ACE 2022 PROGRAM
Join us at ACE 2022 for a fresh, innovative and engaging program which aims to encourage discussion and debate and facilitate in-depth conversations with experts and peers!
We share the program at a glance as we finalise our topics and speakers.
DAY 1 - Thursday 1 December 2022
Registration & Coffee
10:00am - 11:45am
Strategy Masterclass | Freedom and Control
Jo Brown and Louise Roper - Beaumont People
Banu Kannu - Chief Experience Officer at Uncommon Conferences
Welcome Lunch - Picnic in the Park (Yarra Park - in front of the MCG)
2:00 - 5:00pm
Street Art Mural Challenge
Get your creative juices flowing and try your hand at spray painting a New Zealand inspired mural.
Innovation in Associations: Single Malt Experience at Starward Whisky
Smartphone Photography Walking Tour
Join us on this learning adventure as we walk around the iconic streets of Melbourne.
Hosted by Higher Logic
The Association Networker: High Tea at The Windsor Hotel
Monet & Friends Immersive Exhibit and Experience
Join Guild Insurance as we take you to the hugely popular exhibition centre, THE LUME, where you’ll be immersed in the works of Monet and many other French impressionists. THE LUME Melbourne’s state-of-the-art design combines sights, sounds, tastes and aromas to give visitors a unique chance to enter into the world of the artist.
Have your chance to walk through the Water Lillies.
Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour
Join us for a guided walking tour through Melbourne. Learn about Melbourne’s beginnings as you explore its laneways, arcades, architecture, and street art. Discover the best of its café culture and hidden bars.
Hosted by FineHaus
Exclusive tour of the Street Art of Melbourne – the capital of the World’s street art scene!
Associations Connect - ACE Happy Hour
ACE After Party hosted by Higher Logic
DAY 2 - Friday 2 December 2022
Plenary Breakfast - Women in Association Leadership
We are pleased to reintroduce our Women in Association Leadership series with a sit-down breakfast to commence the day. Join us for a panel discussion inspired by the 2023 International Women's Day theme - Toward a Gender-Neutral Future – through innovation, education and access
Sruthi will be joined by panel members, Aleisha Amohia, Wellington Branch Co-President for the National Council of Women New Zealand, Brendon Ward, CEO Swim Coaches and Teachers Australia. Supported by: Tourism New Zealand.
Coffee & Exhibition Time
Focus on Governance
Building your ESG Engagement Strategy
Jennifer Roberston, Board Matters
Focus on Engagement
What years of data is telling us about what members really want.
Brenda Mainland – Survey Matters
Focus on Membership
Preparing for the future state of Associations.
Michelle Lelempsis - Causeis
Building your ESG Engagement Strategy continued...
Taking a 365 approach to your member engagement strategy
Banu Kannu, Uncommon Conference
A Practical Guide to Designing the right Membership Model for your association
Nicki Hauser - FineHaus
Tea and coffee is served!
Focus on Governance
Fully Connected - Focusing on the Governance of you.
Focus on Engagement
How to start acting in a truly innovative manner next week
Oliver Matthews - Joyn
Associations Case Studies
Creating a strategic Board agenda to focus the Board
Steven Bowman, Managing Director, Conscious Governance
Engaging the next Generation of Members
Our 2022 Future leaders will take the stage in a panel discussion talking about what associations can be doing to engage the next generation of members.
Facilitated by Brett Jeffery, General Manger New Zealand, AuSAE
Lightning Sessions (12.00 pm - 1.00pm)
Hear from association leaders share real-life experiences of how they adapted, created and evolved. What worked, what didn't work and lesson learned along the way.
Building Great Board Relationships - A President's Perspective
Take 5 - LIVE !
Hear from 5 Association leaders on their key innovations that have strengthened their association for the future.
John Winter - ARITA
Hosted by Paul Ramsbottom, ASI
Lighting Session speakers ....
- Michelle Weston, Caravanning Queensland
Lunch & Networking
Lunch is served on the Exhibition Floor
In a structured, interactive session delegates will come together to build a picture of learnings from the conference and what can be implemented in their association.
Supported by Saxton
Close of Conference
The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)
New Zealand Office: