Unconference: Art of the (Im)possible, 31 Oct & 1 Nov 2013

By | October 14th, 2013|

The Art of the (Im)possible: creatively and artfully enabling artists, activists and social entrepreneurs to achieve (what others might call) the impossible. Throughout history, artists, activists and social entrepreneurs, have helped us envision better futures and make positive change in the world. Without access to significant amounts of money or the power that comes with the backing of large institutions, these resourceful individuals have become impresarios. They have embraced collaboration and learned to think more innovatively,  leveraging limited assets to tackle important issues. Their ingenuity has led them to craft better and more effective ways to raise awareness, gather supporters around a cause, solve problems, spread their message and transform communities. Join us at the Art of the (Im)possible Unconference to learn how leading artists, activists and social entrepreneurs are: bringing people together to address issues that matter strategically using social media to build community and enable participation using free online tools to collaborate more effectively applying creative approaches to develop socially innovative solutions  building financially and personally sustainable projects for longer and greater impact  tapping into the incredible value of peer-to-peer networks for learning, funding and collective action […]

Open Space and Unconferences

By | October 14th, 2013|

An unconference is a type of gathering that is designed to enable rapid exchange of information and ideas, provide a space for conversations that matter and foster the development of collaborative relationships. […]

Edge Conversations: The Changing Face of Personal Identity, 13 June 2013

By | June 4th, 2013|

How do you introduce yourself when you meet someone? With your name, your job title, your Twitter handle, your customer number? Do you follow “Hi!”, “Hello”, “Hey” or “How’s it going?” with a statement of your nationality, the part of town you’re from, your relationship status or the name of the football team you support? How we identify ourselves is relational. How we express ourselves is contextual. In a future where we have relationships with hundreds or thousands of people online, personally and professionally, known and unknown, across multiple channels and a variety of contexts, what does identity mean? […]

Unconference: EcoCity Food Forum Melbourne, 22 March 2013

By | March 7th, 2013|

Unconference: EcoCity Food Forum Melbourne, 22 March 2013 Healthy food systems are the foundation for healthy lives, communities, economies and ecosystems. In order to build a future for Melbourne in which we can all thrive, we need a food system that is sustainable, resilient and fair. Doing Something Good in partnership with City of Melbourne, are hosting a one day forum for those working toward a better food system.  We’re bringing together people and organisations from across the food industry, with health and environmental advocates, government representatives and community members to: discover socially innovative and sustainable initiatives transforming food systems in Melbourne, across Australia and around the world envision what a sustainable, resilient and fair food system for Melbourne might look like discuss what we can all do to create opportunities, enable success and accelerate change learn how we can better cooperate, collaborate and coordinate our efforts make plans for individual and collective action […]

December Collaboratory Meetup – Enabling Pathways to Better Futures: Futures, Foresight and Scenarios

By | November 30th, 2012|

“We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” – Marshall McLuhan The key to building better futures is right in front of us. Rather than looking solely at our past we should be studying possible futures – not to predict what will happen, but to help us shape it. […]

October Collaboratory Meetup: Tackling Complex Issues and Wicked Problems

By | October 1st, 2012|

A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels. ~ Albert Einstein The grand challenges of our ti [...]

September Collaboratory Meetup: Conscious Capitalism & Futures Beyond Growth

By | September 10th, 2012|

Conscious capitalism and futures beyond economic growth Many of us are interested in building better futures across environmental, social an [...]

Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup August 2012 – Urban Reboot: Sustainable Cities & Resilient Communities

By | August 9th, 2012|

If we are to build more sustainable futures and solve our wicked problems, we need to consider the complex urban ecology in which we live, w [...]

August #ideachat: “Ideas for Social Good”

By | August 9th, 2012|

I was introduced to the #ideachat monthly twitter chat, by host Angela Dunn (@blogbrevity) over a year ago. Twitter chat’s are an excellent way to connect with likeminded individuals around topics of both personal and professional interest, and are invaluable for ideas, inspiration, relationship building and links to resources. #ideachat is my favourite, simply because of the people it attracts – smart, friendly and generous tweeps who are more than happy to share insights and wisdom and incredibly useful information on anything from innovation and creativity, to learning and leadership. […]

Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup July 2012 – Cooperative Enterprises: Transforming Communities & Economies

By | July 21st, 2012|

We're working toward establishing Collaboratory Melbourne as a member owned community enterprise by the end of 2012. Coincidentally it happe [...]