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 Work: Jack 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, Shrimpa.io (panellist)
Councils, Chambers and Initiatives - Role of Council in Innovation Ecosystems: Stephen 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 Ecosystems: Katie 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 Future: Christine 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.