Social innovation heads June events

The New Venture Institute will deliver a masterclass in June on the ethical challenges of collaborating for good, featuring Don Dunstan Foundation Thinker In Residence Allyson Hewitt and the NVI’s head of entrepreneurial programs Bert Verhoeven.

Examining the new blended space from not-for-profits to traditional business, this Shift.ed masterclass, in partnership with the Don Dunstan Foundation, will explore:

  • what are the different ethical views within the blended value space
  • how different ethical stands prevent or encourage collaboration
  • how new technology is impacting the future of the blended value space

Where: Flinders University at Victoria Square

When: Tuesday 4 June, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Cost:  $15, register online

Allyson Hewitt is a developer and leader across social innovation programs and initiatives and a driving force behind the growth of the social innovation ecosystem. During her residency with the Don Dunstan Foundation she will be presenting a number of events on the topic of social innovation:

Dunstan Dialogue: The MaRS Model with Allyson Hewitt and Ilse Treurnicht

How do we create a successful innovation district in Adelaide with social purpose at its core? Find out how the MaRS DD, on the site of a former public hospital, became one of the most significant Canadian innovation precincts.

Thinkers in Residence Allyson Hewitt and Dr Ilse Treurnicht will share their unique experiences and knowledge gained during the development of both the architecture and vision for Toronto’s innovation precinct MaRS Discovery District.

Where: Flinders University at Victoria Square

When: Thursday 6 June 11:30am – 1:00pm with Allyson Hewitt

Wednesday 12 June 12:30pm – 2pm with Dr Ilse Treurnicht

Cost:  $45 Register for 6 June or Register for 12 June
In Conversation with Thinkers in residence: Allyson Hewitt and Ilse Treurnicht

Join Thinkers in Residence: Allyson Hewitt and Ilse Treurnicht of Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District for an interactive Q&A style conversation about South Australia, place, purpose and impact.

  • What do great innovation precincts look like?
  • Is corporate social responsibility ever going to be serious business?
  • How do we close the gender investment gap?
  • How can we create the conditions for local start up’s to solve some of South Australia’s most entrenched social issues?

 (Submit your burning question’s here)

The Thinkers will be joined by a panel of some of South Australia’s leading industry professionals to discuss how creating a more purposeful economy can deliver the highest levels of social, cultural, environmental and economic impact.

When: Thursday 13 June, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, North Terrace Adelaide

Cost: $10 – $15 Register online


Social Capital: A conversation with Allyson Hewitt (Sydney)

Spark Festival is collaborating with the Don Dunstan Foundation to present this event in Sydney.

Social innovation is not new. Society has been improved with ideas for hundreds of years, however the ways ideas are now being developed, and the collaborations to put them into action, are different.

When: Monday 17 June, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Sydney Startup Hub, 11 York Street

Cost:  various costs, find out more or register online


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