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?

  • 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 


    6 - 8pm 


    Donkey Wheel House 

    Level 2, 673 Bourke St 

    Melbourne VIC 3000 

    (next to Southern Cross Station) 


    Before 20 March 2014 to christine.wardle@ 

    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
  • Is social media community engagement? November debate


    We at the Engage 2 Act collective are very excited to announce two firsts. Our first collaborative event, and our first debate!

    Social media has changed the way we communicate, exchange information and network. But is it community engagement?

    We have joined forces with SA social media enthusiasts to deliver the great ‘Social media is NOT community engagement’ debate. Expert teams will face off in a battle of intellect, wit and humor.  More information about debaters identities will....Read more

    by Valli 15 Oct 2013, 07:37 PM number of comments, image icon 2 comments
  • Victoria is launched!

    Thank you to everyone who joined us in launching Engage 2 Act Victoria at Shebeen last night. 

    People representing 35 different organisations came along to put their energy behind our new network.  The room was a buzz with conversations, connections and sharing.

    A special thanks to Wendy Sarkissian for her honest reflections on the challenges facing our practice.

    To quote Wendy "“I believe that Engage 2 Act is one of the most hopeful signs I have seen in many years.”

    by Amy H 17 Oct 2013, 04:26 PM number of comments, image icon 0 comments
  • Welcome!


    Whether you looked us up, or stumbled across us - we're glad you found us! 

    We've set up this online space to provide you with access to information that supports the philosophy, activities and general coolness of Engage 2 Act. 

    Have a look around and make yourself at home. Whilst you are here, don't forget to register so that we can let you know about stuff happening near you; have a read of our very popular FAQs; and maybe even start a chat about something important to you.

    We look forward to your involvement in our space - both online and in person.

    by Becky H 18 Sep 2013, 11:17 PM
  • A Kitchen Table Conference is born!


    Being based in McLaren Vale with most of my clients in Adelaide CBD or metropolitan Adelaide, I spend a lot of time commuting. On a recent drive in to the City for the Engage 2 Act core collective meeting my mind started to wander. I wanted to share with you "an hour in the life of my mind" as a way to explain a little something we're planning...

    As I set off along the undulating roads towards Kangarilla and Clarendon, I was pondering on ideas of future Engage 2 Act events and contemplating the amount of incredible insight, experience and....Read more

    by Becky H 10 Oct 2013, 01:43 PM number of comments, image icon 6 comments