Past Conferences

2016 Conference: Engage to Transform (19-20 July 2016)

The 13th Annual Conference was held at the Victoria University, City Convention Centre, Melbourne. Over 90 delegates shared stories and experiences

2015 Conference: Changing times: Changing agendas (20-22 July 2015)

The 12th Annual Conference was held at the Kirribilli Club, Lavender Bay, Sydney. Over 80 delegates shared stories and experiences

2014 Conference: Engage & Innovate for Sustainability (21-23 July 2014)

The 11th Annual Conference was held at the Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga Campus, Regional New South Wales. Over 150 delegates shared stories and experiences. A summary of the conference experience can be found here

2013 Conference Next Steps: Co-producing Knowledge for Social Impact (15-17 July 2013)

The 10th Annual Conference was held at the Australian Catholic University Fitzroy Campus, Melbourne. Over 150 delegates shared stories and experiences. A summary of the conference experience can be found here

2012 Conference: ’Next Steps: Community Engaged Learning’

The 9th Annual Conference was held at Queensland University of Technology’s Garden Point Campus in Brisbane, Australia from 9-11 July 2012. The conference theme was Community Engaged Learning and focused on four areas; Student perspective/s, Community perspective/s, Business/industry perspective/s, Academic perspective/s

2011 Conference: ’Next Steps: Building a New Engagement Agenda’

The 8th Annual International Next Steps Conference was held in Sydney, Australia 11 – 13 July 2011. The conference sub-themes were: Leadership, Research, Learning, and Partnerships

2010 Conference: 'Communities Participation and Partnerships'

The 7th Annual Conference was held in Launceston in July and hosted by the University of Tasmania. 

2009 Conference: 'Strategic Directions in Regional Engagement: Business, Industry and Community Partnership'

The 6th Annual Conference was held in Whyalla, South Australia in July and hosted by the University of South Australia.

2008 Conference: 'Engaging for a Sustainable Future'

The 5th Annual Conference was held in Sippy Downs, Queenslandand hosted by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

2007 Conference: 'The Scholarship of Community Engagement: Australia's Way Forward'

The 4th Annual Conference was held in July in Alice Springs, Northern Territory and hosted by Charles Darwin University.

2006 Conference: 'Embedding University Community Engagement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'

The 3rd Annual Conference was held in July in Freemantle, Western Australia and hosted by Curtin University of Technology.

2005 Conference: 'Universities and Communities: Learning and Engaging through Sustainable Partnerships'

The 2nd Annual Conference was held in July in Melbourne, Victoria and hosted by Victoria University.

Proceedings for the above conferences can be found here