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Inspire Conference 2020 (IMPACT) has now been re-scheduled for Wed 7 and Thurs 8 October 2020 in Brisbane.

This inter-active, informative two-day workshop is ideal for council officers looking to further their career in local government. The event provides valuable networking opportunities with some of Queensland’s brightest talents. The Inspire Conference features council case studies, the ‘ever popular’ CEO panel discussion, think tanks, transformative workshops and much more. Come along to meet like-minded professionals to network, collaborate and share experiences and ideas.


The Inspire 2020 Conference offers local government officers an opportunity to consider the impact they have on their communities, through their individual roles and as part of their wider council. 

As local government officers, what we do on a daily basis affects how people in our communities live their lives; how much time they spend in outdoor pursuits, what those pursuits are, what cultural activities they undertake, where they spend time with kids and family.  It also impacts how they connect with neighbours and others in the community.  To some extent, what local government does affects how people behave, their sense of community, their confidence and their wellbeing.  

Inspire 2020 will examine different aspects of local government impact and the ways we shape that.  Be it through physical design of the community, through the services and support provided or in the way we inform and educate.  It will also discuss the potential flow-on impacts as interconnected and interdependent communities experience effects of actions taken in both neighbouring and more distant areas.

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  7-8 October 2020


Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Corner Leichardt Street and Wickham Terrace

Brisbane    Q   4000

Further Details:

Click here for the Conference Brochure which includes accommodation and parking details.


Wednesday 7 October 2020

8.30 am – 08.45 am Registration

08.45 am – 4.00 pm Conference

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm Networking Drinks and Nibbles

Thursday 8 October 2020

8.30 am – 08.45 am Registration

08.45 am – 4.00 pm Conference

Please note: a COVID-safe plan is in place for this event.  Numbers are strictly limited.  As at 15 September, accommodation is no longer available at HGCB.  Bookings can be made at neighbouring hotels/apartments:

 Art Series - The Johnson

Quest Spring Hill Brisbane

Summit Apartments


Keynote Presentation:

Lucy Bloom is a change maker, exceptional communicator and business fixer. She began her career in advertising, working across a diverse range of industries for 20 years before she stepped into the role of CEO of a new women’s health organisation.

In less than three years she led a small team to raise $7M for a network of hospitals in Ethiopia. She then went on to transform a Cambodian children’s charity as its first CEO.

Lucy now consults as a strategy machine and governance gun for start-ups, NFPs and big business. You will find Lucy Bloom challenging and entertaining in equal measure. She’s a rule breaker, idea maker and momentum creator inspiring audiences with humour and captivating storytelling, with the business acumen to fortify an unforgettable message.

Session topics include:

The CEO Panel: Our Impact, Our Responsibilities

Impact through physical design

Impact through education

Impact through creating connection

Impact through community design

Creating social impact

To hone your career goals, better understand your impact and get new insight into the role and significance of your local government and each of its actions and decision, attend Inspire 2020 to hear from a great line-up of presenters who will encourage you to broaden your views and thinking.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird(on or before 18 August 2020)* 

**Full programme including networking $850.00 (incl. GST) 

Standard: (on or after 19 August 2020)

*Full programme including networking $990.00 (incl. GST)
How to register:

Click here to register.

*Member benefits:  LGMA Members who attend this event receive a discount off their membership fees for the next financial year.
**Council Subscribers:  Buy one get one free!  When purchasing one (1) Early Bird Registration, Council can access one (1) complimentary registration to the Inspire Conference – subject to availability.  Register your paying delegate online and then email the details of your proposed complimentary registrant to  Terms: Excludes CEOs, limit of one complimentary registration per Council. Call us now on 07 3174 5006 to check eligibility! 

View the 2019 Conference brochure here 

Quote from a past attendee...

"...I will be acting CEO and looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that come from being a CEO.  Without the support of LGMA and being in attendance at the Forum, this would not have been possible.  The Programme gave me the tools to believe in myself and strive for continual improvement for the organisation that I work for.  Thank you and your team for the ongoing support."
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