We hope you enjoy taking a peek at what’s in store throughout ChangeFest. As you’ll see, there’s more to be added as time goes on so be sure to keep checking back!
Please note that the heart of ChangeFest - and what the significant majority of delegates will attend - are the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This is what FULL REGISTRATION covers along with all social events on those days. Full registration also covers Monday afternoon’s Jargon Busting Workshop for those who can attend. You don't need a whole week - three days is all you need to be part of lasting social change!
The countdown to ChangeFest is on!
It's the start of what will be an unforgettable week! Take some time to mingle and mix with the like-minded and passionate people you'll be spending the day with!
This year’s OC Connect Building Sustainability will be an interactive day where Opportunity Child and its partners work together on wicked problems in early childhood disadvantage.
The event will focus on five key areas of sustainability; capital, results and measurement, policy & decision makers, engagement & effort and leadership. Participants will be assisted by renowned content experts such as Dr Michael McAfee, President and CEO of PolicyLink.
This is a closed, invitation only event. Please contact Joyce Teo at email@example.com for more information.
Logan Together, in partnership with the Logan Council of Elders, Gunyah Meta and Beenleigh Housing will host ChangeFest UnBoxed.
ChangeFest UnBoxed is for community members – the mums, dads and emerging leaders of Australia – who have registered for the ChangeFest conference. It is an interactive day loaded with opportunities to get to know each other and have deep conversations about each other’s priorities and the work we are all doing to make our communities great places to live. UnBoxed is also about getting set for active participation in the ChangeFest program over the following three days.
The work we do can sometimes tangle us up in a web of words, jargon and acronyms. This workshop does just what it says on the tin: busts the jargon and sets us up for the rest of the event to be as clear as possible. This workshop focuses on definitions, and on using and understanding the language around place-based collective impact.
Opened by Acting Mayor Cheree Dalley.
For ChangeFest delegates and also available to non ChangeFest delegates (Communities) at an additional cost. Drinks, canapes and entertainment including Heilani Productions Polynesian Dance and Canterbury College.
We are honoured to present a Welcome to Country by Aunty Robyn, entertainment from the Murriland Dancers, and a Torres Strait Blessing Song.
MC: Sandra Fields with Gunya Meta Representative Co-host: Louisa Whettam
If anyone can inspire us to achieve big change it's Michael McAfee. As CEO of the US-based PolicyLink, a national research and action institute focused on advancing racial and economic equity, he has spent years working to create long-term positive change in communities. He speaks around the world, and never fails to make an impact. Not to be missed!
Introduced by Hon Coralee O'Rourke, Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors, Qld Govt and Linda O'Brien, Pro Vice Chancellor, Head of Logan Campus, Griffith University.
Speaker:Dr Michael McAfee
Click here to discover the nine Australian communities we'll be shining the spotlight on at ChangeFest. They are as diverse as they come, with one thing in common: a drive for change.
Harnessing the Power of Place for Social Change
This is a great opportunity to hear from thought leaders and our leaders in government in an impassioned discussion about the challenges, triumphs, opportunities and the hard work on display in communities throughout Australia and the world.
Stay tuned for the announcement of a high-profile government leader who will be joining this panel!
The majority of the major discoveries about the growth and development of the human brain which led the 1990s to be labelled the 'Decade of the Brain' were about the brain from conception to 3 years of age. From a neurological perspective this is clearly the most important time in your life for influencing your entire life span. Participants will explore with Nathan how this works and what it means for how we interact, nuture and educate our youngest citizens. We will explore the implications this has for early childhood/infancy and the type of environment that best facilitates the fill development of the childs potential. Nathan's aim is to make this as jargon-free and easily relatable to practice as possible.
Towards more effective outcomes data from a software provider perspective: this session will discuss the challenges of collecting quality data effectively so as to obtain the most meaningful results in addition to using data and predictive analytics for program and service design and policy development.
Yarning Our Way. Collaboration Our Way. Community Partnerships Our Way. Join the Logan Elders, Beenleigh Housing Development Corporation and Gunya Meta in this thought provoking discussion experience.
Get comfortable prepare to get involved. In this session one of the greatest thought-leaders shares the stage with a driver of change and they explore the space we're working in. The audience will also have a chance, with input and questions encouraged!
A chance to take stock of what's just happened and what it means for you....there will be a lot to digest and apply!
Don't miss the chance to connect with your fellow ChangeFest 'optimist's. We'll supply the food and music so all you have to do to is enjoy yourself!
Our line up of entertainment includes Arthur Bristowe, La Boite Book Club piece, Polyamity, and Divine Our Destiny.
Let's make the most of our political reality and find out what the Labor party's commitment to social change and equity looks like. Join us and hear it here first from the three frontbenchers who could be making the decisions!
The Missing Link - community leadership and how to bottle it!
In a snappy 15-minutes, Liz Weaver, Co-CEO of the Canadian Tamarack Institute, will excite you with her passion, insight and expertise on systems change.
Let's see how change can be amplified with this two-way conversation between a leader of change and some citizens who are on the ground making the change.
ChangeFest keynote Liz Weaver will spend time with two on-the-ground 'optimists', nutting out the opportunities, the pain points, and the way forward. This will be an intense and incredibly useful conversation for all change-agents to hear.
Deep and authentic Indigenous education collaboration from a Logan community-centric design.
Dr. John Davis shares his PhD insights on the community led leadership circle, Community Durithunga. Durithunga’s core focus is the empowerment of local Indigenous leadership to grow more culturally safe and responsive circles of learning.
How to build the conditions of governance to enable and create capacity and impact, learning this together and applying systems change techniques to shift the trajectory towards intergenerational impact.
Revolutionary ratbags, idealists and frustrated public policy wonks debate how to put power in the hands of the people. Why would you do it? How would you do it and can it actually be done?
Join Stronger Smarter Institute's Dr John Davis and Jinndi Mibunn's Will Davis as they discuss the importance of community voice, Indigenous knowledge and creating third cultural spaces.
How do you weave data and stories into a learning process to produce a transformational agenda for change? This hands-on session will give you a highly-useable process and unpack two case studies operating in very different contexts.
By invitation only.
This session will allow conference delegates to share 15 minute practice 'snapshots' on what has worked for them. As a participant, you'll get to hear four inspirational snapshots on each Table over two half hour sessions.
This powerful session will explore how the dynamics of collaboration play out when Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people come together to lead. Liz and Grant will share their own experiences in working with cross cultural collaborations around Australia. Not to be missed.
Three lucky initiatives get the chance to engage in a 20 minute coaching session with international thought and practice leader, Liz Weaver. But here's the catch, there will be an audience! These live coaching sessions will help you make significant progress while those listening will learn from 'live' experiences and Liz's advice.
Showcase of local WOW projects.
It's a simple, yet powerful idea - structure long term change plans around the early human lifecourse. But how does taking a lifecourse approach to systems change work? Why is it important? Who is doing it best?
By invitation only.
As the host city for ChangeFest, come and find out about the Logan Together project and how a passionate community and committed partners have galvanised a focus on local kids and families into a city-wide movement.
The way forward: A public and passionate discussion between those who've started the climb.
Final summation of ChangeFest, a rallying call around the Summit Statement! Will include cameos and closing thoughts from many different perspectives.
The final wrap up and goodbye. More details will come, but you'll be sure to be floating when you leave the venue.