2019 IAP2 Australasia Conference

The annual IAP2 Australasia Conference has a reputation as the preeminent event in Australasia for engagement and communications professionals. This year's conference will be held over three days in Sydney, NSW.

29 - 31 October, 2019
Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach

Core Values Awards Dinner 30 October

To stay-up-to-date on the 2019 IAP2 Australasia Conference visit the Conference website: iap2conference.com.au

Right now, we are busy building a program along the theme of Engagement Unlocked: Keys to Trust, Connection and Potential . This program, to be released in August, will explore themes of building trust, creating connected communities and the future and the potential of community and stakeholder engagement.

Preliminary Program

29 October 2019
Elective Workshops and Masterclasses
Young and Emerging Professionals Mixer
Welcome Reception

30 October 2019
Conference opening with special guest keynote presenter
Breakout sessions
Playzone sessions
International Keynote Panel with UNESCAP
IAP2A Annual General Meeting
Core Values Awards and Gala Dinner

30 and 31 October 2019
Breakout sessions
Playzone sessions
Conference close with special guest keynote presenter

Download a copy of the full preliminary program here.

*Note: This is a preliminary program only, and all sessions, dates and times are subject to change.

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Registrations are now open, click here to register.

Registration Fees (exclusive GST)

Ultra-early bird member (before 30 June) $1172
Early bird member (before 31 August) $1300   
Early bird non-member (before 31 August) $1700
Member (registrations received after 1 September) $1500
Non-member (registrations received after 1 September) $1900

These prices are exclusive GST, and are for the full conference registration of 2.5 days plus social functions.

Day only registrations will be available from $600 for members and $750 for non-members.

Student discounts for full time students will be available.

Abstract presenters will be offered a special fee for a full conference registration ($1000 plus GST) if registering before 31 August.

Registrations are now open, click here to register.


Sponsorship Opportunities

For 2019 IAP2 Australasia conference sponsorship opportunities download the IAP2 Australasia Major Events Sponsorship document here.


Presentation Abstracts

Presentation abstract submission is now closed!

This year’s theme is Engagement Unlocked: Keys to Trust, Connection and Potential and will explore themes of building trust and creating connected communities.

Abstract submission is open to all - professionals and academics working in community and stakeholder engagement, community members who have participated in engagement and those who are exploring engagement as part of our rapidly changing design, planning, service delivery and policy making environments.

View the abstract submission guidelines here.

The submission deadline has been extended.

Submissions closed Tuesday, 28 May 2019.

Important Dates for Abstract Submission:

  • Submissions open: 26 April 2019
  • Submission close: 28 May 2019
  • Abstract review: 27 May – 5 July 2019
  • Registrations open: mid-June 2019
  • Author notification: From mid-July 2019 
  • Conference program published: August 2019
  • Abstract presenter registration due date: 31 August 2019
  • Full presentation due for review: 15 September 2019


Stay tuned! More information on the 2019 IAP2 Australasia Conference will be announced soon. In the meantime, for further information contact info@iap2.org.au

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We look forward to seeing you there!