Global problems, local solutions: Tackling inequality in Australia and beyond

What is the ACOSS National Conference?

The ACOSS National Conference is the meeting place to discuss the policy and practice needed to tackle poverty and inequality in Australia.

In 2014 the conference theme is Global problems, local solutions: Tackling inequality in Australia and beyond. With the G20 at our doorstep, the Conference is coming to Brisbane to shine a light on the problem of growing inequality and solutions addressing the inequality challenge.

As the meeting place for the national community sector, the ACOSS Conference will present the latest ideas and directions impacting Australian public policy and the local community sector. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to engage with the work of the Civil Society 20 (C20) and gain insight in to the emerging global inclusive growth agenda, and the policy and advocacy opportunities this may present.

Check out the draft program for a list of session topics and confirmed speakers.

Why attend the ACOSS National Conference?

  • Learn – Get up to speed on the latest ideas and directions to address poverty and inequality in Australia.
  • Connect – Join the meeting place of Australia’s community sector, and network with leaders, practitioners, and policy makers.
  • Contribute – Share your ideas for advocacy and action on poverty in Australia and be part of the solution.

ACOSS Conference Workshops

In 2014, the ACOSS Conference will include a series of workshops to facilitate reflection, sharing and learning around key issues facing community sector organisations.

The workshops will have a focus on skills and strategies to strengthen community organisations in the face of change, with a focus on the following four themes:

  • Advocacy
  • Sustainability
  • Partnerships for community development
  • Digital business

Each workshop will bring together a diverse group of community sector professionals to share experiences, connect and discuss challenges and solutions in their workplace.

Join the discussion and have your voice heard

Sign up to our program announcements at the top of this page to stay up to date with progress in the conference planning and programming.

Want to find out more?

You can get a taste of the ACOSS Conference by watching videos, browsing photos and reading presentations from past ACOSS Conferences. All this is available on the ACOSS website

Connecting with the community – Sponsorship opportunities

Does your business, campaign or organisation want to connect with Australia’s national community sector? Or show your support for the strength and diversity of this purpose-driven sector?

ACOSS has multiple opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors. Click here to download the sponsorship prospectus.

If you would like to discuss your interest in sponsorship opportunities further, contact Louise Stanley on 02 9310 6202.


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