Social Enterprise Events

Listed at the bottom of the page are events hosted by QSEC and our Regional Champions. These events also appear on the Regional pages.

Social enterprise events in Queensland including sector and member events can be found by typing QSOCENT into the Humanitix search bar.

(To include your events in this list, create your event in Humanitix and please include #QSOCENT in your Humanitix Event Title).

Regional Events

Regional Champions & Activators only: To submit an event, please use this form.

Upcoming Events

    • 23 August 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online

    Cyber Security is so important for business including social enterprise.

    Keep your Social Enterprise Cybersafe with TechForGood

    Come along to the next QSEC Active Learning Lunch!!  

    This month we will learn about techniques for Cyber Security from TechForGood.

    A cyber security incident that impacts a small business can be devastating. Unfortunately, we see the impact of cyber security incidents each and every day, on individuals, large companies and small businesses.​

    ​Luckily, cyber security doesn’t have to be difficult. There are simple measures that, if understood and implemented, can significantly avoid, or reduce the impact of the most common cyber security incidents.​ We understand that owners and operators of social enterprises don’t have much time to spend on understanding the complexities of the internet or establishing complicated responses to potential risks. But we also know that cyber security will underpin Australia’s economic prosperity, and will allow small businesses to grow, innovate, and find new ways of creating value for their customers.​ So come along to hear Michael Brook’s talk on 8 ways to improve your cyber security profile.


    Bring your lunch and come along for inspiration, learning and a chat.

    Everyone is welcome!  

    12.30pm - 1.30pm Brisbane time - Learning and Networking

    1.30pm - 2pm - Explore the QSEC member website and benefits in this guided tour (includes regions, resources, forums, promoting your SE and the Online Learning Centre!)

    Can't wait to see you there!  To Book your ticket, CLICK HERE

    Got any topics you'd like us to cover?  Send them to leanne@qsec.org.au

    • 24 August 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Toowoomba City Library

    This event is being run by Rachel Whitworth – Founder of Hello Good World and House of Eden.

    The topics we will be covering in this workshop are the following

    • Content Ideas
    • Story telling for social enterprise
    • Self-reflection - Questions to prompt their best story
    • After Lunch : Finessing a story for a presentation
    • Confidence Boost 
    • Film anyone that wants to take a copy of their story home (optional for QSEC members to add to the QSEC Stories database)

    It will be a safe space for us all to take a step outside of our comfort zone, and of course if you don’t want to be filmed you don’t need to be!

    If you are wanting to be filmed, come prepared for that.

    Coffee, Morning Tea & Lunch will be provided.  

    RSVP’s by the 16th August 2022 to 

    Kate Taylor, Business Development Manager, Vanguard Laundry

    Email: kate@vanguardlaundry.com.au

    Tel: 07 4646 2600  Mob: 0448 803 204


    • 29 August 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • CQUniversity Emerald, Level 2, Room 2.18 CQUniversity Emerald Campus

    Central Highlands Community Services and the CH SEA cordially invite you to Emerald's first Social Enterprise & Regional Capability Forum:

    • Help identify areas of need and opportunities to build capacity between government, industry and local social enterprises.
    • Learn more about the CH Social Enterprise Alliance (CH SEA)
    • Meet with local social enterprises and industry players
    • Provide your input into a workforce inclusion study for the Central Highlands
    • Morning tea provided
    • Please register your attendance online - Register Here

    Cost: FREE

    Please feel free to bring a colleague and share with your network

    • 06 September 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online

    Are you thinking of setting up a social enterprise to tackle a social problem and need a refresher on the legal issues involved?

    Now more than ever, community organisations are recognising the important role they can play in providing innovative responses to social issues, as well as the opportunities this creates for their own financial sustainability.

    No matter where you are in your social enterprise journey, it’s important to understand what’s involved from a legal standpoint and to spend some time getting the foundations right.




    CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

    • 08 September 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Split Spaces Building 4, Level 2/92 Sydney St, Mackay

    Regional Social Enterprise activation is back !!!

    Supporting ALL prospective and established regional Social Enterprises

    The Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) and their local regional activators are back with more opportunities to develop your for-purpose business and connect with industry!

    Join us at this workshop where we will discuss all things Social Enterprise including,

    • Business Model Canvas
    • Business Plans
    • Impact Statements
    • Identifying and Measuring Impact
    • Theory of Change
    • Sustainable Development Goals
    • Story Pitching
    • Connect with support services
    • Build your business network

    All these while connecting with like minded people and exploring procurement opportunities

    Get tickets here


    • 14 September 2022
    • QUT

    Hand Heart Pocket has partnered with QUT to subsidize organizational capability building short courses for nonprofit and social enterprise leaders. 

    Watch the following video to to find out about the organizational capability building short courses you can enrol in now to increase your social impact in the community.



    You can enrol now in the following courses to increase your social impact in the community!


    3.  14th Sept:  Using Design Thinking to Create Place-Based Social Change


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    • 16 September 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Gladstone Business Centre 1 Manning St, South Gladstone QLD

    Regional Social Enterprise activation is back !!!

    Supporting ALL prospective and established regional Social Enterprises

    The Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) and their local regional activators are back with more opportunities to develop your for-purpose business and connect with industry!

    Join us at this workshop where we will discuss all things Social Enterprise including,

    • Business Model Canvas
    • Business Plans
    • Impact Statements
    • Identifying and Measuring Impact
    • Theory of Change
    • Sustainable Development Goals
    • Story Pitching
    • Connect with support services
    • Build your business network

    All these while connecting with like minded people and exploring procurement opportunities

    Get Tickets


    • 24 September 2022
    • 05 October 2022
    • Hybrid

    SEWF 2022

    SEWF is coming to Brisbane, Australia in 2022!

    SEWF is the flagship event for the global social enterprise community, providing space for purpose-led people, policymakers, philanthropists, intermediaries and entrepreneurs to connect, learn and be inspired.

    Join us and our host, White Box Enterprises, at our two-day hybrid experience in September 2022.

    SEWF 2022

    Here's what you can expect:

    • 2022 themes: Indigenous Social Enterprise, Climate Solutions, Excellence & Failure, Unusual Suspects, Policy & Systems
    • Inspiring keynotes, panels and fireside chats featuring big ideas and unheard stories
    • Expert-led masterclasses around topics such as impact measurement, funding and investment
    • Networking opportunities in-person and online and much more
    Book now

    Since the first Social Enterprise World Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2008, our events have brought together thousands of people from around the world to build the community, capacity and capability within the social enterprise sector. Each year, we move around the world, working with a different co-host to bring you challenging, topical programmes featuring local, national and international expertise.

    SEWF 2022

    Designed by and for social enterprises, this year’s programme of events features:

    Policy Forum

    24-25 May

    Virtual


    Social Enterprise Tours

    26 September

    In person


    Youth Forum

    27 September

    Hybrid


    Academic Symposium

    27 September

    Hybrid


    SEWF22

    28-29 September

    Hybrid


    Rural Gathering

    2-5 October

    In person


    Book today to access the Early Bird discount (closes 31 May)!

    In 2022 we’re going HYBRID with options for digital and in-person participation.

    Digital Pass (Early Bird)

    Starting from

    £29 + booking fee

    Features include:

    • Opportunity to connect with thousands of like-minded people with early access (up to 2 weeks before the event) including profile-based matching, participant contact list, online meeting scheduler and chat

    • Access to hybrid sessions streamed live from Brisbane with live chat and Q&A

    • Access to online-only sessions

    • On Demand content

    • Online networking

    • Online marketplace

    • Carbon offset – read our Sustainability Statement

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    Physical Pass (Early Bird)

    Starting from

    $300 AUD + booking fee

    Features include:

    • All Digital Pass features

    • Exclusive in-person only sessions

    • In-person networking

    • Expo

    • Evening entertainment

    • Optional add-ons including social enterprise tours, evening activities and partner-led events

    Buy ticket

    "SEWF acknowledges the Turrbal and the Jagera People, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the 2022 forum is held and pays respect to the Custodians of all Country throughout Australia. We recognise a continuing connection to land and the vital role First Nations' knowledge will play in shaping our shared future."

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