IPAA ACT 2016 Conference

What are the challenges facing the public sector in 2016 and how do we need to adapt? How does the broader global landscape affect public administration in Australia?

IPAA ACT continues the important conversation we began in 2015 about innovation, capability, the global perspective and how ‘Thinking Big’ can help us meet the ongoing challenges for the future.

Join us for our one-day conference in November and hear from keynote speakers, including:

Conference Host

Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM
Secretary, Department of the Environment & Energy

Conference Chair

Carmel McGregor PSM
Deputy President

Session 1 - Thinking Big

George Megalogenis
Commentator & Author

Frances Adamson
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Her Excellency Menna Rawlings CMG
High Commissioner to Australia
British High Commission

Dr Larry Marshall
Chief Executive

Session 2 - Innovation

Catherine Livingstone AO
Business Council of Australia

Glenys Beauchamp PSM
Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

Glenn Keys 
Canberra Business Chamber

Michelle Guthrie
Managing Director
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Session 3 - Capability

Kathy Leigh
Head of Service and Director-General
ACT Public Service

Finn Pratt AO PSM
Department of Social Services

Professor Helen Sullivan
Crawford School of Public Policy

Blair Comley PSM
NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Optional Function

A pre-conference function will be held from 6.00pm-7.00pm on Wednesday 9 November at the National Portrait Gallery, incorporating the Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management awards ceremony. More details will be provided in due course. 

Ticket Sales

The IPAA ACT 2016 Conference is fully subscribed

Ticket sales are being managed centrally by corporate members. Please contact IPAA if you would like to be connected to the person managing tickets on behalf of your organisation. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for this event, please email us here.

Event Details

Event Date Thursday 10 November 2016
Formalities 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM AEDT
Venue Hotel Realm, Barton
Cost This event is sold out.


IPAA ACT acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Contact IPAA

ABN: 24 656 727 375
Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

Postal Address

PO Box 4349
Kingston ACT 2604

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