Thank you for making the Philanthropy Australia 2016 National Conference a great success!

Sights and sounds (3.30 mins)

Watch the debate (34 mins)

About the Conference

Evolution or Revolution: Is philanthropy future ready? 

Our Conference is a once-every-two-years opportunity to engage with the world’s best philanthropic thinkers, strategists and leading voices from around the globe and at home. This year, we explored how philanthropy features in our changing society and what we need to do to stay ahead of the game. We were challenged in our thinking to help determine if we need a catalyst for change, to refine our way of doing things, or if we’re all on the right track.

The speaker line-up included: Mark Gunton, CEO, Clinton Guistra Enterprise Partnership (US), Audette Exel AO, Adara Group and 2016 Leading Philanthropist (AUS), Mae Hong, Vice-President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (US), Allan English, English Family Foundation (AUS), Jason Franklin, Kellogg Chair, Dorothy A Johnson Centre for Philanthropy (US), Amelia Telford, Seed National Director, Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AUS), Sue Cunningham, President Council for Advancement and Support of Education (UK), John McCarthy, Manager, The Tindall Foundation (NZ) and many more.

Day 1

The hallmark event of the 2016 National Conference, day one was a mix of international keynotes, in-conversations, panels and debates, with speakers from Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. More

Day 2

Day two was structured as a series of concurrent sessions, which enabled you to delve more deeply into the topics discussed during day one. We explored the challenges facing the philanthropic community; taking inspiration from examples of best practice giving and lessons learnt and discussed current trends in philanthropy. More

Delegate feedback

Louise Doyle

Paul Madden AM

Julie Reilly 







Our vision is for a more giving Australia…

Sarah Davies (CEO) launched our 2017-2020 Strategic at our 2016 Conference.