About the Festival

We believe deeply in people’s capacity and determination to ‘care for everything’.


 The Social Impact Festival is hosted by the Centre for Social Impact UWA at The University of Western Australia Business School (CSI UWA). It is a series of events in July that celebrate initiatives bringing about positive social change, with a focus on Western Australia. It is the flagship annual event and primary public engagement initiative of CSI UWA with massive potential for translating important research, collaborating with industry and community, influencing public policy, and generating a significant positive impact.

The 2017 festival was the third of its kind, following Festivals presented by CSI UWA in 2015 and 2016. This year, the Festival increased in size considerably and doubled in attendance compared to 2016. Bringing together more than 200 cutting-edge international and local speakers, community leaders, artists, and organisations, this multi-faceted festival went far beyond talking about the issues confronting our society. The 2017 Festival was designed around three themes: Home, Land, and Place.

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