Conference 2016 Live Blog – Friday


Welcome to the Better Boards Conference 2016

We will be updating this blog with news, insights and key ideas from the Better Boards Conference 2016 across the weekend, so keep checking back! This year the Conference is being held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) 29-31 of July. We’ll be posting photos and highlights from plenary sessions, selected workshops and the CEO’s Innovation Tour and Board Member Innovation Tour. We’ll try to provide information on some of the fantastic not-for-profit organisations we’re visiting and interacting with over the weekend. We encourage you to take a look at their websites, read about the innovative work they’re doing and learn from the game-changing moves they’re making in order to govern for maximum impact


Please join the conversation and interact with our speakers, trade exhibitors and fantastic attendees by commenting below or connecting with us on social media. We will also be tweeting from @betterboards. Please share your tweets with us and other delegates by using the hashtag #betterboards.


This marks the end of CEO’s Day at the Better Boards Conference. You can follow our coverage of Saturday, the first day of the Main Conference here.


















Hearing some great things from our concurrent event Sprout Summit




























Our first stop for the Board Member Innovation Tour was Alzheimer’s Australia (Victoria) and we saw delegates engaging with some exciting new technology














We’re back at MCEC for the rest of CEO’s Day But let’s wrap up some of the highlights from the CEO’s Day Innovation Tour.


This reporter will soon be boarding a bus to one of our CEO’s Day Tour venues, but hopefully we will receive some updates from some of the other events occurring concurrently. More updates when we return to MCEC! Check out our continued coverage on Twitter.


Today we are running three separate events, The Board Member Innovation Tour will be out and about around Melbourne all day visiting a range of fantastic not-for-organisations and learning about the ideas, innovations, strategies and experiences that they have put in place to drive innovation.
The three venues are:

  • YMCA Victoria – Facility: Carlton Baths Community Centre
  • Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria – Facility: Perc Walkley Dementia Learning Centre
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research


This year’s CEO’s Day is also beginning with a tour for the first time this year. CEOs will be visiting one of three Melbourne organisations

  • Donkey Wheel House Foundation – Facility: Donkey Wheel House
  • Telstra – Facility Gurrowa Innovation Lab
  • Emergency Management Victoria – Facility State Control Centre
    At the MCEC all day today, we are also convening Sprout Summit 2016. Sprout Summit is is a one-day event for emerging leaders and social entrepreneurs who want to create positive impact by starting their own non-profit, social enterprise or business that does good.



    Good morning and welcome to all new and returning delegates to the 10th Australasian Better Boards Conference. This year we are coming to you from Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. We are looking forward to welcoming delegates from all across Australia to the Conference this weekend.


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