The SA/NT Chapter Conference has something for everyone in the advancement sector and beyond!

Whether you work in the areas of admissions, alumni relations, community engagement, development, fundraising, marketing, communications or the person responsible for strategic decision making, the EDGE Conference offers something for you.

The topics planned for the event are the result of the insight provided by our members in a recent survey. The program is tailored for staff from every kind of institution and at every level—whether you’re a newcomer, a mid-level professional, or a key decision maker/chief advancement officer.

Our aim is to ensure you are inspired to think outside the scope of your role, think laterally, learn about current engagement trends, and challenge the status quo. We will accomplish this by bringing together bright minds to give talks on a wide range of subjects across different industries.


We invite you to EXPLORE the power of data, DISCOVER new communication strategies, GROW your knowledge and skills, and ENGAGE and share experiences with peers who know exactly what you’re going through and the challenges you face.

Meet the people who will join us as speakers here. Our conference program is available here.

Don’t miss out on this unique experience of practical learning, inspiration and networking.


Dates: Thursday 29th and Friday 30th August 2019

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre



Our conference keynotes have extraordinary stories and powerful insights to share. They are at the cutting edge in their field, and will inspire you with fresh perspective, ideas, skills and strategies necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world of ever-increasing challenges.


Ashley Fell
A social researcher, trends analyst and Head of Communications for the internationally respected consultant McCrindle, Ashley is also a successful Tedx speaker.

The future of education – the top trends transforming students, institutions and society 
In order for any school to remain competitive and at the forefront of innovation and education, it is crucial to understand the technological, global, financial, generational and social shifts in the education sector today.


Dr Huu Kim Le 
An Adelaide-based Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, specialising in video game addiction or ‘gaming disorder’.

How to keep your community engaged in your game 
The video game industry use psychologists to better engage their users and create a community. Can we use gamification and UX ‘User Experience’ principles to better engage our school communities?




Dan Kuss
Dan’s purpose is to empower people and business with the mindset and tools to succeed. He believes that continuous personal and professional development, combined with doing what we do best is key to unlocking our full potential.

Super powers for success – how to use a strength-based approach to amplify your productivity 
Decades of research has proven that we are more successful by focusing on improving our innate talents. Learn how to use a strengths-based approach to amplify your productivity and development in your career and in your personal life.


Katie Iles 
A consultant and keynote speaker for Hello Clarity, a research-based strategy and communications company. With more than 15 years’ experience as a corporate communications and leadership consultant across diverse industries, Katie brings a wealth of insight for organisations seeking to remain relevant, engage generations and communicate effectively in today’s changing landscape. 

Engaging multi-generational communities 
This interactive session will look at how to successfully engage multiple generations with key narratives and how to shape authentic, helpful engagement strategies that can be applied internally and externally.


Conference Dinner

Thursday 29 August at a secret location in the CBD.

Dinner bookings are now available for the Conference – A great opportunity to connect with people in a more relaxed setting. $30pp (subsidised – includes a welcome drink and tasting menu. Cash bar available).

If you wish to book for dinner after you have booked your Conference ticket or you wish to bring a spouse/partner, please click here.  


Conference Rates:

Members Rates
  • Full Conference: $476 +GST
  • Day Only: $285 +GST
Non-Member Rates
  • Full Conference: $594 +GST
  • Day Only: $356 +GST
Principal’s Half-Day pass: To undertake this offer please email

Thanks to our Chapter Sponsors