Social Innovation Meetup

  • October 1, 2008 · 7:00 PM
  • Hub Kings Cross

What to expect at a Social Innovation Meetup:
1.) Sign up Let us know you’re coming by signing up on Meetup.com. We’re after a great mix of geeks, social innovators and entrepreneurs. When you sign up to come, please tell us if you’re a ‘geek’ or a ‘social innovators/entrepreneur’ - or just tell us what you’re good at and what you’re interested in. This helps us make the evening tick.
2.) Warm up Doors of the Hub Kings Cross will be open from 6.30pm for you to check out the space, grab a drink – for free - and have a chat before the evening gets going.
3.) Kick off with a Show and Tell Things get going at 7.00pm sharp with some Show and Tell presentations. Each month we’ll be hearing from two or three people who have something interesting to share or are already working on a web-based tool to create social change and are either looking for a hand to get their idea off the ground or have some wisdom to share with others. Absolute minimal demo slides and zero-tolerance on waffle, each ‘presentation’ will be facilitated by someone from the Social Innovation Camp team. No more than 10 minutes each and no questions from the audience – save those for later. Find out more about the sort of projects, ideas and people we’re looking for to present at Social Innovation Meetups
here. Get in touch through our website if you’d like to take part - you have to tell us beforehand if you want to present.
4.) Get talking and help out So by 7pm, you’ll have heard the presenters Show and Tell. They’ll either have asked for your help, or they’ll be offering their wisdom. And then it’s your chance to have a really good chat. Go talk to the people who interested you the most.
5.) Take over So that’s pretty much it from the organisers. You can keep chatting or you can go take part in an Open Session. At each Social Innovation Meetup we’ve got space for two informal Open Sessions. From 7.30pm, you can set up your own thing to present, activity to showcase – whatever. Find out more about what to expect from an Open Session
here. If you want to run an Open Session, get in touch in advance – we can provide chairs, pens, paper etc and help make sure people know what you’re going to be up to.
6.) Relive it online Doors will close up once everybody’s gone home, but we’ll be recording the evening in a variety of ways so you can relive it – should you so wish – the next day, or you can check out what you missed if you couldn’t make it.

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  • Noel H.

    Great work SICamp crew, buzzing ideas, really liked "decisions for heroes", look fwd to SI Camp in Dec

    October 2, 2008

  • Ross T.

    It was a great opportunity to meet like minded people in an informal environment.

    October 2, 2008

  • Henry Y.

    Fantastic initiative - can't wait for the next session.

    October 2, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice to see everyone again, and thanks to everyone for all your help and advice about Mindapples.

    October 2, 2008

  • Lily Ash S.

    Try Umair Haque, who blogs at Harvard Business Review and is an SI Camp judge, for some interesting thoughts on new organisational models for this stuff: http://discussionleader.hbsp.com/haque/2008/06/a_manifesto_for_the_next_indus_1.html

    October 2, 2008

  • Lily Ash S.

    Thanks to everyone who came last night - hope you enjoyed yourselves.

    Isabel: really good question and something we're exploring with SI Camp. We want to use the web to organise things differently - education, health care, the environment. This doesn't mean no organisation at all; just not the huge, top-down institutions that exist to tackle important social issues right now. And SI Camp is about working out what those new organisations might look like: new revenue streams, leadership etc

    October 2, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very well organised, great concept and diverse crowd. This was the first event I'd attended and will definitely return.

    October 2, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    A very well organised event. I liked id tags telling a story. It made interaction very easy.

    October 2, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Simply excellent!

    October 1, 2008

  • Nik

    Great bunch of people with excellent ideas that just might change the world. Very worthwhile event.

    October 1, 2008

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