We were excited to take part in the 20th anniversary of Planetshakers Conference. This conference was started by Russell Evans with a passion to see young people changing their world and 20 years later the movement is going strong and growing faster than ever.
For Socality, this was an amazing opportunity to connect with the Australian community and meet many of the creative and innovative people who are doing significant work in their local communities. Whether it was connecting around our photos walls and interactive booth or having deep conversations in and around the venue, we had a blast overseeing community engagement and sharing the stories of those in attendance.
Our Founder, Scott Bakken was invited to share about Socality, its’ origin, purpose, and mission from the stage with thousands in attendance. Along with our time at the conference, it was great to partner with Daystar TV for interviews and panels sessions that will be broadcasted to over 108 million homes in the USA alone. It’s exciting that building community for purpose is a message that is resonating with others and we are so thankful for the opportunity to get it out there through such great partners.
The live conference sessions were broadcasted out through Daystar and these were filled with energy, excitement, and passion from a crowd of world changers.
Downtime provided a few great opportunities to explore the sights and sounds of Melbourne. This world-class city has been ranked as the #1 most livable city and is filled with coffee shops, artisan baking, cafes, and cutting edge fashion. The streets are alive with creativity and this is evident in everything from the architecture to the the ever-changing graffiti walls in the alleyways. If you want to be inspired to create, Melbourne is a top destination. Just hours away, you can escape to the beauty of the Great Ocean Road and awe-inspiring landmarks like the 12 Apostles.
Overall, we are so thankful for our time in Australia and to see the Socality community growing. One of our core beliefs is that we value collaboration over competition. So much of ones success is directly linked to the people you are connected with and we are thankful to Pastor Russell and Sam Evans and our new family at Planetshakers and Daystar for helping grow this global Socality family.
Take a look through the gallery below for a number of images of highlights and people from our time at Planetshakers.