The best businesses don’t respond to change.
They create it.


Archived site:  Dare Festival Melbourne is now known as Spark the Change Melbourne

What is Dare Festival Melbourne?

At Dare Festival Melbourne we believe happy workplaces are the future of Australian business. With great people and companies, telling their stories of inspiring workplaces.

We believe that happy workplaces are the future of Australian business.

We are a part of a series of events held in London, Oslo, Antwerp, Toronto and Melbourne.

This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 27 October – 2 November 2014, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne.

Here is InfoQ magazine’s writeup of Dare Festival Melbourne 2014.

Video — 10 reasons to come to Dare.

What to expect?

Dare Festival Melbourne will be a single day, single track event, with an emphasis on high quality speakers who will share their stories about what they have seen and done to give you the inspiration to do the same in your own workplace.

It’s also about the convergence of technology, business and societal trends in knowledge based industries.

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Our speakers


MC and Visual Recorders

Partner with us

More than a banner carrying your logo

Dare festivals are the ideal way to get in touch with your crowd. We give you the opportunity to come face to face with them. What would you like to achieve? Perhaps it’s finding the next big talent, spreading your message, showing mastery to potential customers, or giving something back to the business community.

Discover our partnership program by contacting us.


Videography sponsored by:

Organizing Partner


Date and Time
Monday 27 October 2014.
8am registration, tea and coffee on arrival.
9am – 5:30pm with social event to follow.

Who is it for?

We are looking for people who:
…ask, “There must be a better way?”
…can see the need to change the way we organise our work

…see change as a way forward, not as a threat.

Storytelling Personal productivity Flow Systems thinkingSystem designLeadershipInnovative organisations