On Sunday 29 October 2017, we (and our own little people) met with a group of children and young people from The Field Trip to discuss "What's possible?" for establishing an Engage 2 Act youth division. This is what happened!Read More
Members of our Collective share their experiences and insights from our 2017 (un)Conference held on 13/14 September at St Kilda Town Hall, Victoria.Read More
Open State is a festival of innovation, collaboration, ideas and enterprise, running in Adelaide from 28 September - 8 October 2017. We invited 5 South Australian based members of the Engage 2 Act Collective to give us their top 3 "must attend" events!Read More
The Engage 2 Act (un)Conference coinciding with the federal government’s announcement about the marriage equality postal survey gave our themes of love and community engagement a whole new meaning.Read More
Help us to organise free and low-cost E2A events in Sydney and NSW
Earlier in the year, ten of us met in North Sydney for a glass of wine and a stimulating discussion about how local E2A members might collaborate to progress best practice community engagement in NSW.
Now, we're working to establish a network of Sydney-based volunteers to help kick-start E2A in NSW.
Our NSW organisers will meet again in October, where they will discuss ideas for future free or low-cost events for people with an interest in community engagement.Read More
The inaugural Wendy Sarkissian Courage Award has been presented to the Hong Kong based Sham Shui Po Fabric Market Participatory Planning Platform (SSP-FMPPP) at the Engage 2 Act (un)Conference in Melbourne.Read More
Today and tomorrow, we're beaming out free (un)Conference live video streams of our keynote speeches and our panel on deliberative democracy.
If you're not coming along to the event, you'll be able to watch along at home or work. This page will be updated throughout the conference with live video feeds from the event. During the live broadcasts, you will be able to send questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @engage2act using #E2A17.
After years of taking part in the ritual of taking a selfie outside a city/town hall when I was out and about and sharing it via Instagram with our friends at ELGL, who had started the trend some 4 years earlier, it was only natural that this year I would try to drag along a few friends to take part in #cityhallselfie day on 15 August.Read More
Our President Becky Hirst gives us a summary of the Top 10 hottest topics being discussed in the community engagement sector right now!Read More
I first got on board with City Hall Selfies back in 2014, and have been delighted to see the movement take off in other countries since. This year, Engage 2 Act wants to fill the internet with #cityhallselfies from all over Australia and New Zealand!Read More
As part of our official sign up process we ask “How do you want Engage 2 Act to support you in progressing high quality community engagement practice?" The responses have been overwhelmingly unanimous and provide us with some very clear direction for what’s needed in the community engagement sector.Read More
Monday 3 July 2017 marks the Engage 2 Act Board’s 100th day. Whilst we hope that on the surface nothing has changed for the local groups, as we still see them as our driving force, the Board has been established to give guidance and support a wider call for members to advance the practice of community engagement. Here's our reflection on what we've achieved during our first official 100 days!Read More
This is a recap of our recent Adelaide event, run by Sarah Hill. It was a chance to participate in a fun discussion around what place the traditional town hall has in modern community engagement. Read more for an overview of what what discussed, and tips for planning Town Halls.Read More
In an attempt to come up with an Engage 2 Act definition of community engagement, we put the question to our online community - What is Community Engagement?Read More
Back in May 2015 I wrote a blog called Future Local Government: Adopt a Councillor based on a concept I’d read about from New Zealand. The concept wasn’t old or new but was amazingly simple and innovative yet seemingly barely used or spoken about.Read More
We're calling those who work in the INFRASTRUCTURE sector in Australia to take part in this important research survey regarding community engagement!Read More