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ACT CONFERENCE: Program and speakers announced

The Australian Market & Social Research Society is pleased to announce the program and speakers for the 2nd ACT Conference: Evidence, insights and beyond: Enhancing Government policies, programs and services.

The full-day 2019 conference will take place in Canberra on Tuesday 22 October, 2019. It will explore how to enhance Government policies, programs and services by collecting and translating fit-for-purpose evidence into meaningful insights and applying them in a way that is sensitive to the current strategic environment.

The conference will have a broad appeal to:

  • Public servants with responsibility for the design, implementation and/or evaluation of Government policies, programs and services
  • Consultants, academics, and members of the not-for-profit sector who support Government through using evidence and insights to achieve good outcomes.

The conference is designed to provide attendees with the following benefits:

  • Learning on how evidence and insights can enhance Government policies, programs and services, and hear compelling case studies where this has happened
  • Hearing from senior thought leaders about the strategic context that affects us all, and what we can do to have an impact within this context
  • Creating important linkages with experts across the public sector, academia and the private and not-for-profit sectors to help you deliver more impact.

Keynote Speakers

The following keynote speakers have been engaged to appeal to a wide range of delegates, particularly to public sector attendees:

  • Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM (APS Review panellist) – talking about implications for the Review on the APS, including in relation to the use of evidence etc
  • Brian Lee-Archer (Managing Director, Accenture, Govt and Health practice) – talking about data-driven, fit-for-purpose policy and service delivery design and implementation
  • A/Prof Gemma Carey (Research Director, Centre for Social Impact UNSW) – talking about crossportfolio and cross-sectoral collaboration.
  • Nicholas Gruen (CEO, Lateral Economics) – talking about undertaking rigorous and meaningful research and evaluations to inform the business of Government
  • Kelly Hand (Deputy Director (Research), Australian Institute of Family Studies) – talking about the latest insights on Australian families’ work and transitions, and their implications.

Event Program & Schedule:
The event program will comprise two plenary sessions (one at the beginning and one at the end of the day), which will feature keynote speaker presentations.  The two middle sessions will comprise up to three concurrent break-out sessions each.  A draft of the program (subject to finalisation) is available here.

To register for the Conference go the the AMSRS website

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The Australian Market & Social Research Society Limited (AMSRS) is the peak body for research professionals in Australia. It has a diverse membership of individuals at all levels of experience and seniority within agencies, consultancies, client-side organisations, the non-profit and government sectors, support services as well as institutions and the academic community. As well as over 2,000 individual members, the AMSRS has 52 new company and client-side organisation partners. The AMSRS research professionals and company partners commit to and are regulated by the AMSRS Code of Professional Behaviour.