Introduction – Kate Carruthers from Social Innovation Sydney
Mark Pesce: ‘The Next Billion Seconds’
Mark Pesce is an inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and broadcaster.
Ben Mulcahy: ‘Gay & Lesbian Australia loves technology’
Ben is Managing Director of Pink Media Group, Australia’s Gay & Lesbian media network.
Tim Noonan: ‘Sexuality, Diversity and People With Disabilities: Creating Accessible Innovation for Social Inclusion’
Tim is a voice, Usability and Accessibility consultant, inspirational conference speaker and the founder of Vocal Branding Australia. Over the last 25 years Tim has blended his interests in technology, speech, telephony and accessibility, to bring printed and online information to life for people who are blind or print disabled. In 2011 Tim was engaged by the NSW Electoral Commission as the lead Voice Usability Designer and accessibility expert for iVote – regarded as the most advanced and successful telephone and online voting implementation in the world.
Tom Dawkins: ‘How peerfunding can help you launch your innovative projects’
Tom is the co-founder of fundraising platform StartSomeGood.com and before that was founder of Vibewire and the Vibewire Hub. In-between he was Social Media Director for Ashoka and HopeLab in the US. He’s also run music festivals, Burning Man theme camps, conferences, film festivals and indie magazines and advised corporations, governments and non-profits on communications and community-engagement strategies.
Brodie West: ‘Engaging with a Gay Man: Why you need to work for their pink dollars’
Brodie has been with DNA magazine since 2010. DNA is Australia’s best-selling magazine for gay men. He has an extensive knowledge of social media, and has helped integrate the DNA business model with their social media marketing strategy. Brodie also handles the magazine’s key advertising accounts and has worked with many brands to reach the DNA target market through traditional channels, as well as through events and product launches.
Mikey Leung: ‘Digital Storytelling – a new collaborative network of storytellers’
Mikey, a guidebook author, ex-journalist, video producer and WordPress web designer, and founder of the new Digital story tellers network. He’ll tell the story of how we’re using storytelling at BushTV to create engagement, interaction and take full use of the interactivity of today’s multimedia tools.
Amanda Keeling: ‘Diversity and Distance: How technology has changed the notion of community and the way we do business’
Amanda is on the Board of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association and is the Director of Media and Communications. She is also on the board of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and currently chairs the SGLMG Community Engagement Committee. Amanda holds a Masters in Communication Studies, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Diploma in Project Management. Working as a media and communications consultant, Amanda’s experience ranges from marketing, research, strategy and business development, to client relations, production, media and communications.
Peter Urmson: ‘Creative vs. Data Analytics’
Peter has been the CEO of the Online Marketing Group and recently sold that business and merged it into Fairfax Media. He is now the GM across the Online Marketing Group, all of Classifieds across Domain, MyCareer, Drive, General Classifieds and Trader both print and digital. Prior to this he was General Manger for Domain.com.au. He has also worked as CEO across Returnity, an Email Marketing and Data Analytics Agency and also The Population, Australia’s first Social Media agency, where he integrated that business into C4 a web development agency.
Davy Knittle: ‘The Accidental Bully: Asking Queer Questions’
Davy Knittle is a 2011-2012 Thomas J. Watson Fellow, at work on an international research project entitled Cities in Transition: Identity, Narrative and the Changing Urban Landscape, which has taken him to Canada, Ecuador and now to Australia. In the States, he’s worked as a diversity workshop facilitator for many groups including the National Association of Independent Schools.
Gavin Heaton: ‘Making Space for Quiet Voices’
Gavin is the author of Servant of Chaos, one of Australia’s leading marketing blogs and is the co-publisher (with Drew McLellan) of the ground-breaking collaborative marketing book series, Age of Conversation. A social business strategist, Gavin has worked in agencies (leading the global digital strategy for McDonald’s) and on the client side (SAP, IBM). He also works with young people as president of local non-profit organisation, Vibewire.
Kim McGuire: ‘Fuelling innovation in accessibility: How diversity in abilities enables better design’
Kim is a user experience designer and accessibility advocate within the Westpac Group. She is passionate about delivering experiences that are considerate of the challenges people face on a daily basis, and believes strongly that without diversity, the World would be a boring place
Closing Remarks– Rami Mandow from The Community Brave Foundation
Looking forward to seeing you at ourDiversity in Innovation – World Social Media Day.
We would like to thank Vibewire for providing the venue, Rolls on Oxford for the delicious food. We’d also like to thank all of our guest speakers for taking the time to share their ideas and passion with us.
Please feel free to join us for a drink and a quick bite at The Pump House after this event.
Just wanted to let folks know about this event coming up in early July.
If you’d like to find out more about Indigenous culture this is a great place to start…
Burramatta Family Fun Day
Sunday 8 July 2012
10:00am – 3:00pm
Prince Alfred Park, Parramatta
The traditional owners of Parramatta, the Dharug People, invite you, your family and friends to join them in their NAIDOC Week celebrations. Everyone is invited to this free event featuring kid’s amusements, live entertainment, free workshops and bush food and bush medicine displays!
Traditional Tree Painting
Taronga Zoo, Australian Animals Display
Didgeridoo playing workshops
Rock and Boomerang painting
Traditional Basket weaving
NSW Rugby League and AFL workshops
Get ready for an action packed day of live entertainment highlighting Australia’s rich Indigenous heritage.
Live music program featuring:
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the unconference tomorrow.
We will be kicking off at 10am in Central Lecture Block (E19) with a talk about Social Innovation as Storytelling from Davy Knittle
Bio:Davy Knittle - is a 2011-2012 Thomas J. Watson Fellow at work on a project entitled: Cities in Transition – Identity, Narrative and the Changing Urban Landscape. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University, and a documentary poet whose work can be found in Swink, 580 Split, Euphony and Radius, among others. In Sydney, he is conducting research with Food Connect and with the City of Sydney’s Cycling Team. You can find Davy on Twitter @versetheft
Social Innovation as Storytelling
Each resident of an urban community relies on a key set of spaces, people and experiences to define their city within the greater expanse of the urban framework. Those experiences – in grocery stores, in school playgrounds and at frequently traveled intersections help those residents to tell stories about who they are and how they contribute to their community. When new features become part of their regular practice of urban life, the story they use to explain and guide themselves changes. As we develop social enterprises that rely on drawing in and retaining new constituent communities, how do we build ourselves into the central story held by an individual? a family? a community? How can we use the principles of storytelling to develop and maintain new, strong communities as we expand the client base of our social enterprises?
A few logistics items to cover:
At 10am the opening session will be at the UNSW Kensington Central Lecture Block – Building E19 (see pdf map here)
From 11am the remaining sessions will continue over at the UNSW Design Studios - Matthews Building F23
We will break for lunch at 12.30pm
We expect to wrap up the day at about 4pm
Please bring your own water bottle (coffee is available nearby if you need it)
If you get lost or need help getting in please Tweet to @sibsyd & we’ll come and find you
A night of presentations, provocations & discussion about innovative end of life and after death care practices. Invited presenters will speak to their area of practice, art form or idea for social change and innovation. This event is designed to open up new possibilities and new discourse around death, dying and bereavement practices.
Share ideas and get inspiration from innovators who are creating new possibilities for end of life and death care practices in Australia.
This is an important topic for our times! And it is an issue that has driven discussion and thinking at Social Innovation Sydney from the beginning. This film confronts the new reality facing brands in a world where transparency is there, whether they like it or not.
“Bad Companies Can’t Hide Behind Great Ads Anymore
They can’t abuse the environment and tell us they’re green, hide corruption behind a clever headline, or sell the same old junk as new and improved. We’re just not buying it.
Now we have constant access to information that tells the truth about the products we use and the ethics of the companies behind them—and that changes everything.
In The Naked Brand, veteran ad man Jeff Rosenblum turns an introspective eye on the corporate world. He shines a spotlight on brands that say one thing and deliver another, asking industry luminaries the question that’s on everybody’s mind: now what?”
Source: The Naked Brand Trailer