Collaboration for Impact Conference

Monday, July 17, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (All day)
National Convention Centre
31 Constitution Ave
Canberra ACT


This two-day conference aims to help people tackle big, tough problems and create large-scale impact through collaboration.

Gain valuable insights, resources, demonstrations, and tools to help your team carry out effective collaboration that brings tangible results.

Learn, grow, and expand your professional network—with more than 200 delegates expected to attend from across government, community, professional and education sectors.

Topics include the health system, economy, housing, employment, entrenched and multigenerational disadvantage.

Bonus workshops! Following the conference, on 19 June, are two special-interest workshops: a government workshop and an evaluators workshop. While we recommend you attend the conference first for maximum learning, you can choose to attend the workshops separately.


  • Key learnings from 15 community collaboration projects helping to tackle a range of pertinent issues, from youth unemployment to community safety.
  • Deep dive workshops, with tools and coaching, tailored to where you are in your collaborative change process.
  • New resources to help your collaboration process run smoothly and have large-scale impact
  • Hands-on expo showcasing 10 different strategies, activities and tools for increasing community leadership, engagement and participation.  
  • Innovative frameworks and tools for agenda setting, co-design and shared measurement.


  • Liz Skelton, Conference Co-convenor, Collaboration for Impact
  • Max Hardy, Founder and Principal, Max Hardy Consulting
  • Kerry Graham, Conference Co-convenor, Collaboration for Impact
  • Dr Abigail Powell, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Social Impact
  • Carolyn Curtis, CEO, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation
  • Jenny Riley, Founder and Principal, Navigating Outcomes
  • Regina Hill, Director, Effective Philanthropy
  • Rodney Greene, Director of Community and Economic Development Burnie City Council
  • Ingrid Burkett, Social Design Fellow, Centre for Social Impact

Find out more and register here.