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Beyond: by Ballarat is an immersive, interactive ideas showcase that will highlight the stories and successes of Ballarat’s young social innovators.

This year, more than 300 local young people from Ballarat and surrounds have participated in a Social Innovators Program and generated bold and inspired ideas.

The ideas these young people have developed highlight ways we can create a more beautiful, healthy, prosperous, and connected future for the people of Ballarat.

These ideas remind us that even when we confront challenging times, we have the capacity to imagine new possibilities and act together to make great things happen. A number of teams are already working with community partners to bring their ideas to life.

To shine a spotlight on the great work of Ballarat’s young people, and to ensure that the whole community can share, discuss, and support the advancement of their ideas, program hosts, Crazy Ideas College, along with a range of local partners, are mounting Beyond: By Ballarat.

Throughout November 2021, there will be a series of events running in the community.

Initially, there will be a fun and evocative campaign running across Ballarat to build intrigue and promote what is to come.

There will be Beyond By dinners staged at three of Ballarat’s restaurants to celebrate the ideas and all involved. The food and content of the evening will surprise and delight guests.

Everyone in the community is invited to these dinners! Ticket information will be released in October.

In mid-November, all ideas will be displayed across Ballarat on posters. In a ‘choose your own adventure’ style event, residents will be able to download a map, to follow the crazy good ideas trail to see all the ideas – and there’s a good chance they’ll find themselves popping in at a partnering local business for coffee and cake!

Community members and businesses will be able to identify ideas they want to support. By connecting teams and supporters, we can make sure young people have access to the resources they need to scale great ideas.

To take a virtual tour of the ideas, visit CIC Beyond.

Crazy Ideas College would like to thank the role that Integra and Selkirk Bricks have played in making this community event possible.