Social innovation has been described as ‘new ideas that work in meeting social goals ‘and ‘products, processes, and policies that are transformative in their outcome with respect to building greater social resilience’.
Is social innovation just another fad or an idea here to stay?
Is it another way of cutting funding to our communities or a genuine movement of people wanting to work in new and more effective ways?
Join us in an evening of presentations, discussions and networking to learn, share and connect over these questions and more.
When: 10 November 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: AUT South Campus, MD Conference Centre
What: Knowledge Sharing, Showcases and Networking
Dr Maggie Buxton (Colab: AUT) introduces the evening with issues and trends emerging in social innovation and provides an overview of Colab’s new social innovation research and teaching programme.
Jane Strange (Director, Auckland Co- Design Lab) and Gael Surgenor (Director, The Southern Initiative) will speak about the socially innovative partnership they have forged and share highlights of their work in Southern communities.
Joel Umali (The Southern Initiative) will host a Pecha Kucha presentation session showcasing Southside social innovators including: Cook Island Development Agency NZ, Oceania Careers Academy, 412 Youth for Youth, Urban Neighbours’ of Hope, Affirming Works, and Libraries.
Down to Earth Innovators, Howick College Young Enterprise Scheme
The rest of the evening is devoted to informally discussing ideas from the session, networking and enjoy complimentary refreshments.