The Summit brings together different key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and provide a platform for sharing, connecting and sparking new collaborations, and ideas.

We have curated a diverse representation of practitioners and leading educators from across both discipline(s) and the globe. Each speaker or facilitator provides a holistic perspective on the fast-emerging field of Impact Tech. We hope you will join us for the duration of the Summit and contribute to the growth of this field. 

Stay tuned to this page for more program updates. 

Impact Tech Summit Opening Night – Thursday, March 19th
Join us as we launch the Summit with a formal evening reception with a panel discussion around the definitions of Impact Tech, its potential, and challenges. The reception will be hosted at the Art Gallery of Griffith University, Southbank Brisbane.

Summit Opening Night – Thursday, March 19th


Evening Program


5:30pm – 8:00pm

Art Gallery at Griffith University, Southbank, Brisbane 4000

5:30-6:00pm  |  Registrations

6:00-6:15pm  |  Welcome and Opening Remarks

6:15-7:15pm | Panel Discussion 1: Impact Tech Introduction

In celebration of International Women’s Day and March as the UN-sanctioned Month to recognise and uplift others and works towards gender equality, the first panel of the inaugural Impact Tech Summit will consist of all-female entrepreneurs and leaders within the Impact Tech sector. It will be an inspiring panel discussion bringing together a range of experiences across Impact Tech and a celebration of #generationequality. 

Q&A included in Panel discussion session. 



7:15-8:00pm  |  Networking

8:00pm  |  Thank you + Close of Evening 

Summit Day 1 – Friday, March 20th


Morning Program


8:30am – 11:15am

State Library of Queensland, Southbank, Brisbane 4000

8:30-9:00am  |  Registrations

9:00-9:30am  |  Welcome and Opening Remarks by Linda O’Brien

9:30-9:50am | Speaker Session 1: Korean Impact Tech Eco-system with Max Han
9:55-10:20am | Speaker Session 2: Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cities and Citizens' Well-being with Antonia Liotta
10:25-10:50 | Speaker Session 3: Earth Tech with Ant Moorhouse

11:00-11:15am  |  Morning Tea


Afternoon + Evening Program


11:20am – 6:30pm

State Library of Queensland, Southbank, Brisbane 4000

11:20-12:15pm | Panel Discussion 2: Impact Investment

12:15-1:15pm  |  Lunch  – includes Pitch Den and a Demo with Orange Sky

Lunch will be set-up next to stand-up tables which are assigned topics of interest for networking. Attendees are encouraged to view the live Pitches and Demo.

1:25-1:50pm | Speaker Session 4: Future Crunch
2:00-2:20pm | Speaker Session 5: Citypreneurs with Joe Lim
2:30-3:00pm | Panel Discussion 3: Impact Measurements
3:10-3:35pm | Speaker Session 6: Corporate Engagement with Jessica Day
3:35-4:00pm | Speaker Session 7: Imperfect journey to impact with Alex Moss
4:05-4:25pm | Speaker Session 8: Introduction to Campfire with Orange Sky
4:30-5:15pm | Speaker Session 9: Satellite Tech with Yong Silk

5:15-5:30pm  |  Closing Plenary Session: The Future of Impact Tech

6:30-8:30pm  |   Nibbles and Networking

Summit Day 2 – Saturday, March 21st



State Library of Queensland, Southbank, Brisbane 4000

Master class

This is a one of a kind opportunity for some deep dives into topics related to strategy, education, impact SDG’s and more

Pathways to impact- Personal theory of change

Are you frustrated with the current reality and looking for a way to make a difference?

In this 2 hour masterclass, Dr. Rob Hales and Tiah Goldstein will introduce a tool to help you create your own pathway for impact, align it with a SDG goal, and tweak it along the way.

This masterclass is suitable for:

– Educators looking for new ways to engage students

– Companies looking for ways to make a difference

– Frustrated individuals who are looking for a way to be more effective in making a difference

– Founders who are looking to interweave impact into their venture




“Telling your impact story to get funded”


Getting your message right can be a big challenge for many- especially if you are a startup that blends purpose and profit. 

In this masterclass the founder of PledgeMe, Anna Gunther, will be sharing some of the tricks of the trade, to help you learn how to hone and craft that perfect message.


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