Join the brightest minds from around the world at Big Blue Sky

Want to make a difference on the Gold Coast? Big Blue Sky is your chance!

Big Blue Sky is the Gold Coast’s one and only collaboration of educators, athletes, entertainers, parents, politicians, neighbours, scientists, artists, social innovators, business owners and students.

Tickets are now on sale for the event which will be held at the Sofitel Broadbeach on the 7th – 8th October. There are  a plethora of speakers from various genres already locked in for this year’s event, including: Environmental Scientist Dr Catherine Ball; Shelley Craft – Television Personality and Rizeup Ambassador; Primavera Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam and founder of Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives, Michel Bauwens; Young Australians of the year 2016 – Nic and Luke from Orange Sky Laundry; and Joshua Vial founder of Enspiral – a network of professionals and companies on a mission to make the world a better place, who emphasise empowerment, collaboration, and innovation.


Event co-founders, Christine McDougall and Lou McGregor are really looking forward to this year’s event and are hoping to see even more Gold Coasters participate. “We had 25 speakers and 170 attendees last year, which we were so happy about, 14 projects came out of the event and we are looking to contribute further to that this year,” said McDougall.

Lou McGregor said the 2016 Big Blue Sky aims to increase the common wealth of communities by bringing together and focusing the energy and talent of the community, to generate opportunities and celebrate ex-isting value.

“It is a great opportunity for people that care about the city to come out and get involved, it’s not designed to be ‘sit there and listen’ event although if that’s what you would like to do we are ok with that. We encourage everyone to participate and put forward their own ideas on how to make the Gold Coast an even better place,” explained McGregor.

Tickets include all-day catering (morning/ afternoon tea, lunch) informative speakers, and workshops to the two-day event.

Ticket Prices (GST inclusive) are as follows:
Late Bird – $330.00
Available until September 30th

Full Price – $385.00
Available until October 7th

Student – $165
Available until October 7th

For more information and to get your tickets to this year’s Big Blue Sky Event visit