Please note this event is open by invitation only. Please check with the organisers to confirm your attendance. 

8:30am - Arrival, Registration, Tea and Coffee    

9:00am - Welcome and Housekeeping


MC: Andrew Hamilton, Senior Consultant, Resonate Consulting


9:05am - Welcome to Country

       Yvonne Weldon


9:15am - Panel One: Innovation in Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteering: Global and Local Trends


Moderator: Jennifer Bishop, Private Sector Partnerships Manager, VSO



Professor Kristy Muir, CEO, Centre for Social Impact

Carolyn Curtis, CEO, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Jeremy Harris, Director, NSW Office of Social Impact Investment



Program continued....

10:00 am - Activity with Reach Foundation 

          Harry Morton 

10:30am       Panel Two: Recipes for Successful Collaboration


Moderator: Liz MacKinlay, CEO, Australian Business Volunteers



Allegra Spender, CEO, Australian Business and Community Network

Michael Joyce, Program Facilitator, Good Shepherd Microfinance

Suzie Riddell, CEO, Social Ventures Australia


11:15 am - Morning Tea

11:40 am - Panel Three: A Deep Dive into an Emergent Cross Sector Skilled Volunteering Initiative  


Moderator: Justine Felton, Social Impact Specialist



Kim Ross, Manager - Collaboration Design, PWC 


12:25 pm - Plus One Update

David Knowles, Co-Founder & Chair Plus One 


12:35  pm -   Lunch


During the afternoon three workshops will run concurrently and be repeated. Please select two you would like to participate in.

1:15 pm -  Workshop One

  • The Business Case for Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteering​​

Lisa George, Global Head, Macquarie Group Foundation

Gabriela Christian-Hare, CEO, Australian Pro Bono Centre

  • Measuring Impact and Defining Value 

Andrew Hamilton, Senior Consultant Resonate Consulting

Jennifer Bishop, Private Sector Partnerships Manager, VSO

  • The role of business, pro bono and skilled volunteering in Constitutional Recognition

Emma Maple-Brown, Pro Bono Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

Josh Riley, Secretariat, Indigenous Engagement Task Force, Business Council of Australia

Clint McGilvray, Communications Director, Newgate Comms and Media

Gemma McKinnon, Fellow, Indigenous Law Centre UNSW (ILC)

2:15 pm  - Afternoon Tea

2:45 pm - Workshop Two

As Above

3:45 pm - Closing Address

Dominic Thurbon, Partner at EY in Climate Change and Sustainability Services

4:30 pm -Close

Please note this event is now fully SOLD OUT. To register your interest in the wait list please contact

We seek to gather a community of practitioners in CSR, HR and sustainability who are actively involved in or looking to be involved in corporate and professional volunteering and pro bono programs. As such the event is FREE and by invite only. Please check in with the organisers about your ticket reservation. 

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