What is Spark the Change?


Spark the Change Melbourne  (formerly Dare Festival) Melbourne is Australia’s best conference to bring people together and offer the inspiration to build stronger, happier organisations with meaning and purpose.

We seek to raise the capabilities of Australian businesses and to help people create increased meaning, purpose and engagement. We do this with talks from people with expertise in the future of work, psychology, purpose driven businesses, community building and the study of systems.

Spark the Change Melbourne is part a global series of events held in London, Toronto, Montreal, The Netherlands and Antwerp that that bring together leaders from across the business to explore how they can work together to create lasting and total change. Talks and workshops offer inspiring examples and practical advice on taking action and overcoming obstacles.

Our sister events are held in Paris, London, Toronto, Montreal, Utrecht, Pune and Casablanca.

Above - Dr Jason Fox in 2014's Dare Festival, the first iteration of Spark the Change


Spark the Change Melbourne has an emphasis on high quality speakers with inspiring, real life stories to share about innovation in workplaces, and case studies of how they have done this. We want this to help you enact real, lasting change at your workplace.

More information

The Spark the Change Melbourne website is available now.