The Young Change Makers of Today

While many under the age of 30 might think of their local Rotary Club when they see a sausage sizzle or donation box, Rotary Victoria is changing the game by coming back to their roots – their motto, Service Above Self, is relevant now more than ever to Australian millennials, with whole generations of young people raring to see and create positive change in the world. Enter the 2019 Social Impact Forum.


Being held at the iconic Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event will see some of the biggest names in the social impact space come together for panels, speeches and essential industry networking to inspire and share their knowledge when it comes to making a positive difference. As part of the 2019 Rotary Multi-District Conference (covering Rotary Clubs all over Victoria), the Social Impact Forum will take place Saturday 16th February and is set to engage, empower and inspire change-makers to strengthen their communities.


Keynote speakers include ygap CEO Manita Ray, who has worked with a range of change-making organisations including the Peter McCallum Cancer Foundation and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Manita’s talk, ‘The role gender plays in social enterprise and impact investment’, is set to empower and evoke courage in young women looking to enter and revolutionise the space. Also speaking will be Thankyou’s Daniel Flynn, co-founder of the household-name product ‘Thankyou water’ that directs 100% of profits to ending global poverty and has raised over $5.8 million to date.


Event partners include Rotary International and Vollie:

Rotary International is the world’s first service club, made up of 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries. It forms a global network of businesses, professionals and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities.

Vollie is an online market place that connects skilled professionals with online volunteering projects that are in line with their own passions and skill sets. Vollie projects are exclusively remote, meaning that people can donate their skills and experience from anywhere, and around their busy personal and professional schedule.

Tickets for the event are available now and start at $29 for students and $49 for normal registration.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Saturday 16 February
9:00am – 5:00pm