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Inspiring Social Change Through Design – a Design Thinking Convention

  • ERNST AND YOUNG 11 Mounts Bay Road Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

We all have the power to impact positive social change, but how can we collaboratively influence creating a healthy and more thriving society for all?
We are thrilled to present a half day Design Thinking Convention, together with the University of Western Australia (UWA) and The Centre for Social Impact (CSI). Design Thinking is a human centered approach to solving complex problems. This interactive learning experience will highlight pressing social issues impacting Perth in the next 5-10 years. Participants will be engaged in the principles of design thinking and inspired to apply them to impact social change.

The design thinking convention will consist of three parts:

  1. Keynote speech and introduction to “Design Thinking” by Dee Roche.
  2. Panel discussion, exploring current social issues in Perth in the next 5-10 years.
  3. A facilitated workshop allowing participants to apply their understanding of design thinking to current social issues and community engagement in Perth City.

Panelists include

  • AIMWA - UWA Senior Management Consultant, Dee Roche
  • UWA Centre for Social Impact Professor Paul Flatau
  • West Australian Council of Social Services CEO Louise Giolitto
  • Philanthropy VisAbility Executive Manager Tony Hagan
  • Foundation Housing CEO Kathleen Gregory
  • Holyoake CEO Angie Paaskevicius

Why should you take part in the event?
This event will bring together corporations, philanthropists, government, not-for-profits and social entrepreneurs to purposefully apply design thinking methodology to solve the many social issues impacting Perth City. 

  • Learn and put into practice the methodologies of Design Thinking 
  • Gain insights into the current social challenges impacting Perth in the next 5-10 years
  • Develop tools for creative social action in an experiential environment 
  • Connect with like-minded business professionals to inspire generosity
  • Develop philanthropic ideas to change our Perth Community

This event is by invitation, but if you think this is a forum you could add significant value, we’d love to hear from you.

Earlier Event: August 2
Speaker Meeting
Later Event: August 9
Projects Meeting