Over two days (25th and 26th of November 2013), Link Festival will bring together 400 emerging and established leaders in community development and design to share ideas and collaborate on the topic of humanitarian technology and design for social change. “It’s time for new ways of thinking to tackle some of the great challenges facing Australia and the world,” said Festival Director, Julian O’Shea.
The event is being hosted by Co-Design Studio, Architects without Frontiers, Engineers Without Borders, Indigenous Architects Victoria and Artbox. Alex Gibson, Digital Artist and Founder of Artbox said, “We need to work across sectors if we’re going to make progress on addressing complex social issues. This makes Link Festival the must-attend event for Australia's social innovators, entrepreneurs and change-makers.”
Link Festival has attracted a powerful line-up of international and local speakers with experience in creating social change. Keynote speakers include the founder of the Barefoot College, Bunker Roy; Melbourne priest, Father Bob Maguire; and the co-founder of the innovative Co-Design Studio, Lucinda Hartley. There will also be a series of interactive workshops aimed at sparking enthusiasm and generating ideas.
Link Festival will attract a range of people with expertise in design, engineering, architecture, entrepreneurship and software. “We know that young professionals are seeking opportunities to get involved in social change projects. Link Festival shows you exactly how to turn your skills into social change,” said Julian O’Shea.
The event will be held in the heart of Melbourne at the Deakin Edge and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square. For more information or to buy a ticket, please visit the website.