Huge thanks to the speakers at our ‘lightning talks’ at our
recent unconference, we really appreciate their efforts in sharing their remarkable and inspiring stories:
All the details for this Saturday’s Unconference
Cnr of Greens Rd & Oxford St
Paddington ( map)
Keynote and Lightning talks will be held in the EG02 lecture theatre.
Map COFA Map (opens PDF)
Unconference will be held in the F Building on level 2, at COFA in Paddington NSW.
Coffee is available on campus.
REGISTER NOW FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION SYDNEY UNCONFERENCE 13 AUG 2011 When:
Structure of the day:
Main room (EG02)
What’s an Unconference?
unconference is a participant-driven meeting. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization.
“there is no agenda until .. the attendees make it up.”
For more details see on the Unconference format for #sibsyd see
See you on Saturday
REGISTER NOW FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION SYDNEY UNCONFERENCE 13 AUG 2011 Map to help find your way around COFA:
download a PDF of this map here too)
We’re delighted to announce that our keynote speaker for the next Social Innovation Sydney Unconference on 13 August 2011 is:
Anthony Baxter from the Google Crisis Response Team
Anthony is a geek who works at Google Australia. Among other things, he works with Google.org’s
Crisis Response team on rapid response to disasters. He also tweets @anthonybaxter.
This team has
helped out during a number of disasters, for example:
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami,
Brazil Floods and Landslides, and the
Anthony is going to talk about some of the Crisis Response activities, things they’ve learned, and some ways that we can help make the world a better and safer place.
REGISTER NOW FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION SYDNEY UNCONFERENCE 13 AUG 2011 About Google Crisis Response
This is a great example of social innovation. It was setup by
Google to focus on technology-driven philanthropy via Google.org.
The Crisis Response team works to make critical information more accessible when natural disasters and humanitarian crises strike.
Ways that the Crisis Response Team help out include:
Organizing emergency alerts, news updates and donation opportunities, and making this information visible through Google’s wide web presence
Building engineering tools that enable better communication and collaboration among crisis responders and among victims such as Person Finder and Resource Finder
Providing updated satellite imagery and maps of affected areas to illustrate infrastructure damage and help relief organizations navigate disaster zones
Supporting the rebuilding of network infrastructure where it has been damaged to enable access to the Internet
Donating to charitable organizations that are providing direct relief on-the-ground
Less than two weeks until the next Social Innovation Sydney event and we’re excited to announce lightning talks by local activists in social innovation:
These talks will frame the day, and give you the chance to dig deeper into some key issues.
unconference rules apply:
there are no bystanders – everyone participates in creating the content, and
we all connect openly and help to the create the Sydney that we dream of.
Stay tuned – we’ll announce the keynote speaker shortly.
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:
New approaches to Government in the Digital Age
The Awesome Foundation
Registration is free and available now.
Here is a collection of the tweets from the Social Innovation BarCamp yesterday for those who are interested:
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