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Big Bang 2017 - Community Engagement Conference
Wed., 29/03/2017, 9:00 am – Thu., 30/03/2017, 2:00 pm AEST
Big Bang 2017 is a collaborative peer learning conference by Bang the Table, curated by Peer Academy.
This event will empower our practice community to feel even more confident in advocating the value of community engagement within your organisations, and to learn from each other. It’s an immersive learning experience for engagement practitioners and Bang the Table clients.
Want to become a session leader? Apply here.
Day 1 - Wednesday 29 March
When you arrive, you’ll join in on workshops and activities to share practical skills, insights and case studies in small, intimate groups. These sessions will be run by your peers and you will acquire practical skills around best practice, new technology and community engagement trends. Some of the sessions we've confirmed so far include:
How to upskill your colleagues in community engagement
After engaging: How do you collate and present your data?
Agile engagement strategy: A case study of a year-long industry engagement project
Marketing your community engagement opportunities to the public
Application and use of co-design methodology
Engaging with keyboard warriors: Keeping online discussions productive when negativity dominates
Building and embedding community engagement culture across the organisation
At the end of the day, we’ll have an opportunity to connect and reflect on the day with others. Inbpreparation for tomorrow, you’ll discuss areas you find most challenging in your day to day work life that you would like to workshop with your peers.
Dinner & networking: Wind down after the first day and join us for dinner at the QT’s Stingray Lounge (optional).
Day 2 - Thursday 30 March
On the second day, you’ll gain practical insights into how to apply what you’ve learned and explore how you can stay connected with your new contacts after the conference.
Growing our influence: Join in practical, intimate workshops to understand how we can grow our influence by collaborating on problem areas and pitching solutions we’d like to take back to our organisations.
Creating community: We’ll give everyone the opportunity to grow and strengthen communities of practices by committing to regathering to share skills and learnings.
For more information and session times, download the full program here.
Discount accommodation at the QT
We've secured a discounted room rate for your stay at the QT - simply use the promo code 'Bang2017' when booking your accommodation online. If you call the QT, make sure you mention "the Big Bang Conference" for the same discounted rates.