Strive Encounter Coast is an independent business group with a core philosophy of 'Rethinking Prosperity across the Encounter Coast'.
Its aim is to see the Encounter Coast become one of Australia's premier regional economies. The group has created a program, which has a key objective of creating a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Strive is living and acting on its aims and planned to hold a Creative Industries Symposium on August 10, at the McCracken Convention Centre. Unfortunately due to COVID, it is to be rescheduled until March 2022.
Three secondary schools will take part - Encounter Lutheran, Investigator College and Victor Harbor High School. Twenty students will be invited to attend from each school for a total of 60 students at the event.
Strive Encounter Coast chair Trevor Rose said one of Strive's key objectives was to inspire an evolution of new visionary leaders by giving voice to ideas, aspirations and innovation.
"The symposium is planned to connect the students with the best minds from all areas of human endeavour," Mr Rose said.
"We want to get the students excited about industries that are so creative such as the screen industry, gaming, films, etc. The schools will select the most creative students to attend and hopefully we can all come with the answer on how can we make the Encounter Coast the creative industry capital of Australia?"
The symposium had three guest speakers and Mr Rose hopes all three will be available in 2022.
Dr Joanne Pimlott who was to discuss what it means to behave in an entrepreneurial way, Dan Thorsland how to create a formal relationship between health care, psychology and creative arts to create a more prosperous and habitable communities and Dan Aubin of Daring Humans on being creative in both mind and body.
"The students selected will enhance their entrepreneurship, communication and connection skills from the symposium," Mr Rose said.