Join us and the Think-Act-Change crew for Spark; A Burning Man Story at COFA next Tuesday 24th June 2014
Is it possible for festivals like Burning Man to influence societal and personal change?!
Join Think-Act-Change for a screening of ‘Spark; A Burning Man Story‘ followed by a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A where we can delve deep into festival culture, what drives individuals to attend such radical, large scale festivals and what can we as a society learn from them?
ABOUT THE FILM
Spark: A Burning Man Story is a documentary about the dreams and challenges of Burning Man and its unique culture of participatory art. Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy.
Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams. SPARK takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the “default world,” we wonder which dreams can survive.
ABOUT THE PANEL
Tom Dawkins – Social Entrepreneur
Amelia Loye – Social Scientist
Full biographies and speaker details to be announced shortly!
Social Innovation Sydney helps change makers connect with one another and building networks to drive social innovation in Australia.
We want to build human-to-human networks of people who care about creating ventures that do social good and create value for society above and beyond the bottom line.
We believe that it is possible to create successful ventures that make a profit and do social good too.
We want to connect people with ideas to people with skills so that they can create new ventures together.
John Robb: Future of the American Dream
Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM
John Robb from HomeFree America is visiting Sydney and will join us for a free talk at CoFA on Monday 24th March at 6 pm.
RSVP for this free talk
John will discuss the Future of the American Dream and the underlying source of modern wealth and technology.
As he notes:
“It’s a source that directly impacts our internal decision making system in a fundamental way.
Once you learn what it is, and how simple it is, it’s going to change the way you think about everything. “
John is a well known strategy thinker and writer with his long running blog, Global Guerrillas, and his new work, Home Free America: an open notebook on the future of the American Dream, which is focused on providing the support, knowledge, insight, and encouragement needed to help communities thrive, despite adversity.
John is always thinking strategically about the future and sharing his insights.
Click here to RSVP for this free talk
John Robb: deep dive dinner
After his talk John will join us for a deep dive dinner – RSVP and payment details here
Join us for a deeper richer discussion on entrepreneurship, sustainability, and community while enjoying a 2 course progressive dinner with wine/beer/soft drink. Seats are limited so that the evening remains intimate.