The Future of Communities

Power to the People Annual Conference

Innovative ways to create vibrant communities led by active, caring and engaged citizens – Australia’s only national community engagement conference held every year in Melbourne.

Conference Features

  • A Conference to discuss communities transitioning ‘beyond engagement, beyond dependency’
  • A tsunami of change is coming: the vision of ‘independent, self-governing communities’ may be closer than we think
  • Global trend towards community empowerment with a new emphasis on localism
  • Great communities don’t just happen: they are created, nurtured and sustained by caring and involved residents
  • Devolved community planning, community governance, building social capital, improving community well-being and providing public value is the future of local government
  • Fewer dollars for local government means a greater focus on what’s important to communities
  • Gala Dinner with guest speaker
  • A selection of learning workshops to choose from
  • Great speakers and Q&A Panels.

This event is brought to you by The Municipal Association of Victoria and the Bank of I.D.E.A.S.

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