Conference 2016

Here you can find the key speeches and debates from ACFID’s 2016 national conference.

See how the conference unfolded on social media with our Storify summaries of day 1 and day 2.

Reflections on the 2016 National Conference

Marc Purcell, ACFID CEO

ACFID’s national conference in October 2016 marked our largest member engagement event in recent years and the culmination of months of preparation by ACFID’s secretariat.

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Provoking Change for Impact

Our Keynote Speakers

On day one of ACFID’s conference four keynote speakers addressed delegates, giving provocative speeches which set the context for debate at the conference.  

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The View from Parliament House

Political Perspectives

On day two of ACFID’s conference, Australia’s leading politicians on international development addressed delegates.

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Setting Policy, Practice and Leadership


A series of resolutions were passed at conference and new vice-presidents, board members and Code of Conduct Committee members elected. 

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Recognising Outstanding Contributions

The ACFID Awards

ACFID presented three awards at its 2016 conference in Melbourne on 26 October. 

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