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

    • 02 September 2022
    • 08 December 2022
    • CQU Cairns Campus (and online)
    Got a business idea that could change the world, or improve your Far North Queensland community?

    Social enterprise is business that does good, for social or environmental benefit. If you're passionate about innovative ideas that make an impact, iActivate is for you!

    iActivate is CQUniversity’s short course for developing a social enterprise, and Cairns region participants can now complete the 13-week program with face-to-face support.

    Delivered by CQUniversity and Impact Boom, the local iActivate accelerator is:
    • Fully funded - no cost to you!
    • Led by social enterprise experts - get the low down on what works and how
    • Online and in-person - the best blend of learning resources to suit your needs
    • Focused on growing your network in the region and the social enterprise sector
    • Micro-credential - graduates gain a social enterprise digital badge for social media, resumes, and marketing material
    • Delivered by Australia's first and only social enterprise university - CQUniversity understands social enterprise
    • Designed to help you grow your revenue and increase your impact!

    iActivate Cairns starts Friday 2 September! Apply now to secure your spot.

    The full 13-week program is:
    • The full 13-week program is:
    • Workshop 1: Cairns CQU campus, Thursday 15 Sept, 9.30am – 2pm
    • Workshops 2-5: Online via Zoom, Wednesdays 12pm-1pm
    • Workshop 6: Cairns CQU campus, Thursday 6 Oct, 9.30am – 2pm
    • Workshops 7-12: Online via Zoom, Wednesdays 12pm-1pm
    • Final Workshop and Graduation, CQU Cairns campus, Thurs 8 Dec, time TBC
    Don't miss this free opportunity to build and grow your social impact, thanks to funding from the Queensland Government’s $8 million Social Enterprise Jobs Fund.

    EOIs have been extended until Friday 1 September 2022, apply now! And please share this email with your network, to reach all of the region's exciting innovators and changemakers! 
    APPLY NOW!


    • 02 September 2022
    • 30 November 2022
    • Online
    Got a business idea that could change the world, or improve your Far North Queensland community?

    Social enterprise is business that does good, for social or environmental benefit. If you're passionate about innovative ideas that make an impact, iActivate is for you!

    iActivate is CQUniversity’s short course for developing a social enterprise, and Cairns region participants can now complete the 13-week program with face-to-face support.

    Delivered by CQUniversity and Impact Boom, the local iActivate accelerator is:
    • Fully funded - no cost to you!
    • Led by social enterprise experts - get the low down on what works and how
    • Online and in-person - the best blend of learning resources to suit your needs
    • Focused on growing your network in the region and the social enterprise sector
    • Micro-credential - graduates gain a social enterprise digital badge for social media, resumes, and marketing material
    • Delivered by Australia's first and only social enterprise university - CQUniversity understands social enterprise
    • Designed to help you grow your revenue and increase your impact!

    iActivate Wide Bay starts Friday 2 September! Apply now to secure your spot.

    Don't miss this free opportunity to build and grow your social impact, thanks to funding from the Queensland Government’s $8 million Social Enterprise Jobs Fund.

    EOIs have been extended until Friday 1 September 2022, apply now! And please share this email with your network, to reach all of the region's exciting innovators and changemakers! 
    APPLY NOW!


    • 25 November 2022
    • 28 April 2023
    • Online, In person - Cairns, Rockhampton, Mackay (check program for dates)

    Financial Education for Social Enterprises QLD

    BDO supports Queensland’s vision to build a robust social enterprise sector to create more jobs, increase employment for disadvantaged job seekers, and deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits to Queensland communities. It is with pleasure that BDO presents the Financial Education for Queensland Social Enterprises Program. 

    Social enterprise operators are welcome to register for an individual session or complete the whole program. Workshop topics can be undertaken individually but we encourage you to attend all three to maximise this opportunity. The first session - Financials for Social Enterprises provides a foundational building block for the workshops that follow. We highly recommended attending the virtual workshop prior to attending the in-person workshops. Please note, that the virtual workshop will not be recorded for privacy reasons.

    To register click Here


    • 29 November 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Cage Youth Foundation, 882 German Church Rd, Redland Bay

    What would it take to see Redlands Coast Region lead Australia's efforts in using business as a force for good to tackle local issues?

    Come along to connect with local business leaders, social enterprises, ESG experts, Council and purpose-led people over lunch and some great conversations.

    Hosted by The Cage Youth Foundation, this 'lunch and learn' opportunity will see you network with others, hear from a panel of engaged community members and explore ways to engage in this rapidly growing movement.

    The panel will explore key opportunities for the Redlands Coast Region and include Linda Grieve (The Cage Youth Foundation), Paul Bishop (local Councillor and social entrepreneur) Cindy Corre, (Founder of The Sycamore School) and Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, Delvene Cockatoo-Collins Art Indigenous Business).

    No matter what part of the ecosystem you're involved with, you'll walk away with fresh perspectives and insights.

    The Cage social enterprise will provide some delicious lunch!

    Tickets are limited, reserve your spot now! TICKETS


    • 03 December 2022

    TEDxBrisbane is Brisbane’s premier ideas festival.  We are provocateurs of change. Engineering Impact, Saturday 3 December 2022

    We are dedicated to showcasing Brisbane’s best ideas to the world and bringing great ideas from the world to the TEDxBrisbane community to inform and drive change in our city. And as much as we love great ideas, we have no intention of stopping there.  At TEDxBrisbane we are determined to see great ideas put into action. We are all about impact. We’re on a mission to change our community, our city and the world. Our community is made up of people crazy enough to believe we can change the world, and we’re not kidding around.

    Our mission is to make the world good, not just better.  We do this by connecting ideas worth spreading with a community of thinkers, doers and change-makers, inspiring them to translate ideas into action that makes a positive difference. We call it our Engineering Impact strategy, and it informs everything we do, making attending a TEDxBrisbane event a truly unique experience.

    Further information and tickets available on website.


    • 14 December 2022
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Brisbane Business Hub, 2/155 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

    Queensland Social Enterprises are encouraged to join the movement for change and be part of the QSEC decision makers!

    The Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday 14th December 3.00pm (online and in person).  (Doors open at 2:30pm)

    Nominations for Board and Advisory positions close 5pm 11th November 2022

    Nomination form

    Link for Tickets



    • 22 February 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • Online


    Tea and Buns in February is called How to use Compassion and Curiosity in the workplace.

    Please join us and invite your networks!  Click here for free registration. 

    Event description

    We all know how important it will be to have a year of quality relationships, resilience, healthy teams and workplaces.

    During this Tea and Buns Dr John Barletta will discuss:

    1. the art and science of quality conversations
    2. tools to cultivate compassion and curious enquiry
    3. how to support someone (or yourself) during challenging times. 

    Attend to learn some insights, set some goals and develop your communication skills. 

    Dr John Barletta is a Clinical and Corporate Psychologist, a graduate of QUT, the Style magazine psychology columnist, author, and wellbeing expert. He promotes health and wellness via evidence-based, integrated positive psychology principles. John’s session are interactive, inspirational, fun, and practical.



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