For all event and registration queries, please contact ICMS.  

ICMS is our professional conference organiser (PCO) and the friendly team there will be able to assist with any registration or event-based queries that you may have.  

Phone: 1300 792 466  

Email: paconference@icms.com.au  


WHY IS THE CONFERENCE OVER FOUR DAYS?

The Philanthropy Australia National Conference will be an interactive online experience, held over four days in April and May. The program will be delivered over four days to enable participants to get the best possible conference experience and access a variety of different types of conference c content including keynotes, panel discussions, interactive sessions and more. The format of the conference is as follows: 

  • 21-22 April – we will come together for our virtual plenary program. These jam-packed days will challenge, motivate and provoke big-picture thinking by probing how our attitudes, approach and practice must evolve to remain accountable to the future.  
     
  • 5-6 May – after time to reflect and refresh, we will come back to gather online for two days of interactive, inspiring workshops. Led by some of Australia’s leading practitioners, leaders and changemakers, the diverse workshop program will offer breakthrough thinking at the very forefront of change and provide practical examples of how to advance practice. Participants will actively discuss, collaborate and think strategically as we collectively explore what the future needs from us, now.  
     

HOW WILL THE CONFERENCE RUN IN AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT? 

The conference will be delivered through interactive online event platforms with a program specifically designed for the online environment. The conference program brings the philanthropic sector and broader community together with the world’s best thinkers, strategists and leading voices to act as a catalyst for change.  

Our members and broader community enjoy coming together and the online conference platform offers many of the elements that are enjoyed in a face-to-face environment, including ample opportunity to connect and network with peers. Participants will get access to:  

  • Live-streamed presentations and participation in live Q&A 
  • The opportunity to connect with fellow attendees via the meeting hub, chat and discussion forums, along with the opportunity to set up 1:1 meetings with your peers 
  • Participation in live interactive networking functions 
  • Ability to create your own agenda, access downloadable content and export your notes and contacts at any time 
  • Post-conference access to recordings so you can view in your own time after the live event 
  • and more! 

The conference portal will be opened to participants ahead of the scheduled start times on 21-22 April so participants can become familiar with the layout and navigation ahead of the program getting underway.  
 

I’M ONLY ABLE TO ATTEND THE SESSIONS IN APRIL OR THE WORKSHOPS IN MAY – IS THIS OKAY?

Yes!  The conference will be presented as a four-day program in April and May.  As far as possible, we recommend that delegates attend all four days to gain full benefit, but we understand that four days is a big commitment and may not be possible.  

The online registration process gives you the option to register for just the Conference Sessions (April) or Conference Workshops (May), or both (April and May). 

Please note relevant recordings will be shared with delegates after the conference – if you’re not able to join on the day, you’ll still be able to access and watch all content that you’ve registered for in your own time post conference.  


CAN I SHARE MY REGISTRATION WITH ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES?

The conference portal allows for a single login to be used by one person at any time – it does not support multiple people using a single login. We encourage all participants to have an individual login to support a holistic conference experience and gain value from the interactive elements of the platform and program.  

However, if you’re only able to attend part of the conference you might consider sharing your login with your colleague. Please note that only one person will be able to sign in and participate at any given time.  


WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?

Our registration platform accepts all credit cards.  We also accept payment via Electronic Funds Transfer or cheque and can also generate an invoice if required. You’ll have the option to select your preferred payment method as part of the registration process.  

We’re also offering payment plans – which enable you to secure your place at conference with a 15% deposit. Philanthropy Australia recognises that it’s a challenging time and we hope that this option gives participants flexibility during this period. Please note the full amount owing must be paid in full prior to the conference.  


CAN I CHANGE OR UPDATE MY REGISTRATION DETAILS IF I NEED? 

Yes – you’ll receive a confirmation once your registration and payment has been finalised. This email includes your registration details as well as a ‘modify registration’ link. This link gives you access to the registration portal where you can update your details.

Please note that you’ll need your email address and Registration Reference Number to access the portal. Your Registration Reference Number appears at the top of your confirmation email, just above your name.  


I’M A LEADER OF A SMALL NFP – ARE THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE?

There may be a small number of scholarships available for leadership of small NFPs – although they are not guaranteed. A handful of generous philanthropic members occasionally ‘pay it forward’, offering scholarships to leaders for small NFPs who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. The number of scholarships available depends entirely on our philanthropic community.  

If you’re a leader of a small NFP organisation that doesn’t have the financial resources to attend our conference, you can express your interest to attend via this form. Please note, all scholarship decisions are final and at the discretion of Philanthropy Australia.  
 

CANCELLATION POLICY  

All cancellations must be advised in writing to the Conference Office. Cancellations received before Wednesday 17 March 2021 (35 days prior to the conference) will receive a refund of registration fees, less an administration charge of 15% of total registration costs.  

Cancellations after this date will not be refunded. The full Philanthropy Australia Cancellation Policy can be viewed online.  
 

NOTICE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RECORDING 

By attending the Philanthropy Australia National Conference, you will be part of an event where photography, video and audio recording will occur.  

By completing registration and attending the conference, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction in future Philanthropy Australia promotional material.  
 

CODE OF CONDUCT 

The Philanthropy Australia National Conference aims to challenge, inspire and provoke thinking to influence and advance philanthropic practice. While it is a wonderful period of connecting and collaborating, we ask that all delegates respectfully refrain from soliciting funding.

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