Making an Impact Summit

2015 Link FestivalEngineers Without Borders Australia’s upcoming event Making an Impact Summit will held on 14 December 2015 in Melbourne.

The Making an Impact Summit is a showcase of the role that industry, academics and students can play in creating positive social outcomes.  Meet EWB Challenge’s National Finalists, hear about cutting edge EWB university research, and learn more about innovative corporate approaches to social impact.

In addition to the keynote delivered by Peter Bowtell (ARUP), the industry parallel sessions include:

Innovative approaches to creating change in the corporate sector 

This Panel will explore trends in leading practice and emerging opportunities for engineering and construction companies to deepen their social impact within Australian communities. 

The discussion will encompass all aspects of corporate responsibility from shared value creation, pro bono activities, volunteering, and workplace giving. 

Hear from business leaders about their experiences, motivations and vision for future practice. Speakers include:

  • Lizzie Brown (EWB Connect) (facilitator)
  • Sophie McNamara – Ashurst
  • Coco Pinnis – Probuild Constructions
  • Samantha Webb – Arup

What role could your business play in creating positive social impact?

It is reported that homelessness has increased by 8 per cent in the past five years, with almost 105,250 people living without safe and secure housing (Pro Bono Australia). 

This workshop will use a human centred design approach to explore opportunities to create affordable and highly replicable housing options for those who need it most. 

Facilitated by Lizzie Brown (EWB Connect) and Michelle Cheah (EWB’s International Program Manager), this workshop will be a great opportunity to learn more about EWB’s impact model and participate in a human centred design process.

Registration details

Attendance at the industry sessions could also be claimed in a CPD tally.

Tickets are only $50/$60 (Member/Non-Member)

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