2017 IPAA National Conference

On 15 November celebrated thought leaders and provocateurs discussed how to think differently and build trust. Conference delegates heard how the landscape is changing and how public sector leaders need to adapt.

The discussion at the Great Hall at Parliament House included heads of public sector departments at the federal and state level, respected academics and nationally-recognised commentators. A number of international speakers brought broader perspectives to the conversation.

Conference Resources

Conference resources are available here. Click the links below to view photos and videos of each session. 
Garran Oration
Conversation 1
Conversation 2
Conversation 3
Reflections and Summation Panel

Conference Function

A conference function was held the evening prior at the iconic National Arboretum, overlooking Canberra. The function celebrated excellence in public administration with the announcement of the winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management, followed by the awarding of IPAA National Fellows.

Conference Program

The conference program is available here or can be viewed by clicking the flyer displayed on the side bar of this page.

Conference Website

Further details about the conference are available on the IPAA 2017 National Conference website




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