Please join us and Engage 2 Act!

Engage 2 Act is a collective of individuals committed to progressing citizen engagement practice.  We foster, develop, nourish, lead and break new ground in citizen engagement.

We are motivated citizens, engagement practitioners, community group representatives, students, government, private sector - or often something in-between!



What's Up?

  • SA Engage2Act group also chatting on Facebook

    At a recent SA core group meeting (June 2014), active members had a good chat about how we communicate with each other and how we can connect and meet new and/or other interested people.

    Around the table there was general consensus that most people were already on Facebook and this could be an alternative way to share, chat, debate and discuss

    So in true South Aussie style a SA Engage2Act Facebook group was quickly born, to test and see how an alternative platform would work. Everyone is welcome to join in our SA discussions. To find the page simply....Read more

    by Dan P 08 Jul 2014, 05:31 PM
  • Get Your Core On!

    Engage 2 Act SA - Core Collective Gathering!
    Wednesday 11 June 3-5pm at The Edinburgh Castle, Currie Street, Adelaide

    1.  Where are we gathering?

    The Edinburgh Castle (Ed Castle), Currie Street, Adelaide – has long tables, pretty decent cheap food ($10 menu) and 2hr free parking bays on North, Gray and Franklin Streets as well as being on main bus routes and 10 mins walk from tram, train and those working in CBD ivory towers.

    2.  What's happening?

    An informal get together of those identified as core members of Engage2Act plus others who may have been missed....Read more

    by Becky H 05 Jun 2014, 09:05 AM
  • Autumn Event - Lets Get Digital

    Our next event is on the way!  Register 

    More and more in both our personal and professional lives we all deal with the online world so, we want to talk about how we can become better online ‘engagers’. 

    Learn about the art and the science of digital engagement with our guide for the night, special guest James Noble, Managing Director of Carter Digital and UX expert. 

    The details:

    When: Thursday 22 May at 6.30pm

    Where: Hub Melbourne, 673 Bourke St, Melbourne 

    How much: $20 and $15 for students/not for profits

    Register....Read more

    by don 09 May 2014, 11:34 AM number of comments, image icon 0 comments
  • When in Frome - The wheels and thrills of building a bike lane

    Engage2Act SA held an event in May to share with the Adelaide community about the engagment process to help design and build a bike lane in Frome Street.

    Guest speaker Chris Hardman from Adelaide City Council presented this project, discussing the engagement process and what we have learn't. About 25 people attended the event and got involved asking a number of questions, leading to some great conversations about cycling and bike infrastrucutre in Adelaide.

    For more infomration:

    The free event was part of Velo-Fringe and proudly brought to you by Engage2Act and the Adelaide City Council.

    by Dan Popping 05 May 2014, 12:54 PM
  • Why Engaging Matters

    The metropolitan Waste Management Group is collecting practitioners interested in the environment for a bit of fun and learning around stakeholder engagement 

    - register to get involved!


    Thursday 27 March 2014 

    Time: 

    6 - 8pm 

    Venue: 

    Donkey Wheel House 

    Level 2, 673 Bourke St 

    Melbourne VIC 3000 

    (next to Southern Cross Station) 

    RSVP: 

    Before 20 March 2014 to christine.wardle@ blueenvironment.com.au 


    by don 21 Mar 2014, 06:18 PM number of comments, image icon 0 comments
  • Kitchen Table Conference - Call for presenters

    Do you have a story to tell about a time where the community has been involved in Government decision making? 

    To register your interest in presenting a story, email Becky or comment below by Friday 21 March 2014.


    by Becky H 16 Feb 2014, 01:42 PM number of comments, image icon 0 comments
  • What's happening in SA during 2014! Dates for your diary!

    We had a great planning session on Wednesday afternoon, attended by a small but passionate group of individuals interested in progressing innovative engagement.

    There was much hearty discussion, and it was great to learn about the new City Library facilities. Thanks Dan Popping from Adelaide City Council for arranging the venue and giving such a great welcome to the space.

    We put together a calendar of proposed dates for 2014 as follows - 

    Wednesday 9th April, 3-5pm - SA Core Collective meeting - Becky to arrange venue 

    May - Cars Vs Bikes "How to engage a cyclist" event as part....Read more

    by Becky H 14 Feb 2014, 08:25 PM number of comments, image icon 0 comments
  • Engage 2 Act Victoria PK Night

    You're invited to Engage 2 Act's Inclusive Community Engagement pecha kucha night on the 27 February 2014.

    Come along and hear 10 short presentations focusing on innovative techniques to engage the disengaged; strategies to go beyond the 'usual suspects'; and examples of how we are breaking down barriers to hear from all voices in the community.

    We've confirmed speakers from the CoDesign Studio, City of Bayside, City of Monash, City of Melbourne, City of Moreland, CrowdSpot and Town Hall Social. We're looking for a couple more presenters to take on the pecha kucha challenge! Is that you? If you think it is,....Read more

    by Amy H 28 Jan 2014, 02:40 PM
  • 2014 Planning event for SA

    Engage 2 Act (SA chapter) are hosting their first meeting for 2014 and you’re invited to come along and share your ideas and enthusiasm (and of course some general chit-chat, networking and sharing).

    We will discuss and develop our plan of attack for 2014, refining the type of events and activities we would like to host in 2014. These events may include general networking sessions, events for the wider SA community and is likely to include dates for ‘core group’ meetings.

    To get you inspired, Dan Popping and Becky Hirst will host the first event at....Read more

    by Dan P 23 Jan 2014, 04:09 PM
  • Planning for E2A Victoria

    A few weeks back the Engage 2 Act Victoria team got together to start planning 2014. Thanks to Eyal, Matt, Don, Sally and Carol for participating in the planning sessions. Some notes from our conversations are below.

    1.  E2A Victoria – who?

    A group of people who are passionate about community engagement. We have a core team which changes regularly to promote new energy and ideas. Engage 2 Act Victoria hosts events to enable people to meet each other and explore the many facets of community engagement. We are also very supportive of others hosting events in their offices,....Read more

    by Amy H 26 Nov 2013, 02:11 PM