PROGRAM

THURSDAY 6 MAY 2021

Leadership breakfast with 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. 

 

Keynote Speaker: TBC

ARRIVAL TEA & COFFEE + EXPO

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.  

8:30am - 9:00am

MC Welcome & Welcome To Country

9:00am - 9:30am

 

Welcome To Country

 

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

 

BREAK. MENTORING. EXPO & NETWORKING.

10:30am - 11:00am

Product demonstration (10 minutes)

Brand new for 2021, we will be inviting selected product and service providers to demonstrate how they can help your not-for-profit. All demonstrations take place in a dedicated room allowing up to 120 delegates at a time to learn more about the product or service on display. 

 

Demo by our Platinum Sponsor CodeBlue Australia

 

Marketing keynote presentation - Joe Rogers, Co-Founder, The Contenders

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.

LUNCH. MENTORING. EXPO & NETWORKING.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Product demonstration - 10:40 -10:50am

Brand new for 2021, we will be inviting selected product and service providers to demonstrate how they can help your not-for-profit. All demonstrations take place in a dedicated room allowing up to 120 delegates at a time to learn more about the product or service on display. 

 

Demo by our Gold Sponsor Lumary

Product demonstration - 12:10-12:20pm

Brand new for 2021, we will be inviting selected product and service providers to demonstrate how they can help your not-for-profit. All demonstrations take place in a dedicated room allowing up to 120 delegates at a time to learn more about the product or service on display. 

 

Demo by our Gold Sponsor, the Centre for Social Impact

Product demonstration - 12:45-12:55pm

Brand new for 2021, we will be inviting selected product and service providers to demonstrate how they can help your not-for-profit. All demonstrations take place in a dedicated room allowing up to 120 delegates at a time to learn more about the product or service on display. 

 

Demo by the Ask Izzy team at Infoxchange

 

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

Full details coming soon.

 

Speaker: Gavin Gomes, Executive General Manager, CodeBlue Australia

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

Full details coming soon.

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

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

Full details coming soon.

 

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

 

Innovation panel session

2:00pm - 3:00pm

 

Conference panel sessions are designed to share real-world experiences of other not-for-profits facing and overcoming key challenges. Their objective is to inspire and encourage your organisation to do the same. 

 

Panelists: TBC

 

AFTERNOON TEA + MENTORING

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Product demonstration (10 minutes)

Brand new for 2021, we will be inviting selected product and service providers to demonstrate how they can help your not-for-profit. All demonstrations take place in a dedicated room allowing up to 120 delegates at a time to learn more about the product or service on display. 

Demo by: TBA

Keynote Presentation with Meli Kaplan, Digital Architect, Microsoft

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.

 
Day two close and thank you

4:30pm - 5pm

AUSTRALIAN NOT-FOR-PROFIT TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

6:00pm - 11:00pm

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

Join us and be a part of this highly anticipated annual event in the not-for-profit sector and expand your network in the not-for-profit community.

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