The first-ever “A. Social Impact Summit” was held from the 7-10 August at the Panmure Community Hall in Auckland. 135 people registered pre-summit, and over 150 people attended over the four days.
When Aspargove founder Philippa Holmes began designing the Summit series, it was done with a desire to create a Social Impact focused space where people and projects from across-sectors and disciplines could come together to connect, contribute and grow. Aspargove wanted this Summit to be a space where the voice of womxn, the voice of brown people and the work of decolonisation was woven throughout the design and delivery.
Rākau Tautoko joined Aspargove as cohosts for days 1 – 3 and collaborated with Flipping East to deliver The Tāmaki Youth Symposium on day 4.
The four-day Summit was a mixture of speakers, panel discussions, workshops, presentations, activities and networking. The Summit created a space where people were able to connect with others across diverse projects and sectors and be inspired, empowered and excited about social impact and their place in it.