18 Aug 2012
- Written by VolunteeringQld
Want to be a part of something big?
Help us explore the big questions surrounding community engagement. A two-day experience with like-minded people. Discover. Make a change. Lead.
Innovate Symposium 2.0 goes on a journey to explore how we engage and work with communities in creating social change. The unconventional nature of the event allows participants to facilitate, encourage and inspire better practice through community engagement, creativity and sustainability.
>> Expect: reflection groups, open space technology, practice sessions, social change case experience, and sustainable and creative workshops.
Innovate Symposium 2.0 will provide you with opportunities to learn from grassroots actors to corporate partners. It will incorporate digital platforms to assist peer-to-peer learning, networking and idea sharing.
- A low environmental impact event with a focus on sustainable practices and limited waste
- Online connection, interaction and experience
Meet our presenters
Dr Peter Westoby // Peter will be facilitating a journey through a dialogical approach to community development. Peter is a senior lecturer in Community Development (UQ), and Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Support (University of Free State, South Africa), with over 20 years’ experience in youth, community and organisational development settings.
Dr Geoffrey Woolcock // Geoffrey will be exploring building sustainable communities with perspectives on theory and practice. Geoffrey is a Senior Research Fellow (Wesley Mission, Brisbane), and Adjunct Associate Professor (School of Human Services & Social Work, Griffith University), focused on indicators of social sustainability and the factors that contribute to building child- and youth-friendly communities.
Red Thread Stories // Red Thread Stories will be providing a chance to reflect on Innovate Symposium 2.0 through story and playback theatre, and deconstructing the performance. Red Thread Stories is a Brisbane based consultancy that builds capacity within communities and corporations through engagement, training, oral histories and Playback Theatre.
Salvadore Cantellano // Salvadore will be presenting alongside Tal on working with creatives. Salvadore creates emotion and narrative through digital film, has experience with major brands such as Billabong and Sony, as well as with local communities and disadvantaged kids, and believes that creative expression and consciousness are the parallel rail tracks to feeling freedom.
Mark Creyton // Mark will be covering strategies to build ‘sustaining’ into ‘initiating’ through new models of engagement. Mark is Director of Education, Research & Policy at Volunteering Qld with 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, and his highlight has been as a facilitating exhibit at the Perc Tucker Gallery in Townsville.
Jenny Geale // Jenny will be presenting alongside Mark on sustainable initiatives. Jenny draws on an eclectic mix of experience across the corporate and community sectors, but having seen the light at a young age she focuses on driving initiatives around social justice, youth leadership, and anything that helps others make an impact.
Cat Green // Cat will be examining authentic community practice and how we can become involved in high impact social change. Cat has broad experience in campaigning and social change, including as the Strategic Communications Officer at Volunteering Qld and with local initiatives such as Transition Kurilpa, holds a Master of Communication for Social Change, and tries to live with integrity.
Alice Lima Baroni // Alice will support Tal and Salvadore on all things creative. Alice is currently undertaking a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology, exploring (photo) journalism, participatory content creation and community media photography in Brazil’s low income suburbs. She is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), and a Brazilian research group 'Storytellers and Narratives: Contemporary Journalism'.
Join us at Innovate Symposium 2.0
4 + 5 October 2012 @ Griffith University Eco Centre, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan Qld 4111
- $220 for individuals, community groups and Volunteering Qld members
- $260 for organisations and institutions
Dreamer, world changer, leader: You
An event for people that want to make a difference and achieve larger social change. New focuses. New perspectives. Create an impact.