Conference 2017 – Live Blog Friday

Better Boards Conference 2017 Live Blog

Welcome to the Better Boards Conference 2017

We will be updating this blog with news, insights and key ideas from the Better Boards Conference 2017 across the weekend, so keep checking back! This year the Conference is being held at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) 28-30 of July.


This year’s Better Boards Conference aims to highlight the mindset and strategies leaders will need to ensure the successful governance and leadership of their not-for-profit organisation in unpredictable times. Follow along with us at one of the largest regular gatherings of leaders from not-for-profit organisations in Australasia. We’ll be posting photos and highlights from plenary sessions, selected workshops and the CEO’s Innovation Tour and Board Member Innovation Tour.


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.

Note: This year we will be streaming Fiona Kerr’s opening keynote live from the Better Boards Conference. This live stream will commence at 9.00AM AEST on Saturday the 29th July. You can register online now for this wherever you are in the world


Follow along with our Saturday Live Blog.


This marks the end of the first day of the Better Boards Conference – CEO’s Day and the Board Member Innovation Tour. Return to this page tomorrow for Saturday’s Live Blog.










Attendees at the Board Member Innovation Tour are enjoying lunch today at


Next up is our ever-popular roundtables session, where delegates can create an open environment to meet other leaders from the not-for-profit sector and discuss ideas, issues and solutions with reference to the conference theme.



The first CEO’s Day session after lunch is Shane Rendalls with Continual Improvement and Business Growth Using Consumer Engagement and Analytics







We’re hearing back from delegates on the Board Member Innovation Tour about the first stop on the tour – Ballycara.




Our first plenary presentation for CEO’s Day is a powerful presenttion from Professor Judith McLean Building Futures: Boards and Citizenship











The next session at CEO’s Day is the CEO’s Innovation Tour.


CEOs who attend CEO’s Day this year will have the opportunity to visit an innovative organisation during the off-site component of the day.

Both organisations offer a worthy example of strategies employed to ensure the successful governance and leadership of the organisation in response to changing market conditions and/or unpredictable times.

This year’s tour venues are
Micah Projects & Common Ground Queensland
Burnie Brae













Good morning and welcome to all new and returning delegates to the 11th Australasian Better Boards Conference. This year we are coming to you from Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. We are looking forward to welcoming delegates from all across Australasia to the Conference this weekend.


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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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