Join us at Ramp it Up !

Early Bird now open – Register today

More than ever before, people across the country are coming together to reverse global warming and restore nature. Time is running out to avoid dangerous climate change and prevent the next wave of extinctions. Momentum in the community is building and there is a vibrant environmental sector leading the movement for change.

Philanthropy can supercharge these efforts by amplifying the vision, building scale in key areas and supporting new ideas, bold gestures and new partnerships. Now is the time to:

Ramp Up environmental funding
Ramp Up ambition
Ramp Up solutions
Ramp Up influence

At Ramp it Up ! you’ll be inspired by AEGN members who have committed to ramp up their funding and their impact through the Environmental Giving Pledge and connect with representatives of the environmental movement who are striving to prevent dangerous climate change and protect nature.

Together we’ll explore how philanthropy can build scale around strategies for achieving change; communications, advocacy and collaboration.


Book Now 17 11 21 1356

Ramp it Up ! Conference & Side Events Program:
Monday 1 April

Side Event: Cross cultural training and funder sharing

Level 6, 126 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne


Welcome cocktail party

Level 6, 126 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 2 April

Ramp it Up ! Conference

Cargo Hall , 39 South Wharf Promenade,
South Wharf, Melbourne

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Conference Dinner 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday 3 April

Side event :- Bays, Beaches and Bush day field trip

Bus leaves from the CBD

From 9:00 AM
Conference Pricing:
 Ticket Price
Registration $525     (Early Bird ends 15th February 2019)
Conference Dinner $110


Book Now 17 11 21 1356

Side events

Monday 1 April

Country, culture, jobs and spirit: Indigenous land management. Cross cultural training and funder sharing.

Afternoon (time TBC) at the AEGN office, Level 6, 126 Wellington Parade East Melbourne

Are you interested in funding at the intersection of environment and Indigenous issues?

Indigenous Australian’s own and manage over 20% of the country. These lands include some of Australia’s most exceptional natural places – lands that are rich with native plants and animals and that also contain some of the oldest artistic and cultural sites in the world. These special places require ongoing care to maintain ecological health and protect threatened species and cultural sites.

Indigenous land management provides this care along with local jobs and connection to country and culture. There is a role for philanthropy to play in supporting Indigenous land management to continue to grow and flourish.

This session will include cross-cultural training to build confidence and understanding in funding Indigenous work along with an opportunity for funders to share and learn about funding experiences in this sector.

Conference welcome cocktail party

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the AEGN office, Level 6, 126 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne

Join us for a relaxed evening, catching up with old friends and getting to know new ones. The welcome cocktail party is an ideal way to commence the conference.


Wednesday 3 April

Bays Beaches and Bush – daylong field trip to the Mornington Peninsula, from 9:00 AM

Hop on the bus for a unique learning experience on the Mornington Peninsula, in the good company of the AEGN. Hear from experts on the environmental features of the Peninsula and Westernport Bay and meet the activists who work hard to protect them from industrialisation, pollution and inappropriate development. Enjoy a special food systems lunch hosted by Ripe for Change.

There is no cost to this field trip, but spaces are limited so please book soon!


All philanthropic funders are welcome to attend Ramp it Up ! We encourage attendance of grantmakers who are not currently funding the environment or climate change.

Ramp it Up ! is for funders and is not open to grantseekers. Side Events are open to Conference delegates.


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For more information contact Kate Buxton