2019 IPAA National Conference

Join IPAA for the 2019 National Conference, hosted by IPAA NT in Darwin.

Innovation is key to improving efficiency and the 2019 IPAA Conference will explore how effective change can be made and the skills required to deliver it.

Mr Alexander Lau from Singapore’s Transformation and Innovation Lab is one of several keynote speakers who will address the conference. Mr Lau is the Lab’s Principal Design Lead and will provide a global perspective on how to adopt innovation into the public sector based on his experience in building innovation capabilities and mindsets across the Singapore Public Service.

The 2019 Garran Oration will be delivered on the opening morning of the conference by Professor Mick Dodson, Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner. Other keynote speakers include Professor Anne Tiernan, Dean (Engagement) at Griffith University and Ms Lil Anderson, Acting Chief Executive for the Office for Māori Crown Relations (Te Arawhiti). 

Visit the official conference website here to see an active program of events which are open to members and non-members.


Alexander Lau
Lead Design Principal
Innovation Hub Singapore

Professor Mick Dodson
Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner

Lil Anderson
Acting Chief Executive (Tumu Whakarae)
Office for Māori Crown Relations (Te Arawhiti)

Professor Anne Tiernan
Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School
Griffith University


Wednesday 25 September – IPAA Conference Opening Dinner

  • 7.00pm - Registration
  • 7.30pm - Formalities commence
  • 11.00pm - Close

Thursday 26 September – IPAA Conference

  • 8.30am - Registration 
  • 8.50am - Formalities commence
  • 4.30pm - Close

Friday 27 September – IPAA Conference Workshops

  • 9.00am - Workshops commence
  • 12.00pm - Close

The full program for the 2019 Conference can be found here.

Event Properties

Event Date Thursday 26 September 2019
Arrival Time 8:30 AM
Formalities 8:50 AM to 4:30 PM
Members Price $700
Non-Members Price $750
Venue Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive
Register Here


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Phone: (02) 6154 9800
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Barton ACT 2600

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Kingston ACT 2604

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