Call out for speakers for the Ethical Enterprise Conference 2019

Past Speakers

About the Ethical Enterprise Conference 2019

This year the Ethical Enterpirse Conference theme is “Collaboration for Change”. Effective action requires collaborative partnerships across civil society, industry and government. We’ll explore the power of connecting communities, people and businesses, building new alliances with civil society and governments to address the challenges we face. We’ll explore the opportunities that exist for the ethical business sector as a result of collective collaborations, we’ll share stories of how scalable impact is achieved through leadership, innovation and collaborations. The Ethical Enterprise Conference brings together exceptional thinkers, doers, entrepreneurs, academics and disruptors. It inspires hundreds of business owners, leaders and professionals. It provides an exceptional opportunity to share and pass on knowledge to others, meet leaders of extraordinary organisations, network with both the profit and not-for-profit sector.

Past speakers have included:
Professor Dirk Matten (Professor, Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Canada); Molly Harriss Olson (CEO Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand); Scott Fry (Founder, Loving Earth); Jan Owen AM, (CEO, Foundation for Young Australians); Paul Holland (Director of Procurement, University of Melbourne); Thomai Veginis (Chief Procurement Officer Telstra); Geoff Manchester (Co- founder Intrepid Group Chairman The Intrepid Foundation); Camille J Reed (Founder, Australia’s first Circular Fashion Conference) and many more from diverse industries, representing the profit, not for profit and academic sectors.

EEC 2019


Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October 2019


Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre, Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne, 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton Vic 3053

What and how to present

For workshops you will present practical tips and information, tools that the audience can use and implement. For plenary we are looking for key note speakers with original and interesting topics that could present a debate, or touch on innovation and change.
We recommend you present in the following formats:

  • Workshops
  • Panel Discussions
  • Key Note speakers engagement
  • Interactive workshops
  • Research findings
  • Facilitated discussions
  • Debates
Length of sessions
Sessions generally go from 45 to 60 minutes allowing 10 – 15 minutes of questions times

Why present

The Ethical Enterprise Conference is an opportunity to share your knowledge, skills and experience with a keen audience.

You will be able to boost your profile, meet new people, explore possible collaborations, strengthen your networks with a very broad and diverse audience.This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your business to demonstrate how you value the importance of collaboration, entrepreneurship and purpose driven business.

How the conference will run

The two day conference will be a mixture of plenary and workshops. You can choose to present individually or bring together a panel during the plenary or you can run specific workshops.

What can you present on
  • This year we will explore the topic “collaboration for change”
  • How do we collaborate for change and purpose
  • How does collaboration create value and impact
  • The changing nature of collaboration at a local and global level
  • Collaboration to tackle social and environmental challenges
  • Collaboration to drive community outcomes
  • How to engage in a collaborative approach
  • Cross-sector collaborations
  • Collaborative leadership

Speaker benefits

There are a few perks if you are selected as a speakers:

  • A full two-day conference registration for the Ethical Enterprise Conference, including access to all sessions, all food and drinks
  • A complimentary ticket to the Ethical Enterprise Award dinner on the 28th of October 2018
  • A 30% discount to purchase extra conference tickets for friend or colleagues

How to apply to be a speaker:

Deadline to submit your application for a speaking opportunity close on the 20th of July 2019. Once we receive your submission, the conference team will review all the submissions and will notify successful applicants by end of July 2019.

You can submit your application via your phone, table or desktop.

Speaker Application Form – click here to submit