Australian AWESOME SUMMIT 2022

Early 2022 in Sydney, Australia





The Australian Awesome Summit in 2022 will bring together our Australian - and global - community.

The 2022 Australian Awesome Summit is the inaugural AweSummit in the Southern Hemisphere, and the first to bring the Australian chapters together in person. It will be a 3-day affair in Sydney, with a combination of in-person and online events so the global Awesome community can be involved.


The Australian AweSummit will be held at the start of 2022, pending inter-state travel restrictions.


The Awesome Foundation acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we will be meeting, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and pays our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging. We also pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands on which other Awesome Foundation chapters meet across the globe.

Day 1

On Friday, we'll kick off with community-building drinks in Redfern.

Day 2

Saturday is a whole day of activities, from talks to breakout sessions to dinner.

Day 3

On Sunday, join us in exploring the wonderful city that is Sydney.

Extra credit

Coming to town early or staying a bit late? We have ideas on how to spend your time.

Australian Awesome Summit 2022 Sponsors

The 2022 Australian AweSummit is made possible by our awesome sponsors: Doublestar, Awesome Without Borders, and Improv Theatre Sydney, with logistical support from Awesome Foundation Sydney.

2022 AGENDA

The 2022 Australian Awesome Summit is a three-day opportunity for the Australian #awesome community to connect. Chapters worldwide are heartily welcome to come if borders are open to tourists; otherwise, all Trustees globally are invited to attend our online portions on the Saturday.
Dates TBA, but we are aiming for early 2022.
Questions? Want to sponsor the AweSummit? Email sydney@awesomefoundation.org.

DAY 1: FRIDAY

AweSummit Kick-off Party at Redfern Surf Club


Now’s your chance to mix and mingle with all your hosts: the Trustees and Ambassadors from the Sydney chapter. We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful city!


In addition to the AweSummit attendees, we’ll also invite past grantees and like-minded folks to join in our celebration of #awesome. Canapés will be served; drinks at your own cost.

Day 2: Saturday

Awesome Summit at Improv Theatre Sydney, Redfern


We love that Redfern is not only one of the funkiest inner-city neighbourhoods in Sydney, but also home to a thriving Aboriginal community of national importance.
For more information on Redfern’s Aboriginal heritage and ongoing activism, visit:
The Dictionary of Sydney, Creative Spirits, and Redfern Oral History.


Morning - 10am kickoff

  • Welcome To Country

  • Icebreaker games

  • History of Awesome (via Zoom)

  • Intro to each Aussie Chapter (shared over Zoom + recorded)

Midday

  • Lunch [venue TBA; at your own cost]

Arvo

  • Presentations from past Grantees (shared online and recorded)

  • Afternoon tea

  • Breakout sessions on various topics followed by sharing key learnings (shared online and recorded)

  • Wrapup


Evening

  • Taking a ferry for dinner/drinks [venue TBA; at your own cost]

Day 3: Sunday

Sun morn

  • Brunch [venue TBA; at your own cost]


Early afternoon


Sunday evening

  • Visit a traditional pub for an early-evening meal [venue TBA; at your own cost]

EXTRA CREDIT

Friday afternoon:
Pre-Summit tourist activities from midday. Visit Circular Quay to see the Opera House (optional bubbles at the Opera Bar, at your own cost), walk around The Rocks, and maybe even take a short ferry ride to Luna Park and back.


Spare time:

  • Download the Sydney Culture Walks app and do a self-guided tour of the area where you’re staying. From the Botanical Gardens art walk, to laneways in the CBD, there are over 500 spots to learn about city-wide.


  • Visit projects we’ve funded:

2022 LOCATION & VENUE

Sydney is a fabulous city to explore! Check below info on how to get here, how to get around, where to stay, and what to do.

How to get here

Arriving by airplane? Simply take the train from the Domestic Terminal. (You can use your credit/debit card to tap on - no need to purchase an Opal card.) Either walk from the Green Square station (15 mins), or transfer at Central and take the South Coast Line one stop to Redfern. The venue is a quick 7-minute walk from the station.


Arriving by train from regional NSW? Take the train to Central, then hop on a Sydney train to Redfern via the South Coast Line - just one stop away.


Arriving by car? Park at the Fountain Street Car Park (Secure) or Missenden Road (Wilson), both a short walk away from our venues on Fri/Sat. You may also want to check out JustPark, Parkopedia,or Divvy app. Please make sure to carpool with your fellow Trustees if possible!

SUmmit location

The Summit location on Saturday is at Improv Theatre Sydney (44-54 Botany Rd, Redfern NSW).

Traveling around

Sydney has robust public transport across trains, buses, and ferries.
There are also bikeshare companies, taxis, and Uber/Didi/Ola.

where to stay

Sydney has many options for lodging, including hotels, hostels, and AirBnb. We recommend staying near a train line if you plan to attend events by train, as our venues on Fri & Sat are close to Redfern Station.

We will also be offering opportunities to lodge with Sydney Trustees/Ambassadors, as available.