Environmentalist Al Gore is addressing Wollongong in early August for the iAccelerate IMPACT Conference and Bootcamp.
The former US Vice-President will discuss his journey from politician to social change-maker with iAccelerate chief executive Omar Khalifa. They are sitting down to pre-record the discussion in Melbourne beforehand. It will be called A Conversation with Al Gore.
The conference will talk about how citizen action and social change are providing opportunities to address issues too great for government or business to tackle alone.
It will also look at how such challenges can become opportunities for those prepared to take them on.
There is a gala dinner on the first night of the event called “Dinner with a Conscience”. It will focus on food sustainability and the menu is being made up of local food cooked by local chefs.
Local chefs developing the menu and cooking on the night are from Caveau, Barlissimo, Bill & James and SandyGoodWich.
The conference runs from August 8 to 11 at the new iAccelerate Centre at the University of Wollongong Innovation Campus.