Is there a theme, issue or bold idea you would like ACFID and its stakeholders to learn about, discuss and debate at this year’s ACFID National Conference? ACFID is providing an opportunity for organisations to host a concurrent session that links with our conference theme
Topics for concurrent sessions can be drawn from the overarching theme or from suggestions below:
Geopolitical dynamics, emerging donors, graduation, multilateralism, financing development, social capital and innovation, creative engagement with the private sector and businesses, effective cross sector partnerships, organisational adaptation, resilience, shifting power, bridging the humanitarian-development divide, delivering the localisation agenda, promoting intersectionality, strengthening civil society, using innovation to tackle enduring threats such as climate change.
What are we looking for?
As part of the two-day conference program, there will be time allocated for concurrent sessions that:
- Contribute to advancing the overall theme of ACFID Conference 2019;
- Demonstrate collaboration within and/or beyond the sector; and
- Engage delegates with practitioner-focussed content and audience interaction.
Priority will be given to EOIs for sessions that are designed for audience participation, actionable takeaways and practice-based insights and content. EOIs for panel-based sessions and case study presentations will still be accepted and considered for selection, however workshops, and roundtables and other interactive formats will be prioritised during the selection process.
To get started with your EOI, read the following guidelines for concurrent sessions.
For all concurrent session types, the following guidelines apply.
|Session length||60 – 90 minutes each
Timing allocations will vary, and ACFID will match session types to the appropriate time allocation (for example, workshops will be matched to 90-minute allocations).
|Format||Workshop, roundtable discussion, learning lab, case study presentation, panel discussion, other (be creative and propose something new and innovative!)|
|If selected, what’s required?||If your EOI is selected you will work with ACFID to prepare your concurrent session, including:
|ACFID support||If your EOI is accepted, ACFID provides:
Access to complimentary Conference passes is dependent on confirming session speakers/presenters. Complimentary and discounted Conference passes are non-transferrable.
|Submission process||To submit your EOI:
|Key dates||Mon. 20 May:Call for EOIs
COB Mon. 1 July:Due date for EOI submissions
NLT Mon. 29 July:Notification of acceptance
NLT Tues. 27 August:Confirm session details for program
NLT Tues. 10 Sept.:Confirm all session speakers
23 and 24 October:ACFID National Conference 2019
|ACFID contact||For questions or more information contact Jess Smith, Learning and Innovation Lead, via [email protected] or 02 8123 2229.|
Making your pitch: