Tuesday 21 August:  Evening

Welcome event: This is an unofficial event for delegates and speakers to network prior to the event should they be inclined. Beverages can be purchased at the bar.


Wednesday 22 August: confirmed Conference day 1 sessions and speakers - 8.15am - 5.00pm

State of the Regions and Overview of the Future of WorkJack Archer, CEO - Regional Australia Institute

Opportunities and Benefits in Regional Australia:  Wagga Wagga City Council

What is Co-working, Incubation and Acceleration?:  Joy Taylor - Community Manager, Canvas Coworking Inc; David Masefield - CEO & Founder, Startup Toowoomba; Simone Eyles - Founder, Working Spaces HQ, 365 Cups, (panellist)

Councils, Chambers and Initiatives - Role of Council in Innovation EcosystemsStephen Saunders - Section Leader, Industry and Destination Development, Coffs Harbour City Council

Councils, Chambers and Initiatives - Evocities: An Exploration of Collaboration: Cr Kevin Mack - Chair, Evocities

Councils, Chambers and Initiatives - Role of Business Chamber in Innovation EcosystemsKatie van den Brand - Vice President, Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry Regional Innovation Consultant, Maker + Co and Meshpoints.

Councils, Chambers and Initiatives - Entrepreneurship is Everybody's Business: Kerry Anderson - Founder, Operation Next Gen


Wednesday 22 August: Evening - 7.00pm - 10.30pm

The Wave Awards Gala Dinner: Marquee by the Murrumbidgee


Thursday 23 August: confirmed Conference day 2 sessions and speakers - 7.00am - 3.30pm

Breakfast event with guest speaker Jane Cay, birdsnest

Venture Capitalist Angel Investment for the FutureChristine Kaine - Founder, Business Angels

Activating Vacant Spaces across your Town/City: Christopher Saunders - General Manager, Renew Newcastle


More sessions and speakers announced soon!



Keynote speakers, panel members and more information announced soon.

We have been inundated with the response to our EOI for speakers,
there are so many people wanting to be part of this conversation.