Get ready for a world-changing introduction to social enterprise. Join us on the 5th-7th August at The Edge, State Library of Queensland, for a three-day conference packed with inspirational speakers, thought-provoking workshops and networking opportunities.
Social enterprise is the fusion of business and charity, a force that reveals making profits and making a difference can be complementary goals. At IMPACT, we believe social entrepreneurship should be young people’s go-to strategy for tackling the biggest problems of our generation. At the IMPACT Conference, you will have the opportunity to work with other young people in building your very own social enterprise idea that addresses an issue you’re passionate about.
This year we’re doing something a little different, and that’s reflected in our theme: ‘Out of the Box’. We’re encouraging you to go beyond the scope of familiarity, consider things from new perspectives, and work in teams to design solutions to critical issues in the social enterprise sector.
You will gain the skillset to build a business, pitch an idea and tackle complex community problems – all whilst learning from leading change-makers in the field. You can check out exactly who we’ve got coming along below!
Each year we also endeavour to source food, drinks and items from our participant packs and prizes from socially responsible business and enterprises. In the past we’ve had catering provided by Zambreros, Thankyou, Food Connect and bags from Boomerang Bags.
This year we’re also trying to reduce our environmental impact by providing a digital conference booklet that will also be available online.
Our conference this year is the most inclusive one yet, and our attendees will be a mix of university students, young professionals and senior high school students from all around Australia aged 15-25.
Whether you are new to social enterprise or are involved with the space, we’d love to have you there! The only things we’re asking you to bring are your passion, curiosity and an open mind.
So what are you waiting for?
Join us for our biggest and most exciting conference yet!