2018 IAP2 Australasia Conference

Shake It Up! 

Registrations open

GOLD COAST 23-25 October, 2018

Registrations are now open!

The 2018 IAP2 Australasian Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, 23 – 25 October 2018 at the InterContinental, Sanctuary Cove. 

This conference has a reputation as the preeminent event in Australasia for engagement and communications professionals. This year the theme of the conference is “Shake It Up” where we will be mixing up a conference that will be more interactive, experiential and fun. The conference will bring together engagement practitioners, community development practitioners, communications and marketing professionals and academics to explore the practice of engagement.

The conference will build on IAP2’s reputation for offering a dynamic, interactive and targeted program that supports professional development and enhances the practice of project communications, community and stakeholder engagement.

"Shake It Up!" will be attended by delegates working across a diversity of industries in Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN countries

Proceedings are expecterd to commence on the afternoon of Tuesday 23 October with optional workshops and masterclasses, along with the Welcome Reception, then two full days of conferencing Wednesday 24 (plus Gala Dinner) and Thursday 25 October, finishing at approximately 4.30pm on Thursday.

The call for papers has now closed, and the full conference program will be available from 17 August 2018

The program committee is looking at developing streams, sessions and workshops around the following (potential) themes:

•          Future and alternative thinking

•          Behaviour change

•          Engaging with First Nations

•          Emerging areas in engagement

•          Digital engagement

•          Resilience building

•          Youth engagement

•          New engagement skills, tools and techniques

•          The future of engagement

•          Case study sharing

Full conference registration fee will start from $1200 + GST for members (includes 2 days' conference plus social functions). Day registration passes will start from $600 + GST for members.

If you would like to purchase a ticket for the Gala Dinner only, please email Shannon Crowley shannonc@ozaccom.com.au

You can book conference accomodation here for $229 per room including one breakfast. 

Dinner tickets are $220 for members (including GST) or $330 for non-members (including GST).

More information coming soon!

Draft program

Tues 23 October


Onsite registrations open

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Optional workshops and masterclasses


Welcome Reception

Wed 24 October


“Ice Breaker” Breakfast


Registration Desk Open


Conference Opening Ceremony

9:00am – 5:00pm

Conference Plenary and Breakout Sessions

• Keynote speakers

• Interactive sessions and workshops

• Lunchtime learning labs


Annual General Meeting

7:00pm – 10:30pm

Conference Gala Dinner and presentation of the Core Values Award winners

Thurs 25 October


Registration Desk Open

9:00am – 5:00pm

Conference Plenary and Breakout Sessions

•  Keynote speakers

•  Interactive sessions and workshops

•  Lunchtime learning labs

Friday 26 October

9:00am onwards

Optional Site Tours








Sponsorship opportunities are now available.

Download the Sponsorship Proposal here.