Change 2023 Conference – Empower, Enable, Enact 

Griffith University’s annual Change Conference is back and fast becoming a signature event as an instrument for making change happen.

Participants will learn practical strategies and techniques that can be applied to their own projects, programs and portfolios of work and they will gain a deep understanding of behaviour change theory and systems change using real-world applications.

Founding director of Social Marketing @ Griffith, Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

Founder of Griffith University’s Social Marketing @ Griffith Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele said the cutting-edge conference concept is designed to empower and enable change makers to deliver changes for good.

“Participants will be exposed to the insights of industry leaders and experts,” Professor Rundle-Thiele said.

“The Change 2023 Conference features world-leading change agents who come from a variety of professional backgrounds.

“We have scientists, researchers, practitioners, directors, and CEOs, all of whom have a track record of creating and sustaining positive health, environmental and social change.

“Conference delegates will network with like-minded individuals, build relationships, and explore new ideas and approaches.

“New and different ways need to be applied to achieve change and this event helps participants understand how to make positive and lasting change that is supported by the community.”

Change 2023 Conference features a diverse line-up of speakerspanel discussions, and workshops covering a range of topics, including:

  • Social marketing
  • Behaviour change
  • Systems change
  • Improved health outcomes
  • Sustainability and climate action
  • Social inclusion
  • Education and training

The conference runs over two days from 19 – 20 October 2023, in person at Griffith University South Bank campus, Brisbane or online.

For more information and to register click here.

Change 2023 Conference Speakers 

Empower, Enable, Enact!

Global leading change agents Sara Isaac, Luke Menzies, and Steve Van der Beeke will share decades of experience in delivering voluntary behaviour change.

Transforming Waste, Driving Change

Discover ground-breaking initiatives spanning local to national levels that combat waste and accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Elisabeth Spits, Yas Grigaliunas and Ryan Collins showcase remarkable efforts towards a more sustainable environment, fostering social equity through their innovative work.

Breaking the Cycle

Violence is a long-standing problem in Australia and there is much to be done to make our communities safer for all.

Jaeneen Cunningham, Joni Avram and Cr Fiona Cunningham will share their experience in delivering protection and participants will learn how positive changes have been delivered.

Nothing About Us Without Us

Panelists will discuss the challenges change makers have experienced in their decades of fighting for inclusion in physical access, sport, education, and work.

The panel includes Professor Elizabeth Kendall, Kevin Cocks AM D.Univ, Brad Kinsela, Jim Hogan and Kelsey Chapman.

No Time To Waste

As an extension of Plastics Oceans Australasia’s ‘No Time To Waste’ series, experts in government, construction, and health sectors will discuss how Australia is reducing waste and creating a sustainable future.

The panel includes Hon Trevor Evans, Renae McBrien, Brian Pinkman and Ricki Hersburgh.

Recipes for Success

Social Marketing experts Associate Professor Sameer Deshpande, Dr Liz Foote, Dr Taylor Willmott and Dr Jessica Harris will discuss the latest science findings and describe how theory is put into practice to yield higher rates of behaviour change.