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25 - 29 October 2021

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Join us over 5 half days to explore our Changing Landscapes and how community and stakeholder engagement is evolving in response to changes and challenges presented by climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, polarisation and politics. Share knowledge, engage with panel discussions and learn from case studies to understand how we can better support and engagement authentically with our communities – in all their diversity. Discover frameworks, tools and techniques. Hear from other engagers from various sectors and places. And find ways to uncover hope and motivation as an engagement professional.

Integrated into each session will be opportunities to have fun, interact, have your say and chat with fellow engagers and make new friends with our purpose built virtual conference platform. There will be bonus on-demand sessions and resources as well. Be inspired, energised and feel ready to take on the Changing Landscape.

Below is the preliminary program of the sessions and speakers confirmed so far. But there is so, so much more to be announced, including sessions on working with decision makers, resilience, deliberative engagement, storytelling workshops along with panels and sessions discussing those issues that matter to you.

Important note – this is a preliminary program and as such sessions, dates and times are subject to change

Day 1 - The World is Changing, Are we?
Day 2 - Polarisation
Day 3 - Being together...apart
Day 4 - Engaging for our planet
Day 5 - Hope
Bonus Sessions

Monday 25 October 2021

The World is Changing. Are we?
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

8:45am

Welcome to Country

9:00am

Welcome to the IAP2 Australasia Conference 2021

Keynote Address
Tasneem Chopra, Leading Cross-cultural Consultant, Presenter & Author

10:00am

Panel: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

BREAKOUT 1

BREAKOUT 2

11:00am

Inclusive and accessible engagement in a changing landscape: methods to engage harder to reach groups
Melanie Butcher, Research and Engagement, The Social Deck

Equity centring framework for public engagement processes
Alice Sherring, Project Manager, Articulous

BREAKOUT 1

BREAKOUT 2

12:00pm

Accessibility in Stakeholder Engagement

Engaging Indigenous Communities in a Changing Environment
Elle Davidson & Belinda Arnold, Zion Engagement and Planning
Chloe Sullivan, GHD

12:45pm

Workshops

1:00pm

Close of Day 1

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Polarisation
Power, Politics & Advocacy

8:45am

Good Morning

9:00am

Keynote Address
Zoe Daniel, Former ABC US Bureau Chief, Journalist & Communications Specialist

10:00am

Session Coming Soon

BREAKOUT 1

BREAKOUT 2

11:00am

Session Coming Soon

Spoon feed or self-service – What is the community’s responsibility in the engagement process?
Donna Marshall, Head of Community Engagement, Customer Experience and Strategy, Airservices Australia

BREAKOUT 1

BREAKOUT 2

12:00pm

How to address the elephant in the room when it is actually a herd. A story from the trenches
Sue Ledingham, Central Coast Council

Engaging on engagement: legislation, deliberation and frustration. Implementing community engagement policy in a post-lockdown Melbourne
Fiona Darling, Community Engagement Partner, Community Development, City of Melbourne

12:45pm

Workshop

1:00pm

Close of Day 2

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Being together….apart
The COVID Challenge, Bring Communities Together

8:45am

Good Morning

9:00am

Keynote Address
Candy Chang, World-renowned Artist and Urban Designer

10:00am

Panel: Discussing the COVID challenge for engagers
Facilitated by Anne Pattillo

11:00am

Walk and Talk Community Mapping
Tiffany Tang, Capire

BREAKOUT 1

BREAKOUT 2

12:00pm

Communications frameworks and engaging in a pandemic
Gemma Boucher, Senior Manager, Communications and Engagement, Office of the Director General, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority

Citizen centric engagement in 2021
Cindy Lenferna de la Motte, Head of Customer and Community, Harvest Digital Planning

12:45pm

Workshop

1:00pm

Close of Day 3

Thursday 28 October 2021

Engaging for our Planet
Climate Change, Resilient Communities

8:45am

Good Morning

9:00am

How To Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference
Dr Rebecca Huntley, Author and Researcher

10:00am

Session Coming Soon

BREAKOUT 1

BREAKOUT 2

11:00am

Engaging for Young People
Tamsyn McGrouther, School Strike 4 Climate

Engaging Communities in the Aftermath of the 2019/20 Black Summer Fires
Stewart Davies, Director, Community Engagement & Advancement, Recovery Engagement & Operations, Bushfire Recovery Victoria

BREAKOUT 1

BREAKOUT 2

12:00pm

Engaging on Climate Change Adaption

Session Coming Soon

12:45pm

Workshop

1:00pm

Close of Day 4

Friday 29 October 2021

Hope
Authentic Engagement Everyday

8:45am

Good Morning

9:00am

Keynote Address
Rachael Hocking, Warlpiri Storyteller & 2020 Dreamtime Media Person of the Year

10:00am

Core Values Awards Presentation

BREAKOUT 1

BREAKOUT 2

11:00am

Logan Community Vision: At the heart of Council’s decision making in the future
Tamara Weaver, Community Engagement, Logan City Council

Hope! How can you be Hopeful and Optimistic
Max Hardy, Max Hardy Consulting

BREAKOUT 1

BREAKOUT 2

12:00pm

Storytelling Workshop

Visual Library of Hope

12:45pm

Workshop

1:00pm

Close of Conference

Bonus Sessions

BEYOND a one dimensional approach – why a holistic view of the policy environment is critical in developing effective stakeholder strategies
Tracie Sanim, Manager, Stakeholder Engagement and Communication, Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Northern Territory Government

Deliberative Engagement Deliberative Design: Now and into the Future
Emanuela Savini, Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney & Nivek Thompson, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Practical Engagement Stakeholder Mapping
Allison Hendricks, CEO & Founder, Darzin Software

An opportunity for all – rebuilding trust and shaping the future of Ipswich through meaningful engagement
Melanie Rippon, Acting Community Engagement Manager, Communications and Engagement, Ipswich City Council

From golf course to iconic parkland – a community-led vision for Victoria Park
Natalie Arnold, Principal Officer – Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Victoria Park Project, Brisbane City Council & Lisa Edgerton, Brisbane City Council

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