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BE PART OF AUSTRALIA’S PREMIER PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE

Join us in Canberra with your peers from across the country to take a deep dive into key policy discussions. 
You will: hear diverse perspectives from reliable and authoritative sources, be inspired by contemporary insights and ideas, grow your networks, and contribute to the conversation.

26 June Conference Dinner | 27 June Breakfast, Intensive and Breakout Sessions | 28 June Lead and Elevate Trustee Program*
*Complementary additional sessions exclusively for CEDA Trustees of Lead and Elevate member organisations who purchase full conference tickets


BE PART OF AUSTRALIA’S PREMIER PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE

Join us in Canberra with your peers from across the country to take a deep dive into key policy discussions. 
You will: hear diverse perspectives from reliable and authoritative sources, be inspired by contemporary insights and ideas, grow your networks, and contribute to the conversation.

26 June Conference Dinner | 27 June Breakfast, Intensive and Breakout Sessions | 28 June Lead and Elevate Trustee Program*
*Complementary additional sessions exclusively for CEDA Trustees of Lead and Elevate member organisations who purchase full conference tickets


EXPLORE THE THEMES

A MORE INNOVATIVE ECONOMY

FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

THE ELECTRIFICATION OF EVERYTHING

AUST-US RELATIONSHIPS

VIEW FROM THE OPPOSITION

EXTRACTING MORE FROM MINING

RESKILLING FOR AI

HEAR FROM LOCAL AND GLOBAL LEADERS

The Hon. Anthony Albanese

Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon. Peter Dutton

Federal Leader of the Opposition

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

The Hon. Jason Clare MP

Federal Minister for Education

The Hon. Madeleine King

Federal Minister for Resources, Minister for Northern Australia

Dr Doug Hilton AO

Chief Executive, CSIRO

Professor Genevieve Bell AO

Vice Chancellor and President, Australian National University

Dino Otranto

Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue Metals Group

Saul Griffith

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Rewiring Australia

The Hon. Anthony Albanese

Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon. Peter Dutton

Federal Leader of the Opposition

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

The Hon. Jason Clare MP

Federal Minister for Education

The Hon. Madeleine King

Federal Minister for Resources, Minister for Northern Australia

Dr Doug Hilton AO

Chief Executive, CSIRO

Professor Genevieve Bell AO

Vice Chancellor and President, Australian National University

Dino Otranto

Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue Metals Group

Saul Griffith

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Rewiring Australia


ADDITIONAL PROGRAM FOR LEAD AND ELEVATE TRUSTEES

Dr Helen Haines MP

Federal Independent Member for Indi

Senator David Pocock

Independent Senator for the ACT

Charlotte Mortlock

Co-Founder, Hilma's Network

Dr Helen Haines MP

Federal Independent Member for Indi

Senator David Pocock

Independent Senator for the ACT

Charlotte Mortlock

Co-Founder, Hilma's Network


Join this annual networking opportunity with Australia's key decision makers

Agenda overview

26 June | National Museum of Australia
Conference Dinner
- Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
27 June | Parliament House
Conference Breakfast
- The Hon. Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister
Intensive session: A MORE INNOVATIVE ECONOMY
- Dr Doug Hilton AO, Chief Executive Officer, CSIRO
- Sam Elsom, Chief Executive Officer, Sea Forest
- Megan Wheeldon, Hydrogen, Derivatives and Industrial Decarbonisation Leader, Aurecon
- Facilitator: Melissa Wilson, Senior Economist, CEDA
Intensive Session: THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
- The Hon. Jason Clare MP, Federal Minister for Education
Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO, Director Research and Academic Programs, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, University of Technology Sydney
- Luke Sheehy, Chief Executive Officer, Universities Australia
- Hayley Whatman, Director Research and Policy, Foundations for Tomorrow and Social Work Student, Charles Sturt University
- Facilitator: Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice Chancellor and President, Griffith University
Intensive session: EXTRACTING MORE FROM MINING - RARE EARTHS
The Hon. Madeleine King, Federal Minister for Resources and Minister for Northern Australia
- Dino Otranto, Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue
- Grant Wilson, Executive Chair, Tivan
- Facilitator: Vanessa Torres, Chief Operating Officer, South32
Intensive session: THE AUSTRALIA-US RELATIONSHIP
- Victoria Cooper, Non-Resident Fellow, United States Studies Centre
- Erika Olson, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America
- Facilitator: David Lipson, Political Editor, ABC
Keynote session: VIEW FROM THE OPPOSITION
- The Hon. Peter Dutton, Leader of the Opposition
Intensive session: THE ELECTRIFICATION OF EVERYTHING
- Saul Griffith, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Rewiring Australia
- Marc England, Chief Executive Officer, Ausgrid
- Ian Learmonth, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
- Facilitator: Lena Parker, General Manager Energy Solutions, Ventia

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Collaborative workshop 1 | ESG governance and climate-related disclosures
- Hannah Meade, Director and Country Lead, ESG and Mandatory Reporting, Anthesis
- Professor Deen Sanders OAM, Partner | Worimi Man, Deloitte Access Economics
- Zoe Whitton, Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Impact, Pollination
Facilitator: Sam Nickless, Chief Executive Officer, Gilbert + Tobin
Collaborative workshop 2 | Unlocking productivity with AI
- Tim Bradley, Partner, Strategic Advisor Digital Economy, Amazon Web Services
- Anthony Murfett, Head Technology and Digital, Department of Industry, Science and Resources 
Collaborative workshop 3 | Cities and productivity
- Professor Barbara Norman, Chair, Urban Policy Forum
- The Hon. Rob Stokes, Industry Professor, Macquarie University and former NSW Minister for Infrastructure, Cities, and Active Transport
- James Tuma, Managing Partner, Urbis
Facilitator: Melissa Wilson, Senior Economist, CEDA
Intensive session: RESKILLING FOR AI
- Professor Genevieve Bell AO, Vice Chancellor and President, Australian National University
- Jo Dooley, General Manager, Enterprise Commercial, Microsoft Australia and New Zealand
- Chris Fechner, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Transformation Agency 
Dayle Stevens OAM, Director Data and AI, Telstra 
28 June | Additional program for Lead and Elevate Trustees
Panel discussion: VIEW FROM THE CROSSBENCH
- Kate Chaney MP, Federal Independent Member for Curtin
- Dr Helen Haines MP, Federal Independent Member for Indi
- Senator David Pocock, Independent Senator for ACT
Facilitator: Yasmin King, Chief Executive Officer, SkillsIQ
Panel discussion: THE PARLIAMENT WE WANT
- Charlotte Mortlock, Co-Founder, Hilma’s Network
- Dr Monique Ryan, Federal Independent Member for Kooyong
- Professor John Thwaites AM, Advisory Board, Susan McKinnon Foundation




Program in development | Additional speakers to be confirmed

TICKET PRICING

FULL CONFERENCE
26 and 27 June
Including dinner, breakfast, intensive and breakout sessions*

Members
$2990

Non members
$3990

*28 June - Additional program is complimentary for Lead and Elevate Trustees who register for the full conference.
DINNER
26 June

Members
$330 per person
$2970 tables of 10

Non members
$460 per person
$4600 tables of 10

BREAKFAST ONLY
27 June

Members
$199 per person
$1791 tables of 10

Non members
$299 per person
$2990 tables of 10

Livestream registration will open closer to the conference.


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SUPPORTING SPONSORS


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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
STATE OF THE NATION 2024

Network with the nation's top leaders

Learn from Australia's key decision makers

Enriching, collaborative environment with cross-sector participants

Over 20 speakers, audience Q&A and day 2 collaborative roundtables for CEDA trustees

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