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Innovate 4 Impact Summit: Social Enterprise and Global Chang

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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.

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

Program: Friday, 29th September 2017
08:00–09:00 - Registration
09:00–09:30 - Welcome to Country / Summit Opening
0930–1015 - Opening Keynote + Lightening Talks
10:15–11:15 - Mix and Mingle - Morning Tea
11:15–12:45 - Parallel Sessions 1
12:45–14:00 - Lunch
14:00–15:15 - Parallel Sessions 2
15:15–15:45 - Afternoon Tea
15:45–17:00 - Parallel Workshops 3
17:00–17:45 - Closing Keynote and Remarks
18:00–onwards - Post-Summit Drinks @ (Location TBA)

Parallel Session 1
1a - Design for Inclusive User Experience (Speaker: Huy Nguyen, Enabler Interactive, Australia)
1b - The Internal Journey of Entrepreneurship (Speakers: Linh Phạm and Ellie Nguyễn, Knowmads, Vietnam)
1c - Creativity for Change: How to Create a Unique Social Enterprise (Speakers: Nhung Hong, Zo Project, Vietnam/ Koky Saly from Beekeeper Parade)

Parallel Session 2
2a - The Perfect Pitch: How to Nail Creative Communication and Influence for Impact (Speaker: Bri Johnstone, RMIT Activator, Australia)
2b - Scaling Your Impact: From your desktop to world (Speakers: Murli Padmanabhan, Pollinate Energy, India / Anita Kerr Nepali, Seven Women, Nepal)
2c - Financing Your Vision (Speakers to be annouced)

Parallel Session 3
3a - Human-centred Design for Impact (Speakers to be announced)
3b - The Sustainable Edge: Designing products that matter (Speaker: Pranathi & Nripal Adhikary, Abari, Nepal)
3c - Enterprising Education: Out of the Lecture Theatre and into the World (Speakers: Ha Nguyen, KHAC, Vietnam / Vibha Joshi, Parellel Voyages, India / Julian O'Shea, Laika Academy, Australia)

Please note: Speakers, schedule and content are subject to change.

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.

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!

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

This program is coordinated by Laika Academy.

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