AuSAE Events - Australia and New Zealand 

From multi-day conferences with expert presenters to informal lunch meetings led by your peers, we have a variety of programs to meet help you do your job better and improve your association.

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    • 27 May 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinars – Strengthening Associations

    As we slowly start to transition into a new phase of business during COVID-19, NFPs and charities are now looking for ways to continue business with restrictions in place for the foreseeable future.

    Boards must now begin to reassess how their NFP or charity is performing during COVID-19, and their new long term goals and concerns. Boards must reconsider their stakeholders and their capacity to support the organisation, the future of government grants, as well as whether their operations continue to satisfy their NFP or charitable purpose. Finally, NFPs and charities should continue to proceed with caution when considering becoming party to any contracts during and post COVID-19.

    This presentation will:

    • Provide an update on government incentives and legislative changes for NFPs and charities; 
    • Provide guidance on how boards and senior management should strategise during the coming months for the long term benefit of the organisation; and
    • Discuss what NFPs and charities should be considering when negotiating any contracts during and post COVID-19.

    Meet the Speaker

    Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley 

    Acting for numerous charities, religious and not-for-profit organisations, Vera has over 25 years experience in the legal profession. In her work, Vera is well recognised for her expertise in assisting clients with governance and fundraising issues, restructuring and mergers and regularly advises on constitutions and ACNC/ATO endorsements.

    Vera has written several academic works, including a chapter within ‘Charity Law’ (2012, 2016 and 2018) published by Thompson Reuters.

    Vera further edits the Clubs & Societies title in the Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, and reviewed the Community Care and Service regulatory compliance module for LexisNexis, covering such topics as the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and community housing.

    Vera sits on numerous charity boards, associations and committees including the ACNC Professional User Group, the Community and Consumer Consultative Group, Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW and The Eric Dare Foundation.

    • 04 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinars – Supporting Association Leaders

    With face to face communication gone for the time being, how can your Association create impactful and memorable engagement opportunities to connect with your members and stake-holders online.

    Whether connecting via social media, webinars, podcasts, through video content or on platforms like Zoom – how can you ensure your communications will cut through and be noticed by your target audience.

    Developing your Association’s (and your own) online presence will be a vital tool for the near future - but will certainly continue to be a useful skill when the current crisis is over and we return to business as (un) usual.

    Areas covered include: 

    • Simplifying your key messages
    • Using social media posts creatively so they stand out
    • How to inject your own personality into your online presentation
    • Why videos work and why you should be using them more
    • How do online webinar presentations differ from live (in person) presentations and what elements remain the same?
    • Presenting From Home – ensuring your surroundings look and sound professional and as perfect as possible.
    • Creative learnings from late night TV shows which have transitioned to online

    Meet the Speaker: Andrew Klein 

    Andrew Klein is a Conference MC, Trainer and Speaker – specialising in Presentation Skills, Pitching Skills and Corporate Communications – he writes prolifically on these topics and has presented widely within the Association sector, having MC’d and spoken at many AuSAE conferences and events.

    His association clients include CPA (Australia), RCSA (Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Assoc), FCA (Franchise Council of Australia), LASA (Leading Aged Services Australia), NIBA (National Insurance Brokers Assoc) and the SMSF Association, to name a few.  

    Andrew’s hobbies currently include walking the dog, searching for fun Zoom backgrounds, staying fit at home, watching ‘Tiger King’ on Netflix, taking out the garbage and trying to survive isolation in a house with 3 teenagers.

    • 22 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online

    AuSAE’s online book club is back, and this month we are excited to welcome author Yamini Naidu with her latest book, “Story Mastery: How leaders supercharge results with business storytelling”.

    Given the landscape in which we are operating and the changes this crisis has imposed on associations, we think there is no better time to explore the stories that have come from this crisis. How can your association rebuild and retell its story focusing on the strength and support you have given members during this time? And now that you have your members attention how do you keep it and ensure the longevity of the work and contribution you have provided members and the sector.

    Yamini will join the book club on Monday 22 June, 1pm – 2pm (AEST) for an online Q&A of the book (you will automatically be signed up for this). 

    Now more than ever we believe it’s crucial for our members and community to stay connected and continue their learning. We look forward to welcoming you to this month's book club. 


    Please note you will be required to purchase your own book. To purchase your copy of Story Mastery: How leaders supercharge results with business storytelling please click here, Yamini has kindly extended a 20% discount to AuSAE Book Club members, please ensure you use the code: AuSAE20 to receive this discount. 

    • 29 Jun 2020
    • (UTC+12:00)
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • (UTC+12:00)
    • 6 sessions
    • Shed 6, Wellington

    AuSAE first face -to-face event.

    Membership Monday  | 29 June its all about Membership
    Event Tuesday | 30 June it's all about Conferencing

    Held over two days with three 1.5 -hour sessions per day. With each session limited to 45 people. You can attend all six sessions or just the topic that suits your interest. The event will have the ability of people being in attendance virtually(unlimited number).

    Membership Monday - The Three sessions

    • What can we all do to increase our associations purpose to ensure membership retention! (starts 10am)
    • Why should I join you / Product and services (starts 12 noon)
    • Diversification of partnership and sponsorship revenue (starts 2pm)

    Event Tuesday - The Three sessions

    • This Practical session – How to do a hybrid event (starts 10am)
    • What is safe: Getting your members back to your events (starts 12 noon)
    • Your AGM - This is what we did ! (starts 2pm)

      Sessions will have a 25 minute speaker, with Q&A then followed by an open Chatham House rules discussion.

      Catering being delivered to the tables during sessions.

      Timings for each Day

      Getting your members back to your events (AM tea included)
      10:00 am – 11:30 am $35.00 pp

      What can we all do to increase our associations purpose to ensure membership retention! (Lunch included)
      12:00 (noon)– 1:30 pm $55.00 pp

      Diversification of partnership and sponsorship revenue (PM tea Included)
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm $35.00 pp

      Venue set up
      Each session will be set up in the hollow square with each chair being 1.8 m apart. Individual catering and refreshments. Venue to consider all precautions and regarding hygiene and sanitation during the event and sessions.

      • 08 Nov 2020
      • 1:30 AM (UTC+13:00)
      • 10 Nov 2020
      • 4:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
      • Shed 6, Wellington

      At AuSAE LINC Conference – Build for the Future,  explore the rich mix that represents the New Zealand association sector and the most current array of thought and solutions –and find the perfect match to move you forward!

      Exchange ideas with executives from across the spectrum of association leadership.

      Explore solutions brought to you by vendors and suppliers with deep understanding of the incorporated society market and connect with thought leaders who are shifting the way we approach leadership, the economy, change and more….

      Join your peers from across the country for two & a-half days of learning, networking and discovery in Wellington. Register today!

      All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager NZ or 027 249 8677.

      • 08 Nov 2020
      • 1:30 AM (UTC+13:00)
      • 10 Nov 2020
      • 4:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
      • Shed 6, Wellington

      AuSAE LINC Conference – Build for the Future, represents the New Zealand association sector and the most current array of thought and solutions –and find the perfect match to move you forward!

      This registration portal is only suppliers and partners of the association sector, wishing to secure a placement in the meet up area of the AuSAE LINC conference

      This is cost effective 'walk in, ready to go' Meetup / Exhibition designed to save you costs while networking and promoting your product to the association market.

      Partner Registration Includes:

      • Full conference registration x 1 (including social functions) - the ability to purchase other registrations for staff employed the same organisation is available 
      • One table top area in the Meetup Area, including chairs, table top* and power for your laptop. (in your destination or supplier area).
      • Association Meetup - Monday 9th p.m  1 - 1/2 hours, non-conference going association executives will also be invited to the 'Association Meetup'.
      • All conference catering breaks will be held in this area .
      • Mailing list of LINC 2020 participants.
      • Company name and hyper-link placed.

      * Table and chairs will be a mix of high-top cafe bar leaners', couches, cafe furniture 

      See prospectus for more details and other Partnership opportunities. 


      All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager NZ or 027 249 8677.

      • 29 Nov 2020
      • (UTC+11:00)
      • 01 Dec 2020
      • (UTC+11:00)
      • Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne

      Registration Information

      Advance Registration           *ending 31st  October 2020
      *limited number of 50 registrations available



      Non Member


      Industry Partner (suppliers to the sector who are current members of AuSAE)


      *from 1st November 2020 – 



      Non Member


      One Day Member


      One Day Non Member


      Industry Partner


      Register Here 

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      ACE 2020 Venue Sponsor

      • 06 Apr 2021
      • 11:30 AM (UTC+12:00)
      • 07 Apr 2021
      • 4:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
      • Shed 6, Wellington

      This event has been postponed until 2021

      1.5-day Trade show and educational event for New Zealand’s association community - connect!

      Professional education designed to meet
      your needs, your career level, and your goals...

      plus partners and resources to help solve your challenges.

      businessXchange - the AuSAE Appointment Show
      Put your purchasing power to good use by meeting one-on-one with select exhibitors at this two-hour efficient and cost-effective business event happening the afternoon of Day 1.

      associationX Trade show
      Connect face-to-face with over 50 exhibiting companies at the Trade show on the afternoon of Day 2

      Visit the website for more information 

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