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OVERVIEW

Social media use in Australia shows no sign of slowing down. 15 million Australians are on Facebook – that’s 62.5% of our population. Almost 4 million use LinkedIn every month, with almost 3 million on Twitter. New platforms are rapidly emerging as well: 2 million active users are on Snapchat every month.

Clearly social media is the new normal when it comes to communication between Australians. Now more than ever, government departments and agencies need to respond to this ever evolving landscape and deliver effective, impactful and up to date digital strategies.

Akolade’s 7th Social Media for Gov Forum brings together a stellar cross-sector line up of social media, communications and marketing experts.

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SPEAKERS

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    Douglas Shirlaw

    Chief Digital Officer

    Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

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    Ellen Sandell

    Member for Melbourne

    The Greens

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    Jayne Dullard

    Executive Director of Communications

    Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

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    Jacquie O’Brien

    General Manager, Communications

    Zoos Victoria

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    Michael Hauser

    Digital Marketing Manager

    Visit Victoria

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    Benjamin Stavert

    Head of Social Media

    Network Ten

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    Jonathan Harley

    Director of Media Partnerships

    Twitter

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    Mia Garlick

    Director of Public Policy

    Facebook

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    Emma Campbell

    Senior Manager – Brand

    Museum Victoria

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    Jasmine de Boni

    Digital Communications Manager

    University of Melbourne Advancement Office

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    Timothy Price

    Digital Media Strategist

    Ambulance Victoria

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    Tracy Whitelaw

    Manager, Digital Media

    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation

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    Kaet Lovell

    Community Manager – Digital Communications

    Department of Communications and the Arts

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    Andrea Andric

    Content and Community Strategist

    Arts Centre Melbourne

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    Elliott Franks

    Social Media Manager

    Queensland Government

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    Flip Prior

    Social Media Strategist

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

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    Susan Manniche

    Social Media Manager

    Bureau of Meteorology

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    Andrea Peace

    Video Manager, Meteorologist

    Bureau of Meteorology

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    Robert Yang

    Marketing Advisor – Social Media

    VicRoads

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ADVISORY PANEL

Ben Dornier

Director of Corporate and Community Services

Palmerston City Council

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Louise Tapsell

Social Media Specialist

Australian Communications and Media Authority

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Flip Prior

Social Media Strategist

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

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TESTIMONIALS

“ I thoroughly enjoyed this conference and was impressed by the calibre of the speakers and the insights they shared. So many learnings we are putting straight into practice. ”

Ruth Dewsbury, Department of the Environment

“ Fantastic summit to get advice on how to establish and manage social media for government. ”

Matt , Department of Immigration and Border Protection

“ The Akolade #SM4Gov conference was a fantastic opportunity to hear from and meet social media professionals around the country. I learned a great deal and made some great connections. ”

Michael Shanahan, Martins Brand House

“ I loved the real life case studies and seeing how the presenters used social media to engage with, inform and educate their audiences. ”

Jess Thirlwell, Department of Social Services

“ It was a great experience and I learned alot from some of the informal conversations during breaks. This helped to make me realize how similar some of our challenges were. I also liked the way the speakers and topics were spread out so there was only one stream and not more which would have meant missing out on some discussions. ”

PROGRAMME

Day One

Tuesday, 22nd
November 2016

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Day Two

Wednesday, 23rd
November 2016

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Day Three

Thursday, 24th
November 2016

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JOIN US

Don’t miss the biggest social media for government event. Click here to download the event brochure for the full speaker list and programme

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SPONSORS

Don’t miss this opportunity to put your company and services in front of senior marketing professionals. Contact our business development team for a confidential discussion on the best sponsorship package that suits your needs.

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PARTNERS

PRICING

To register for Akolade’s 7th Social Media for Gov conference, select the appropriate package below:

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All pricing is listed excluding GST

2-Day Main Conference
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VENUE

22nd – 24th November 2016

Crowne Plaza, Melbourne

1-5 Spencer St

Melbourne, VIC, 3008, Australia

03 9648 2777

CONTACT AKOLADE

Call: 02 9247 6000

Fax: 02 9247 6333

info@akolade.com.au