Successful 2019 Chapter Conferences

There are so many good news stories to share from each of our state conferences that we struggled to pick the best ones! You will be able to catch up on all the news in our upcoming edition of Face2Face which comes out in December. Watch this space.

NSW/ACT Chapter Conference

EDGE SYDNEY 2019 was a conference full of insightful speakers and plenty of networking opportunities. Well done to the wonderful conference committee with special mention to Julia Glass and Lyn O’Neil for their tireless and exemplary work in organising this very successful event. With noted speakers such as Craig Tegel, Naomi Simson and Jen Harwood combined with the talented and expert led sessions provided by the many other speakers for this event, it was an informative day that had much value (according to attendees).

VIC/TAS Chapter Conference

The 2019 VIC/TAS State Conference was an amazing success. Held at Haileybury’s stunning CBD campus, the first Conference on the Educate Plus calendar was a sell out with over 220 registrations. There were too many highlights to mention but here are a few:

  • Awesome key note presentations from Simon Griffiths (Who Gives a Crap) and author and public speaker, Karen Gately.
  • Jimmy Buck – Chief Advancement Officer at Deakin University.
  • Elise Dunstan from OurSchool.
  • 19 wonderful sponsors showcasing their incredible talents and products.
  • Finding our Frodo with Cameron Pegg.
  • The unstoppable duo of Alan Watkinson and Ann Badger

As always a special thanks to the Vic/Tas Committee for the wonderful work they do – Maria Mercuri, Karen Whitten, Laura Bird, Adam Liddiard, Mary Marino, Di Lacey, Laura Maasburg, Joel Brewer, Judy-Ann Quilliam and Michelle McKay and of course Mr Russell Davidson!

NZ Chapter Conference

‘Switched-On & Savvy’! A brilliant theme and a conference that surpassed expectations. A real highlight was the opening keynote speaker 2019 New Zealand Innovator of the Year, Ian Taylor CNZM. Ian, who founded the company Animation Research Ltd, shared with delegates the power of having a “don’t see why not” attitude. We received
rave reviews with several delegates claiming Ian as “the best Keynote I’ve ever seen”. We must also acknowledge the 23 fantastic presenter including the legendary Dr Alan Watkinson, Catherine Boyer (‘Creating Transformational Legacies with Strategic Philanthropic Partnerships’) and Jackson Rowland (‘Switching on to Gen Y – Embrace an Uncomfortable Future’). And our thanks to MC Rob Hay, long-standing member of Educate Plus and former Committee Member, who kept the pace going during our two days. A huge thanks to the NZ committee for their tireless energy and effort to create what was a fantastic conference.

QLD Chapter Conference

“We are Queensland, we are Advancement” … rang out in various ways throughout our conference in September. Based on metrics from the delegate survey gauging overall
impressions and whether goals in attending were achieved it was another outstanding Queensland Chapter Conference. Well done to all the QLD Award winners:

Award Category/Project Winner Highly Commended Award
Admissions Citipointe Christian College Ormiston College
Alumni & Community Relations The Glennie School St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School
Marketing & Communications Citipointe Christian College Ormiston College
Fundraising St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Foundation St Joseph’s College – Gregory Terrace
Citipointe Christian College
Digital, On-line or Film St Joseph’s College – Nudgee St Joseph’s College – Gregory Terrace
Newcomer Award Lesley Simms – St Luke’s Anglican Schoo  
President’s Award Nicole Wykes – Nambour Christian College  

 

 

SA/NT Chapter Conference

EDGE 2019: Challenge your mind! The conference program deconstructed the EDGE into four themes: EXPLORE, DISCOVER, GROW and ENGAGE with a keynote speaker, additional experts in their field, and panel discussions for each area. The 26 sessions encompassed the topics of fundraising, admissions, marketing, communications
and engagement, foundations and volunteering. Opportunities were plentiful for leaders and advancement professionals, whether beginners or those with experience, to grow and challenge themselves, to network and build stronger relationships. What an amazing and successful concept this was that resonated throughout all of the chapters! Well done SA/NT!

 

WA Chapter Conference

The WA Chapter Conference, held on Wednesday 21 August at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research was a great success with very favourable feedback received. Thank you to everyone who supported by attending, and no doubt they went home knowing more than they did when they arrived. With the ‘GROWTH’ theme the conference made the most of the keynotes, quick-fire talks and workshop sessions to include an aspiration to meet the participants needs for knowledge, networking, self and time! Thanks to their keynote Peter Hutton and the many speakers who provided invaluable information on every Advancement stream.