26 - 28 October 2022

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


Early Bird closes 30 August

The IAP2 Australasia Conference is organised by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), which seeks to promote and improve the practise of public participation or community and stakeholder engagement. The IAP2 Australasia Conference has a reputation as the preeminent Community and Stakeholder Engagement event in Australasia for engagement and communications professionals.

The conference will take place on the 26 – 28 October 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference program will foster a greater amount of knowledge sharing between all delegates – not just the presenters. The three-day event provides a rare opportunity for community engagement professionals, practitioners and decision makers to gather to learn new ideas and celebrate professional success, and of course valuable networking opportunities, and social functions, concluding with the fabulous IAP2 Core Values Awards Dinner.

This year’s conference theme of ‘Brave. New. World.’ offers an opportunity to explore brave discussions, new ways of doing things and future ideas with current world theme of diversity, equity and inclusion, climate change, globalisation, the ongoing learnings of a global pandemic and political change.


Benefits of Attending:

    • Network with engagement and communications professionals, the IAP2 Australasia board, and make new connections from all around Australasia
    • Learn from a variety of speakers with a wide range of perspectives, future thinking, practical take-away tips and ideas around community and stakeholder engagement.
    • Discover new and valuable insights into community engagement, and how to overcome challenges and obstacles commonly encountered as an engagement practitioner or team.
    • Take a deep dive in workshops and breakout sessions designed to enable attendees to learn more around the theme of ‘Brave. New. World.’ through:
      • Exploring brave discussions
      • Learning new ways of doing things
      • Discovering future ideas and trends
      • Uncovering world themes of diversity, equity and inclusion, climate change, globalisation, political change and learnings of a global pandemic
    • Explore the possibilities of new tools, systems, and concepts.
    • Learn from new and award-winning Australasia and New Zealand case studies.
    • Discover fresh and new perspectives and ideas on how to engage with the hard-to-reach “silent voices”, including diverse and vulnerable communities.
    • Align your professional development in the community and stakeholder engagement field.

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