Past events

 
Share collaborative economy challenge workshop: Lived experience of homelessness
Monday 5 June 9:30am-12:30pm
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
200 Victoria Square. SAC Building. Level 1: Training room

The South Australian (SA) Government has launched Share, a challenge that invites people to submit an idea for a business or social initiative that uses sharing economy principles. The best ideas will be selected as finalists and further developed before a pitch event is held to decide the final winners who will be rewarded with cash and in-kind prizes.

The Don Dunstan Foundation is supporting the Share challenge by giving away a prize to the best sharing economy ideas that address homelessness.

If you have an idea that will potentially help to address this major social issue, register your attendance to this free workshop hosted by the SA Government in partnership with the Don Dunstan Foundation and the University of South Australia. 

The workshop will be facilitated by MatchStudio (UniSA) and will use a Design Thinking approach to explore ideas to address some of the key issues surrounding homelessness. The workshop will bring together entrepreneurs, academics, industry, community and people with lived experience of homelessness to explore and refine ideas for addressing homelessness through the lens of the sharing economy.

Attendance to this event is free. Morning tea will be provided.

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Department of the Premier and Cabinet (SAC Building). 200 Victoria Square. Level 1. Training room.

Please register your attendance here.

 

Sharing is caring: embracing the economy of the future
Tuesday 23 May, 11:45am - 2pm
The University of Adelaide. Adelaide Business School. Nexus 10, rooms 7.04/7.05


Want to win a slice of a $100,000 prize pool to develop your sharing economy idea?

The South Australian (SA) Government has partnered with Airbnb to launch Share, a challenge that invites people to submit an idea for a business or social initiative that uses sharing economy principles. The best ideas will be selected as finalists and further developed before a pitch event is held to decide the final winners who will be rewarded with cash and in-kind prizes.

If you want to hear more about Share, register your attendance for a ‘lunch and learn’ information session hosted by the SA Government and The University of Adelaide which will provide practical insights and sharing economy case studies to get you inspired.

The information session will be followed by a workshop facilitated by Adelaide Enterprise to guide participants towards the potential submission of ideas to compete in the challenge.

Information Session 
Time: 12.00pm - 12.30pm 

Workshop 
Time: 12.45pm - 2.00pm 

Please register your attendance to this free event by 22 May.

 

The Sharing Economy: A New Opportunity
Thursday 18 May, 6pm - 8pm
Level 3, 55 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont NSW

The sharing economy is changing the way we live and work. And change brings great opportunities for those with great ideas.

Technology has created the ability to match millions of have with millions of wants around the world. This is allowing trust to be developed directly between people and changing the way we think about supply and demand.

The Sharing Hub has been formed by four of Sydney’s leading sharing economy entrepreneurs, and you can hear from them directly about how the realities of establishing a sharing economy business, and how they got their business ideas off the ground.

You’ll also hear about the great initiatives happening in South Australia, where the Government has partnered with Airbnb to launch Share – a challenge provide a prize pool of over $100,000 to seed a new sharing economy initiatives.

 

Renewing our relationship to purpose with Al Jeffery
Wednesday 17 May, 5:15pm - 7:00pm
FYA Hub, 21-27 Somerset Place, Melbourne

Driven by a deep curiosity into the human condition, Al Jeffery is an international keynote speaker, for-purpose entrepreneur and facilitator. Listed in the top 30 Australian Entrepreneurs Under 30 and twice nominated for Young Australian of the Year, Al has become known as a divergent thought-leader exploring ideas intersecting human performance, community, sustainability and innovation.

The South Australian Government will also be speaking about their Share initiative. Supported by global accommodation giant Airbnb, Share is a challenge to uncover great sharing economy initiatives in South Australia. A prize pool over $100,000 has been made available to seed initiatives that build the state's collaborative economy.


The Room Xchange launch event
Tuesday 16 May, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Honey Bar: 345 Clarendon St. South Melbourne. VIC 3205

Are you an ambassador for change?

By harnessing tech and advocating change, The Room Xchange, an online marketplace for mid to long-term accommodation, is providing a real solution to changing the way we live. 

The Room Xchange is taking the Sharing Economy to the next level, making an impact in some of society's major challenges by bridging the housing affordability gap.

Come along to this event and hear from industry and subject matter experts sharing their insigths and innovative solutions that are helping to address today's social and economic challenges. You will also hear from Share, the South Australia's collaborative economy challenge offering over $100,000 in prizes for sharing economy ideas that will create economic or social value from existing resources.

You can watch the event live from 6 pm Melbourne time on the 16 May. Just register here

 

The Sharing Economy: A New Opportunity
ANU College of Business & Economics
Wednesday 3 May 12-2pm
Hanna Neumann Building- CBE Innovation HUB, Ground floor
 

Want to win a slice of a $100,000 prize pool to develop your sharing economy idea?

The South Australian (SA) Government has partnered with Airbnb to launch Share.

Share is a competition that invites people to submit an idea for a business or social initiative that uses sharing economy principles. The best ideas will be selected as finalists and further developed before a pitch event is held to decide the final winners and prize money recipients.

If you want to hear more about Share, register your attendance for an information session to be held by SA Government representatives at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Business & Economics (CBE). This session is open to all and is obligation-free.

The information session will be followed by an innovation workshop run by Dr Priscilla Kan John and Dr Patrick L'Espoir Decosta from CBE. The workshop aims to guide participants towards uncovering their own candidate ideas for potential submission to the Share competition and will use Design Thinking and Evidence-based Management approaches.

Please note - if consent is provided by participants, insights and data gathered from the workshop will be used for research purposes. Participants may choose to not be included in this and can advise the workshop facilitator on the day.

If you choose to register for the workshop, more information about the research will be sent to you by email before the workshop to give you the opportunity to review the material and decide whether or not you wish to attend. 
 

Information Session 
Time: 12.00pm - 12.30pm
Date: Wednesday 3 May
Location: College of Business and Economics Innovation Hub (Hannah Neumann Building (21))

Workshop
Time: 12.45pm - 2.00pm
Date: Wednesday 3 May 
Location: College of Business and Economics Innovation Hub (Hannah Neumann Building (21))

You can come to the information session without attending the innovation workshop.

Please register by 1 May. A light lunch will be provided.

 

Better Together Showcase 11
Share - collaborating to create value

Tuesday 11 April, 9:30am-11:30am (registration from 8:45am)
Adelaide Convention Centre, Panorama Ballroom

Join leading experts to explore how the sharing economy is now only creating new forms of economic value, but is also helping us solve some of the biggest issues facing our communities.

You’ll hear a keynote address from Airbnb, the world’s biggest sharing economy business and a global pioneer, sharing their story of a startup with one room for rent to one of the biggest global businesses now operating in 65,000 cities and 191 countries across the world.

The event will also feature the following experts:

  • Darren Sharp: sharing economy strategist, Director of Social Surplus Australian editor of Shareable and Melbourne coordinator of the Sharing Cities Network.
  • Ashley Schultz and Bryce Eldredge: founders of The Rural Network, a sharing economy initiative linking small jobs that need to be done with people from their local communities with the capacity to do the task.
  • Justin Passaportis: GoGet Carshare's General Manager for Victoria and South Australia.
  • Ludwina Dautovic: founder of The Room Xchange, an online platform that connects households with guests who are willing to provide a couple of hours of help each day in exchange for food and accommodation.

Registrations commence at 8:45am for a 9:30am start to 11:30am.

 

Women in Innovation - Innovation through disruption: exploring the sharing economy 
Tuesday 11 April, 6:00pm-8:00pm
University of South Australia, Innovation Collaboration Centre (ICC), City West Campus

Cost: Women in Innovation Members Free | Non-members $15

Uber and Airbnb might be some of the biggest players in the sharing economy but they aren’t the only companies changing the way we do business!

In support of Share: South Australia’s Collaborative Economy Challenge, Women in Innovation and its Principal Partner, University of South Australia, is hosting an event to explore the opportunities of the sharing economy.

The sharing economy (also known as the collaborative economy), at its core, is based on the most efficient use of money and resources. Collaborative consumption is disrupting traditional commerce in much the same way that eCommerce shook up the retail business a decade ago.

Hear Professor Marianna Sigala, an expert in collaborative economy sharing her wisdom on this new market. You can also learn from Ludwina Dautovic’s experience setting up The Room Xchange, and get the early intel on this year’s Open State Festival. The event will be catered by the clever team at OzHarvest.