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Change comes to Logan

Published: 21 November 2018

Change comes to Logan
Australian and international visitors are in Logan for the Changefest social change forum.

Some of Australia’s brightest and most influential minds have descended on Logan this week.

The Logan Entertainment Centre is this week hosting ChangeFest, a forum to discuss social change and exploring ways to develop more connected and inclusive communities.

The sell-out event, organised by Logan Together, Opportunity Child, Collaboration for Impact and Griffith University, features more than 90 guest speakers and nearly 600 delegates.

It’s the first time Logan has hosted such an array of national and international speakers.

Among the dozens of experts, academics, business leaders, decision makers and community leaders taking part is Dr Michael McAfee, president and CEO of PolicyLink, a national research and action organisation dedicated to advancing social and economic equality.

Deputy Federal Labor leader Tanya Plibersek and fellow MPs Linda Burney and Jim Chalmers will take part in the forum on Wednesday, November 21.

“Logan is a dynamic, innovative city of the future so it’s the perfect host for such an exciting event,” City of Logan Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said.

“ChangeFest will undoubtedly inspire local community leaders to look at how we can make our diverse community more connected and vibrant.  

“Council is committed to building social capital in Logan to increase cohesion and make it an even better place to live and work.”

Logan Together Director Matthew Cox said he was delighted Logan’s hosting of ChangeFest was showcasing the city to Australia and internationally.

“It’s a terrific forum to highlight the good work that is being done in Logan as well as the other Australian communities featured in the program,” he said.

“ChangeFest will be the catalyst to bring together all of these individual community efforts into a cohesive national framework for long-term, sustainable social change.”

ChangeFest continues through to Thursday, November 22. For a full list of speakers and events visit changefest.com.au/