Proud Partnerships in Place: 2021 ANZSOG First Peoples Public Administration Virtual  Conference 

1. Where will the 2021 conference be held?

ANZSOG’s 2021 First Peoples Conference, Proud Partnerships in Place, will be held virtually using the OnAir platform. This is the first time the conference will be held online. The 2019 conference was held in Melbourne on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. The 2020 event was scheduled for Brisbane’s Southbank on the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples but was cancelled and shifted to an online delivery, due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. What is the theme of the 2021 conference?

The theme of ANZSOG’s 2021 First Peoples Virtual Conference is Proud Partnerships in Place. The conference will focus on successful partnerships between governments and communities, place-based initiatives, and new ways of working together. More information about the conference can be found on the conference page.

3. When will the 2021 conference take place?

Proud Partnerships in Place will take place mid-February to mid-March. The conference will span four days, 17 February 2021 – 10 March 2021 (4 x 3-hour sessions delivered across 4 weeks) from 11.30am – 2.30pm AEDT.

4. How do I register and what are the registration fees?

You can register for Proud Partnerships in Place through the conference website.

 Early bird

People working in the public, private or university sector

$352 AU (incl GST)  $320 AU (excl GST) Closing date 31 December 2020

Full registration

People working in the public, private or university sector*

$396 AU (incl GST) $360 AU (excl GST) 

Closing date 12 February 2021

 

Community registration 

People working in the not-for-profit community sector or students 

$55 AU (incl GST)  $50 AU (excl GST) Closing date 31 December 2020

*If you are from the university sector and self-funding your registration, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5. What is a full registration?

The full registration rate applies to people who work in the public, private or university sector.

6. Who qualifies for the community registration rate?

The community registration rate is available to people who work in the not-for-profit community sector and students. Please contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if any queries on whether this rate applies to you.

We will review registrations to ensure delegates have selected the correct rate.

7. Will there be an early bird pricing? When does early bird pricing end?

Yes - early bird pricing will run until 31 December 2020.

8. When do registrations open and close?

Registrations are now open. Registrations will close on 12 February 2021.

9. The registration form asks for my organisation details, but I am a student/ individual- what do I write?

Please provide the most accurate information regarding your organisation in your registration. If you are a student, you can provide your university details. Alternatively, you can fill in the required fields with “n/a”.

10. Where can I find the program?

The program is under development and will be made available on the conference page closer to the date. Delegates will receive an email with more information when the program is available.

11. How do I sign up to a session in the program?

Delegates will receive an email prior to the first event (17 February 2021) which will hold a link to access the conference portal. The link will provide options for delegates to access all the conference sessions.

12. Who is speaking at the conference?

The program is under development and delegates will receive regular updates on speakers once they have confirmed their availability and are added to the program.

13. How do I log in to / access the conference?

Delegates will receive a unique url to access the conference portal prior to the first day of the conference (Wednesday 17 February 2021). Please use this same link for each of the remaining conference events. If you have not received the email by COB Friday 12 February, please check your spam folder, junk mail, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

14. If I want to cancel my registration, can I get a refund?

Yes - please refer to the ANZSOG event cancellation policy below.

15. What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation notifications received more than 30 days from commencement of the conference will be fully refunded.

Cancellations made within 15 to 30 days of delivery will incur a 50% charge of the full conference fee (i.e. a 50% refund).

If the original invoice has not been paid it will be cancelled and a new invoice will be issued to cover this cancellation charge.

Cancellation notifications received within 14 days from commencement of the conference will incur a 100% charge of the full fee. The invoice will need to be paid in full and reminders will be sent to this effect. 

Days prior to commencement date (excluding the commencement date) Transferring registration to a colleague Cancellation fee 
30+ days

No fee

No fee 
15-30 days

No fee 

50% of conference fee forfeited, 50% refunded
0-14 days

No fee

100% of conference fee forfeited.

16. If l can no longer attend, will I be able to transfer my registration to a colleague?

Yes, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to change the name on your registration.

17. Can I contact ANZSOG if I have a query about the conference?

Yes - please direct your conference queries to Sharon Nelson-Kelly, Senior Advisor First Peoples Program and Strategy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

18. Where can I find information about last year’s conference?

Information from ANZSOG’s First Peoples 2019 Conference, Reimagining Public Administration, including the conference report, can be found on the 2019 conference website.

19. Is this conference only open to First Peoples from Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand?

Proud Partnerships in Place, is open to all public sector employees, university and education providers, as well as all community organisations from every jurisdictions across Australia, Aotearoa-New Zealand and across the globe.

20. Can I make a group booking?

Yes - group registrations are enabled on the event’s registration form. At the bottom of the registration summary page, there is an add group member button which will direct the registrant to complete the details for their group members (registrants will need every group member’s email address). Once all group members have been added to the registration, a group invoice will be generated and issued to the group leader.

Each person under the group registration will receive a confirmation email with the details of the event. This will enable them to modify or cancel their registration. A unique password will be sent prior to 17 February 2021 which will allow the registrant to access the portal, create their own schedule, pre-book a range of networking meetings and schedule different sessions.”

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