Evolution or Revolution:
Is philanthropy future ready? 

Join us for 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. 

We’ve got an impressive line-up of speakers including 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.

This year, we'll explore how philanthropy features in our changing society and what we need to do to stay ahead of the game. We’ll be 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. We hope to see you there!


Day 1

The hallmark event of the 2016 National Conference, day one will be 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 is structured as a series of concurrent sessions, which will enable you to delve more deeply into the topics discussed during day one. Explore the challenges facing the philanthropic community; take inspiration from examples of best practice giving and lessons learnt and discuss current trends in philanthropy. More


Hear what delegates have said about the Philanthropy Australia Conference. More

"I've been inspired by the energy in the room". - Amanda Miller

"The best ideas I've ever heard".
- Dr John Miller AO







Understanding philanthropy

This two-part webinar series provides a brief overview of the history of philanthropy, including definitions and terminology; part two delves into statistics, trends and structures.

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