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Regional Social Innovation Symposium

  • (Geraldton Universities Centre) 33 Onslow Street Geraldton, WA, 6530 Australia (map)

Learn from and with the people and organisations growing leading social innovations in regional WA.


Regional Social Innovations, is a symposium showcasing initiatives that demonstrate innovation in achieving social and community outcomes. Beyond tech startups and traditional NFPs there is an emerging group of ventures doing things quite differently to the norm, differently to each other, but with a shared ethos, big impact, and are receiving national attention. 

This symposium will be a unique opportunity to learn from regional innovations, and learn with them as we discover what mindsets, talents, skills and conditions are most nurturing for these innovations. Each of these initiatives is remarkable in their own right, but when brought together in one forum, they are almost a complete toolkit growing healthy, resilient regional communities.

The format will enable plenty of opportunity for all participants to get an overview and then have opportunities for in-depth and participant directed conversations.

Symposium Agenda

Short presentations from each of the speakers, followed by brief Q&A with each, 
Moderated panel discussion amongst the presenters, with questions from the audience,
Morning Tea
Choosing Lab topics
Take a deeper dive into sessions focused on key themes
Connect and collaborate with presenters and participants
Panel discussion about the themes and insights
Closing comments and orientation for any subsequent tours and other Festival events.
Afternoon Tours

There are optional afternoon tours to some of the innovations to go further in-depth. These are separately ticketed. 

Tickets can be purchased through the following link:

Who to contact for enquiries: Andrew Outhwaite (0466 694 702)

Earlier Event: July 18
Straight Talk - Wiribarndi Wangga
Later Event: July 19
PaL Playgroup