Connecting Up Conference 2016 #CUconf16

Dates: 18-20 May 2016

Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne

Program includes:

  • Masterclasses - Wednesday 18 May
  • Not-for-profit Leadership Breakfast - Thursday 19 May
  • Connecting Up Awards Dinner - Thursday 19 May
  • Conference plenaries, streams and other activities - 19-20 May

Optional program at additional cost

Keynote speakers:

Laura Walker McDonald Mark McCrindle

Laura Walker McDonald


Mark McCrindle

Principal, McCrindle Research

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“NFP Leadership Breakfast”
Susan Pascoe


Leading Teams & Managing Change in Transformative Times
Mark McCrindle





“More than a song! Revitalising a heritage brand within a federated structure”
Dianne McDonald


Influencer & Vlogger/Blogger Marketing Explained
Jo Scard


“How to write website content that attracts your ideal supporter”
Rachel Kurzyp


“How important is literacy to engaging with our communities?”
Cathy Basterfield


“How to promote your Not-for-Profit with little or no money”
Catherine Baker


“Tech trends in Asia”
Jed Adao


“Social Media Insights @ Microsoft Australia”
Steve Iatropoulos



R&G Technologies INNOVATE Stream


“The modern not for profit – becoming the “Data Driven Enterprise””
Gordon Tan


Innovation: How IT teams in Non Profits can effectively and sustainably effect change
Julie VanDore


“Selecting Systems That Work Together”
Bruce McIntosh


“Data Science for the Social Good”
Lauren Baird


“Redesigning your IT environment for the data driven age”
Tony Nissen


“Data Security and Open Data”
Dr Carlson Ho


“Stretch your tech budget – Get more, spend less with refurbished IT equipment”
Jeff Fujii


“Managing Multiple Projects and Multiple Partners”
Ghani Ibrahim


“Innovation and technology”
Cathy Kirwan





“Using technology to improve the client experience”
Laura Simpson, Matt Walton


And you thought you had a problem? Leadership in not-for-profits comprised solely (or mostly) of volunteers
Dr Paul Power


“NFP Law Getting Started Web app – a collaboration between Neota Logic, Melbourne Law School and Justice Connect”
Kate Fazio, Gary Cazalet


“Global Goals – ‘co-opetition’ and taking on the responsibility”
Dr Kerry Bennett


“From A-Types to Allsorts – A journey of change”
George Stavrakakis


“Why can’t everyone be just like me?”
Andrea Collett


“Creating a persuasive customer experience”
Simon McEwen


“From 20c to $2million – a journey of workplace giving”
Amanda Bisset


“The Innovative NFP”
David Buley