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Business for Good Conference

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The Business for Good Conference is an energising and immersive day of learning and inspiration for South Australian small businesses and social enterprises from all sectors and industries. With a program of activations designed and led by the business for good sector, guests will have access to a range of sessions that will help build their capacity to embed social and environmental impact into their small businesses, with sustainable practices that enable business growth.

The full day immersive program is designed to offer experiences that expand thinking, take people into uncomfortable places, challenge paradigms and ultimately inspire guests to transition from where they are to where they aspire to be in terms of their impact with more tools in their kit to do so.

We are giving priority to amplifying the voices and fostering the inclusion of individuals who frequently operate on the margins of our communities. This commitment extends to, but is not restricted to, First Nations people, individuals from multicultural backgrounds, and people living with disabilities and neurodiversity.

You will take part in workshops and experiences, collect tools for social and environmental impact, be inspired by current agents of change, and understand what role you can play (and are already playing!), from where you are, with what you have'.

Activators are collaborating with us to co-design the conference program and create interactive, immersive and impactful learning and capacity building experiences for guests. Activators will enable guests to be stretched in their thinking, take action and deliver impact through business, in the complexity of social, economic, and environmental challenges.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

We are thrilled to announce our international keynote speaker, Dr Melanie Rieback, CEO/Co-founder of Radically Open Security (the world's first Social Enterprise computer security company) and a "Post Growth" startup incubator. Dr Rieback's keynoteΒ will discuss Post Growth Entrepreneurship, an entrepreneurial methodology for creating non-extractive social businesses.Β MelanieΒ will make you question everything that you know about entrepreneurship, provide practical tools for building something different, and offer you a blue pill and a red pill. Can you go back to "business as usual" again?


KEY THEMES

Generate: Equipping businesses, leaders and changemakers with sustainable tools and strategies to generate positive impact.Β 

Participate: By participating in the exchange of ideas and taking action we can generate innovative approaches and outcomes together.Β 

Circulate: Share insights and best practices in the context of the circular economy. Through continual shape-shifting and collaboration, we contribute to the evolution of sustainable practices, circulating impactful solutions throughout communities.

DELIVERY MODES

The conference will be offered in 2 modes: in person attendance and streamed for regional businesses.Β Updates will be provided for local regionalΒ conference activities as they become confirmed. We are collaborating with Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast to create an interactive conference Hub in Mount Gambier.Β  If you are unable to attend the conference inΒ Adelaide and are based in the Limestone Coast,Β tickets for the conference Hub in Mount Gambier are also available.Β  The hub will be at the UniSA Mount Gambier campus, fully catered and a great opportunity to connect with SEs locally.

THE CURATORS

The South Australian Social Enterprise Council (SASEC) is an independent, non-political member based peak body dedicated to representing the interests of South Australian social enterprises. Our objective is to support and build a flourishing Social Enterprise sector in South Australia. The Business for Good program, with the support of our program partners Collab4Good and Social Traders, is providing a practical vehicle for this objective to be achieved.

Social Traders is the national trailblazer of social enterprise procurement. By making buying from social enterprise the norm, Social Traders create a more inclusive and equitable Australia through jobs, community services and support for the most marginalised.

Collab4Good is the South Australian social enterprise intermediary organisation that builds the capacity and capability of impact driven individuals and organisations to drive positive impact through enterprise learning, development and collaboration.


WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW.....

Zero Waste event:Β To maintain alignment with our environmental values, the conference will aim to be a zero wasteΒ event. This will extend to our procurement, catering and minimal use of the typical materials you would find at a conference.Β  Refreshments will be provided and encourage you to BYO cup.Β  Please let us know your dietary requirements via the checkout questions for the catered lunch we will provide.

Equitable Access Policy:Β 
We are mindful that the conference fee may be a barrier for some members of our community. We have an Equitable Access Policy if the fees are a barrier for you to access the conference.Β  Please contact KsenijaΒ for further information.

Data Collection:
Β At checkout, there are several questions relating to your business. We are required to gather this data as part of our funding reporting requirements.Β  WeΒ appreciate you answering these questions for us and should only take you 5 minutes. The data collected becomes de-personalised for reporting purposes. As these questions are marked as compulsory and you won't be able to proceed with purchasing tickets if you don't answer them,Β please contact Ksenija if you prefer not to answer these questions.

Eligibility to register for the conference: To align with our funding requirements, you are welcome to register for the Business for Good Conference if you are

  • Based in South Australia, and
  • Qualify as a small business (up to 20 employees), and
  • Committed to learning and understanding how you can embed impact into your business.

The Business for Good Conference is a part of the Business for Good Program, an initiative of the Government of South Australia’s Office for Small and Family Business and the South Australian Small Business Strategy 2023 – 2030.


About the Business for Good Program

The Business for Good: Social Enterprise Sector Development program is supporting South Australian (SA) social enterprises and small businesses with key business fundamentals to strengthen their knowledge, capacity and capability to deliver social, environmental and economic outcomes for SA with long-term business sustainability and growth. Delivered in partnership by theΒ South Australian Social Enterprise CouncilΒ (SASEC),Β Social TradersΒ andΒ Collab4Good, the 18-month Business for Good Program delivers activities through three streams:

  1. Early advice, information and referrals.
  2. Group workshops and a social enterprise conference.
  3. An advisory support service, consisting of aβ€―social procurement readiness program and a business growth coaching program.

To stay updated on the Business for Good Program please join theΒ Business for Good community viaΒ Β www.sasec.org.au/businessforgoodΒ 


Have a question?
Contact the Conference CoordinatorΒ Ksenija Bould viaΒ hellosasec@gmail.com





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Refund policy

The conference is strictly limited. Please advise us if you are unable to attend so we can make a place available for someone on the waiting list. Refunds are only issued up until 3 days prior to the event and are given at SASEC's discretion. Contact hellosasec@gmail.com to advise of your inability to attend and to arrange a refund if it is applicable