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Social Program

The 2017 FIA Conference has developed an exciting social program for you to connect and engage with your peers.

The social program includes:


Welcome Reception

Sponsored by: NGO Recuitment 

The official welcome reception in the exhibition. Network with friends and colleagues over a drink and some canapés.

Date: Wednesday 22 February
Time: 5.15 – 7.15pm
Venue: FIA Exhibition Hall, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

Ticket included in full conference registration. Additional tickets at $75 each.


Fellows and CFRE Function

Fellows and CFRE are invited to this special function after the welcome reception to network with fundraising colleagues.

Date: Wednesday 22 February
Time: 6.30 – 7.30pm

Ticket included in conference registration.


Emerging Leaders Networking

Under 35 and keen to meet other like-minded young professionals in the fundraising sector? This is the conference event for you! This casual networking event, specifically for young fundraisers, offers you a unique opportunity to deepen your relationships with fellow emerging leaders from across the country.

Date: Wednesday 22 February
Time: 6.30 – 7.30pm

Ticket included in conference registration.



Black & Gold
Fundraisers' Gala Awards Dinner

Start suave with black and add a gleam of gold to celebrate our award winners at the sector's night of nights. We'll recognise outstanding fundraising and announce the winners of the FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising before we party the night away with live music.

Date: Thursday 23 February
Time: 7.00pm till late
Venue: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tickets: Members $175; Staff of Organisational Members $190; Non-Members $210

Conference and Dinner Packages available. Members save over $75


Farewell Drinks

Unwind at the end of the conference and network with the new friends you've made at the farewell drinks, following the closing plenary session.

Date: Friday 24 February
Time: 4.00 - 5.00pm

Ticket included in conference registration.

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Conference Partners

Pareto Fundraising


Blackbaud Pacific
Fat Beehive
Flo2Cash Pty Ltd
Strategic Grants
NGO Recruitment
Fundraising Research & Consulting
Melbourne Mail Management
Include a Charity
Pro Bono
Fundraising and Philanthropy