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Our contributors are leading experts, passionate individuals, and organisations on the cutting edge of impact. More contributors are being added daily.

Below is just a taste of what’s to come in 2019 – more contributors will be added daily. (Learn more about the people and organisations who contributed to the Social Impact Festival in previous years here.)


100 Families WA

100 Families WA

100 Families WA is a collaboration between key organisations aiming to make a difference to the lives of WA families…

Indigenous Tours WA

Alison Nannup

Alison Nannup is a young Nyoongar Yindjibarndi woman who lives in Wadjuk boodjar (Perth). She comes from a long line…

WA Aboriginal Leadership Institute

Anjie Brook

Anjie Brook was appointed to the position of inaugural CEO of the Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute in September 2018….

Reconciliation WA

Carol Innes

Carol Innes is a cultural advocate working in government: a mentor, consultant, board director and project manager. Carol is currently…

Sexual Assault Resource Centre

Danielle Thurlow

Danielle is a Ngarluma Yinjibarndi women from the Pilbara region and has connections to the Nyul Nyul and Nyikina people…

South-West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council

David Collard

David Collard is a Nyoongar man from the south-west of Western Australia and comes from the Ballardong Country east of…

UWA, Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH)

Dawn Bessarab

Professor Bessarab is the Director for the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at UWA. She is a senior…

Landscape Orchestrator, Commonland

Dieter Van den Broeck

Dieter Van den Broeck is Design Strategist & Facilitator Commonland Foundation at Commonland in the Netherlands where he leads their…


Dr Ian Murray

Ian is Deputy Head of School, Research at the University of Western Australia Law School where he teaches in Taxation…

Yunus Social Business Centre, Griffith University

Dr Ingrid Burkett

Dr Ingrid Burkett is Co-Director of the Yunus Centre. She is a social designer, designing processes, products and knowledge that…

The University of Western Australia

Dr Maïa Ponsonnet

Maïa Ponsonnet is an anthropological linguist currently based at The University of Western Australia in Perth. Her research concerns expressivity…

Telethon Kids Institute

Dr Melissa O’Donnell

Dr Melissa O’Donnell is a Senior Research Fellow at the Telethon Kids Institute, the University of Western Australia. Dr O’Donnell’s…