Engagement Australia Conference 2022

Engagement Australia Conference 2022

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The Engaged University ‘Accord’: a turning point for Australian Higher Education
Location: Aerial, University of Technology Function Centre, Building 10 Level 7/235 Jones Street, Ultimo Sydney NSW
Date: 21st and 22nd November 2022
Time: Monday 9.30am – 4pm / Tuesday 11am – 4.30pm
Price: Members: $760                Non-Members: $960

Conference Dinner and Excellence Awards
Location: Aerial, University of Technology Function Centre, Building 10 Level 7/235 Jones Street, Ultimo Sydney NSW
Date: 21st November 2022
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Dress Code: Business
Individual Ticket: $180                Table of 10: $1,600
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Industry Breakfast
Location: Aerial, University of Technology Function Centre, Building 10 Level 7/235 Jones Street, Ultimo Sydney NSW
Date: 22nd November 2022
Time: 8.30am – 10.30am
Individual Ticket: $50                Table of 10: $450
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Conference Program
Case Study Presentations and Program
Social Events Program
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With the promised Universities Accord on the horizon, the Australian Higher Education sector has the opportunity to build a new future based on the foundations of shared purpose and understanding with government, industry and the Australian public. In his election speech Labor leader Anthony Albanese promised to “seek our common purpose and promote unity” but a decade of fractured relationships between community, universities and the government will require more than propping up an old and tired funding model.  What is the reimagined central role of engagement with business, government and communities in the lead up to, and implementation of the Universities Accord; and how do we seize this opportunity to ensure that engagement for public purpose becomes the new sustainable turning point for our cherished sector?

Day One of the Conference focuses on the theory, strategy, and evidence for university engagement. The agenda includes a keynote presentation and panel sessions led by sector leaders with a focus on the Labor Government’s proposed Universities Accord – what should this look like, where does engagement fit in, and how can we make sure that engagement for public purpose is on the agenda for key decision makers? Then hear from experts on evaluation frameworks for measuring and demonstrating social impact.

Day Two of the Conference creates inclusive space to promote practise and build capacity for engagement. Join us to learn more about the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in Australia and how Australian Universities are participating. Hear from case studies of community engaged research, teaching and learning, and practice; and participate in a skills development sessions on how to practice respectful action and inclusive allyship through the art of conversation

Articles from presenters
Dr Julie Wells – Evaluating and Demonstrating Impact
Professor Jim Nyland – Towards the Engaged University Accord

Keep the conversations going by attending our social satellite events.
Engagement Australia Excellence Awards:
Celebrate with us as we announce the winners of our annual Excellence Awards for Engagement, recognising the most  impactful and purpose-driven engagement leaders across Australia and New Zealand.

Engagement Australia Industry Breakfast: Network with industry leaders over breakfast while our expert panel share their experience and advice on building productive partnerships to champion social impact.

Engagement Australia is proud to bring you an inspiring line up of speakers, capacity building sessions, and networking events to celebrate and demonstrate the impact of university/community engagement at this critical time for our future.

Who will attend?

We warmly welcome participants from engagement leadership or practice roles within higher education, government, industry, and community groups.



Name Badges

Excellence Awards Dinner

Accommodation Partners

Mercure Sydney
(500m to Conference Venue)
Room Only $230 per night
Buffet Breakfast $20 per person (pre-booked)
Code: EAUS201122

Mercure Sydney
818-820 George Street, Sydney
Telephone: +61 2 9217 6797
Reservations email: h2073@accor.com
Reservations opening hours: 9-5pm Monday – Friday

Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney
(400m to Conference Venue)
Discounted rates on all rooms
Code: Metro123

Metro Aspire Hotel, Sydney
383-389 Bulwara Road, Ultimo
Telephone: +61 2 9211 1499
Email: reservations@aspirehotel.com
Reservations via website:  https://metrohotels.com.au/hotels/metro-aspire-hotel-sydney/

Vulcan Hotel Sydney
(240m to Conference Venue)
10% discount off published rates with breakfast inclusion
Code: ENGAGE22

Vulcan Hotel, Sydney
500 Wattle Street, Ultimo
Telephone: +61 2 9211 3283
Email: info@vulcanhotel.com.au
Reservations via website:  https://vulcanhotel.com.au/