Future of Communities: Power to the People Annual Conference, Melbourne 2017

The 2017 Future of Communities Conference was another great success, with participants and presenters from all over the world sharing a wealth of knowledge in the field of community building.

This year our keynote speakers included Cormac Russell (Nurture Development), Peter Kenyon (Bank of I.D.E.A.S.), Ron Dwyer-Voss (Pacific Community Solutions), Lucinda Hartley (CoDesign Studio) and Nick Maisey (Befriend) amongst other engaging presenters.  Our Conference Cartoonist, Simon Kneebone was also in attendance and delivered some fabulous pieces. Thanks to all those who presented, contributed and attended.

Keynote Presentations

Rebooting Democracy

By Cormac Russell, Nurture Development

Rebooting Democracy and the Role of ABCD

By Ron Dwyer-Voss, Pacific Community Solutions

Changing Council Culture and Practice

Lucinda Hartley, CoDesign Studio

Developing Inclusive Social Networks

Nick Maisey, Befriend

Sunbury Community Health

Bernie Hetherington, Building Healthy Communities

Street By Street

Irene Opper

Successful Grassroots Philanthropy Strategies

Rikki Andrews, Impact

Keynote Presentation

Peter Kenyon