The Program

Who, where, what and when...

Schedule your days at #SIITR24 to make sure that you get the most of the program. There’s something for everyone so be sure not to miss out!

Speaker announcements will commence from Tuesday 28th May 2024, the program format is below.

Day 1 - Wednesday, 4th September

Registration from 8am, doors open at 850 and the conference will commence at 9am sharp

09:00
Welcome to Social Impact in the Regions 2024
  • Welcome to Country
  • Welcome to Kempsey
  • Official opening
  • Welcome to Conference
09:50
Key note speakers
Investing in regional impact


FEATURING: Liz Ritchie, CEO Regional Australia Institute

Stay tuned, further announcement coming soon…

10:20
Panel
Investing in regional impact

Liz Ritchie, CEO Regional Australia Institute will be joined by our panel who will explore a variety of ways to fund social impact in regional communities. Our conversation will get you thinking about different ways to fund your impact activities, and also stimulate a discussion about investment that is needed for the regions well into the future.

Further speaker announcements coming very soon…

11:20
Morning Tea
12:00
Masterclasses /workshop commence

Speakers: TBC
Venue: Riverside Movies, Kempsey

What if your community had full control of important assets? Learn from a range of speakers how different regional communities have solved market failure through community ownership.

Speakers: TBC
Venue: Riverside Movies, Kempsey

Government funding is not the only way to create impact in a community. In this masterclass you will learn a range of different ways to fund your important work unpacking the do’s and don’t with a panel of seasoned practitioners across philanthropy and government.

FEATURING: Jo Taylor, Siddle Family Foundation

Speakers: Jo-Ann Kelly, Dr. Chad Renando (more announcements soon)
Venue: TBC

What is place based design? How can you engage your regional community in a range of authentic conversations and build a stronger community together?

The speakers will showcase their experience in delivering place-based initiatives including Learning the Macleay and Ready Macleay

Speakers: Anita Tang, Jesse Taylor, Dr. Dimity Podger
Venue: Macleay Valley Country University Centre

Regional communities face complex challenges that often require systemic change. But where do you start? And how do you care for your community, your stakeholders and yourself during the process?

13:00
Break for Lunch
14:00
Masterclasses continued

Speakers: TBC
Venue: TBC

Part 2: What if your community had full control of important assets? Learn from a range of speakers how different regional communities have solved market failure through community ownership.

Speakers: TBC
Venue: TBC

Part 2: Government funding is not the only way to create impact in a community. In this masterclass you will learn a range of different ways to fund your important work unpacking the do’s and don’t with a panel of seasoned practitioners across philanthropy and government.

Speakers: TBC
Venue: TBC

Part 2: This two-way conversation will explore a range of methods to deliver authentic regional engagement. It has been designed for entities wanting to work in regional communities and engage authentically, and also for regional community members who want to be heard.

Speakers: TBC
Venue: TBC

Part 2: Regional communities face complex challenges that often require systemic change. But where do you start? And how do you care for your community, your stakeholders and yourself during the process?

16:00
Afternoon Break
16:30
Day closing
Return to main room, conference close for the day.
17:00
Welcome event
Venue: Depot Café
18:30
PITCHFEST
Venue: TBC
20:00
Dinner
Local cafés open for dinner.
Day 1

Day 2 - Thursday, 5th September

Registration at Kempsey Central from 8am, doors open at 850 and the conference will commence at 9am sharp

08:50
Welcome to Day 2 of Social Impact in the Regions 2024
  • Everyone to be seated
  • Welcome to Country
  • Welcome to Day 2
  • Kempsey: Local Story
09:55
Keynote Speaker
Amplifying regional voices

Announcement coming soon…

10:30
Panel
Amplifying regional voices

Panel announcement coming soon…

11:15
Morning Tea
11:45
Workshops: Rotation 1

Practical workshops designed to support your social impact / social enterprise skills and knowledge

A range of regional case studies showcasing the highlights and hiccups of regional social impact practitioners.

Workshop Facilitator: Announcement coming soon
Venue: Kempsey Central

Take a deep dive into impact investing. How to get more traction, building connections.

Skill level: Intermediate, some knowledge of impact investing is helpful.

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

13:00
Break for Lunch
14:30
Workshops: Rotation 2

Practical workshops designed to support your social impact / social enterprise skills and knowledge

A range of regional case studies showcasing the highlights and hiccups of regional social impact practitioners.

Workshop Facilitator: Announcement coming soon
Venue: Kempsey Central

Building a case for investment. With over 600,000 not for profits in Australia the opportunity to invest in your social impact venture must stack up. Where to start? In this workshop learn how to put together your ask and build a case for investment.

Skill level: Intermediate, understanding of the competitive nature of grants and funding. 

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

15:45
Workshops:
Rotation 3

Practical workshops designed to support your social impact / social enterprise skills and knowledge

A range of regional case studies showcasing the highlights and hiccups of regional social impact practitioners.

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

17:00
Conference Close Day 2
17:00
Break
18:00
Conference dinner commences
Venue and Theme TBC

Day 3 - Friday, 6th September

Registration at Kempsey Central from 8am, doors open at 850 and the conference will commence at 9am sharp

08:45
Welcome to Day 3 of Social Impact in the Regions 2024
  • Everyone to be seated
  • Welcome to Country
  • Welcome to Day 3: Co-design process to identify streams
09:30
Activity
Icebreaker on understanding regional challenges
09:45
Keynote Speaker 1
Understanding regional challenges

Speaker: TBC
Venue: TBC

10:05
Panel
Understanding regional challenges

Speaker: TBC
Venue: TBC

11:05
Morning Tea
11:45
Activity
Activity Details go here
13:00
Break for Lunch
14:30
Action Learning Set

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

Workshop Facilitator: TBC
Venue: TBC

Some more details about this workshop

16:30
Closing Ceremony
More Details go here
17:00
Close
More Details go here if necessary 

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