The first Perth Green Drinks meeting of 2012 is fast approaching, we've got a great panel talk lined up for you. Mark your calendars for February 22nd!
Usually defined as new ideas that meet social needs, social innovation is about coming up with novel ways to address persistent problems such obesity, waste disposal or the isolation of elderly people.
Is this a task for businesses, not-for-profit or government? Can a business be for profit and for good? How do you balance these seemingly competitive objectives?
What are the new business models emerging around the world to tackle these and so many other challenges, including the pressing environmental ones?
To discuss how to foster ideas and to explore the state of affairs around social innovation in Western Australia, the first Perth Green Drinks meeting of the year is dedicated to social innovation.
Our new style of meeting will showcase multiple speakers on the same topic followed by a panel discussion. Bring your questions along, we want you to be involved!
Brodie McCulloch is the Managing Director of SiiWA (Social Innovation in Western Australia), he will bring the latest in social innovation in Australia and Western Australia, discuss business models and present an overview of SiiWA's current projects.
Lachy Ritchie will tell us about his project Dismantle and its vision in using cycling to promote awareness and innovative thinking in the areas of environment, sustainability, waste education and recycling.
May Carter, PhD, will be attending to tell us about her work at PlaceScape and how they are promoting better parks and green space planning, design and management while placing emphasis on community engagement and involvement to engender sense of place, ownership and care.
Come out, bring a friend or two, and debate with our guest speakers. Afterwards, as always, enjoy drinks, snacks and lots of networking.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Where Lecture Room B354, Central Institute of Technology
30 Aberdeen St, Northbridge (cnr William St)
Entrance via Aberdeen St, then turn left and take the stairs up to the next level.
When Wednesday, 22 February, 6-8pm
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 15 February so we can arrange for catering.
30 Aberdeen St is walking distance from Perth train station and near several bus routes and the Blue Cat. Street parking is available, or you can use the Perth Council carparks.
As always, a big thankyou to the sponsor: Central Institute of Technology