Crowd Round Innovation Unconference

8 -10 November 2019

PCYC Capricorn Coast Leadership Development Centre, Yeppoon

Crowd Round Innovation Unconference is a weekend long residential event that's more about having awesome people in the room rather than watching speakers on a stage. The agenda is set on the first night by the attendees, where you decide what you want to share and discuss, and the event is all about you meeting, connecting, sharing and learning. It's for people who get sh*t done from all around Queensland.

Which ticket should I choose?

Doer tickets are for most people. That’s $313 including fees, or $275 including fees for early birds up until 30 September 2019. Kids are free.

Corporate tickets are for individuals and organisations who wish to support scholarship holders. Organisations can likely claim this as a professional development / networking activity. $500 including fees. Kids are free.

Scholarship tickets are for those who would have difficulty purchasing a doer ticket. If you’ve selected the Scholarship ticket level, we’ll be in touch to confirm your spot on 30 September 2019 as scholarships are in high demand (50% of people last event requested one!). We'll prioritise based on need. Scholarship tickets will be a deposit of $100 for adults and kids over 6, refundable if not approved. There are a few questions for you to answer in your registration form to get approved for scholarship. If you'd prefer to send a video, ping us on 

Pre-Event Activities (3-8 November)

So what’s the deal about the pre-event activities we are talking about? For the first time at a Crowd Round unconference we will be having pre-event activities so that those who have travelled great distances can turn the whole week into a holiday. We have organised the following:

  • Accommodation for $30 per person per night (kids under 6 free) from Sunday 3 November to Thursday 7 November, as well as Sunday 10 November 2019 if necessary. Self catering with BBQ’s, pizza ovens and fridges supplied.

  • “Funtastic” catamaran snorkeling and Great Keppel Island day cruises booked for Wednesday to Friday 6 -8 November leaving Rosslyn Bay Harbour 9.00am and returning 4.30pm. We have negotiated an adult rate of $100 instead of $115. There are 13 people allowed per cruise.

  • CAPreneurs Startup tour Friday 8 November 2019. We have a number of innovative startups in the region and would like to showcase their progress. $10 per person for incidentals.

To register for any of these events, please choose them individually and add them to your cart before checking out. We apologise that the process is a bit clunky so appreciate your patience.

What happens next?

After you’ve registered (and paid), we will send you more information about the venue and sleeping arrangements. Your ticket covers accommodation for two nights, meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, materials, and entry.

If you don't hear from us at all (we will send at least one email), check your spam folder. Unfortunately, not all inboxes love us like we love them. 

Who should come?

This event is for people who get sh*t done, from across Queensland (and further afield). In the wise words of Kiwi Foo, it's specifically for:

  • Doers not (just) talkers

  • Makers not breakers

  • Pragmatic optimists

There will be people of all ages, from diverse backgrounds, and a whole bunch of sectors there (from film making to tech to fashion to education). It means that you'll have a network of people at your back, helping you do what you already do better.  By the end of the weekend, you should have learned a whole lot of new things, shared some of what you know, and made life long connections across industries and backgrounds. 

Twenty percent of attendees will be offered scholarships, because we don't want price to be a barrier to attending. We'll also provide childcare if requested too free of charge, because we want this event to be as accessible as possible. Our aim is to get a diverse bunch of folk getting sh*t done in Queensland (and beyond). 

We strongly welcome registrations from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse people. We know the strength of our unconference lies in a Crowd Round that is reflective of the diverse and multicultural Queensland we live in.

Here is a full accessibility plan.


But seriously, how does it work?

Attendees arrive at the venue at between 4-5pm on the Friday. You'll arrive in your own car, via ride share, or possibly by bus (we will know if we will be able to put buses on by 30 September 2019) which means the networking can start from your home city. We can organise transfer from the Rockhampton Airport, so if you are an innovative doer who gets sh*t done, please don’t let distance be a prohibitive factor!



The event will start with a whole group welcome at 5pm, followed by small group introductions. We'll break into dinner so people can discuss possible sessions they'd like to propose, and then we'll come back together as a whole group and set the sessions for the weekend. We use a bunch of post-it notes, and then people line up and share the session they'd like to host.


Some crowd favourite sessions from previous Unconferences were: 

  • Business, Legals & Start Up Stuff

  • A Reverse Shark Tank (start ups pitched & were given positive feedback and helpful tips)

  • How to DJ

  • Unblock & Unlock – using lego for leadership and creative stuff

  • Growth Hacking

  • How to access Investment funding

  • Importance of innovation in the regions

  • Negotiation – skills & stories

The best sessions are often ones you'd least expect. After the session setting is done, people can network and hang out for the rest of the night. 



There are seven sessions during the day, a small group check in, and “Innovation” talks after dinner. At each session time there will be four rooms available, so on the first day there will be 28 different sessions (unless attendees add new rooms....).



There will be another three sessions during the day, a small group farewell, and a group close (after lunch). Then everyone will head home, with new friends, new perspectives, and new learnings. 

Please contact us if you have any more questions: