Annual Conference

About the conference

Our Annual Conference is held in Melbourne each February.  It is the largest specialist Local Government conference in Australia offering professional development and networking opportunities for people working at all levels in the sector.

2020 Annual Conference

Dates: Wednesday 19 February from 12.30pm and Thursday 20 February from 8.30am
Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Theme: Future Ready…make the connection
Target audience: Officers working at all levels in Councils across Victoria

New look program

The 2020 program features some exciting new additions to further enhance our delegate’s experience including:

•    What is Future Ready? - An Innovation Workshop to develop your future thinking
•    An outsider’s view - A panel of experts from ‘outside the sector’ providing different perspectives on how Councils need to think differently about the future
•    Playing well in the sandpit – Future opportunities to get collaboration right between the three levels of government
•    Perspectives of future leaders – The sector’s emerging leaders will lead a discussion on what they think ‘future ready’ means.

Other highlights

Keynote speaker – Dr Jason Fox is sought after for his fresh perspectives, contemporary philosophies and deep expertise in motivation design. He shows forward-thinking leaders how to unlock new progress and move deeper into uncharted territory.

Conversation with Peggy O’Neal – The president of the Richmond Football Club since October 2013, Peggy will discuss the value of customer engagement and connecting with communities.

2019 LGPro Emerging Leaders participants presentation - The group will run a workshop for emerging leaders and young professionals from both ‘inside and outside’ the sector on what Local Government needs to look like in the future.

Here’s An Idea presenters – Emma Koster, Brother Harry Prout and Ada Castle will tell their stories and present their ideas.


                       Annual Conference Principal Sponsor                     


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Download Annual Conference Program here;

Conference Program

Annual Conference Dinner & presentation of the 2020 Awards for Excellence

The Conference will culminate with the Annual Conference Dinner which incorporates the presentation of the 2020 LGPro Awards for Excellence.

This will start with pre dinner drinks from 6.30pm followed by the dinner at 7pm.

Winners of the 10 categories in the 2020 Awards for Excellence will be announced during the dinner.

Individuals, Councils and LGPro Corporate Partners are welcome to reserve a table of 10 for the dinner.


             Proud Sponsors of the 2020 Dinner

Registrations for 2020 Annual Conference & Dinner will open on Tuesday 10 December

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It was great seeing you at the 2019 Annual Conference. Soon we will be back to planning our 2020 Annual Conference - so stay tuned!