THRIVE PROJECT MISSION
The natural world is changing at an unprecedented rate in human history. We’re already experiencing biodiversity loss, catastrophic fires, floods and drought from climate change, and crippling inequalities within and between societies. In the face of these challenges, civilisation must plot a path out of its current state, towards a more sustainable future.
THRIVE is a for-impact and not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to ensure the long-term well-being of humanity. Our vision is a world where all life forms coexist in harmony and our civilisations pursue global shared value creation and prosperity.
To this end, we seek to provide a platform for experts with a passion for improving our Earth, so that they may inform and inspire others on the pathways to change.
Let’s defy extinction. Join us on the journey towards ‘thrivability’ – a place of providence and prosperity.
Help us make the world a thrivable place!
Please come and present at one of our webinars!
We host webinars on the third Tuesday of the month, at 6PM AEST (GMT +10).
These are online webinars based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This provides an opportunity for experts, specialists, researchers, and individuals with a passion for sustainability to share their discoveries and experiences.
Through THRIVE, speakers can potentially reach our 20,000 global followers. You may also receive further opportunities, such as a chance to present on our THRIVE Talks Podcast.
Each webinar has two spots for speakers. We welcome anyone with experience in the below fields to present.
To find out more about our upcoming webinar and our prior speakers, please click here.
HOW IT WORKS:
We aim to have two to three speakers for each webinar. To ensure a smooth presentation, we need certain things from speakers:
- On registration: Please provide a title and synopsis for up to three topics, a short & extended biography, a headshot, and a 20-sec intro video about you. We will select the best one for you to present.
- Please provide us with the draft presentation slides on the selected topic ahead of time, (at least 3 weeks before the webinar). Upon receiving this, we can identify what you plan to present, and see if changes need to be made.
- One week before, we hold a rehearsal for the webinar. Speakers will present as they would in the webinar (including the same location and equipment), to solve technical issues well before the event, and ensure the webinar runs smoothly.
- One day before: Finalise presentation slides and send to THRIVE, to allow for setup.
Each webinar lasts for 90 mins, as detailed below:
|SESSION||WHAT IT INVOLVES||TIME|
|Introduction||The host introduces the webinar |
and the speakers.
|10 minutes (6:00 – 6:10 PM)|
|Speaker A||First speaker presents.||20 minutes (6:10 – 6:30 PM)|
|Speaker B||Second speaker presents.||20 minutes (6:30 – 6:50 PM)|
|Speaker C||Third speaker presents.||20 minutes (6:50 – 7:10 PM)|
|Panel Q/A Discussion||A panel discussion between |
both/all speakers where the
audience provides questions
(through a moderator,
who speaks on their behalf).
|20 minutes (7:10 – 7:30 PM)|
|Conclusion||The host thanks everyone for |
attending and concludes the event.
|7:30 PM (END)|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the format of the event?
A: It is a Zoom-based webinar involving two to three speakers. Each speaker will give a presentation, followed by a Q&A panel discussion, where a moderator asks questions that come from the audience. Further details on how the event will run are featured in the “Schedule” section above.
Q: Who is the audience?
A: People from all over the world with a passion for making a thrivable future. We promote these webinars to our over 20,000 social media followers.
Q: Which topics are available to present on?
A: Each month has a different theme, based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are listed in the “Website Overview” section.
Q: Are speakers paid for their time?
A: As a not-for-profit organisation, we do not offer payment for speakers. However, we provide a platform for speakers to express their knowledge through webinars, newsletters, blogs and the Thrivability Matters Podcast.
Q: How many participants do you usually have attending your events? What is the typical demographic, geography, etc. of participants?
A: This depends on the topic and time of every event. It can be as little as 30–60 people, or as much as 80 -120 people. Participants are worldwide and generally sustainability savvy, looking for better understanding and specific guidance.
Q: If a themed month has two SDGs, do I need to speak on both?
A: Just one topic is fine, we may bring in multiple speakers if necessary.
Here at THRIVE, we would like to thank you for taking the time to read over this guide. If you are interested in sharing your expertise, please click on the link below.