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Join us at the Future Anything Big Ideas Challenge Roadshow 2022-2023.

Powered by Future Anything, the Big Ideas Challenge is a fast-paced and hands-on days of listening, learning, and doing culminating in teams of students pitching their own innovative solutions to a complex, local issue.

This year, we’re taking the Big Ideas Challenge on the road around Australia’s East Coast. From Sydney to Mackay (and many spots in between!), students in Years 6-10 will hear from some of Australia’s most inspiring changemakers, as well as explicitly developing their entrepreneurial thinking and human-centred design skills.

Open to school groups, the Big Ideas Challenge Roadshow is free for students and supervising teachers. But tickets for each event are extremely limited, so book soon to secure spots for your students!



8.30am – 8.45am Schools/students arrive & register

9:00 (PROMPT) -9:30am: Welcome (Intro, Overview of the Day, Future of Work, Group forming).

9:30-10.00am:  Panel of Local Entrepreneurs

10:00 – 10:30am: Picking a problem and group forming

10:30-10.50am: Morning Tea break

10.50 -12:30pm:  The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey (Steps 1-6)

12:30– 1:00pm Lunch break

1:00– 1.30pm:  The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey (Step 9-10)

1:30-2.15pm:  The ‘Shark Tank’

2:15-2:30pm: Winner’s Announcement + Closing, Final Reflections

NB All timings subject to change. Please check the individual event pages for confirmed timings at your Roadshow location.


Absolutely recommend the Big Ideas event for all schools. We took a range of Year 8-10 students, from Business, Digital Technologies, and Design and Technologies classes. They all seemed genuinely engaged with the presentations and the design process. I believe our students took away powerful memories that may very well impact their future decisions.

Aidan MylesPimlico SHS, QLD

[The Big Ideas Challenge was] A truly authentic experience where students were given opportunity and hope to believe in their entrepreneurial ideas.

Zandra StennettThuringowa State High School, QLD

The Big Ideas Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for students to work in a uniquely collaborative setting with the aim of solving real-world problems using human-centred design. Not only do they collaborate with one another, students are also afforded the benefit of working with input from local leaders in government, business, industry and academia. If educators want to see engagement and energy, I cannot recommend this event enough.

Julian BlissPimlico SHS, QLD

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