PROGRAM

THU 6 MAY

THURSDAY 6 MAY 2021

LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST REGISTRATION

7:00am - 7:30am

LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

7:30am - 8:30am

 

The Australian Not-For-Profit Leadership Breakfast brings together more than 100 sector leaders to hear a keynote speaker address a key issue facing Australian not-for-profits. It is an excellent opportunity to network and connect with your leadership peers. 

 

Chris Dowling - Executive Director, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions - Victorian Government

David Clements — Deputy Secretary, Employment and Inclusion, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions - Victorian Goverment

ARRIVAL TEA & COFFEE + EXPO

8:30am - 9:00am

Relax and enjoy a refreshment with your fellow delegates while exploring our 36-booth exhibition and planning which exhibitors and products you want to investigate in more detail.  

WELCOME TO COUNTRY & CONFERENCE OPENING

9:00am - 9:30am


Acknowledgement of Country
 

The Hon. Jaala Pulford, Minister for Employment, Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy, State Government of Victoria.

OPENING KEYNOTE

9:30am - 10:30am

 

The Connecting Up Conference opening keynote will be delivered by one of the most influential figures in the Australian not-for-profit sector and is a rallying call for delegates, inspiring them to achieve their full potential through technology, training and bold strategic vision.

 

Speaker: Paul Ronald, CEO, Save the Children

 

MORNING TEA BREAK. MENTORING. EXPO & NETWORKING

10:30am - 11:00am

Product demonstration - 10:40am -10:50am

CodeBlue Australia

MARKETING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

11:00am - 12:00pm

 

The Contenders is a proudly independent strategic brand agency. From its studios in Melbourne and Sydney, this multicultural team specialises in solving business problems through the full skills set of brand.

 

In an age of economic transformation and business re-invention, knowing who you are and your value to the world is the only way to navigate continual change. Joe and his team exists to help organisations fight for enduring success in these areas.

Famous for crafting brands which deliver results for those who work for them, shop for them and support them., Joe and The Contenders' bespoke diagnosis, development and design process shapes brands to be clearly positioned and communicated, to help them navigate the strategic decisions they must make in to succeed.

Joe Rogers, Co-Founder, The Contenders

LUNCH. MENTORING. EXPO & NETWORKING

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Product demonstration - 12:05-12:15pm

Demo by our Gold Sponsor, Lumary

 

Product demonstration - 12:15-12:25pm

Demo by our Gold Sponsor, the Centre for Social Impact

 

Product demonstration - 12:35-12:45pm

Demo by our Technology Partner, ManageEngine

STREAM PRESENTATIONS

1:00pm - 2:00pm

 

Connecting Up Conference stream presentations are short, action-packed sessions led by not-for-profit specialists offering top class solutions and advice to tackle key issues facing the sector. 

Stream 1: Technology and culture for effective remote working

Speaker: Gavin Gomes, Executive General Manager, CodeBlue Australia

Stream 2: Getting tech ready: preparing your workforce to go digital

Speaker: Stacey Sincock, disability and aged care specialist, Lumary

Stream 3: Creating tools, solutions and leaders to achieve social impact

Speaker: Professor Jo Barraket, Director, Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology

INNOVATION PANEL SESSION

2:00pm - 3:00pm

 

Bridging the Innovation Gap: Join this panel discussion as it tackles how to enable and fund the culture and infrastructure required to sustain the creative, cutting-edge not-for-profits and charities demanded by Australian government and civil society. 

Panelists: David Crosbie, CEO, Community Council for Australia. Vix Davy, Co-Founder, Pet Rescue.

Host: Wendy Williams, Editor, Pro Bono Australia. 

AFTERNOON TEA + MENTORING

3:00pm - 3:30pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

3:30pm - 4:30pm

 

As Digital Architect - Non-Profits at Microsoft, Melissa helps not-for-profits imagine, envision, design and deliver their future, more impactful, state. In this keynote she will share insights and advice from 20 years’ experience designing and implementing leading-edge business strategies and solutions enabled by technologies across a wide range of clients in multiple industries and government, in Australia, the United States and Europe.

Melissa Kaplan, Digital Architect, Microsoft

DAY TWO CLOSE AND THANK YOU

4:30pm - 5pm

AUSTRALIAN NOT-FOR-PROFIT TECHNOLOGY AWARDS GALA DINNER

6:00pm - 10:30pm

The Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards recognise the very best in technology innovation and excellence by organisations and individuals in the not-for-profit sector. The Awards acknowledge the accomplishments of these organisations and individuals and the improved product and/or service offerings brought to the charitable sector through technology.
 

Awards will be presented to organisations and individuals in the following categories:

  1. Technology Volunteer of the Year (individual)

  2. Not-For-Profit Technology Lifetime Service Award (individual)

  3. Best Social Media Campaign of the Year (organisation)

  4. Not-For-Profit Technology Innovator of the Year (organisation)

  5. Technology for Community Impact Award – Best Private Sector Organisation

  6. Technology for Community Impact Award – Best Government Agency

  7. Best Technology Achievement by an Indigenous Australian (individual)

  8. Best Accidental IT Person (individual)

If you are unwell or become unwell at any time, please do not attend this year's event in person and follow the relevant advice from the Victorian and Federal Governments. 

Our hybrid event means you can still access all presentations, streams and virtual exhibition even if you cannot attend in person.

Online access is available to all delegates. 

Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards Dinner

6:00pm - 6:30pm
PRE-DINNER DRINKS. DOORS OPEN FOR DINNER.

 

6:30pm - 11:00pm
AWARDS DINNER