The Inaugural conference program and public Salon are shaping up. Early bird registration has been extended to October 6 so that you can take advantage of our reduced registration rates.
Register now as spaces are limited!
With a vision to stimulate national dialogue around critical issues, and provide an opportunity for people to develop a strategy for collective action, the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association (AFAA) will host its inaugural conference Fulbright Alumni: Leadership in a new era on Saturday 18 November at the University of Melbourne. The conference will be launched with a free public Salon on the evening of Friday 17 November, Challenges for Liveability in Australia's cities: Have we reached a tipping point? with Keynote Speaker Professor Billie Giles-Corti.
The AFAA chose the conference theme and Salon topic in their conviction that we have entered a challenging new era, in which old ways of seeing and acting no longer apply; and that leadership is needed, more than ever, in critical areas of our society. The question posed by both events is: how can we help strengthen economic, cultural, environmental, and social sustainability for this new global age by providing leadership to form a new agenda?
The program features talks from 20 Fulbright alumni from a diverse range of backgrounds. The keynote and panellist sessions are designed to inspire attendees to take on leadership roles in this new era across all aspects of building a sustainable society. Prof Bob Carr’s keynote, “Leading change in a new era: Challenges and Opportunities” and the panel session “What are the greatest gaps in leadership today and how do we fill them” promise to inspire action! Details of the panellists are available here.