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sibsyd Feb 2011 by Tony Hollingsworth

Next Social Innovation Sydney UnConference Sat 13 Aug 2011

Our next Social Innovation UnConference is scheduled for Saturday 13 August 2011 at COFA in Paddington.

The theme is metamorphosis and it is Social Innovation Sydney’s first birthday!

We’ll be announcing the keynote speaker shortly (stay tuned it’s going to be interesting).

The agenda will include our traditional unconference sessions after lunch, with lightning talks in the morning on topics like:

  • Collaborative Consumption
  • Indigenous Innovation
  • Sustainable Leadership
  • New approaches to Government in the Digital Age
  • The Awesome Foundation

Registration is free and available now.

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Big thanks to everyone who came to Food Inc. #sibsyd

We just wanted to say a big thank-you to everyone who came to COFA last night for the Social Innovation Sydney screening of Food Inc.

Also we extend heartfelt thanks to our wonderful panel who generated so much interesting discusion:

Lots of great ideas and many significant challenges arising from the issue of food and food production. If you’re interested in continuing the discussion then come along to our UnConference on Saturday 13 August 2011.

cow by David F. Bacon http://bit.ly/qhSHLa

Costa Georgiadis SBS TV Host: Special Guest for Food, Inc.

Food Inc screening - 28th July 2011 at COFA Sydney

The film will be followed by a panel discussion that featuring well known social enterprises and influencers who are redefining the local food industry:

The panel includes:

Even if you’ve seen the film before, this is your chance to explore this increasingly important issue in our society.

“Costa’s Garden Odyssey”Social Innovation Sydney is proud to announce Costa Georgiadis,  the host of SBS TV’s  will be joining the Food Inc. panel:

“Costa takes a holistic approach to gardening and the environment, engaging communities to develop a love of and appreciation of the natural world in all its diversity. Costa’s groundedness and wisdom make his show one that all ages and cultures connect with and respond to because he celebrates life, nature and community.”

We are what we eat!

Join Social Innovation Sydney and the fast developing Sydney food community to watch “Food, Inc.”, an eye-opening expose of the modern food industry. Both fascinating and terrifying, and essential viewing for any health-conscious citizen.

Get tickets here

Food, Inc.
How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies.

The food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.

We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s DilemmaIn Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc.reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

http://www.foodincmovie.com/

Tickets here

cow by David F. Bacon http://bit.ly/qhSHLa

Food Inc. screening 28th July at COFA

Food InceWe are what we eat!

Join Social Innovation Sydney and the fast developing Sydney food community to watch “Food, Inc.”, an eye-opening expose of the modern food industry. Both fascinating and terrifying, and essential viewing for any health-conscious citizen.

This will be followed by a panel discussion that will feature successful well known social enterprises and influencers doing their part to redefine the local food industry:

The panel includes:

Even if you’ve seen the film before, this is your chance to explore this increasingly important issue in our society.

Get tickets here

Food, Inc.
How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies.

The food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.

We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s DilemmaIn Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc.reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

http://www.foodincmovie.com/

Tickets here

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Social Innovation Sydney goes to #Amplifyfest

This Friday, 10th June 2011, Social Innovation Sydney is off to the amazing Amplify Festival in Sydney.

We’ve been offered a booth in the expo there by the nice folks at AMP via the lovely @maverickwoman and her team.

The Social Innovation Sydney team will be there all day talking to people about social innovation.

We are also holding a pitchfest at 2.00pm – with three of the social innovation ideas that people worked on at our recent Startup Camp pitching to win a prize.

As things unfold we’ll be tweeting and blogging about it – you can follow our tweets via @sibsyd on #amplifyfest

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Tweets from Social Innovation BarCamp 28 May #sibsyd

Here is a collection of the tweets from the Social Innovation BarCamp yesterday for those who are interested:

View the story “Social Innovation Bar Camp #sibsyd” on Storify

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Unconference agenda SI BarCamp 28 May 2011

Opening keynote
9.45 – 11.00 Resilience – issues & solutions, Selena Griffith UNSW

12.00 -14.00 Lunch & real life social networking

Room 12
11.30 Changing Education – games, collaboration, the future
14.00 Community v. Technology (Michelle)
14.30 Cultivating emotional resistance (Andrew)

Room 17
11.30 Barriers to change – what stops ideas being implemented?
14.00 ‘Green living centre” from education to empowerment, creating sustainable community (Dianne)

Room 19
11.30 Measuring the Economy (Radek)
12.00 Designing change exhibition
15.00 E-learning solutions (Vik)