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    Big Ideas Challenge Sydney 2022

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    Event description

    Thanks to the support of Loreto Kirribilli, Future Anything is proud to bring the Big Ideas Challenge to Sydney!

    The Big Ideas Challenge has been purposefully designed in collaboration with educators to engage young people in a fun and fast paced day of listening, learning and doing.

    This event will provide Year 8 students from invited Independent, Systemic & DET schools with the opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s most exciting and inspiring innovators and changemakers, as well as explicitly developing their entrepreneurial thinking and human centred design skills.

    Who should attend?

    Up to 20 free students tickets per school are available to invited schools. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, but consideration will be given to ensure there is a mix of schools attending.  We are seeking a broad mix of students, both in capability and talents, who would benefit from exploring entrepreneurial skills in a motivating and supportive setting.

    If you require more than 20 student tickets, please email us at and we will endeavour to meet your requirements. 

    Draft Agenda (exact content/timings subject to change)

    8:30am- 9:30am: Schools Arrive and Register for the Day
     Welcome (The Big Ideas Challenge Unpacked, Intro, Overview, of the Day, Future of Work)
    10:00- 10:20:
     Session 1 - Keynote Speaker
    10.20am -10.45am:
    Morning Tea
    10.45am - 11:30am
    : Session 3 - Panel of Local Entrepreneurs
    11.30am - 12:30pm
    : Session 4 - The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey: Step 1-6
    12:30pm- 1:00pm
    1:00pm- 1:40pm:
    Session 5 - The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey: Step 9 & 10
    1:40pm- 1:50pm
    Break (10 minutes)
    1:50pm- 2:20pm
    : Session 6 - ‘The Shark Tank’
     Session 7 - Winner’s Announcement + Closing, Final reflections


    Each participating school will be required to organise and manage the transport requirements for students and supervising staff/parents attending the event. Loreto Kirribilli is a 5 minute walk from Milsons Point Station.

    Permissions and Supervision
    Each participating school will be asked to manage parental permission requirements and ensure a suitable level of staff supervision for their students attending the event. While participating teachers/parents will not be required to formally facilitate the sessions, their engagement in the activities will increase teachers’ skills and confidence in unlocking students’ entrepreneurial mindset in the classroom.

    What Students Need to Bring:

    • Their own refillable water bottle
    • Lunch (and morning/afternoon tea if required)
    • Students are required to wear their school uniform
    • A dash of enthusiasm, an open mind and a willingness to engage with others.

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