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Social Innovation Conference

Programme

Welcome to our Social Innovation Conference! Thank you for coming, we are very excited to have you here. We hope you enjoy the day as much as you can, and bring home with you some new friends, knowledge, and inspiration. 

 

In preparation for the awesome day ahead make sure to bring a pen and some water (stay hydrated), dress comfortably and check out the speakers and sessions below for your interest. We’ve got a big day ahead!

REGISTRATION

8:40 to 9:10 AM

Level 0 Foyer

Coffee and tea will be available and you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with other attendees. 

You are here probably because you have some similar interests, passion, or vision for our world - so have a chat over these warm drinks, and join us for some cool activities!

KEYNOTE

9:10 AM

260-092

Eric Chuah

CEO & Co-Founder of The Cookie Project

Parveen Sharma

Blind Baker at The Cookie Project

PUBLIC POLICY PANEL 

10:25 AM

260-092

Chloe Swarbrick

Green Party MP

Michael

Wood

Labour MP for Mt Roskill

John Tamihere

Co-leader of Maori Party

Dan Bidois

Nationa MP for Northcote

Adriana Christie

TOP Candidate for Epsom

Simon

Court 

ACT Party Candidate for Te Atatu

Jennifer Curtin

Director of Public Policy Institute (Moderator)

MORNING TEA 

11:30 AM

Foyer

Take a break and refuel for the next set of sessions with food kindly provided by our generous sponsors

MIDDAY SESSIONS

TECHNOLOGY IN MODERN SOCIETY

12:00 PM

260-040C

Choose one session from the four options

Zahraa Almulla

Associate Director at KPMG Lighthouse

Saba Samiei

Partner Development Manager at Microsoft

Ben Martel

CEO at Patience Project

Matthew Ensor

Business Director at Beca.ai Engagement

Tim Dare

Professor of Philosophy at University of Auckland (moderator)

CLIMATE CHANGE

12:00 PM

260-040C

Bruce Kidd

Co-Convenor at Generation Z 

David Tong

Senior Campaigner at Oil Change International

Mike Smith

Iwi Leader

Erica Finnie

Co-Director at 350.org Aotearoa

CULTURAL DIVERSITY

12:00 PM

260-055

Fatumata Bah

Stakeholder and Liaison Executive for the African Students Club

Meng Foon

Race Relations Commissioner

Tayyaba Khan

Founder & CEO of Khadija Leadership Network

Veisinia Maka

Chairperson of the Tāmaki Youth Council

HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

12:00 PM

260-057

Amy Stone

Head of User Experience at MyCare

Angela Lim

CEO & Co-Founder of Clearhead

Karen Day

Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics

SHOWCASE & LUNCH

1:05 PM

Level 0

Explore our showcase which brings together social movers and makers in the world making a difference through social enterprises over lunch provided by us.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Come along for three short sessions that will build your entrepreneurial skills and make you more than just a participant.

ENTREPRENEURIAL MOTIVATION & SPIRIT

2:05 PM

260-092

Briony McKenzie

Mindset Coach & Founder of Untapped

ENTERPRISES

101

2:45 PM

260-092

Mike Hutcheson

Adjunct Profesor at AUT

IMPACT MEASUREMENT

3:25 PM

260-088

Fatumata Bah

Stakeholder & Liaison Executive for the African Students Club

Rachael Trotmen

Director at WEAVE Limited

Paul Kerssens

Co-Founder at Impact Hub

AFTERNOON

TEA

4:00 PM

260-101

Take a well-deserved break and fuel up once more before we finish off the day.

PITCHING

4:20 PM

260-092

Nick Read

Director at Training for Change

CLOSING

5:20 PM

260-092

POST CONFERENCE EVENT

5:30 PM

Cafe Midnight Express

59 Victoria St

If you are keen to keep being engaged and connected and want to chat more, join us for a community catch-up over food or drinks. Let's build a community to support each other and grow our impact.

Join us at Cafe Midnight Express for some good yarns and even better Turkish food!

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Inspiring, educating and connecting people with social innovation to create a positive social impact.

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