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Innovate It. Create It. Make It. - Global Design & Development Summit 2017
Wed, April 5, 2017, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM AEST
The Global Design & Development Summit is an inspiring one-day forum for designers, makers, international development professionals and students to share how to design a better future. This year's theme is: Innovate It. Create It. Make It.
With a line-up of international speakers and world-class innovators from six continents - this event is an engaging day of workshops, discussions and big ideas.
Learn from successs and failures from innovators working on the front line, from rural 3D printed medical supplies in Kenya to clean water on demand in Pakistan; from innovative education programs in Melbourne to grassroots design programs in Guatemala.
This program is coordinated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) D-Lab; Laika Academy and RMIT University.
Themes and Interest Areas
- Makers and Local Innovators
- Social Enterprise
- Design for Social Impact
- Development Innovation
- Humanitarian Design and Engineering
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Education for Social Change
Program: 5 April 2017
0800 - 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 @ Trunk (275 Exhibition St, Melbourne)
Parallel Session 1
1A - The Art of Reframing: An Innovation and Creativity Acceleration Workshop (Speaker: Courtney Lawrence, DSIL Global) - Participants will explore creative innovation tools Human Centered Design frameworks and apply them to personal and professional projects. Through various cases studies and real-world team challenges participants will learn how to leverage and apply creative innovation tools for the design of a team and startup/social enterprise organisation.
1B - Provocative Design Leadership using Liberating Structures (Speaker: Katy Grennier, DSIL Global) - This workshop will focus on a series of hands-on activities to ensure teams working in any sector have the tools to amplify creativity and open communication for projects and/or product development. Participants will begin by exploring “Liberating Structures”, a suite of creative tools and techniques and apply these tools through work in small teams. Get ready to get moving!
1C - Reciprocity Ring: Practicing the Power of Networks and Sharing (Speakers: Jona Repisti and Sher Vogel, MIT D-Lab) - What is a personal or profesisonal goal or need you have? Statistics show that likely someone in your network has the ability to help you with that goal, and you have the ability to help someone else achieve theirs. In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice the power of networks and reciprocity in a way that can be used in their own organsiations, associations, professinoal professional life, and social circles. Each participant should come to the session with three things in mind they want help with - and let's see the magic happen!
Parallel Session 2
2A - The Why and How of Creating Innovation Spaces (Speakers: Molly Rubenstein, International Development Innovation Network; Michelle Ngure, Global Minimum) - Makerspaces, innovation centers, and fab labs are spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. They often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. In this panel, founders of makerspaces from Melbourne and around the world will share success stories, key tips and common challenges to setting up these centers.
2B - Local Innovation at the Cutting Edge: 3D Printing to Development Digitised (Speakers: Amna Batool, Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab; Karl Heinz, Africa Born 3D; Muhammad Umair Anwar, Wrind; Sacha Ahmad, Hope Uplift Foundation) - This program explores the cutting edge of development innovation based on four field case studies: 1) Fighting disease throughout Pakistan by digitising the immunization system in Pakistan with a bottom up approach to design; 2) Deploying 3D printing as a digital manufacturing tool for local community blacksmiths in Kenya; 3) Getting water to all: The WaterATM, an innovative user friendly automated water dispensing machine that regulates usage of clean drinking water in Pakistan; 4) improving maternal health using a speech-based social media platform for low-literate users in Pakistan.
2C - Better Design for Inclusion and Mobility (Speakers Huy Nguyen, Enable Development; Roy Ombatti, Happy Feet; Oscar Quan Lainfiesta and Juan Carlos Noguera Cardoza, Transitions Foundation) - Across Kenya people suffer from foot deformities as a result of the jigger sand flea, learn how 'Happy Feet' is responding with bespoke shoes. Also hear from Transitions Foundation in Guatemala where wheelchair users are also wheelchair manufacturers. This engaging panel will explore the questions: What is it like to live in a country where mobility is not available to many? How do you design for mobility and include those who are affected in the design process to develop a new product?
Parallel Session 3
3A - Indigenous Makers - Local Empowerment or Design Colonialism? (Speakers: Juliet Wanjiri, Ananse Group; Maria Jose Saenz-Penagos, University Rafael Landívar) - This panel will address how traditional handicraft and maker cultures better could complement each other and bring more innovation into established traditions. Often informal sector activities often overlap with do-it-yourself culture, but many “maker” initiatives have ignored existing grassroots innovators, particularly in developing countries. Perspectives from Guatemala, Kenya and Australia will present what can be learned from working collaborations and how in future makers and artisans can better collaborate. We will also hear stories of how designer-artisan projects being executed and what are some of the challenges still to overcome.
3B - No Bullshit Guide to Getting Results (Speaker: Laura Budzyna, MIT D-Lab) - When developing or piloting a new social impact product, program or approach, it isn’t always clear what impact it will have - so, how do you know what to measure? How do you know if you're actually creating change? In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies for capturing outcomes of projects that are novel, nascent, and in flux. With practical examples and stories of change (and failture!) from around the world, this workshop will help you ensure your impact is genuine.
3C - Education Global Citizens in the Trump Era: Out of the Lecture Theatre and into the World (Speakers: Omar Crespo, Link4; Melanie Lazelle, Laika Academy; Eva Cheng, RMIT University) - Creating professionals with the skills to tackle the great global challenges is no easy feat. This dynamic discussion will explore examples that have successfully redefined the education experience. Case study from Guatemala will showcase tools and programs that have been designed to get design education beyond classrooms and into the streets and communities of Guatemala. This discussion explores the thorny topics of ethical engagement, power dynamics and effective program design.
Who Should Attend
- International Development Practitioners
- Creative Professionals
- Community Development Workers
A full day of ideas, global speakers, collaborative discussions and more. Also - amazing catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) from a great Melbourne-based social enterprise. Plus great connections and networking with global leaders in the industry as well as right here from Melbourne.
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 Additonal Amount box. For any questions or alternate ticket buying options - such as receiving an invoice - get in contact.
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 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.
For more information about the program, attending or getting involved. Get in contact:
Julian O'Shea (Summit Coordinator - Australia) - : email@example.com / 0400 260 565
Muhammad Umair Anwar
Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (Pakistan)
MIT D-Lab and IDIN (USA)
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager
DSIL Global (Thailand)
Samenjo Karl Heinz
Africa Born 3D Printing (Kenya)
Co-Founder and CTO
Oscar Lionel Quan Lainfiesta
Link 4 (Guatemala)
Courtney Savie Lawrence
DSIL Global (Thailand)
Laika Academy (NZ)
Global Minimum (Kenya)
InLab Program Manager
Juan Carlos Noguera
Voxel8: 3D Printing Electronics (Guatemala)
Founder and CEO
Happy Feet AB3D (Kenya)
International Development Innovation Network (USA)
Global Network Manager
Olin College (USA)
Innovation Center Program Manager
Maria José Sáenz
University Rafael Landívar (Guatemala)
MIT D-Lab (USA)
International Development Design Summit Manager
Ananse Group (Kenya)
Date and Time
Storey Hall - Conference Rooms 1 & 2
RMIT University Building 16
336–348 Swanston St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000