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Bali-based group works to use surfing for social good

The summit's venue, The Cashew Tree © Surf & Social Good Summit

 

 

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Surf & Social Good Summit hopes to make social impact 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 March, 2015 - Bali, Indonesia - Debuting a new form of action-focused conferencing, the Asian Surfing Tour will host the first global Surf & Social Good Summit, 15-18th May, in Bali, Indonesia.

The summit's aims to create a global surfing community and social network across sectors: from business, non-profit, academia and civil society. This collaborative, cross-sectoral approach
is meant to pursue meaningful, effective solutions and strategies applying surfing as a tool for sustainable social impact.

The summit will feature keynote talks and forum sessions with internationally renowned surfing entrepreneurs, researchers, practitioners, social innovators and leaders in their field, invigorating workshops and inspiring conversations that help build connections and create solutions for sustainable surfing futures.

The event opens on the evening of Friday 15th May with an address from the Summit team and offers the opportunity for participants to connect. On the 16th, the summit will present ideas, practices and experiences, develop beneficial partnerships and new ways of effecting change through collaboration and collective action.

A series of forum sessions with guest speakers and facilitated small group workshops centred around core aspects of ‘social good’ such as: empowerment, community development, conflict resolution, and sustainability, will enable participants to explore and address how to leverage surfing as a tool for positive impact.

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