The Social Impact Festival is your chance to create, learn, connect, and build capacity to make Western Australia a better place for all.

The Festival is hosted by the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia and will take place at a variety of venues around Perth from 18 to 28 July 2017. More details to come...

The Social Impact Festival

We believe that there are so many individuals and organisations who are deeply committed to caring for their place and the people in it. We see these people working in business, government, the community sector, in health and education, Indigenous business and enterprise, unions, social enterprises, and collaborations. Through their conversations, collaborations, their quest for knowledge, actions big and small, they are making a difference every day. It is time that we recognise this work that is happening, that we celebrate it, support it, amplify and accelerate it, and continue to grow it so we can collectively create a place that we are proud to live in. Together we can create the societal impact we want to see. Make change matter. 

Want to be part of the Social Impact Festival 2017? Make your submission before 28 April on the Contributors page.

Want to hear the latest news about the festival? Register here for updates. 

Latest News

Social impact bonds panelist Jeremy King wins Pro Bono Partner of the Year 2017 award

8 may, 2017

Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, is delighted to announce that Jeremy King, Partner and Chairman...Read More

International guest speaker Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick leads historic step forward for England's homeless

8 may, 2017

English charities have hailed the passing of a Homelessness Reduction Bill, which became an act of parliament after it gained royal...Read More

First round of key speakers announced for the 2017 Festival!

12 apr, 2017

The Social Impact Festival team are extremely excited to announce key speakers for the 2017 Festival! To present a keynote lecture on...Read More

Social Impact Festival one of Australia's best events for changemakers

7 jan, 2017

"Australia is full of awesome people who are passionate about making the world a better place, and the increasing number of changemaker...Read More

How the Social Impact Festival Supports Global and Local Progress

7 dec, 2016

"The Sustainable Development Goals help us consider everything – from one person, to the university, to our cities – in a...Read More

Social Enterprises Making an Impact

7 dec, 2016

"The process for creating a social enterprise or a startup is the same – the only real difference is the criteria for...Read More

An unmissable, unprecedented event for Western Australia: let us introduce you to the Festival Opening

7 jul, 2016

The Social Impact Festival Opening on Wednesday 20 July is a Journey through our Cultural Landscape where we traverse and explore...Read More

Social Businesses to Pitch for Funding at Perth Impact Seed Event

1 jun, 2016

Perth’s for-profit social enterprises and impact investors will gather at a pitch event on Tuesday 26 July during the Social Impact...Read More

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