Preliminary Program

29 - 31 October, 2019

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Sydney, NSW

Novotel, Brighton Beach


With the best and brightest practitioners

The program has been built along the theme of Engagement Unlocked: Keys to Trust, Connection and Potential and sessions have been selected to energise, challenge and inform practitioners by addressing the issues that matter in modern engagement practice. The preliminary program is now available, stay tuned for full program details.

The preliminary program is now available, stay tuned for full program details.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

29 October 2019

  • Elective Workshops
  • Masterclass with IAP2 Australasia trainer, Michelle Feenan
  • Plus more Workshops, Masterclasses and a Yarning Circle to be announced
  • Young and Emerging Professionals Mixer
  • Welcome reception

30 October 2019

  • Conference Opening with special guest keynote presenter to be announced
  • Plenary and breakout sessions:
    • Young people don’t give a sh1t, why should we? with Melissa Yee (Capire), Shay Chalmers and Sam Champion
    • Unlocking the value of local connections – Relationship based Engagement with Carolyn Wallace
    • Going deeper together with Joel Levin
    • Cross Cultural Engagement – The Amles Hearing Centre Development with Geoffrey Barker and Devon Cuimara
    • Youth Engagement with Phoebe Schumacher and Sarah Fabian
  • Playzone sessions
  • International Keynote Panel with UNESCAP
  • IAP2 Australasia Annual General Meeting
  • Core Values Awards Gala Dinner

31 October 2019

  • Opening Plenary with a Special Guest Speaker
  • Breakout sessions
    • What do purpose and vulnerability have in common? with Nicole Walton
    • Mingle: Creating vibrant communities, building genuine neighbourhood connections and the tips to get you there with Jody Gleeson
    • Best Practice Community Engagement: How do we know what ‘best’ really means? with Dr Kirsty Jones, Assoc Prof Sara Bice and Alicia Pickering
    • Walking together: a journey of sharing, learning and building trust with Lauren Harding and Julie Bukari Jones
    • Selling a Dream with Julie Boucher, Aimee Brock and Ashlie Carlyle
    • Feel the burn! Managing burnout as a community engagement practitioner with Rebecca Spencer
    • Data security and ditching the spreadsheet with Sarah-Jane Dabarera and Alison Hendricks
    • Let’s Talk Local: a place-based engagement approach with Alison Chisholm
    • Planning for future engagement with Julie Spencer and Kate Thomas
  • Playzone sessions
  • Conference energiser and close

Download a copy of the full preliminary program here.

This is a preliminary program only, and all sessions, dates and times are subject to change.

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IAP2 Australasian 2019 Conference

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