Australian AWESOME SUMMIT 2022

May 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 runs 13-15 May 2022. We will follow all public health orders from the NSW Department of Health to ensure we're adhering to COVIDSafe guidelines.


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.


Invited to attend? RSVP now.

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 a party.

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, 107 Projects, and Redfern Surf Club, 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.

Invited to RSVP? Please register for which events you'd like to attend.
Questions? Want to sponsor the AweSummit? Email sydney@awesomefoundation.org.

DAY 1: FRIDAY 13 may

AweSummit Kick-off Party at Redfern Surf Club

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.


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Redfern Surf Club - 60 Botany Rd, Alexandria NSW

6pm arrival for 6.30pm start


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 14 may

Awesome Summit at 107 Projects, Redfern


Morning - 10am kickoff

  • Acknowledgement of Country

  • Icebreaker games

  • History of Awesome (via Zoom)

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

Midday

  • Lunch [provided]


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 - 4pm


Evening

  • Dinner [venue TBA; at your own cost]

  • AweSummit Party at various Redfern bars!


Zoom Attendees:

Parts of the Summit in the morning and afternoon will be available via livestream on Zoom. We'll email the link to everyone who RSVPs.

Use TimeAndDate.com's Meeting Planner to work out timezones.

Day 3: Sunday 15 may

Sun late morning

  • Brunch at The Winery, Surry Hills [at your own cost]


Early afternoon

  • Guided tour of Sydney with the Sydney Trustees & Ambassadors [TBC]

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.

SUmmit location

The Summit location on Friday 13 May is at Redfern Surf Club (60 Botany Rd, Alexandria).

On Saturday 14 May we'll be at 107 Projects (107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW).

Sunday's brunch on 15 May is at The Winery (285A Crown St, Surry Hills NSW).

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!

TravelLing around

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

Both the Friday and Saturday AweSummit events take place a 6-7 minute walk from Redfern train station (just one stop from Central).

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.

FAQ

How much does it cost?

The AweSummit is entirely free to attend. The only cost to you is: travelling to Sydney; if you prefer to stay in paid accommodation; and some food/drinks during the weekend.

Where can I stay?

Catch up with Sydney friends you haven't seen in a while, or couchsurf at one of the Sydney Trustees'/Ambassadors' places.

Do I have to attend all the events?

No - come to some or all of the weekend. If you're attending the main Summit day on Saturday, we encourage you to attend the entire day's events.

Can I bring a +1 to the Friday community drinks or the Saturday AweSummit party?

Bringing a guest should be fine - please reach out to coordinate.