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Wednesday 7 March 2018

9:00 to 
3:00pm
Masterclasses 

Registrations open from 8.30am click here to view masterclasses

1:30pm
Conference Registration Opens 
1:30pm
Exhibition Hall Opens 
2:45 to 
3:20pm
Afternoon Tea in Exhibition 
2:45 to 
3:20pm
First Timers Networking Function 

Join us in the Lounge Area of the Exhbition during afternoon tea

3:30 to 
5:15pm
3:30 to 
5:15pm
Official Welcome 
5:15 to 
7:15pm
Welcome Drinks in Exhibition 

Sponsored by NGO Recruitment

6:45 to 
7:45pm
Fellows & CFRE Function 
7:00 to 
8:00pm
Emerging Leaders Networking Function 

Thursday 8 March 2018

7:15 to 
8:00am
Networking & Breakfast in Exhibition 

Sponsored by Blackbaud

8:00 to 
9:00am
9:10 to 
10:10am
Securing the Gift
Sponsored by
FR&C
Strategy & Leadership
Sponsored by
ASI Solutions
Gary Johns (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC))
Rob Edwards (Fundraising Institute Australia)
Digital & Events
Sponsored by
FrontStream
10:10 to 
10:50am
Morning Tea in Exhibition 
10:50 to 
11:50am
12:00 to 
1:00pm
1:00 to 
2:00pm
Lunch in Exhibition 

FIA Annual General Meeting

2:00 to 
3:20pm
Plenary: Myth Smashers
Alan White MFIA (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)
Matthew Gibson (National Breast Cancer Foundation)
Melanie Verges (UNICEF)
Nicholas Winfrey (Australian Red Cross )
Rachael Lance MFIA (Leukaemia Foundation)
Victoria Andrews MFIA (Mater Foundation)
3:20 to 
4:00pm
Afternoon Tea in Exhibition 
4:00 to 
5:00pm
7:00 to 
12:00am
Fundraisers' Gala Awards Dinner 

A Tropical Oasis

Principal Awards Sponsors: MonDial Telephone Fundraising & Precision Fundraising

Friday 9 March 2018

7:30 to 
8:30am
Networking & Breakfast in Exhibition 
8:30 to 
9:15am
The Big Room Sessions - Visioning the future
A panel of experts help us understand what our world will look like in 2025
What will fundraising look like in the virtual world of AI?
Experts in digital futures and the world of big data explore the technological disruption we will have to respond to
Will charity still exist as we know it?
In a world of crowd funding, social enterprise and individualised funding (like the NDIS), our experts explore how traditional charities will need to respond
9:25 to 
10:25am
10:25 to 
11:00am
Morning Tea in Exhibition 
11:00 to 
12:00pm
12:10 to 
1:10pm
Securing the Gift
Sponsored by
FR&C
Strategy & Leadership
Sponsored by
ASI Solutions
Toolbox
Bill Maddock (Royal Flying Doctor Service - Queensland Section)
Rob Needham CFRE (Sheldon College )
1:10 to 
2:10pm
Lunch in Exhibition 
2:10 to 
3:10pm
Securing the Gift
Sponsored by
FR&C
Strategy & Leadership
Sponsored by
ASI Solutions
Digital & Events
Sponsored by
FrontStream
4:20 to 
5:30pm