Making a difference in an uncertain world...

21st July - 27th August


Social Innovation Conference 2020 online

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Social Innovation Conference or SICON is about exploring and celebrating social innovations that are making a difference in Australia and around the world. This webinar series will feature a range of social changemakers who have taken a unique path to lead a life of passion and dedication towards making social impact. SICON 2020 online will include panelists who are making a difference across a range of social issues including mental health, domestic and family violence, disability and ageing, employment and refugee policy amongst others. We will also talk to inspiring individuals who are re-designing systems and pivoting their businesses to address the challenges that lie ahead as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.


If you are thinking about how to make a difference in a changing and uncertain world, SICON online is the conference you need to attend to build your personal roadmap for building a better world. See you at SICON (virtually of course)!

SICON 2020 online events

Upcoming Events
3 Dimensions of the Future Ways of Work (FWOW)
Aug 12, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Online Event
Join us as we journey into the future ways of work (FWOW). We will discuss ways to create a safe place that fosters innovation, knowledge transfer, whilst enhancing employee mental health. Our aim is that you will walk away feeling excited and driven to meet the future of work challenges head-on!
Pivoting during Covid-19
Aug 13, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+10
Online event
Women and e-Commerce (WE) is an online marketplace created in response to lockdown. Now almost 500,000 women in Bangladesh are using the platform to sustain their livelihoods. Hear the incredible impact that WE is making from the founder of this innovation that has resulted in economic empowerment.
Masterclass: 5 ways to win a social impact investor's heart
Aug 13, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+10
Online event
Learn what social impact investors are looking for from a seasoned social business entrepreneur and impact ecosystem builder. Shazeeb M Khairul Islam is managing director of YY ventures, a social business accelerator program that is mentored by Professor Muhammad Yunus.
Practical Responses During Crisis
Aug 14, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Online Event
How do international relief organisations innovate while working with large scale crises? Exploring the work of Practical Action in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh and Ausrelief in Cambodia
Hooked? Destigmatising addiction
Aug 18, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+10
Online Event
Exploring the work of NOFFS in developing social innovations to tackle drug and alcohol based disorders and how de-stigmatisation is an important first step.
Managing Hybrid Enterprises
Aug 19, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+10
Online Webinar
Here we discuss research insights into how to manage hybrid enterprises, or social enterprises. Drawing upon a two year research partnership between UTS Business School and The Wayside Chapel, Associate Professor Danielle Logue discusses their co-authored guidebook “Managing Hybrid Enterprises".
Domestic and family violence in uncertain times
Aug 25, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Online event
Professor Deborah Loxton and Dr Jananie William are passionate advocates and researchers of women’s health. Together they are working towards understanding the lifetime health implications of women who experience domestic violence through data.
Future of Social Enterprise
Time is TBD
Online Event
Featuring Cindy Mitchell and Margaret O'Brien (Young Changemakers Australia)
Changing the narrative of employment (or how to create social change with coffee and doughnuts!)
Aug 04, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Online Event
A look inside social enterprises that are creating jobs for homeless and differently-abled youth.
Moving Feast: A Collective Approach to Changing Food Systems
Jul 23, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Online event
Rebecca (Bec) Scott is the CEO of one of Australia's most innovative and successful social enterprises STREAT. Dr Sally Curtis is a leading researcher and educator in the field of social innovation at ANU. This keynote event will discuss what it's taking to change the world's food system!
Welcome SICON2020
Jul 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+10
Online event
A warm welcome to SICON2020 and acknowledgement to country. Meet our organisers and series facilitators and get ready to navigate your social innovation journey over the next six weeks.

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