NEXUS Australia Summit 2018

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At Advance, we believe it's important to collaborate with organisations that share similar values. That's why we're so excited to be a community partner of the 2018 NEXUS Australia Summit

As a partner of the United Nations, NEXUS is an international movement of people aged 18 - 40 who are changing the world through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

The Summit took place in Melbourne from 18 - 20th March. From the content to connection to the change created - it was been an inspiring few days!

Chair of NEXUS and Trustee of the English Foundation, Rachel English said the NEXUS Summit provides a platform for young people to safely express their ideas and collaborate with like-minded individuals.

“We know that young people worldwide have the fresh ideas and innovative thinking needed to build and create solutions to some of our world’s most pressing social challenges. This event is an action-oriented and solutions focused opportunity that connects the financial, intellectual, creative and social capital of this generation,” Ms English said.

The Summit consisted of key note speakers, all star panels, dynamic workshops and masterclasses which explore philanthropy, impact investing, social entrepreneurship, stratergies for investing and much more. 

Some of the Summit highlights definitely included a keynote presentation from Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus as well as Sara El Amine from the Chan Zuckerberg initiative talking about neuroscience and persuasion.

There was a #WhatsNext panel with journalist Tracey Spicer AM, campaigner Renee Carr, author Jamila Rizvi and actor Yael Stone who discussed the impact of the #MeToo movement and what's next for gender equality.

It was definitely a chance to challenge yourself, learn more about what can be done to improve our communities, and spark change for the better. 

For more information about the NEXUS Australia Summit or if you would like to be involved with the global community visit their website here

Written & attended by Amelia Wilson, Content & Design specialist, Advance