Innovating for Impact - Strategies for Transforming Communities 
Join us on 17-19 July on the Gold Coast.
We are thrilled to welcome you to Jobs Australia's 2024 conference, Innovating for Impact: Strategies for Transforming Communities, set to take place from 17 to 19 July 2024 at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa on the picturesque Gold Coast. As we navigate through changing times, the need for innovation has never been more critical. This conference is dedicated to exploring how change, when embraced, can lead to significant positive impacts. We aim to equip you with practical tools and strategies to transform communities and make a lasting difference.

Mark your calendars and prepare to be part of a transformative experience. Whether you're looking to innovate, network, or gain new strategies for community transformation, this conference promises to be an invaluable platform.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast in July 2024 for what promises to be an unforgettable event.

Conference tickets are now on sale!
Location
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Date & Time
July 17, 2024, 12:00 PM - July 19, 2024 - 3:00 PM
Tickets and Pricing
Member tickets are for financial Members of Jobs Australia only. To check if your organisation is a Member of Jobs Australia, please email [email protected].
Individual Conference Ticket:
Masterclass:
Members: $1390
Non-Members: $1690
Members: $220
Non-Members: $330
Your ticket includes:

  • Access to the full conference. (excluding the pre-conference masterclass)
  • Welcome networking drinks.
  • Poolside conference dinner at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa. 
  • Morning breathwork and meditation sessions.

All prices in AUD and include GST.

Conference dress code: Smart Casual
Dress code for the Poolside Conference Dinner: Smart Casual with a touch of coastal flair.
Your ticket includes:

  • Access to an exclusive afternoon session "Navigating the Future: Mastering Success in Employment, Disability, and Social Enterprise", led by our Representation and Engagement team.
  • The Masterclass session can only be purchased in conjunction with an individual conference ticket.

All prices in AUD and include GST.
Speakers
MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Ben Vasiliou
CEO of Youth projects and jobs australia board member
Jessica Wilson
​​​​AWARD WINNING TECH ENTREPRENEUR
Nasir Sobhani
the streetS barber
Julian Moore
AI IMPLEMENTATION SPECIALIST
Dominic Thurbon
 
Partner at EY in Climate Change and Sustainability Services, AUTHOR, RESEARCHER AND SPEAKER
Ashley Fell
Social Researcher, TEDx speaker, Author, Host, and the Director of Advisory at McCrindlE
Jan Owen
CEO OF FOUNDATIONS FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS
Ross Pollard
 
Oxygen advantage breathing instructor
Bessi Graham
THE CO-FOUNDER OF BENEFIT CAPITAL AND THE DIFFERENCE INCUBATOR (TDi)
Margaret Balsillie
WORKPLACE RELATIONS MANAGER AT JOBS AUSTRALIA

David Platt 

CO-FOUNDER/CEO/STRATEGIST AT RESILIENT FUTURES
David Prior 
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SPECIALIST AT JOBS AUSTRALIA
Arron Wood AM
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS EXPERT
Masterclass Speakers
More to be announced soon!
Samantha Hill
FOUNDER AND CEO REAL LIFE ASSISTANTS
Matt Lambelle
CEO OF WISE EMPLOYMENT
Dr Cheryl Sykes
Consultant and researcher
Bryan McCormick
SENIOR ADVISOR GOVERNMENT AND POLICY AT JOBS AUSTRALIA
Matt Pfahlert
CEO of the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE)
Masterclass Agenda 17 July
Join us on Wednesday 17 July before the official conference program kicks off for an exclusive afternoon session titled "Navigating the Future: Mastering Success in Employment, Disability, and Social Enterprise", led by our Representation and Engagement team, sponsored by Employment Hero.

The reviews are almost complete, and the upcoming reforms and funding are crucial. Our NFP sector must seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity. The new Federal Government has focused on employment, social enterprise, disability, and remote Australia.
In this half-day Masterclass, we will bring together four sectors for a unique opportunity to collaborate. Government reviews consistently highlight that operating in silos has not been effective. Each sector needs to understand and work with the others to succeed. The reforms will enable the necessary collaboration, providing a vital opportunity for those who embrace change to thrive, while those who do not may be left behind.

The Masterclass will be facilitated and highly interactive. Experts from various fields will share their collective knowledge, and we will maximise the time for Q&A to ensure a comprehensive understanding. Key decision-makers from government will be present and actively participating in discussions. This Masterclass will not only be an opportunity to learn but also to influence the reforms.

Please note that the Masterclass is exclusively available to conference attendees and cannot be purchased independently. Full conference registration is required to access the masterclass.

Full Conference Program 17 - 19 July
Watch our highlights reel from 2023
The Jobs Australia Conference was held from March 20 to 22 in a hybrid format at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. The conference brought together collaborators from the Not for Profit (NFP) sector to explore how NFPs can reduce potential risks and stay relevant by building on the power of the past to ultimately succeed in the future.

Discover what makes the Jobs Australia Conference so special.
Location
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Sponsors and Exhibitors
We extend our gratitude to all our sponsors and exhibitors for their invaluable support and participation.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at the conference, please get in touch by emailing Nicole Steers at [email protected].
Our Sponsors and Exhibitors
PLATINUM SPONSOR
Marsh has been a leader and helped define the Australian risk management, advisory and insurance broking field since 1965. Marsh’s extensive global network brings together exceptional insights, expertise and services to help suit your business needs.

Marsh in collaboration with Jobs Australia, provides smart solutions to empower your business.

When you become a Jobs Australia Member, you can gain direct access to the Marsh team, their global specialists and local expertise, to help manage your business risk and insurance.

Marsh has customised a range of services for Jobs Australia Members, and a dedicated support team is available to support and address any of your questions.
GOLD SPONSOR
Employment Hero is the world’s leading HR, payroll and employee engagement platform. Its powerful employment platform and groundbreaking employment superapp, Swag, are changing work for the better. The award-winning employment software helps launch businesses on the path to success by powering more productivity every day. Employment Hero services over 300,000 businesses and its core platform reduces admin time by up to 80 per cent.
LANYARD AND APP SPONSOR
Our aim is to be that business partner who consistently delivers great outcomes, because we care about your success, not ours. Our executive team have decades of accumulated experience across a spectrum of industries, and that’s a point of difference we are enormously proud to be able to offer.
It’s amazing what you can achieve, when you believe …

MEDIA SPONSOR
The Institute of Community Directors Australia is the best-practice governance network for the members of Australian not-for-profit and government boards and committees, and the senior staff who work alongside them. We are an enterprise of Our Community, providing advice, connections, training and easy-to-use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities.
EXHIBITOR ONLY
AutogenAI is a cutting-edge generative AI solution designed to revolutionise the bid and proposal process.

Trusted by clients across all sectors and three continents for proposal writing, thought leadership, and marketing copy, AutogenAI empowers businesses to create compelling, winning content, saving you time and money while enhancing the quality of your proposals. AutogenAI gives businesses the competitive edge needed to win new, long-term, profitable contracts.
ACRE is a for-purpose social enterprise with a BIG mission. We want a positive, vibrant future for rural and regional Australia. We believe in lighting a spark for young people to think creatively, to be entrepreneurial, to be innovative and to be supported by their community.

We offer guided learning and development programs, community brokerage services, advice and support to build entrepreneurial skills in individuals, organisations, government and community. We educate around the emerging model of Social Enterprise as a means of re-generating rural communities in Australia.

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 Join us in July
We look forward to hosting you!
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