The

Co-design
Symposium

A skillsharing symposium for the public purpose sector on
all things co-design, design thinking, human-centered design

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4th May 2017 
10am - 4pm
Conference Centre, State Library of Victoria
179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
$93

Our inspiration

How might we raise the profile of co-design in the public purpose sector?
"We believe it's up to our community of practitioners to strengthen the value and promise of co-design in a time of increasing appetite for greater community representation on the decisions that impact them. In partnering with Melbourne Knowledge Week, this is a wonderful, one-off, opportunity to bring together such a community."
Kylie Long
CEO, Peer Academy
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A community of practitioners

A brief overview of the topics and themes of conversations our participants want to have:
Common themes:
Co-design in higher education with/for students
Co-design in health, human rights & disability
Youth engagement 
Working with not on communities
Storytelling
Intrapreneurship
How are we adding value?
What is the impact of co-design in local government?
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Pictures from the day

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Insights from the day

Love
What people loved from the Symposium:
"I loved the shared desire to use co-design to give people voice and improve policy and society" -

"I loved the mindfulness centering sessions to bring the group together with shared energy and intention" -

"I loved that people who gathered today truly, depply wish to engage and listen in new ways"
Learn
What people learnt from their day with us:
"I learnt that we are all still finding it hard to express the nuances of what co-design is."

"I learnt to think beyond myself."

"I've learnt that I have been co-designing it without labelling it."
Leave
Gifts for improvement for our next Event:
"Be prepared to engage, prototype, fail, respect then succeed."

"I would leave a flat and cynical feeling about analytical work."

"I leave a wondering about whether we all understand co-design in the same way - did we create more confusion?"

Skillsharing sessions

Click through the various sessions to download materials from the event

Symposium partners

The event was powered by some of Melbourne's best Co-Design practitioners

We would like to thank our partners who helped make the event possible