idea2017 was a fresh format compared to the two previous events.  This year we opted for a simple straight shooting agenda, making it easier for young professionals and business owners to take the time to work on their business. Thanks to partnerships with the Cradle Coast Authority and the support of Central Coast Council, we were able to offer two stellar events.


The Cultural Cringe evening was a buzz of activity.  The enthusiasm, passion and intelligence of participants was impossible to ignore.  Despite the variety in the room, it was interesting to see many people on the same page about what makes our region great and how we can overcome any barriers that may exist.  The information and ideas that were collected at the Cultural Cringe event are being summarised and considered.   Along with the Cradle Coast Authority, the Coasters were a significant contributor to the conversation so it’s worth heading to their Facebook page to keep up with the momentum.


Our energetic master of ceremonies Dr Polly McGee facilitated presentations, discussion and Q&A’s with Adrian Bold from the Mount Wellington Cableway Company, Tania Price from EdTech Entropolis and local marketing strategist, Nathan Kelly from 7P Marketing.  It is evident from the feedback we’ve received so far there were gems of wisdom delivered from not only our presenters but from the conversations and connections made during the networking aspect of the event.



You can check out the event photos on our Facebook page thanks to Jack Kelly.