5 – 6 December 2016 | Sydney

PUR_POSE

ABOUT: PURPOSE SYDNEY

After the sheer goodness that was Purpose 2015, we’re here to bring you an even more exciting Round Two. This is the conference that propels purpose-driven businesses to the front of the pack; the place for meeting like-minded individuals, forming lasting connections and learning not just from business success stories, but from the failures that shape us all.

Held over the 5th and 6th of December in two of Sydney’s most charming residences – Paddington Town Hall and Juniper Hall – Purpose 2016 will explore the next wave of corporate culture – one that is driven by values. This year, consider conscious leadership, explore cathedral thinking, learn from indigenous wisdoms, understand the millennial mindset, and delve deeper into human-nature connections. The future is yours for taking, so come on, join us.

The Story of Purpose 2016

Themes

Cultures of Transformation

Diversity is the new normal.... Read more

Cultures of Transformation
Cultures of Transformation

Cultures of Transformation

Corporate culture is undergoing seismic shifts. New people, perspectives and attributes are valued in leadership. Industries are welcoming a diversity of faces and  diversity of thought. This transforming landscape means agility is expected, engagement is essential and movements for change are gaining momentum. In this theme we’ll explore the future of business and consider why changes must be ...

Techno-logic

Cutting edge tech, purpose economy logic.... Read more

Techno-logic
Techno-logic

Techno-logic

The combination of cutting edge tech and purpose economy logic is giving the purpose economy a hi-tech edge. We’re seeing businesses tempering tech with empathy, ethics and a socially responsible mindset. Technology is also being deployed to turn waste into a resource, build meaningful experiences, make our world better understood and connect movements driving transformation. Over two da...

The Business of Design

Creativity is a currency and good design is the base-line.... Read more

The Business of Design
The Business of Design

The Business of Design

No longer a “nice to have”, creativity is a currency and good design is the base-line.  Good design is essential to the philosophy and framework of businesses that solve problems and businesses that succeed. This theme delves into design thinking, the competitive edge it had added for clever companies and the place it has earned as a key organising principle for our lives, work and world. ...

New Economies, New Currencies

What should Australia be famous for? ... Read more

New Economies, New Currencies
New Economies, New Currencies

New Economies, New Currencies

What do we want Australia to be famous for? Our ideas? Our innovation? Our creativity? Our clean environment? Perhaps our landscape’s natural beauty? The resources boom is well and truly over, so how can we empower the knowledge, creative and natural capital economies to protect our environment and nourish homegrown talent? Here, we journey through new forms of  currency and value, critique ...

Meaning and the Millennial Mindset

Not so easily bought. ... Read more

Meaning and the Millennial Mindset
Meaning and the Millennial Mindset

Meaning and the Millennial Mindset

Millennials’ decisions are driven by values, and brands are catching wind. This is the generation who gives a crap and is not so easily bought. They spend their time, money and energy wisely, selecting groceries, employers, electricity and even toilet paper from companies that share their values. Over two days, delve into the millennial mindset and discover why – and how – purpose-driven i...

Cathedral Thinking

Building the foundations for a better future. ... Read more

Cathedral Thinking
Cathedral Thinking

Cathedral Thinking

Call it Cathedral Thinking or seven generation stewardship, this long-term approach to business is the antithesis of short-termism and overnight success mentalities. It’s about laying foundation stones, planning for the future and finding joy in the legacy we can leave for generations to come. Taking wisdom from indigenous world views and seven generation stewardship, and of course cathedral thi...

Speakers

Phil Vernon

Phil Vernon

Managing Director

Australian Ethical


Phil Vernon has been at Australian Ethical Investment for the past 7 years, and the Managing Director since 2010. The company believes that clients should be able to enjoy financial security and solid investment performance whilst having a positive impact on the planet.He has over 30 years’ experience in financial services covering funds management, superannuation, corporate governance and industry regulation. Prio...

Sam Adams Nye

Sam Adams Nye

Head of Partnerships

Folo


Based in New York, Sam has spent the past 5 years in online media working in business development and strategy roles across Europe and America. He gets excited by the convergence of technology and mass-communication in order to mobilize social change at scale. In his last role at Coull, he was in charge of launching proprietary technology to combat the broken trust between users and brands. He now heads up partnershi...

Carlie Ballard

Carlie Ballard

Founder

Clean Cut, Carlie Ballard womenswear, The Darley Store


Carlie has been working in the sustainable fashion space in a diverse range of roles for over seven years. Her passions lie in fashion that empowers and celebrates the maker, production that nurtures our planet and brings depth, value, transparency and character to the fashion we buy in the developed world. She is fascinated by the exploration of what fashion says about us and the periods in time it captures. She ha...

Kelly Elkin

Kelly Elkin

Co-founder

Well Made Clothes


Kelly is the co-founder of online platform Well Made Clothes, ALAS, an organic clothing label, and Clean Cut Fashion Association, a non-profit industry body advocating for positive impacts in the fashion industry. Kelly has been part of the sustainable fashion industry for over a decade, and she has a vast range of experience in everything from the fashion industry supply chain to marketing. Her work has been showcas...

Anna Lise De Lorenzo

Anna Lise De Lorenzo

Founder & CEO

MakerSpace &company


Anna Lise launched the rebranded MakerSpace &company in October 2015, bringing to life a place that enables designers and the local community to make their ideas, learn skills and build businesses. Anna Lise founded the precursor, &company, in 2009 where she curated, produced and managed 10 exhibition projects, 3 pop-up shops, 9 product launches with graduate designers and 8 events for major cultural festiv...

Tom Nockolds

Tom Nockolds

Secretary

Pingala


Tom has an extensive work history and a strong track record of success in various roles and, prior to his career change, held positions as diverse as business development manager, project manager and operations manager. He has university qualifications in project management and a background in engineering. As one of the directors at Community Power Agency Co-operative, Tom has developed a strong knowledge of the diff...

Tickets

Super Early Bird Tickets

1 July – 1 August 2016

Student $299
Not-for-profit $299
B Corp, social enterprise and individuals $399
Corporate & Government $799

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Early Bird Tickets

2 August – 30 September 2016

Student $299
Not-for-profit $399.00
B Corp, social enterprise and individuals $499
Corporate & Government $899

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Full Priced Tickets

1 October – December 2016

Student $299
Not-for-profit $499
B Corp, social enterprise and individuals $599
Corporate & Government $999

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Purpose is a curated and intimate two day event. Held in two of Sydney’s most unique locations, this is the chance to learn from some of the top, purpose-driven, business leaders around.

  • Meet like-minded people in the B Corp, social enterprise, conscious capitalism and purpose-driven business communities
  • Learn from the challenges, triumphs and failures of business
  • Enjoy an interactive and immersive learning experiences
  • Connect with purpose-driven change-makers to increase your organisation’s reach and influence
  • Tailor Purpose to you – our full program, featuring a flexible format and broad range of sessions, will be announced soon
Paddington Town Hall

Paddington Town Hall

Built in the late 1800s, Paddington Town Hall sits at the top of Oxford Street in the midst of art galleries, restaurants and boutiques. With Art Deco finishings, polished timber floor and superb acoustics, it’s the perfect new home for Purpose.

Paddington Resorvoir

Paddington Resorvoir

Transformed from its former life as a vital source of water, the spectacular Paddington Reservoir is now a public garden perfectly positioned across the road from Paddington Town Hall. Our guests will be invited to explore and enjoy the Reservoir in all its heritage-listed glory.

Juniper Hall

Juniper Hall

Owned by the Moran family, Juniper Hall is one of Sydney’s oldest residences. Now home to the Moran Arts Foundation Collection, the two-storey Georgian house hosts an ongoing program of awarded and emerging Australian artist’s exhibitions.

Chauvel Cinema

Chauvel Cinema

The Chauvel Cinema is the former ballroom of the Paddington Town Hall but in 1977 became home to a diverse film culture. The Chauvel still boasts many original features including the beautiful arch stage and barrel-vaulted ceiling, bringing an extra touch of class to our breakouts.

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