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2013 Communities in Control Conference

Communities in Control 2013 will again be held at Moonee Valley Racing Club, Moonee Ponds,
Melbourne on Monday and Tuesday, May 27 and 28, with a social media skills day on Sunday, May 26.

Registrations will close in approx 1 week.

A range of top-class speakers will tackle this year’s theme, I’m alright, Jack: Reclaiming community in a selfish world. They include:

ITA BUTTROSE AO OBE, 2013 Australian of the Year
A Passionate Life: What it takes to make a difference

PROFESSOR KERRY ARABENA, Chair of Indigenous Health, Centre for Health and Society, University of Melbourne
Malaise, Meditation & Magnificence: The Leadership Required in Australia

HUGH DE KRETSER, Executive Director, Human Rights Law Centre
The Joan Kirner Social Justice Oration
Response by THE HON. JOAN KIRNER AC, Former Premier of Victoria; Our Community “Ambassador at Large”

EMERITUS PROFESSOR RICHARD WILKINSON, Co-founder, the Equality Trust; Co-author, The Spirit Level; Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology, University of Nottingham; Honorary Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London; Visiting Professor, University of York
The Spirit Level: Next steps

PARIS ARISTOTLE AM, Director, Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture
Speaking Truth to Power: The highs, lows and realities of working with government

AUDETTE EXEL, Founder and Chief Executive, ISIS (Asia Pacific); Telstra Businesswoman of the Year
A New World: Tearing down the barriers between business and community

DR JOHN FALZON, Chief Executive, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia
From the Bottom Up: Making change stick

JANE FARAGO, General Manager, Net Balance Foundation
Tomorrow’s Agenda: Measuring your impact; multiplying your impact

PROFESSOR ANDREW MARKUS, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University
Charting Change: Mapping Social Cohesion in Communities

PLUS a Q and A panel on the main theme of the conference, networking, sideshows, and music from the STIFF GINS.

This year’s conference also features a Marketing and Social Media Bootcamp for not-for-profit staff, board members and volunteers who want to change the world. The Sunday, May 26 Bootcamp include sessions on brave marketing; events, memberships, fundraising
and advocacy solutions; and Google, Facebook and Twitter essentials.

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