Social Innovation Sydney was the brain-child of three women who wanted to help bring change makers and local activists together to share ideas and translate those ideas to action.

Co-founders Kate Carruthers, *Michelle Williams, and Selena Griffith kicked things off in August 2010 with an unconference at the COFA (the College of Fine Arts), University of New South Wales in Paddington NSW.  The Hon. Bob Carr, former Premier of NSW and current Australian Foreign Minister, was kind enough to open the first unconference.

Kate and Selena work together with volunteers to create new events and meetups for changemakers.  You can contact us via email

Since that time Social Innovation Sydney has hosted a number of unconferences, startup camps, and film nights.

Social Innovation Sydney is focused on participant driven unconferences and events.  Our aim is to build community and networks for like-minded people to share ideas and create sustainable social innovations.

We are also proud to have a strong team of contributors, like Kim Chen, working with us from the early days.

You can find out about current Social Innovation Sydney events here.

Want to help?

Please feel free to join in – just email us here


*Please note that Michelle Williams is no longer actively involved with the operations of Social Innovation Sydney – you can contact Michelle here.