The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) will hold its annual conference at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 and 30 October 2014. The conference theme is ‘The Shape of Things to Come’, and will address delegates from across local, state and federal government on the role of public administration in shaping society and the public sector’s capacity for ideas, energy and ability to work together to achieve shared outcomes.

The program aims to inspire, engage and provoke discussions around the future of public administration in Australia and includes a spectrum of speakers from local and international public service leaders, academics and organisational heads speaking on three core sub themes; ‘Looking Within’, ‘Reaching Out’, and ‘Beyond Our Shores’.

IPAA WA President, Ms Sue McCarrey said the WA Division of IPAA is proud to be hosting this year’s conference in partnership with Murdoch University’s Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs. The IPAA conference was last hosted in Perth in 2007.

“Perth is the most dynamic place to hold this discussion as we are well-positioned geographically, politically, and socially to bring together the best minds from the most dynamic, social and economic region of the world. With Western Australia so close to Asia, a region which will play such a large part in all of Australia’s future, it is important that government from all levels be a part of this international conversation,” Ms McCarrey said.

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