The Conference


In light of COVID-19 we have rescheduled our conference to Thursday 29 October 2020.

The conference theme Delivering for all Australians: The evolving public service is now more relevant than ever as we move through these unchartered times together.

We plan to feature as many of the original speakers as promised, including an opening address by Andrew Penn, Telstra CEO.

The conference will be held at Hotel Realm, Barton.

While we remain confident of the October date, we will adapt if required.

If you have any questions, please contact the IPAA team at or on

02 6514 9800.

The Conference

Hear insights from an exceptional line-up of leaders and change agents from the public, private, academic and not-for-profit sectors.

Discussions will reflect the appetite for broader public sector reform, and the spirit of service to evolve and adapt amidst constant change.

Join the conversations on:

  • Citizen-focused Government – ensuring the needs and expectations of Australians are at the heart of public service through policy, programs and delivery.

  • Achieving Results Together – collaborating across portfolios, levels of government and external partners to address complex delivery challenges.

  • Building our Capability – practical steps that we can all embrace to build the capability and culture of the public sector across all levels.


Format includes keynote addresses, 'on the couch' conversations, and a series of short, spotlight presentations.

Building on feedback from previous IPAA Conferences, we will be giving you, the audience, a stronger voice throughout.



Roll over or tap on the photos for details. We will add to the line-up as more speakers are confirmed.


RSVP Essentials

DATE: Thursday 29 October 2020
VENUE: Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton
TIME: 9:00am - 5:00pm
COST: $800 per delegate

The IPAA ACT 2020 Conference is a member only event with tables pre-allocated to Departments and agencies. Please contact the IPAA team here for ticketing information.


"An excellent program - well structured, highly relevant and inspiring. It spoke to current issues while also providing new perspectives and challenging new thinking."
IPAA ACT 2018 Conference delegate

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