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2021 IAP2 Australasia Conference

The IAP2 Australasia Conference has a reputation as the preeminent Community and Stakeholder Engagement event in Australasia for engagement and communications professionals.

When is the 2021 IAP2 Australasia Conference?

Dates have been announced for our 2021 Australasia Conference. Make sure to mark it in your diaries.

26 – 28 October 2021 | Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland

For updates on the 2021 IAP2 Australasia Conference, visit the conference website or sign up to our e-Newsletter to stay up-to-date.

Registrations are now open

Registrations are now open for the 2021 IAP2 Australasia Conference. Register today to snap up your early bird discount (ends 28 August 2021).

Are you looking to connect with your fellow engagers? Great news, planning is well underway for the 2021 IAP2A Conference, we can’t wait to see you in Brisbane in October.

This year the theme of the conference is “Changing Landscapes” and will include keynote and breakout sessions, workshops, masterclasses, a few networking events sprinkled in, and the annual IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards Gala Dinner, which recognises organisations who are excelling in community and stakeholder engagement.

Of course, being 2021, select virtual sessions will also be included for those who can’t make it in person.

The conference will be held in a generously sized venue – with plenty of room for all the fun – at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland from 26 – 28 October 2021.

Registrations for the event are now open. Early bird savings available until the 28 August 2021. Secure your spot today!

We are busy building the program and will have more info in the coming weeks. Stay up-to-date with all the latest information via the IAP2 Australasia Conference website.

Sponsorship opportunities

Do you want to have your brand associated with best practice in community and stakeholder engagement?

As a sponsor of the IAP2 Australasia conference you can gain access to a rapidly growing network of enthusiastic and committed professionals who are increasingly becoming the key influencers and decision makers in government, business and industry.

This conference is not your everyday conference. As one might expect, we embrace an agenda full of hands-on learning and participation. It provides a rare opportunity for 300 – 400 community engagement professionals, practitioners and decision makers from national and international backgrounds to gather together, celebrate professional success and generate and transfer knowledge.

The IAP2 Australasia conference consists of keynote and breakout sessions, workshops, masterclasses, a few networking events sprinkled in, and of course the annual IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards Gala Dinner, which recognises organisations who are excelling in community and stakeholder engagement. Being 2021, select virtual sessions will also be included for those who can’t make it in person.

In 2021 the conference will be held in a generously sized venue  – with plenty of room for all the fun – at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland from 26 – 28 October 2021. The exhibition space will be transformed with expo booths, lounge areas, interactive zones and more.

Sponsors are recognised not only at the conference, but also promoted to our 11,000 strong network in the lead up to the event, with a profile in our newsletters and conference website.

View sponsorship options.

If you have any questions, or would like to talk to us about sponsorship opportunities please contact Matthew Buxton via matthew@iap2.org.au

Sponsorship spots are limited, act quickly to secure your place.

Call for presentation abstracts have now closed

Do you want to share your knowledge and experience with others in the industry?

We are now accepting presentation abstract submissions for the 2021 IAP2 Australasia Conference to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, BCEC.

This conference has a reputation as the preeminent Community and Stakeholder Engagement event in Australasia for engagement and communications professionals. This year the theme of the conference will be Changing Landscapes and will explore themes of how community and stakeholder engagement is evolving in response to emerging issues, changes and challenges presented by natural disasters, the pandemic, engaging with disadvantaged communities, diversity, equity and inclusion, climate change, globalisation and more.

We aim to present a conference that is interactive, experiential and fun, while addressing the issues that matter in modern engagement practice. The IAP2A Conference will bring together engagement practitioners, community development practitioners, communications and marketing professionals and academics to explore the practice of engagement.

The conference will build on IAP2A’s reputation for offering a dynamic, interactive and targeted program that supports professional development and enhances the practice of project communications, community and stakeholder engagement.

The conference will be attended by delegates working across a diversity of industries and sectors in Australia and New Zealand countries.

We invite you to be part of this conference by applying to present.

Presentation abstract submission is open to all professionals and academics working in community and stakeholder engagement, community members who have participated in engagement and those who are exploring engagement as part of our rapidly changing design, planning, service delivery and policy making environments.

Submissions are especially welcome from community groups and community organisations who can share what works for them, what doesn’t, and why their perspective is both different and important. Submissions from all sectors are welcome.

Both new and emerging, and experienced engagement professionals are welcome to submit an abstract. We want to foster an environment of learning, challenge, disruption and creativity.  Please help us to keep up with the changing landscape by shaking us up, down and side-ways to help us stay on top of our game!

The presentation abstract submissions will be reviewed, and selections made by the Conference Abstract Selection Committee which consists of members of the Conference Committee across a range of industries and with broad experience.

Presentation abstract submissions close Monday 14 June, 2021.

View the abstract guidelines.

That’s a wrap – past conference events

Read about our past conference events.

Are you looking to engage with the best and brightest engagement professionals?

Are you looking to engage with the best and brightest engagement professionals?

Do you want to have your brand associated with best practice in community and stakeholder engagement? As a sponsor of the IAP2 Australasia conference you can gain access to a rapidly growing network of enthusiastic and committed professionals who are increasingly becoming the key influencers and decision makers in government, business and industry.

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It’s a wrap for the 2019 Conference: Engagement Unlocked

It’s a wrap for the 2019 Conference: Engagement Unlocked

Nathan Connors shares his reflections from the 2019 IAP2 Australasia ConferenceThe 2019 IAP2 Australasia Conference delivered more than just a stellar program of workshops, break-out sessions and keynotes, instead, it provided yet another opportunity to observe a mature and professional community-of-practice in action.Focusing on the theme of unlocking engagement to build trust, connection and potential, this year’s conference for me, told the story of growth.

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What you had to say

Attendee

“IAP2 Australasia’s 2018 conference was absolutely inspiring with thought provoking keynotes and breakout sessions.”

Attendee

“This is my first experience at an IAP2 Australasia event and it definitely left me inspired and energised to see so many people doing so much great work.”

Attendee

“The forum was well organised and it was amazing to see so many community development practitioners and members of the private sector.”

Attendee

“Overall I thought it was a very tight and relevant forum. I personally got a lot out of it. As a result I will be joining IAP2 Ausralasia.”

Attendee

“The key guest speakers were great and they have challenged the participants to be creative about their community engagement projects.”

Attendee

“The master classes are sensational, they are always entertaining, insightful and challenge us to make changes happen by changing ourselves.”

Attendee

“The keynote speakers were brilliant, fresh and insightful.”

Attendee

“Two way learning, sitting down and learning from each other, rather than going ahead with a one way agenda is something that really does unlock a lot of trust and authenticity in conversations.”