Conference program

The conference program will be structured as a combination of keynote addresses, panel discussions, concurrent sessions and network activities.

A full draft of the program can be downloaded here.

Masterclasses day: Monday 5 August 2024 

Adelaide Convention Centre 

Morning masterclasses 9.30am - 12.30pm 

  • Masterclass 1: Introduction to structured giving 
  • Masterclass 2: Engaging your staff in your corporate giving strategy 
  • Masterclass 3: Introduction to First Nations engagement 
  • Masterclass 4: What do you need to Pay What It Takes 
  • Masterclass 5: Effective government engagement 
  • Masterclass 6: Practical approaches to impact investing

Afternoon masterclasses 1.30pm - 4.30pm 

  • Masterclass 7: Challenge led innovation and systems entrepreneurship 
  • Masterclass 8: Family Foundations: developing an impactful grantmaking strategy 
  • Masterclass 9: Strengthening First Nations led giving 
  • Masterclass 10: Savvy Giving – A roadmap for contemporary philanthropy in Australia 
  • Masterclass 11: Beyond fundraising - building a culture of philanthropy
  • Masterclass 12: Funder evaluation for learning: Building capability in ‘deep listening’ for equity and accountability 

Note that details of the masterclasses are subject to refinement and change, the broad topics will have introductory and more advanced content, to support better practice in giving, grantmaking, impact investing, through to philanthropic evaluation. 

Welcome drinks will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 6pm. 

Conference opening: Tuesday 6 August 2024


From 9am start Welcome to Country, CEO opening remarks

Plenaries and Keynotes


Concurrent sessions with a mix of topics 

Conference dinner (6:30pm - 9pm) 

Conference sessions: Wednesday 7 August 2024

From 9am start  

Plenaries, Keynotes, Panels

Breakout sessions


Concurrent sessions 

Wrap up plenary by approximately 5:15pm

Please note the program is subject to change during meeting planning and preparation. 

A final version will be provided to attendees by email and displayed on the website and mobile app prior to the conference.