Showcase 6: Fresh Thinking - Turning Ideas Into Action


Better Together Showcase:
Fresh Thinking – Turning Ideas into Action 

Monday December 14 

Registrations begin 2.30pm  
Panorama Room 
Adelaide Convention Centre

How do we recognise a good idea, maximise its value and spark it into action?

Finish the year inspired – come along and listen to a dynamic panel of speakers.

You will gain insight into a range of innovative co-design techniques and community actions, and learn how to motivate groups to think differently and generate effective outcomes.


The collaborative economy and new opportunities for innovation
Michel Bauwens 
(Belgium) is a world-renowned peer-to-peer (P2P) theorist, academic, writer, researcher and conference speaker on the subject of new technology, digital media, culture, politics, governance and social and economic innovation. He is the founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives and Head of Research for Commons Transition. 


How to identify a brilliant idea
Matt Davis 
(SA) is a firm believer that difficult contexts are a necessary ingredient for creative practice and that the best ideas are often the ones most easily dismissed. Matt is a Director of Davis + Davis Architects, and was formerly an academic at UniSA, Principal Urban Designer with Renewal SA, and Design Leader for 5000+, an Integrated Design Strategy for inner Adelaide.  


How to use the internet to get people off the internet
Jess Miller
 (NSW) Consults as Goody Two Shoes, specialising in projects and programs that achieve sustainability and behaviour change outcomes in a way that is inclusive, fun, active and measurable. Her work includes programs like Grow it Local and the Garage Sale Trail. Jess leads Projects and Partnerships for the 202020 Vision as part of Republic of Everyone.


Portia Odell (WA) is a postgraduate researcher at Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP), and the Community Engagement Lead at SimplyCarbon. In 2012, SimplyCarbon led South Fremantle Senior High School, a public school in Western Australia, through the process of becoming the first certified carbon neutral school in Australia.


The value of design challenges
Georgia Heath 
(SA) is a Co-Founder of Yup Yup Labs, a smarter cities start-up currently being developed through the New Venture Institute at Flinders University Venture Dorm powered by the Mega program. Yup Yup Labs develops human-centred software and Internet of Things solutions for communities. Their first project "Spare Time" shared the winning prize for the recent D3 Challenge run by the South Australian Office for Digital Government and Office of the Ageing.