Progress 2017

Join Australia's top campaigners and change-makers for two days in Melbourne, June 6-7.

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Our world is at a crossroads, and there has never been a more important time for civil society to come together and strengthen our efforts to make Australia a more just, sustainable and welcoming nation.

Progress is the key biennial event that gathers, energises, and propels forward Australia’s leading campaigners, advocates and change-makers. You won’t want to miss it!


Progress 2017 takes place over 4 premier venues in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, including the historic Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday 6 June and Wednesday 7 June.


Progress 2017 brings together 1,500 of Australia’s thought leaders, policy advocates and change-makers. Many organisations are bringing teams of 10-15 staff, volunteers or board members. Every sector – from aid to the environment, social welfare to human rights, socially-minded business to trade union movements are represented.  Get your tickets today!


With more than 60 sessions to choose from, there will be skill-shares and workshops, insightful panels, international keynotes and the launch of major new initiatives. Progress 2017 is the best moment of the year to break out of our ‘silos’ and make strong, lasting connections with hundreds of Australia’s leading change-makers.


Who are the Speakers?

Speakers include top campaigners and thought leaders from Australia and around the world. The full program has just been announced,  and features international guests such as Winnie Byanyima, International Executive Director of Oxfam, Michael Whitney, Bernie Sanders’ fundraising manager and US-based communications expert Anat Shenker-Osorio. Board director Sam Mostyn, National Congress Co-Chair Rod Little, ACTU Secretary Sally McManus and CEO of St. Vincent de Paul, John Falzon join the long list of speakers leading major organisations, think-tanks, media and philanthropies.


What is Progress X?

Progress X is a series of side events held on the eve of Progress 2017. It offers an agenda full of independently organised practical workshops, full-day short courses, project launches, sector-themed catch-ups, and internal staff and board meetings of our partner organisations. Find out more here, or apply now to host your own Progress X event.

Register your team today!

Many organisations send large teams to Progress and special deals are available on prices for 10, 30 and 50 staff – get in touch.

We are also proud to offer a limited number of Progress 2017 Scholarships for unwaged activists, and delegates from small or grassroots organisations – especially from regional and remote communities. Find out more and apply here.

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