Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Ci2013 Scholarship winners

Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific is excited to offer up to 10 places to the conference for emerging leaders from any sector. Creative Innovation scholarships are provided to emerging leaders to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow and help them access key decision makers.

Lisa Clark, Ci2010 Innovation Leadership Scholarship winner for ‘Backpack Beds’, recently updated us on her success and future plans with her innovative design! Backpack Beds by Swags for Homeless have distributed almost 15,000 Backpack Beds across Australia, USA, UK, NZ, Canada and Germany in partnership with 350+ welfare agencies.

Among other accolades, the Backpack Bed has won 7 international design awards, an Australian Human Rights Award, been acquired by 4 museums in Australia and overseas, AND been approved for procurement by the United Nations Refugee Agency! Swags for Homeless are now in the process of becoming a registered charity in the USA and continue to lobby for minimum standards for homeless people without shelter in Australia.

As always, great to see our scholarship winners are reaching amazing new heights! Don’t forget to enter your submission by November 16th, 2014! For further information, click here

To register and purchase Ci2015 conference packages visit:
Book your tickets by Nov 30 to save up to $615

"Without a doubt the best conference in Australia with a delightful mix of creativity and big thinking bringing together an eclectic group of industry, community and education leaders. Once again, I’ve come away enthused by new ideas, more aware of future trends, and heartened by the kindness of humanity. We all have a role to play and it should be a collective one." Kerry Anderson, Founder of Operation Next Gen

"Conferences are boring. Creative Innovation is more like a rodeo for ideas, and you are guaranteed to leave wanting to make the world better for everyone." Andrew Despi, A.kin

"Kudos to Tania for organising the the 2019 CI Conference in Melbourne - it is the best I have attended so far. All the speakers and sessions were very well-planned. I have attended many conferences and this is the first I did not have the 'luxury' to skip any sessions. Your effort in this space has truly made Melbourne a global innovation and entrepreneurship hub." Danny Ong, Deakin University

"I wanted to pass along how incredible I thought Creative Innovation was and how much your passion for life and for humanity was inspiring to all of us. It was a privilege to be included and one that I am very grateful for." John Pickering, Chief Behavioural Scientist

"Creative Innovation is a transformational platform built by changemakers for changemakers. It is an educational adventure showcasing the forefront of ideas internationally." Melissa Warner, Ci2019 Scholarship Winner & Education Officer, Mind Medicine Australia

"Creative Innovation 2019 was one of the most well-organised events I’ve ever taken part in. From beginning to the end, every detail had been planned through and taken care of. Secondly, are the production values. As a result, it was possible to attend all the sessions without suffering conference burn-out, happy in the knowledge that the next piece of content was guaranteed to delight and challenge the senses." Richard Claydon (Singapore)

"Well done on another successful Ci conference. Your energy, passion and sheer determination to ensure the conference delegates get a fantastic experience is admirable." VP People & Global Capability | P&GC, Woodside Energy


There are a host of incredible opportunities to partner with us on this world class innovation event. If you are interested in becoming a partner or creative collaborator for the upcoming conference, please contact:

Tania de Jong AM // Founder and Executive Producer
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

Alrick Pagnon
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

“Remarkable, mind blowing, brilliantly choreographed – easily the best conference ever and I’ve been to plenty. Truly wonderful and amazing.”

Jim Grant, Partner, Dattner Grant

“Thank you for a challenging and rewarding couple of days. The quality of the team you had at the conference was extraordinary! These events will change people and thereby the world.”

Craig Carolan, Director Private Wealth, ANZ

“I came to learn – I came away inspired! Best conference ever.”

Paul Duldig, University of Melbourne