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Why is Spark the Change for me?

Spark the Change content reckoner

This table will let you understand what’s on the schedule and why you want to be at Spark The Change Melbourne. It’s also available as a PDF.


08.45 Acknowledgement of Country and RMIT Welcome by Peter West & Noeleen Carey – Organisational Development Manager
09.00 MC Adrian Fittolani Framing the day
09.10 Opening Keynote Rebecca TappThe Dawn of Purpose’ Additional Resources for Attendees 
09.50 Mel FlanaganTransparent Government: The Stories We can Tell with Data’
10.10 Richard Tri Parton Takeaways
11.00 Victoria Plaksin ‘Conscious Capitalism – a bold blueprint for a new system of doing business’ Presentation Slides
11.15 Peter West RMIT – Towards shared futures; reconciliation as an activity for all
11.30 Ben Peacock ‘Write, fight, unite. Finding your inner changemaker’
11.45 Q&A for Victoria, Josh and Ben – facilitated by Rebecca Tapp
11.55 Applying the day’s learnings
12.05 LUNCH
13.00 Zandy Fell ‘How to have Conversations that Spark’ Presentation Slides
13.30 Dr Agustin Chevez ‘Iguanas and Approaching the Human Asymptote’
13.50 Charlie Simson ‘The Conditions for Thriving (and how to create them)’ Presentation Slides
14.20 Applying the day’s learnings
15.05 Angel Dixon Fireside Chat
15.30 Leigh Barnes ‘Using Leadership & Purpose to Balance Sustainability & Profit’
15.45 Closing Keynote Adam McCurdie ‘The Humanitix Story – transforming an idea into a business’
16.10 Applying the day’s learnings/Where to from here?
16.35 Finish Letter to Self
16.45 Conference Close/wrap up
17.00 NETWORKING EVENT- Drinks/Nibbles


Thought provoking presentations from this great lineup

Our content curation team has been working to put together a lineup of compelling story tellers. Here are the first announced speakers. Watch this space, as we will continue to add to the lineup.

Zandy Fell
Director Zalt Group
Victoria Plaksin
Board Director/Deputy Chair Conscious Capitalism ANZ
Richard Tri Parton
Director Liminel, Founder Organisational Agility & Positive Psychology Meetup
Rebecca Tapp
Optimism Director at Future Crunch/Host of the Decoding Purpose Podcast
Peter West
Lecturer, Media and Communications, RMIT University
Mel Flanagan
Creative Director, Nook Studios/Open Government Advocate
Leigh Barnes
Chief Purpose Officer at Intrepid Group
Dr Agustin Chevez
Senior Researcher, Hassell Studio
Charlie Simson
Director Plucky Frank & Facilitator Thrive Global
Ben Peacock
Founder, Republic of Everyone
Angel Dixon
2019 QLD Young Australian of the Year/CEO Attitude Foundation Ltd
Adam McCurdie
Co-Founder and Director, Humanitix

Content curation and MC

Adrian Fittolani
Vicki Young
Director of Curation

See talks from previous editions

Selected videos from Melbourne and around the world

Over the years, Spark the Change cities have recorded many of their presentations. Take look at them to get an idea of what a Spark the Change Event is like.