Making an Impact Summit
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The 'Making an Impact' Summit is a showcase of the role professionals, academics and students can play in creating positive social outcomes.  

Join us for discussions about how the engineering and technical sectors can create positive social change.


Monday 14 December 2015
10:00 am -- 7:00 pm
VU City Convention Centre
Level 12, 300 Flinders St
Melbourne CBD

Thanks to the 105 participants who have registered! 
We're looking forward to seeing you at the "Making an Impact" Summit.

New registrations have now closed.

Why do we need to 'Make an Impact?'

To create solutions to global challenges including water and sanitation, appropriate housing, clean energy, digital access and education we need to have dynamic conversations that create an evolving and resilient engineering and technology sector.

At Engineers Without Borders Australia we act as a catalyst for sector-wide change using knowledge sharing, innovation and encouraging greater social action in our community. 

What you can learn at the 'Making an Impact' Summit?

We will inspire you with tangible examples of engineering for social change.  You'll hear from industry leaders and professional such as:

  • Peter Bowtell - ARUP  on The responsibility of engineers to create social well-being.
  • Samantha Webb - ARUP
  • Sophie McNamara – Ashurst
  • Coco Pinnis - Probuild Constructions
  • Miguel Oyarbide - ACCSR
  • EWB Field Researchers
  • EWB Challenge award-winning university students. 
  • Lizzie Brown - EWB Connect (facilitator)


Should I head to 'Make an Impact'?

The 'Making an Impact' Summit will help engineering and industry professionals who want to use their skills to create a better world.   Academics and students who want to explore how their university experience can be used to create humanitarian outcomes and anyone who is interested in using technology and design to solve global challenges.  

Check out the program below!  

Secure your early-bird ticket by registering before 6 December.

Register now

Tim Kuiper, EWB Field Volunteer, Timor-Leste         


non-member professional & academic

EWB professional member non-member student

EWB student member

  Early bird registration
6 December





  Registrations after
  6 December






Schedule   (as of November 2015)



Research Symposium

EWB Challenge Finalists Showcase

Industry Impact Forum



Morning tea on arrival



Acknowledgement of country


Keynote - Peter Bowtell - ARUP

An Engineer's Social Impact


Breakout sessions



Workshop and Presentations

EWB Challenge:

Student Finalist Presentations

Industry Panel:

Innovative approaches to creating social impact from the corporate sector


Lunchbreak & Networking


Unconference / Idea-Bombing - "Creating social impact through innovation"


Breakout sessions



Workshop and Presentations

EWB Challenge:

Presentation & Pitch Masterclass (only open to EWB Challenge students)

Industry Workshop:

What role could your business play in creating positive social impact?


Closing Presentation


Drinks, Nibbles and Networking


Awards & Presentations


Attendance could also be claimed in a CPD tally - come along to learn and develop your skills!