Featured Session: Melanie Perkins on the Power of Crazy Big Goals

Melanie Perkins was only 19 when she started her entrepreneurial journey with the idea for Canva, an online design platform that would empower everyone, anywhere to create and share their own graphic designs.

Fast forward to 2020, and Canva is used by over 20 million people each month across 190 countries to achieve their goals: from a woman finding her birth mother, a sheriff putting most wanted criminals behind bars, to a nationwide campaign run by a nonprofit to release children detained in an Australian refugee camp - these are just some of the most inspirational stories of success that started off with a simple design and a crazy big goal.

Hear from Melanie about the power of crazy big goals, and why “crazy big” is the only way to go to solve the world’s biggest, most urgent, issues of our time, and shape a brighter future for the next generation.

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