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SYDNEY

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Thursday 20 September 2018

Mercure Hotel, Sydney

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PERTH

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Novotel Perth Langley

 

Be part of a fresh and exciting event that will advance the practice of Community Engagement and create better outcomes for communities across Australia. 

The 2018 Community Engagement Summit Series has been designed with the belief that contemporary, high quality professional development for engagement practitioners is the cornerstone of delivering even better outcomes for our communities in the future.

Exciting program of industry experts for our Sydney Summit just announced   – 

Perth lineup announced soon

Leah Dymus
MC - 2018 Summit Sydney

Dr Naseem Ahmadpour
Lecturer
The University of Sydney

Councillor Matt Hannan
Mayor
Berrigan Shire Council

Julie Castle
Managing Director
Struber

Anna Vinfield
Corporate Services Manager
Byron Shire Council

Mila Jones
Corporate Governance Coordinator
Byron Shire Council

Shelley Jones
Executive Officer
Snowy Valleys Council

Charles Connell
Co-founder
Social Pinpoint

John Ballantine
Co-founder Lab38
Western Sydney Univeristy

Wayne Pearce
Co-founder Lab38
Western Sydney University

Jo Ruffin
Strategic and Social Planning
Coordinator
Berrigan Shire Council

Nathan Connors
Product Engagement and Practice Manager
Bang the Table

Don Sharples
Managing Director
Altometer Business Intelligence

Rebecca Hill
Marketing, Visitor Services and Engagement Manager
Harbour Trust

Dr Joel Fredericks
Academic
University of Technology, Sydney

Darius Turner
Community Engagement Consultant Elton Consulting

Participants have taken great value from attending our previous Community Engagement Summits – here’s what they said:

“The topics covered across the 2 days of the Summit were
interesting and relevant to engagement practice. All speakers
were engaging and passionate about their work. I enjoyed both
days and feel I will use some of the ideas in my work.

“When organisations
offered examples of
what hasn’t worked
and what has, it was
very applicable.”

“I felt the presenters
were very open… and
as such were able to
give great feedback/
pointers for similar
projects.”

“Opportunity to
focus on community
engagement at an
achievable level for
local government”

“There was an
interesting mix of
speakers and lots
of opportunities to
network and meet
people.”

Welcome

We are pleased to officially launch the 2018 Community Engagement Summit Series. This is our third successive year hosting the series, and to date we have had participants from over 150 organisations across five states join us to share and learn the latest in community engagement.

Our events are planned and designed through research, networking and talking to industry leaders to ensure we are delivering content which is fresh, useful and up to date. Our objective has always been to advance community engagement across the country through quality professional development. We aim to do this by bringing engagement practitioners together to share examples, stories and case studies so we can all learn from each other’s successes and the challenges we face as we engage with our communities and stakeholders.

This is a dynamic and changing industry, with many new and exciting ways to plan and deliver community engagement. The Summit Series theme this year, ‘full sphere of engagement’ reflects that practitioners need to be at the top of their game across a broad range of topics. As such we have assembled presenters and facilitators with expertise across many areas of practice.

We hope you will join us to in Sydney or Perth this year as we are sure you will take a lot away from this exciting series of events!

Darius Turner                     Joel Fredericks
CO-CHAIR                                    CO-CHAIR

WHAT MAKES THIS A MUST ATTEND EVENT

• Experience industry leading engagement practitioners sharing their knowledge in an interactive setting
• A community engagement event run by community engagement practitioners
• A fresh approach to community engagement conference style events with a focus on participation and interaction
• Contemporary and future-focused demonstrations of tools and techniques to help reach your audience
• Updates from leading community engagement academics on how research is leading practice
• Tips and ideas which can be used to deliver high quality engagement with your communities

Charity Partner

We are proud partner to have Action on Poverty as our charity partner for the 2018 Community Engagement Summit Series

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SYDNEY

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Thursday 20 September 2018

Mercure Hotel, Sydney

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PERTH

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Novotel Perth Langley