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The Connecting Up Transform Conference 2019

Location: Australia , Melbourne (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre) Event Dates:   08 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

Event Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (AEST) Organisation: Connecting Up Contact Name: Grant Smyth Contact Phone: +61411494850 Contact Email: Cost: $60 - $880 Posted: 05 December 2018

The Connecting Up Transform Conference 2019


The Connecting Up ‘Transform’ Conference at Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) next May will see an array of world class speakers and non-profit CEOs focused on helping non-profits achieve a successful digital transformation. 

Featuring artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, business automation, IT security, IT infrastructure, IT strategy, world class marketing, social media, best-practice fundraising, grant writing and more, ‘Transform 2019’ will identify the key issues around digital transformation and provide the solutions the sector needs.

The three-day event, from May 8-10, 2019, also provides important recognition and networking opportunities for delegates through the Australian Not-for-Profit Technology gala awards dinner and the Australian Not-for-Profit Leadership breakfast.

A full day of master classes will see social media expert Kate vanderVoort present on social media marketing, Abby Clemence present on fundraising, and Connecting Up and Infoxchange present on digital transformation and IT strategy.

Plenary speakers include IBM Watson CMO Liaison Lead, Jodie Sangster, who will explain how non-profits can outperform the private sector by becoming early adopters of AI and machine learning; and Dr Ruth Knight, from the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies, who will challenge the “overheads myth” and call on Australian NFPs to ‘ditch the begging bowl’ to ensure they get the funding they need and deserve.

A panel session, featuring Good2Give CEO Lisa Grinham and GoFundraise CEO Stuart Finlayson, will maintain the focus on 21st century fundraising by examining the latest innovations in corporate giving.

Globally renowned marketing scientist Adjunct Professor Mark Ritson, from Melbourne Business School, meanwhile, will deliver a challenging keynote explaining what non-profits need to do to get the results they need in an increasingly competitive market. 

Microsoft Philanthropies Chief Technology Officer Erik Arnold and Maxsum Consulting IT security expert Joe Ciancio will also speak, while senior non-profit sector leaders Cassandra Goldie, CEO, ACOSS, and David Crosbie, CEO, CCA, deliver opening keynotes. 

Once again, the conference will offer numerous one-to-one mentoring opportunities, allowing delegates to get advice specifically tailored for them.

This is supported by a 35 stand exhibition comprised on non-profit focused technology and services providers who understand the needs of the sector.

The Transform Conference has been specifically created to help the Australian non-profit sector acquire the knowledge, skills and products it needs to ensure it can continue to meet the needs of the people it serves.

It is Australia’s premier non-profit technology conference and builds on Connecting Up’s 30-year support of the se tor through technology.

To ensure the event is as affordable as possible, ‘Transform’ delegates will also receive preferential rates for accommodation and parking with Crowne Plaza Melbourne and Best Western Melbourne City. 

All conference packages include arrival tea and coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Sign up as an early bird delegate here

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About Connecting Up

Connecting Up is a not-for-profit organisation. Our purpose is to help fellow not-for-profits leverage the digital world to positively impact their communities. The digital world is expanding beyond IT software-hardware and digital marketing to new innovative service delivery and measuring social impact.  

Connecting Up believe that not-for-profits with the right tools and skills can and do achieve great things for their communities. We have a long history of affordable software, hardware, educational events and group consulting.  We partner with over 40 organisations to deliver high quality products and services specifically meeting the unique needs of the not for profit sector.

Event Category: Technology

Event Type: Conference

Enquiries: Contact Phone +61411494850


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