For 2015, we have changed our name to SPARK THE CHANGE, to mirror the name used by our partner events in London and Toronto. We remain partners with Dare Festival Antwerp and the Happy Melly network.

Find out more

Spark the Change Melbourne website

What is Dare Festival?


Dare Festival Melbourne is an event bringing inspiring and innovative ways to advance workplace happiness and to build better organisations, from speakers across the region and the world.

Dare Festival was founded in Antwerp, Belgium. It arose from the Happy Melly Network, a global network of organisations in pursuit of happiness for workers. Tabar are the owners of Happy Melly Australasia, and are proud organising sponsors of Dare Festival Melbourne.

In 2014 Dare Festival will be staged in Antwerp, Oslo, London, Vienna, Milan, and Melbourne. The Melbourne event will be held on 27 October 2014.


Dare Festival Melbourne 2014 was a single day event, with an emphasis on high quality speakers with inspiring, real life stories to share about innovation in workplaces.


Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen Appelo

We built a high quality lineup of business leaders and inspiring thinkers. Our list of speakers included…

Jurgen Appelo - Management 3.0

Helen Souness - Etsy

Shawn Callahan -Anecdote

Steve Sammartino - Tom Car

Angela Ferguson - futurespace

Nigel Dalton - REA Group

More information

See what happened at Dare Festival Melbourne at its website.