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Upcoming events


Social Connection: A Community of Practice | 12:30pm Thursday 16 July 2020

Following on from our popular social connection webinar during the first impact2020 series we are pleased to be continuing the conversation in this webinar, in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact and the Social Innovation Research Institute.

The webinar will broadly cover social connection in the context of COVID-19, including the following topics:

  • Connection in communities in the context of Melbourne's new lockdown period
  • Social connection and redesigning work as a result of COVID-19
  • Designing for digital and real life overlaps in social connection
  • What a community needs for connection
  • How we got here with social (dis)connection and the mental health threats of COVD-19

Find out more and register here

Past events


Society 4.0 Forum | October 2019

Running over three days from 29-31 October in Melbourne, the Social Innovation Research Institute presented a series of exciting events focused on enabling positive change for society in the wake of digital disruption born from the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).

Find out more about the 2019 Society 4.0 events here.



Forged from Fire film screening | February 2019

Commemorating ten years since the Black Saturday bushfires, Forged from Fire is a documentary film about how a community came together to create a life-size memorial tree in the wake of the Black Saturday fires. Written and directed by Andrew Garton (Swinburne Adjunct Industry Fellow), and hosted by the Social Innovation Research Institute. Read more about the screening and community's response to devastation here.   



Society 4.0 Forum: Shaping the Digital Economy for Good  l November 2018

In November 2018 we hosted our inaugrual Society 4.0 Forum to discuss the emerging digital economy - what it may mean for citizens, workers’ rights and wellbeing in a world where data is the new currency, artificial intelligence may be used to drive decisions and automation is the norm.

Discover more about the event