These young Indonesians are innovating for impact at the Indonesian Ideas Conference

The University of New South Wales’ Indonesian Student Association of Australia (PPIA) is bringing young Indonesian’s together to innovate at the inaugural Indonesian Ideas Conference (ICON) on Saturday 27 May.

PPIA have crafted ICON to be a conference where participants can challenge their limits and become the best version of themselves. PPIA’s mission is to motivate and inspire individuals to dream and to take on every opportunity they encounter.

With an exhilarating conference theme “Imagine the Possibilities”, ICON is a space for students and young professionals to see what happens when they disrupt norms, break the status quo, and undertake extraordinary action. All in the name of creating social impact.

In line with ICON’s social mission ICON is donating all profits from the event to the Jakarta-based orphanage Rumah Harapan or “Hope House”.

Who will be there?
ICON will bring prominent figures from across Indonesia including entertainers, musicians, peace builders, tech superstars and social entrepreneurs together with young professionals and students. These well-renowned leaders will share their knowledge, experiences and ideas to will inspire the next generation of Indonesian’s to make an impact to society and create a better world.

Acclaimed entertainer and the founder of the famous household clothing brand Damn! I Love Indonesia, Daniel Mananta, will speak about how to make a nationalistic impact in modern Indonesia.

Hear from Alamanda Shantika, one of the key thinkers behind major Indonesian company and app GoJek and founder of own tech-academy BINAR Tech Academy. Alamanda will discuss how she coded, designed and built the Gojek app from the beginning while at the same time worked on people’s development and built the company’s capacity. Alamanda will also share insights on her work at BINAR Tech Academy where she continues her pioneering and socially conscious tech work

Kick Andy host, Andy F Noya, is a household name and he has inspired millions of Indonesians by raising awareness of social issues in Indonesia. At ICON Andy will provide insights on how to become a successful social entrepreneur and influence change in modern Indonesia.

ICON will truly inspire with, Noor Huda Ismail, a Jihad-terrorist journalist and founder of The Institute for International Peace Building in Indonesia, speaking on how he has dedicated his life to fighting terrorism and creating peace. Noor’s work has included directing a film called Jihad Selfie a documentary that unfolds how teenagers are being recruited into ISIS.

Award winning Isyana Sarasvati will provide insight on how she mastered piano, electone, flute and saxophone to became one of the most popular young composers and musicians in Indonesia today.

The ICON conference isn’t just talks and workshops it is equipped with various attractive and spectacular appearances to entertain conference participants.

Join ICON for a dynamic day of discovery and inspiration as well as networking and social events. These exciting reflections, stories and lessons are not to be missed.

ICON is a testament to the ongoing success of Indonesian’s studying, working and living in Australia.

If you want to know more about ICON or the inspiring young Indonesian’s behind it at PPIA, you can find more information on their website.

Or if you are keen to be part of Indonesia’s next generation of innovation – head along to ICON on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 15.00 – 20.30 at Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales (UNSW). Register here.

For any ticket enquiries contact our ticket officers:
William Tjoa +61412476964
Yohanna Allenzia Hendrawan +61414848665