AEGN

RISE: OUR CRITICAL DECADE | Grow, gather and give for the environment

Multiple venues — including virtual and in person events
Event details
Monday 29 March to Wednesday 31 March
12.00pm to 8.30pm AEDT
Location
Multiple venues — including virtual and in person events
Monday 29 March 12:00 pm to Wednesday 31 March 8:30 pm

As we usher in this new decade, the climate and biodiversity crises are upon us and inequality is gathering pace. Yet the solutions are ready and global momentum for action has never been greater. This is the critical decade for action. The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded the global community respond and collaborate in record time. Philanthropy can be the engine room of social change, driving innovation, policy development and best practice for business and governments to join.

At this vital juncture in time join Australia’s premier donor network of climate and environmental philanthropists as we explore the answers to these questions: How can this period of grand disruptions deliver a pathway out of the climate and biodiversity crises? How can effective philanthropy grow and collaborate so that it addresses the systemic issues of climate, environment, inequality and social justice?

Together we will

  • Grow — Get inspired to grow philanthropy and create positive change.
  • Gather — Together with other fellow members and funders in a COVID-19 safe place: State-by-state and online.
  • Give — Collaborate with over 40 philanthropists as they showcase their favourite project or organisation and invite you to join them.

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Members

Members can register for virtual events and purchase tickets for our state dinners. You will need your member log in to access the registration form.

Non-members

This is a funders only event. It is not open to grantseekers. Philanthropic funders can complete an expression of interest to attend our events.

The conference in 2020, put together at such short notice, set a great standard so I’m looking forward to it this year.

Bindy Gross, AEGN member

Agenda

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Monday 29 March

Virtual event
  • 5.00pm to 6.30pm AEDT

    Keynote panel

    Terry Tamminen, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

    Dr Anne Poelina, Nulungu Research Institute

    More to be announced

Tuesday 30 March

Virtual events
  • 12.00pm to 1.30pm AEDT

    MEGA PROJECT SHOWCASE: Climate change

  • 1.30pm to 2.00pm AEDT

    BREAK

  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm AEDT

    MEGA PROJECT SHOWCASE: Indigenous land and sea management

In person events
  • 5.00pm to 8.30pm AEDT

    Dinner: Melbourne

  • 5.00pm to 8.30pm AEST

    Dinner: Brisbane

Wednesday 31 March

Virtual events
  • 12.00pm to 1.30pm AEDT

    MEGA PROJECT SHOWCASE: Nature

  • 1.30pm to 2.00pm AEDT

    BREAK

  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm AEDT

    MEGA PROJECT SHOWCASE: Sustainable food systems

In person events
  • 5.00pm to 8.30pm AEDT

    Dinner: Sydney

  • Time to be advised

    Dinner: Perth

Program

Monday 29 March

Keynote panel

It is the critical decade: How can philanthropy be truly transformative?

Virtual event

At its best philanthropy, acting in partnership, can be a powerful driver of social change. Join us as we hear from leading philanthropists and practitioners who really are changing the world. We pose them two thought-provoking questions:

  1. Given it is the critical decade for action on climate change and nature conservation, what does this urgency mean for your world-changing work?
  2. How can philanthropy be truly transformative to usher in a brighter and equitable future for people and planet?

These leaders will share their insights from decades at the very cutting edge of their field — from closing coal plants, building a pathway to a clean economic future, protecting wildlife, and championing Nature’s rights.

Terry Tamminen, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Dr Anne Poelina, Nulungu Research Institute

More to be announced

Tuesday 30 March

MEGA PROJECT SHOWCASE

Day one: Climate change, Indigenous land and sea management

Virtual event

These sessions are a treasure trove of excellent funding opportunities, themed around the issues and selected by members as the most effective and innovative environmental projects and organisations around Australia. Members and their favourite organisations will deliver a series of lightning fast pitches, aimed at inspiring further funding and support.  

Melbourne dinner

Gather: An evening to inspire the mind and soul

In person event
  • 5.00pm to 8.30pm AEDT

    Melbourne

Join us for our 13th annual conference dinner – with a GREEN and BLACK dress code. While we cannot all meet together this year we can gather in our states to meet friends and colleagues old and new. It has been a long time, so join us for drinks, followed by dinner with plenty of opportunity to catch up with other members.

Dinner cost: $150.00

Brisbane dinner

In person event
  • 5.00pm to 8.30pm AEST

    Brisbane

Further details about this event to be advised.

Wednesday 31 March

MEGA PROJECT SHOWCASE

Day two: Nature, sustainable food systems

Virtual event

These online sessions will give members an opportunity to present some of their favourite funding opportunities, highlighting the best, most effective and innovative environmental projects and organisations around Australia. These live online sessions will feature presentations from members and their chosen organisations, who will give a lightning fast overview of their project. 

Sydney dinner

Join the conversation with The Hon. Matt Kean, Minister for Energy and Environment

In person event
  • 5.00pm to 8.30pm AEDT

    Sydney

Minister Kean has overseen one of the most significant shifts in clean energy policy in the country. He is also responsible for the recovery of the state’s wildlife from the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires, and for the overall management of our precious environment. The Minister will join us for a Q&A with the incredible harbor and bridge as our backdrop.

There will be a bespoke, sustainably sourced menu, video art installations inspired by nature, and the iconic Sydney Harbour and bridge as our backdrop. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet up in person with members you have not seen for many months. We look forward to catching up!

Join us for our 13th annual conference dinner – with a GREEN and BLACK dress code. While we cannot all meet together this year we can gather in our states to meet friends and colleagues old and new. It has been a long time, so join us for drinks, followed by dinner with plenty of opportunity to catch up with other members.

Dinner cost: $150.00

This event is 100 per cent compliant with all COVID–19 government regulations and advice.

Perth dinner

In person event
  • Time to be advised

    Perth

Further details about this event to be advised.

Speakers

Terry Tamminen

Terry Tamminen

Advisor to the Rockefeller
Brothers Fund and former CEO
of the Leonardo DiCaprio
Foundation. Terry’s work earned him the #1 spot in The Guardian’s Top 50 People Who Can Save The Planet.

Dr Anne Poelina

Dr Anne Poelina

A Nyikina Warrwa Indigenous Australian woman in the
Kimberley region of Western Australia, Dr Poelina has spent
30 years as an active
Indigenous community leader.

The Hon. Matt Kean, Minister for Energy and Environment

The Hon. Matt Kean

Minister for Energy and Environment, Minister Kean has overseen one of the most significant shifts in clean energy policy in the country.

Speaker to be announced

To be announced

Person

To be announced

Speaker to be announced

To be announced

Member connector

Tuesday 23 February 08.00am to 09.00am
An informal chance to meet likeminded members and discuss the issues at hand.

Indigenous land and sea management funder group

Thursday 25 February 02.30pm to 04.00pm
Connect with funders who seek to build capacity in First Nations organisations.