ONE DAY is an annual conference that enables you to create ideas to help and solve societal challenges.
1. IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEMS: The expertise
The conference hosts three tracks: Waste/Food Waste, Gender Equality and Digital Literacy. We talk to academics, civil society and the private sector to identify the problem areas of each issue.
2. FORMING THE CHALLENGES
Refining the expertise
We structure the information gained about the problem areas and turn these into specific challenges to use at the conference.
3. THE CONFERENCE: Coming up with the solutions!
Experts introduce the background of the issue you chose. You work in a group of six on a challenge of this issue supported by the experts. The aim is to come up with solutions in the outputs of: social businesses, app/websites, awareness campaigns and educational frameworks!
4. SHAPING THE OUTCOMES: Refinement
Our team evaluates the outcomes and develop an action plan on the implementation of the chosen ideas.
5. IMPLEMENTATION: This is our focus. Let’s get to work!
Conferences do not have to end in just inspiration and empowerment. This is what sets us apart! Our team will implement the best ideas along with regular progress reports.
Participants from all walks of life came together to participate in ONE DAY: The Conference. The Waste and Food Waste track was facilitated by ISWA Young Professionals Group’s Jiao Tang and Aditi Ramola, the Digitalisation track was facilitated by Dr. Fabian Stephany from Agenda Austria and the Gender Equality track was facilitated by the Vice President and Honorary President of the UN Women National Committee of Austria, Dr.in. Lilly Sucharipa and the President of HeForShe Graz, Bernhard Wimmer. The event was closed by a panel discussion with the title: “What is the role of social media in the solution of social and ecological issues?” moderated by Okan McAllister, the President of Students’ Impact Initiative, joined by the facilitators of the day. The event ended with a Networking Lounge, joined by various social organisations and civil society members.
Thanks for the amazing day! A report will be published in May 2018 with the next steps of the ideas.
ONE DAY: The Conference takes place on 9th March 2018. For more information, please visit www.oneday.at.