WHERE AND WHEN?
Progress 2015 will be held throughout the historic Melbourne Town Hall, from Thursday 7 May – Saturday 9 May. This is a pivotal time – the week before the 2015 federal budget and about a year out from the next federal election.
You’ll meet the heads of Australia’s leading non-profits, together with their campaigns, policy, communications and community engagement staff. And hundreds of academics and unionists, philanthropists, and business leaders. The sheer number of passionate people and the diversity of experience creates a powerful atmosphere.
You’ll hear from Australian and world-leading experts on the latest approaches to campaigning and behaviorial change, attend panels and workshops on the big issues facing Australia, and brush up on skills at short workshops. This time, we’re also adding structured spaces for planning and collaboration across sectors. Of course, as with any conference, many of the best insights will come from conversation over lunch and in the corridors.
IT'S NOT ALL WORK WORK WORK...
Each night Progress 2015 will host inspiring and valuable networking parties. We’ll also hold exclusive film screenings – and the program will be full of musical performances from Australia’s most ‘vocal’ artists (who could forget Missy Higgins at Progress 2013).
WHAT DID I MISS IN 2013?
The inaugural Progress 2013, held in November, had 1000 attendees and 100 speakers. Keynotes included world renowned expert on inequality Richard Wilkinson, Obama campaign leader Jeremy Bird and messaging expert Anat Shenker Osorio. Re-live the highlights in our wrap video.