Connect, Create & Celebrate Social Innovation in NI

04 May 2017

Join us for a day of celebration, connection, and social innovation in partnership with Ulster University Business School
 8th May 2017, 9:00 - 2.00, Conor Hall, Belfast Campus, University of Ulster

9.00am: Registration, refreshments, marketplace
 9:30am: Welcome from Ulster University Business School
Amplify NI - Telling Our Story
9:45am: Background to Amplify NI - Nat Defriend (Director of Places and Communities)
- Storytelling in Derry/Londonderry
- Candy Chang: "What Makes You Smile?" 
10am: Amplify NI Accelerator Stories
10:45am: Coffee and tea
11am: Keynote - Julie Harrison (Chair of Big Lottery NI) "The power of collaboration - people, their strengths and building on what matters in communities."
Amplify NI - Global Lessons 
11:15am: Amplify - UK and global lessons - Nat Defriend (Director of Places and Communities)
- Candy Chang: "What are your hopes for your hometown?"
11:30am: Keynote - Rachel Collier (CEO - Young Social Innovators)
Amplify Enterprise - A New Direction
12noon: Amplify Enterprise - Roger Warnock (Programme Lead Ireland)
Panel discussion with Brendan Galbraith (University of Ulster), Peter Edgar (Catalyst Inc) and Paul Ellingstrad (PTI Advisors)
12:40pm: Final words and "Way Forward" - Glenys Thornton (CEO - Young Foundation)
 1pm - 2pm: Lunch, marketplace and lunchtime sessions
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At Amplify NI we believe everyone can make a difference, and that positive social change happens when people from every part of society are involved. We bring people together to:

Understand their experiences of inequality by spending time with people in their own places
Help them develop ideas together for improving their communities 
Create and grow innovative projects, collaborations, campaigns and movements to make change happen

Our approach is not just working here in Northern Ireland it’s spreading across the world! By helping people to act together we can make our communities better places to live and work.
 Amplify NI is powered by the Young Foundation and funded by National Lottery players through the Big Lottery.
Go to to read some of the inspiring stories of the people we have worked with.
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