Established in 2006, the Associations Forum National Conference is Australia's best-attended conference for the association sector.
The 14th Annual Associations Forum National Conference will be held on 15-16 July 2019 at the National Convention Centre Canberra.
Hundreds of senior executives, Board members, and experts in their field will gather to lead discussions on the key issues affecting the associations, charities and not-for-profit sector.
For general enquiries, please call the team on 02 9904 8200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Value for Money
Representatives of Member Organisations: $1,100
Representatives of Non-Member NFP Organisations: $1,540Register now
Association Transformation: Evolution or Revolution
Associations need to stay relevant and current, hence they often need to make major changes to their structure, management, offerings or purpose. This panel will discuss how to identify when significant changes are required, including seeking independent advice...
Working with Bureaucracy & Regulators
Associations invariably need to work in conjunction with Government authorities. Whilst most have a healthy relationship and mutual understanding, more reciprocal knowledge is always valuable...
Associations and Credentialing, Certification and Accreditation
Offering professional credentials is a valued member service and a source of revenue and reputation for the association. This panel will discuss...
Successful Association Advocacy Stories
Members want their association to have position statements and to fight for them through subtle or forceful lobbying. This session will examine best strategies, practices and top tips for successful advocacy...
Peter Strong, Chief Executive Officer, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia
Jonathan Smithers, Chief Executive Officer, Law Council of Australia
Recruiting and Welcoming New Members
Membership is the life blood of most associations, being one of the most significant income generators and the primary purpose for the organisation...
Merging a Federal Association into One: Sagas and Successes
Federations of different entities with nearly identical purposes often embark on a merger into one body.
Chair: Adrian Hart, Manager - Client Services, Associations Forum
Nello Marino, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Podiatry Association
Dr Matthew Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Chiropractors Association
Michelle Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Australia