The Social Impact Festival is hosted by the Centre for Social Impact UWA at The University of Western Australia Business School (CSI UWA). It is a series of events in July that celebrate initiatives bringing about positive social change, with a focus on Western Australia. It is the flagship annual event and primary public engagement initiative of CSI UWA with massive potential for translating important research, collaborating with industry and community, influencing public policy, and generating a significant positive impact
The 2018 festival was the fourth of its kind, following Festivals presented by CSI UWA in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Festival has increased in size considerably and doubled in attendance each year. Bringing together more than 200 cutting-edge international and local speakers, community leaders, artists, and organisations, this multi-faceted festival goes far beyond talking about the issues confronting our society and provided the conditions for citizens to co-create the future they wish to see.
You can read all about the Social Impact Festival 2018 in the Summary Report.
Here are the details of key events and activities for this year. Tickets will go on sale in May. There is a mixture of paid and free activities.
15 July 2019: Festival Opening & Toolkit Launch (Online). Join us online for our global opening of Social Impact Festival 2019. We will also be launching our Social Impact Toolkits aimed to help you spark social impact in your own area (15 July)
17 July 2019: Social Impact Research and Policy Symposium @UWA Business School. This event will showcase and document cutting-edge research and policy through a curated series of case studies, workshops and presentations
18 July 2019: Social Impact Summit @ UWA Business School. The ultimate social impact experience for learning, connecting and co-creating the future
18 July 2019 (evening): Impact Seed: Impact investment pitch event @ UWA Business School, TBC
20 July 2019: The Good Market @ UWA Winthrop Hall Undercroft. Ethical retail market with performances, speakers and kids activities
Social Impact Festival Toolkit: The toolkit is designed to help you spark social impact in your own community. It is for regions, local governments, organisations, community groups and networks to host their own social impact sparker events and festivals. The toolkit will include easy-to-use materials, as well as evaluation resources. Register your interest for a toolkit here.