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Program Overview

The Social Impact Festival is a unique event experience, completely designed for purpose with something for everyone. 


Social Impact Summit | 19-20 July at UWA Business School

Bringing together aspiring and experienced leaders of social change and innovation, this 2-day Summit is designed to inspire and empower.


 This event moves far beyond just talking – it is a carefully designed journey for learning and co-creating our future together. We believe facilitating connection, building capacity, and empowering others to make meaningful contributions are all key ingredients for solving today’s greatest challenges and creating a future where wellbeing is experienced across all of society. We explore solutions to the deep causes of complex problems, rather than just the symptoms. The latest knowledge generated from research, practice, and lived experience will be surfaced on the first day, before moving into practical case studies and a mass workshop for prototyping our future on the second day. Ultimately, the aim is to create societal wellbeing by designing equitable futures, sustainable futures, and healthy futures for all. Read more.


Presencing Foundation Program | 9-13 July at The Esplanade, Fremantle

Building capacity for profound innovation and change.


The Presencing Foundation Programme is an intensive introduction to concepts and practices of Theory U, a social technology for helping to bring about profound innovation and change. Theory U is being applied around the world by individuals, organizations and in multi-sector initiatives generating breakthrough possibilities around pressing organizational and societal issues. The focus of this method is on sensing and actualising emerging future possibilities, both individually and collectively. In this program you will learn how to sense and seize future opportunities and how to connect to the deeper journey of your personal and professional life in order to become a more effective leader and change-maker. Read more.


The Good Market | 7 July at UWA Undercroft

Showcasing WA’s vibrant community of ethically conscious business and organisations, The Good Market is the place to explore products and services that do good.


Browse and shop ethical fashion, gifts, foods, homewares and eco products, and meet the inspiring change-makers behind these enterprises. Learn more about how you can buy and consumer in a more sustainable and conscious way. The Good Market is a fun-filled day for all the family with kids’ activities, live performances and wholesome food trucks on the beautiful grounds of UWA. It’s free to attend and open to all. Read more.


Impact Sparker Events

The Festival fringe: stretching the Social Impact Festival to you.


Positive social impact happens every day, everywhere, and can be sparked by anyone. Through Impact Sparker Events, we are highlighting, supporting, and promoting events run by other organisations and groups wherever they are. From community conversations to pitching events and workshops, Impact Sparker Events offer opportunities for communities all around Australia to be part of the festival.

Want to receive updates and be the first to hear about updates to the program? Register here to receive festival news.

Want to see what happened last year? Check out the 2017 program.



Join thousands in Western Australia for the world’s largest festival of social impact and be part of the change you want to see.