Upcoming Events


Whether it’s a simple piece of stationary or the latest smartphone, the romancing of everyday objects makes the ordinary extraordinary. Social media is helping to drive this transformation with everyday products and services being made Instagram-worthy, used in artful and surprising ways.At this Festival of Ambitious Ideas our speakers discuss the relationship between the aesthetic and the practical, from workspaces to urban design; food to travel; we will look at the many ways the design of our surroundings can bring pleasure to our #dailylife.

cbn eventEvents are a great way to boost your business - whether as a series, or a one-off event, they are the perfect opportunity to showcase your business offering and get right in front your customers. When done effectively, events have the potential to deliver a great return in terms of sales, marketing and exposure.

lisa eventDo you see other business owners in the media – and wonder how have they got there?

Would you like to share your expertise via print media, online articles or in interviews, and don’t know where to start?

Are you at a loss to see the right newsworthy angle for the work that you do – and would love to learn how to find and tell better business stories?

cbnDoes your child like to come up with ideas? Do they have an active imagination and like to solve problems? The Teen Start-Up Innovation Games is a school holiday program specifically designed to cultivate curious, creative thinkers through games, building activities and design challenges.

NFP wshopimageManaging a not-for-profit (or for purpose) entity is not what it used to be. The level of competition has increased 10-fold and the amount of money available for supporting your activities has decreased by an even bigger number. Throw on top of this all the added expectations of corporate governance, best practice, competing for great staff and the high burn out rates and you wonder why you do it.

That’s easy – you’re passionate about the cause, but is that enough to make you sustainable? Times are “a-changing”, and this sector has many opportunities and challenges not affecting other sectors.

When:           Tuesdays: 12 February, 12 March, 9 April, 14 May, 11 June, 23 July 

Where:          Lighthouse - Unit 6/65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Time:             7.30am - 9.00am 

Cost:             $55.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop, $150.00 (+GST) for all 6 workshops


ManagingWeb BannercbnOnce you have a website, the next step is learning how to manage it. Managing a website is more than just updating content; it’s being able to manage both the content and some basic technical tasks. This can save you both time and money and will give you the flexibility to accommodate growth and changing requirements.

The content covered does not require any programming or technical knowledge and is applicable to websites developed in WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal or any other built-in Content Management System (CMS).

When:            15 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 25 July

Where:           Lighthouse - Unit 6/65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Time:              5.00pm - 7.00pm

Cost:              $55.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop, $150.00 (+GST) for all 6 workshops