What a year! Community engagement is gaining MASSIVE momentum as a sector, a profession and a passion. Heading to the end of year, I'm wondering what was your high point in the world of Engage 2 Act during 2017?
Communities can be a wonderful source of knowledge and expertise, and Max Hardy demonstrates that giving them the opportunity to rise to the occasion through thoughtful questions can improve decisions, generate change and enhance democracy.
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!
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!
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.