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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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
Representatives of Member Organisations: $990 ($1,100 after 10 May)
Representatives of Non-Member NFP Organisations: $1,320 ($1,540 after 10 May)Register now
The Latest in Technology for Associations and Charities
From CRM systems to event apps: how do you decide which ones you should use and how much to pay for them? Labour costs and the advantages of automation are both...
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
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...
Driving Innovation in Your Association: Creating New Value!
This session will enable participants to design and lead their innovation strategy and effectively test, select and implement innovations. Danny Samson will present practical and useful frameworks for how industry and professional associations can most effectively evaluate...
Prof Danny Samson, Professor of Management, University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Management and Marketing
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. This session will investigate:
- The importance of inducting and onboarding new members
- Whether using a member committee is an advantage or disadvantage
- Top tips on recruitment strategies
Jim McElwain, Executive Director, Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc
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. This panel will examine:
- Building the case for change and consulting over many months
- The best time to undertake a restructure
- The crucial role members play and how to market a vote for change
Nello Marino, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Podiatry Association
Dr Matthew Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Chiropractors Association
Michelle Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Australia