I enjoyed being part of your event and learning from everyone else. I loved the passion in the room and the fact that we have people in the community that really Cares about the Gold Coast.
I came to Gold Coast because of the diversity of opportunities regarding sports here. However, during the Big Blue Sky, I realized that it is much more than that. I felt glad for choosing as home a city with so many people committed to sitting together to talk and find ways to maximize, in a sustainable way, the use of the Gold Coast resources for the best of the Gold Coast community. People from all ages and origins with a common objective: make the Gold Coast the gold coast.
I had no expectations when I came along to this event but I knew that I would be meeting with similar people who wanted to make a difference and contribute to this amazing community - it was so much more than I could have anticipated
I am very grateful to have been a small part of the amazing event that you and your team put together! Congratulations! I loved the energy and highly informative discussions of the festival and very much look forward to being a part of this again in the future!
Big Blue Sky was a very honest and inspirational gathering… so much heart , so much generative energy! It’s amazing to be in a room where people are uncovering such essential sentiments. It really gives me hope for a better way we can live together. I truly believe we have the genius within ourselves to invent and act upon these dreams, and the space Big Blue Sky creates is an important reminder of that.
For me the event was inspiring intellectually and emotionally and created a wonderful sense of possibility and ways forward. I so appreciated the global and local input and stories, the lack of cynicism in the room and the greater sense of community.
Big Blue Sky Event
26 + global changemakers, provocative speakers, panel sessions, inspired action, ignition, games. A 2-day outcome driven event to co-create a future that matters to all of us. Your voice is needed.
Join us to fire up the Gold Coast and co-craft a vibrant community of greater economic diversity and resilience. Help us engage and celebrate the amazing talent already present in our beautiful city and make the difference that counts.
Our Moonshots in 2016 are:
Educators, athletes, entertainers, mums and dads, politicians, neighbours, scientists, artists, social innovators, business owners, students ….. passionate people who are not content on waiting for change to happen to them but want to get off the couch and be part of a community that makes things happen.
In 2016 Big Blue Sky’s focus is on leveraging what we already have in abundance and discussing outcomes that have the potential to create centres of excellence for the Gold Coast whilst positively impacting the whole community.
As always our intention is to bring our City together as one to tackle the challenges and opportunities that effect us all in a post industrial fast changing world. We do this to ensure the future for our children and our grandchildren, whilst also maintaining the beautiful environment in which we love to live.
Moonshots enable us to collectively design a future that incorporates the best of what we have with the emergent and unknown – in a way that completely captures the founding DNA of this City.
Australia’s Gold Coast is a city coming of age. Strategically located on the edge of the Asia-Pacific rim, with access to two international airports, the Gold Coast is perfectly positioned as a destination for business, investment, study, sport, events, tourism and lifestyle.
Situated in the south east corner of the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline and is home to over half a million people. Beyond the city’s beautiful beaches are vast, sub-tropical rainforests with breathtaking scenery.
The Gold Coast has developed into a diverse, cosmopolitan, forward-thinking city with a future full of promise. As host city for the Commonwealth GamesTM in 2018, the Gold Coast is embracing transformative civic projects like never before, with more than $13.5 billion in major infrastructure projects planned or underway set to change the face of our city in a way that is distinctly our own.
Sofitel Broadbeach plays host for the 2016 event.
This contemporary ocean style luxury hotel is located in the thriving commercial centre of Broadbeach. Celebrate the vibrant art de vivre amidst the sparkling allure of Australia’s most famed seaside retreat.
Please join us for a Magnifique voyage to the Gold Coast. Experience the French art de vivre blended with the cosmopolitan Australian lifestyle of this diverse and exciting coastal city.
Life is Magnifique in Broadbeach.
Whitney was right when she said ‘ Students were our future’. At Big Blue Sky we understand we can’t talk about the future without involving the people that will lead the way…our students.
This year we are proud to welcome students from the following schools to Big Blue Sky.