Universities Australia Marketing, Communications and Development Conference 2017

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In this era of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’, the role of universities to defend facts has never been more important.
How our institutions tell the stories of their contributions, transformations, and enduring value has taken on a new urgency in this context.
Our universities need their communications, marketing and philanthropy operations to be clever, expertly skilled, and ahead of the latest developments in their specialist fields.
That’s why you won’t want to miss the outstanding program for this year’s Universities Australia Marketing Communications and Development Conference - #UAMCD.

The outstanding line-up for 2017 includes:

  • JACK THOMPSON Iconic Australian actor, storyteller and founder of The Jack Thompson Foundation
  • LARA McKAY General Manager, Communications and Marketing, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
  • PETA CREDLIN former Prime Ministerial Chief of Staff, senior corporate adviser, regular columnist and Sky News anchor; 
  • DEE MADIGAN, Creative Director, Campaign Edge and regular panelist on The Gruen Transfer, The Drum, PM Live and Sunrise
  • CHRISTINE O’CONNELL, Associate Director, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stonybrook University
  • TANYA HOSCH, the AFL’s General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy
  • MATT HENRY, former Head of Digital, NRL
  • ANGELO KOURTIS and SCOTT CHRISTENSEN, presenting on their ‘Unlimited’ campaign at Western Sydney University
  • RUTH O’HANLON, Head of Development, SOAS University of London
  • NICK JAFFER, President and CEO, Asia Pacific, Global Philanthropic
  • FELICITY MANDILE and GEORGINA ANTHONISZ, Education and Engagement Director & Director of Development, Queensland Ballet
  • ANDREW BAXTER, Chairman of Publicis Communications, Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Australia

The conference will be held in Brisbane from 6–7 September 2017.

There are only 300 delegate places - so get in quick to secure yours today.

Universities Australia is the peak body representing Australia's 39 universities. 

The UA Marketing, Communications and Development Conference is the unmissable event for marketing, communications and development professionals in the university sector. It is held every two years. 

Not only is the two-day event a great networking opportunity to catch up and learn from colleagues around Australia, but it will also feature a special awards lunch.

The UAMCD awards recognise outstanding campaigns and communications from the university sector, across six categories in marketing, communications and philanthropy.They also include a special lifetime achievement award.

The awards lunch will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Grand Chancellor on day two of the conference.

Nominations for the awards are now open.

Please contact Marni Tebbutt, Events Manager, Universities Australia at UAMCD@universitiesaustralia.edu.au or 02 6285 8116 for further information about the 2017 Universities Australia Marketing, Communications and Development Conference. 

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