communication training and voice coaching.

2b - Scaling Your Impact: From your desktop to world (Speakers: Murli Padmanabhan, Pollinate Energy, India / Anita Kerr Nepali, Seven Women, Nepal) - Your big ideas may start in your bedroom, but they definitely shouldn't stay there! This session will equipt participants with the knowledge and skills for scaling their social enterprise so they can make a larger positive impact in the world. You will not be short of expert advice in this session with our speakers offering constructive stories from their own successes and failures in expanding their enterprises. Anita joins the summit from Nepal where she is the President of Seven Women, a fair trade organisation that began in a tin shed and has now changed the lives of over 5,000 women and their communities. Additionally, Murli offers his wisdom as the Executive Vice President of Sales at Pollinate Energy, a social enterprise that started with a pilot project selling 100 solar lights in India and has now sold over 23,000 products reaching over 100,000 people.

2c - Financing Your Vision (Speakers to be announced)




Parallel Session 3

3a - Journey with a Difference: Using community based tourism for rural development (Speakers: Ha Ngugen, KHAC, Vietnam) - Sometimes navigating your way through the see of websites advertising volun-tourism trips overseas can be tricky territory and its hard to know if your actually contributing in a positive way. In this session, Ha offers a exciting alternative for the conscious traveller that guarantees both a direct positive impact for local communities and an authentic cultural experience that travellers will remember forever. Community based tourism emphasises the development of local communities and allows for local residents to have substantial control over and involvement in their own tourism industry with a major proportion of the benefits remaining within the community. By sharing activities such as festivals, homestays, and the production of artisan goods, community-based tourism allows rural communities to participate in the modern economy while cultivating a sustainable source of income and maintaining their way of life. Got some travel coming up or keen to implement this idea elsewhere? Then don’t miss Ha’s workshop on the ins, outs, ups and downs of creating a thriving community based tourism company.

3b - The Sustainable Edge: Designing products that matter (Speaker: Pranathi & Nripal Adhikary, Abari, Nepal) - Abari's story is one of mud and bamboo in the 21st century. Abari is a Nepalese research, design and construction firm committed to sustainable building practices that marry traditional yet sophisticated natural materials like adobe, bamboos, stones and reed with contemporary energy efficent design. Their projects include earthquake resistant housing, schools buildings and appropriate technology for improving village life. During this session, participants will learn from the organisation's Founder/Director and leading architect about how to create sustainable products that bridge the venacular with the modern.

3c - Enterprising Education: A new vision of transformative learning (Speakers: Vibha Joshi, Parallel Voyages, India / Chinmay Vadnere, Parallel Voyages, India / Julian O'Shea, Laika Academy, Australia) - Whilst learning about social change and entrepreneurship in books is a great start, real change happens when you step out into the world and make it happen. Many successful social entrepreneurs in the world today often found their calling after being confronted with an issue first hand, whether it be visiting marginalised women overseas or witnessing homelessness in their own community. In this session, participants will explore the power of innovative education programs that break people out of the lecture theatre and push them into the world, thus motivating action for positive change. In doing so, speakers will share their vision for a new kind of education and offer their tips and tools for designing memorable and inspiring programs that combine education, adventure and social change.




PLEASE NOTE: Speakers, schedule and content are subject to change



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Who Should Attend:

> Social Entrepreneurs (existing and budding)

> Designers

> International Development Practitioners

> Fair Trade Professionals

> Livelihood Development Practitioners

> Educators

> Engineers

> Architects

> Innovators

> Makers

> Creative Professionals

> Students

> Community Development Workers

> You!




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What's Included:

A full day of ideas, global speakers, collaborative discussions and more. Also - amazing catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea). Plus great connections and networking with global leaders in the industry as well as right here from Melbourne.

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What to bring:

> Casual dress code - the venue can get a little cold so please bring warm clothes

> Notebook and pens

> Water bottle

> Your awesome self!


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Tickets:

We have designed this event for inclusion and to do this we have a Pay As You Can pricing model.

Suggested prices are as follows:

• Student / Unwaged: $10 - $100

• Individual / Sole Trader: $50 - $250

• NGO or Social Enterprise: $100 - $300

• Small Business or University: $200 - $500

• Medium Business or Corporate: $400 - $1000

• Government or International Business: $850 - $1500

• Major Supporter: $1000+

Note that these are just suggested amounts, and we don't want cost to be barrier for anyone attending.

If you would like to pay an amount not listed - just use the Additional Amount / Donation button to make the difference. For example, to pay $125, please select one ticket at $100 and then put in $25 in the Additional Amount box. For any questions or alternate ticket buying options - such as receiving an invoice - get in contact.

If you purchase a ticket and can't make it for any reason, please let us know and we'd be happy to pass your ticket on to another attendee so you can recieve a full refund.



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FAQ

I have special dietary requirements - can that be catered for? - Sure can. We will have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. If you have other special dietary needs - please get in contact with us below.

I'm on the fence about coming - should I do it? - Yes. Everyone coming will be super lovely and we will make sure you have a great day.

I'm not sure I can afford a ticket in the suggested price range - can I still come? - Yes. We are serious about inclusitivity - so per our policy Pay As You Can. The minimum price through Eventbrite is just $10. If this is a barrier - please get in contact and we will help make it happen.

Can I pay more than the suggested price? - Yes. And big thanks for your support of this great initiative.

One of the speakers look amazing and work aligns with my own, can I arrange a one-on-one meeting with them while they are in Australia? - They are amazing. We would love to help you do that - just get in contact and we will make it happen either on the day, or in the days on either side.

How can I convince my boss to let me attend? - Let her know that this is a professional and continuing professional development event that's got a high calibre line up of global speakers, lots of opportunity to network and meet sector leaders, and ideas and strategies at the cutting edge. Also, volunteer to take great notes and share the outcomes with your team on return.

I'm travelling to Melbourne for this event, where should I stay? - This event is super central, in the heart of the Melbourne CBD so you have a lot of options. Check out the standard hotel booking sites, hostel options or AirBnB. Plenty of choices!

So should I book my ticket now? - Yep. They are limited and we expect them to go fast, so click on the Tickets button and make it happen.

I'm with the media and am interested in attending or arranging an interview with one of the speakers, what's the best way to do this? - Cool. Get in contact (details below) and we would love to host you with a Media Pass and line up an interview.

I have another question that's not on here - what do I do? - Drop us a line - our contact information is below.




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Contact Us

For more information about the program, attending or getting involved. Get in contact:

Julian O'Shea (Summit Coordinator - Australia): julian@laikaacademy.com / 0400 260 565

Brittany Laidlaw (Summit Coordinator - Australia): brittany_laidlaw@hotmail.com / 0403 049 734


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Photo Gallery from our Last Summit: Innovate It, Create It, Make it - Global Design & Development






  • Nripal Adhikary

    Nripal Adhikary

    Abari, Nepal

    Founder/Director

  • Bri Johnstone

    Bri Johnstone

    RMIT Activator, Australia

    Senior Manager

  • Vibha Joshi

    Vibha Joshi

    Parallel Voyages, India

    Founder & Chief Design Officer

  • Anita Kerr Nepali

    Anita Kerr Nepali

    Seven Women

    President of Seven Women Nepal

  • Ha Nguyen

    Ha Nguyen

    KHAC Social Enterprise, Vietnam

    Co-Founder

  • Huy Nguyen

    Huy Nguyen

    Enabler Interactive, Australia

    Founder

  • Ellie Nguyễn

    Ellie Nguyễn

    Knowmads, Vietnam

    Facilitator

  • Julian O'Shea

    Julian O'Shea

    Laika Academy

    Founder/Director

  • Murli Padmanabhan

    Murli Padmanabhan

    Pollinate Energy, India

    Executive Vice President - Sales

  • Linh Phạm

    Linh Phạm

    Knowmads, Vietnam

    Facilitator

  • Pranathi

    Pranathi

    Abari, Nepal

    Lead Architect

  • Hong Nhung Tran

    Hong Nhung Tran

    Zo Project, Vietnam

    Founder/Director

  • Chinmay Vadnere

    Chinmay Vadnere

    Parallel Voyages

    Program Director & Serial Entrepreneur


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The Drill Hall

Multicultural Hub, City of Melbourne

26 Therry St

Melbourne, VIC 3004

Australia

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