Unleashed Festival 2015: Inspiring social change in communities

Ever saw a huge issue in society that you wanted to develop a solution for? In its third year, Unleashed Festival invites young people from all over Australia to discuss problems and develop solutions for their societies. Nicole Tee has more.


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Australia’s annual social change festival is back! Hosted by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), Unleashed Festival intends to provide young people with the skills and connections needed to inspire change in their communities.

Comprising innovators, makers, thinkers and doers, the festival invites young people from all over Australia to define the big issues of society, to share skills and ideas and to come up with solutions to spark positive change in their societies.

The festival will include a series of workshops aimed at training young social entrepreneurs to better develop their ideas and pitch for success. Speakers include 16-year-old innovator and Australian Young Innovator of the Year for 2014, Taj Pabari, and Alexie Seller, co-founder of Pollinate Energy, an organisation that works to bring renewable energy to the urban poor.


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The six-day event also includes an Unleashed Awards event, intended to celebrate Australia’s most inspiring young innovators, and a live masterclass pitch-up, where young social entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in front of an audience to secure funding for their ideas.

A live concert featuring indie artists, including Pierce Brothers and Thelma Plum will also be happening on the main stage at Federation Square from 4.00 to 6.00pm on September 26.

So if you’re ready to challenge yourself, learn more about what can be done to better improve your community and spark change for the better, visit the Unleashed Festival to find out how you can achieve all this and more!

Unleashed Festival will be held from September 21 – 26 at Federation Square. The event is free of charge. Find out more and register at the Unleashed Festival website.

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