Posted: Thursday 5 July, 2018

Adelaide Festival of Ideas meets Entrepreneurs Week

Day two of the 2018 Adelaide Festival of Ideas coincides with Entrepreneurs Week, and as such, we have focussed our Friday 13th July program on social enterprise and innovation.

We start the day with Katrina Donaghy on Blockchain, and how exciting the future of this technology is going to be, followed by Tim Causer in conversation with Stephanie Johnston on the work of Jeremy Bentham, a radical innovator whose work underpinned the establishment of South Australia. 

Julianne Parkinson, at a Behind Closed Doors networking lunch and learn session, will present on Ageing and Entrepreneurship, Rob Wilmot (UK) from Crowdicity speak on how open innovation can deliver transformational change, and the Don Dunstan Foundation presents Guy Turnbull.

From Singapore we welcome Caroline Seow, a former Systems Engineer with IBM and Head of Marketing, Apple Asia Pacific, who has turned her passions to purpose-driven businesses as transformative agents for maximum societal.

Caroline will then join local champions for social enterprise Sarah Gun from GOGO Events and Kari Allen from The Sparkke Change Beverage Company together with Adam Smith from Torrens University who advocates for the intersection of higher education and corporate social responsibility. The panel discussion will be chaired by Brenton Caffin, Executive Director of Innovation Partnerships for Nesta (UK).

The Arts Industry Council of SA will host a forum to explore whether artists as true entrepreneurs can build sustainable practices. The Match Tournament is an energetic pitch session full of ideas on how we can think differently about ageing with the winner winging their way to Copenhagen.

And to close the day, Dr Megan Clark, the recently appointed head of Australia’s Space Agency, will deliver the SIAA Annual Distinguished Lecture on our strategic priorities in Space.

The Adelaide Festival of Ideas will present more than 130 speakers in over 90 FREE sessions from July 12-15. Full program now available in the July edition of Adelaide Review or download from the website.