Call for Participation


While we’re busy finessing the major aspects of the event program, we are also calling for participation to help make our program the best we can to achieve the most out of this national conference for place-based social change.

You can contribute in three ways - we are seeking speakers, facilitators and research presenters.


We are looking for people, practitioners and organisations working in collaborative community change who are thinking outside of the norm, way out of the box and left of centre - the more creative and engaging your delivery method, the more we want to hear from you!

In particular we are looking for speakers who have a compelling story to share about:

  • Indigenous-led community change initiatives

  • Collaborative governance in action

  • What it is like to be a citizen leader in collaborative change

  • Hard lessons and learnings from failure

  • The changing role of Government in place-based collective action

  • Innovative funding models of place-based work

  • Smart & clever uses of data and story to inform collaborative agenda setting

Learning Facilitator

We are looking for experienced facilitators to ‘host’ learning tables.  

Research Presenter

We are looking for people to contribute to the research agenda of ChangeFest to help build research capacity to support place-based social change.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Important Dates

  • Submissions close: Friday 7 September 2018

  • Notification of acceptance: Friday 14 September 2018

  • Speaker registration deadline: Monday 1 October 2018

Please contact Georgie on 07 3398 8788 if you have any questions and to register your interest. The process for submitting proposals will open shortly.  

Terms and conditions apply:

  • All accepted speakers, facilitators and presenters are required to purchase their own registration, however registration is provided at a special discounted rate. The deadline for registration is Monday 1 October 2018.

  • All costs (e.g. travel and accommodation) to attend the conference must be covered by the accepted speaker, facilitator, abstract author and co-authors (if applicable).  

  • At least one author of an accepted abstract is expected to attend and present at the conference.

  • Speakers, facilitators and presenters will be notified via email of the outcome of their submission by 14 September 2018.

  • All abstracts, presentations and speaker notes will be collated and provided electronically to conference delegates as part of their registration pack.

  • Research abstracts that are accepted will be considered for inclusion in a special edition of the Journal of Social Inclusion


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