Conference 2016 Wrap-Up



Game-Changing Moves… Governing for Maximum Impact


The Better Boards Conference 2016 was held in Melbourne on 29-31 July and the feedback from attendees so far has been overwhelmingly positive.


The Board Member Innovation Tour and CEO’s Day were sold out, and Sprout Summit for emerging leaders and social entrepreneurs, was a resounding success. In fact 600 delegates registered to attend the events over the three days of the conference, including just over 500 for the Main Conference on Saturday and Sunday.


Speakers enjoyed good attendance at their presentations, and attendees engaged in a warm buzz of discussion with peers and Trade Exhibitors during breaks in the Networking Café and at the Networking Drinks hosted by Booker Consulting on Friday evening.


Speakers’ presentation slides are now available here.


View some Moments from the Better Boards Conference 2016.


If you would like to re-cap some of the key moments, the live blog from each day can also be accessed through the links below:
View Live Blog FRIDAY
View Live Blog SATURDAY

View Live Blog SUNDAY


Feedback Draws

Our lucky feedback draw winners for this year were:

CEO’s Day: Fiona May from ADACAS wins a $500 donation by Better Boards to an organisation of her choice. The donation will be made to: UWC Australia


Main Conference: Janine Looby from L.D.A.G Inc. wins a $600 donation by Better Boards to an organisation of her choice. The donation will be made to: L.D.A.G Inc.


The feedback prize draw is now closed, but please feel free to email us with any additional feedback you might have ([email protected]) to help us to continue to improve the Conference.


Trade Map Prize Draw

We had a great group of trade partners exhibiting at the Conference this year. In addition to the ideas and solutions they can offer delegates, by visiting our trade exhibitors and completing the Trade Map, delegates were put into a draw to win a registration pack for the Better Boards Conference 2017 (1x Main Conference ticket, 2 x Gala Dinner tickets and 2 nights of accommodation).

The lucky winner of the Trade Map prize draw for 2016 was Gae Swain from Mackellar Care.


Friends Reconnect

Two delegates from north Queensland who had not seen each other for over 40 years, were reunited after they entered and won a prize draw offered by Governance Evaluator. Julie Hosking (Ruth’s Womens Shelter Cairns Incorp) recognised Joe Paronella’s (Community Services Tablelands) name when the prize winners were announced, and they managed to catch up. It’s been great to hear that attendees are making re-connections as well as new connections at the Better Boards Conference.

Old friends reunited at the Better Boards Conference


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Thank you again to our premier partner Westpac, and to all our conference partners, supporters and trade exhibitors who have contributed to the success of this year’s event.

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Better Boards Australasia connects the leaders of Australasian non-profit organisations to the knowledge and networks necessary to grow and develop their leadership skills and build a strong governance framework for their organisation.

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