Philanthropy Australia today announced that its 2024 national conference will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This will be the first time the conference has been held outside Melbourne and Sydney.
The biennial conference is Australia’s premier gathering of the philanthropy sector.
The conference will be held 5-7 August 2024 and has the theme ‘For the Love of Humanity: Impact with Humility’. The word philanthropy comes from the Greek language and means ‘the love of humanity’.
Sessions will include masterclasses, breakout workshops and plenaries delivered by high-profile speakers from across Australia and around the world.
More than 700 delegates are expected to attend the event in person including leading philanthropists, senior philanthropy and not-for-profit professionals, and leaders from the business, academic, media and government sectors.
Quotes attributable to the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Peter Malinauskas MP
“I am delighted that Philanthropy Australia has selected Adelaide as the location for its 2024 national conference with the backing of Business Events South Australia and my government.
“We support the national commitment to double giving by 2030 and this event will be a boost for that endeavour and a wonderful opportunity for interstate and international philanthropists and the philanthropy sector to experience the best Adelaide has to offer.
“I look forward to welcoming delegates to South Australia as we showcase South Australia’s growing giving community and the impact philanthropy is having across the state.”
Quotes attributable to Jack Heath, CEO, Philanthropy Australia
“Adelaide will be a fabulous location for the Philanthropy Australia national conference. It’s an ideal location to profile the growth and possibilities of philanthropy across the country.
“Place and community have been critical drivers in the recent growth of philanthropy world-wide. South Australia has seen this through the establishment of Foundation SA and its growing network of community foundations which build on the great work of leading SA philanthropists, trusts and foundations collaborating with local charities.”