The University of Western Australia is set to host more than 15 events as part of the upcoming Social Impact Festival.
Created by the Centre for Social Impact UWA, the Festival connects and celebrates the people, organisations, ideas, networks and collaborations across all sectors in WA that are creating positive social impact.
Running Wednesday 20-27 July, Festival events will be held across multiple venues, with about half taking place at UWA.
Centre for Social Impact UWA Director Paul Flatau said all activities, whether actions, initiatives, programs, businesses, projects or organisations, have a social impact.
“Social impact can be thought of as the net total human effect of that activity on a community and on individuals and families," Professor Flatau said.
“I invite people from any background to come along to an event to learn more about social impact and how we can all work together to create a bright future for WA.”
From last year’s Festival, which encompassed just eight events, the 2016 program has grown to include more than 35 events with almost 150 key people and organisations involved, such as Fiona Wood, Fred Chaney, James Lush and Michael Chaney.
The week-long series of events includes guest lectures, academic seminars, interactive workshops, panel sessions, a marketplace and ethical fashion show, pitch event and open house day.
Highlights of this year’s Festival program include:
- Social Impact Festival Opening
- Australia’s Social Landscape Lecture
- The Edge of Social Impact Panel
- Imagining Western Australia Panel
- Marketplace and Ethical Fashion Show
Click here to visit the Social Impact Festival website.