About The Conference



Thursday 12 May, 2022 - 8.30am - 9.30pm - Hillview Intercultural Centre

This exciting one-day event could be best described as: Disrupted meets Festival of Dangerous Ideas meets TEDX – conversations with a huge helping of creativity, collaboration and impactful energy.

Check out a few of the highlights from 2020 below!















The Changing Your World Conference theme for 2022 is OWNING OUR IMPACTS. The theme aligns with the City of Canning's targets and aspirations for sustainability, and aims to engage our citizens and stakeholders in the co-creation of imaginative, innovative, sustainable solutions. It is a call to action for our community to take individual responsibility for our impacts on the planet, and it's the perfect place to find the partners, supporters, networks and resources to create positive collective impacts and make real, enduring change.

Expertly MC'd by the incomparable Dr Josh Byrne of the ABC's Gardening Australia, the Changing Your World Conference is a showcase of cutting edge thinking, creative debate and lively interactive challenges. It's an opportunity for a diverse cross-section of government, business and civil society to come together to unlock solutions to the major impact challenges of our time.

The City of Canning invites attendees to take a day to jump out of their comfort zones and explore how we can 'do participatory governance and leadership better' within the context of a world in crisis. You'll meet some of WA's most progressive leaders from across a variety of sectors and industries, and share insights and inspiration from their diverse professional perspectives.

Join the City of Canning, our incredible partners, our inspirational Keynote Speaker, and an exciting line-up of sustainability, impact management, circular economy, social impact and innovation professionals as we collaboratively address some of the most pressing 'wicked problems' of the 21st century. We're sure to have fun, while finding new ways to Own Our Impacts....


With online only tickets starting from just $60, and in-person delegate tickets starting from just $130, it's the most cost effective conference you'll ever attend!


The Changing Your World Conference will also include a Changing Your World Youth Conference in partnership with Millennium Kids (Wednesday 11 May 2022), with opportunities for cross-collaboration and a plenary presentation by the Youth of Canning on issues of significance in sustainability, and their creative solutions.

The City of Canning Changing Your World Youth Conference will bring together 100 young people from across the City to have a say about the things they care about, and co-design opportunities for change.


The program will use a “Skills for Life”  process with young people identifying the issues and challenges in their community and co-designing real-world solutions that can be implemented to make positive change.


Facilitated by Millennium Kids, young people will design a One Thousand Actions for the Planet project and present their change making ideas to the decision-makers in the City at the end of the day.

Jump to the Millennium Kids website here!