PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Please find below the preliminary program for the NECA 2020 Electrotechnology Conference. This program will be updated with topics, speakers and session descriptions as the program is developed. 

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Friday
2020-07-10
Saturday
2020-07-11
Sunday
2020-07-12
Monday
2020-07-13
14:00 - 18:30
Arrivals and check-in at the Adina/Vibe Foyer
18:00 - 18:30
First Timers Welcome Reception

Wharf One 

18:30 - 20:30
Welcome Reception

Wharf One

09:00 - 12:30
Partners Program
09:00 - 09:15
Sponsors Presentation
09:15 - 10:30
AMPLIFIERS: The Power of Motivational Leadership to Inspire and Influence

Leaders who can inspire not just inform become leaders worth following. The ability to win the battle for hearts and minds is at the heart of being an extraordinary leader. Throughout history we have asked for three things consistently from our leaders: to replace fear with confidence, confusion with certainty and to mobilise us in pursuit of a better future. This session explores how all leaders are key to creating cultures worth belonging to and achieving work worth doing. A great leader is one who brings greatness out in others not someone who is themselves great. 

Speaker: Matt Church

10:30 - 11:15
Morning Tea
11:15 - 13:00
NEXT: Thriving in the decade of disruption

The next 10 years are expected to be some of the most challenging we have experienced across every industry and sector. From robots to outsourcing and disruptive business models our world is changing rapidly: how schools are run, money is made and teams of people work together is all up for grabs. Massive technological and social shifts are demanding that we all turn up as the best version of ourselves. This session explores the imperative for all of us to be more human in a world technology is turning upside down. 

Speaker: Matt Church

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
18:30 - 20:30
A Night on the Town

Hotel Darwin

09:00 - 09:15
Sponsors Presentation
09:00 - 12:30
Partners Program
09:15 - 10:30
Exponential Marketing

The startups that started the revolution are now the unicorns that have made it. The marketing textbooks were written before Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber and AirBnB changed the way we live.
Marketing has been reimagined on the principles of creating value for customers in how they understand and perceive value. Marketing 2.0 is the new playbook.

Speaker: Ashton Bishop

10:30 - 11:15
Morning Tea
11:15 - 11:30
Sponsors Presentation
11:30 - 13:00
Sustaining Change

Most people are a master at one habit… unfortunately that one thing is the habit of not finishing what they started.
In this practical talk, Step Change take you through a framework to change all that and sustain the changes you want to make.

Speaker: Ashton Bishop

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 16:00
Intent To Action – Optional Activity

It’s been said that “culture will eat strategy for lunch”. So, this session is about packing your cultural lunchbox. For strategy to be successful, the culture must be able to support it. Some cultures are what we call bottom-draw: when strategy falls into a pile of papers, unactioned and collecting dust. Other cultures become bottom-line cultures where the strategic wins hit the scoreboard and translate into bottom-line financial success. The difference is bridging the gap between your INTENT and your ACTION. Intent-to-action covers six areas that Step Change have found where challenger businesses are breaking through and getting results.

Speaker: Ashton Bishop

18:30
NECA Foundation Dinner

Pee Wee’s at the Point

09:00 - 12:30
Partners Program
09:30 - 09:45
Sponsors Presentation
09:45 - 11:00
Behind the Bench

Peter’s presentation will provide insight into what  goes on behind the bench and how questions of law are considered and determined, with a focus on General Protections, Right of Entry and Industrial Action, both protected and unprotected.

Speaker: Hon Peter Sams AM

11:00 - 11:45
Morning Tea
11:45 - 13:00
An Extraordinary Dream

We all hope to change the world, yet often we don’t take the necessary steps to action that change. As the saying goes, to change the world one must change themselves first. In this topic Liz recounts a very personal and heart felt journey that led her to co-found Project Gen Z and use the resources already available to her to create positive social impact in developing countries by inspiring Gen Z to Dream.

An Extraordinary Dream is a topic that harnesses the power of purpose, to enhance performance and engagement in the people that make your business happen. Within the four walls of an organisation there are people who each have unique tools, talents and time available. If as organisations we are able to harness social awareness and give back in our daily activities, we are also able to create an inspired culture where team members are not only engaged in their work, but also in their contribution to the communities they live in.

Audience members will walk away from this presentation with strategies to implement corporate social responsibility, driven by innovation and using the resources already available. They will also gain insights into the value of a workplace culture that supports the community in addition to looking at strategies to market and promote ethical decisions, and sustainability.

Speaker: Liz Volpe

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
18:30
Gala Dinner

Theme: 60s Beach Party!

Location: Darwin Sailing Club

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*Session and speakers are subject to change

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