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Registrations & Awards Nominations - LGITSA 'To Infinity and Beyond' Conference & Gala Awards Dinner – 17 & 18 October 2019 - Circular 34.1

To Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Services Staff
Information -Technology Staff
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Date 16 August 2019
Contact Patricia Coonan
Response Required Yes Respond By 10 October 2019
Summary Registrations are now open for the Local Government Information Technology SA Conference, Members Only Workshop 'To Infinity and Beyond' and Gala Awards Dinner being held at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide on 17 and 18 October 2019. This Circular provides registration information and the event flyer. Registrations close on 10 October and nominations for the LGITSA Awards close on 26 August.

The Local Government Information Technology SA’s 'To Infinity and Beyond' Conference and Members Only Workshop are being held on Thursday and Friday, 17 and 18 October 2019. “You bring the plans, I’ll bring the parts, let’s build a spaceship”.

The two-day event will provide a conference format on day one followed by the Gala Awards dinner and a Members only workshop format will be held on day two. This approach continues the delivery of high rating presentations and provides the opportunity for attendees to participate in workshops with their peers.

Don’t miss out on this informative event with special Guest Speaker Matt Church. Matt is no ordinary presenter. He is the 2014/15 Australian Speaker of the Year and has recently been named one of the top ten motivational speakers in the world. As the founder of Thought Leaders Global, Matt’s greatest love is the development of thought leadership. It’s an obsession which connects him closely to some of the brightest and most brilliant minds in Australia, and across the world. His close connection with industry leaders spans a broad range of markets and activities, and as a chosen mentor to many of those leaders, he is in the unique position to have a deep insight into an enormous variety of topics, issues, markets, industries, and challenges. A prolific author, his publishing history is a demonstration of his polymathic nature, and his ability to draw from this incredibly diverse sphere of knowledge means he can often shed new light on a topic which an industry has “done to death”. From this space, he inspires people to think, expertly delivering key messages and weaving them together with narratives from a diverse range of sources.

Matt’s session will discuss the topic ‘NEXT: Thriving in the Decade of Disruption’. The simple fact is that the world is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Technological advances are creating shifting paradigms in every industry across the globe, and it’s a trend which we need to stand up and take notice of. In this rapidly changing world, the only certainty is that what works today will not work tomorrow. Old business models won’t work, old leadership styles won’t be tolerated, and slow-moving industries and businesses will become extinct. The successful players will be the ones with the greatest agility, creativity and foresight. A session with Matt focused on disruption will help put in place a culture of willingness and a practical framework for being agile, creative and building foresight. If you want to discover how the four business revolutions (R1–R4), and the four personal evolutions (E1–E4) will affect your industry, this is where the journey begins. This is how you future proof your career and business in the decade of disruption.

Gala Awards Dinner

The annual Gala Awards Dinner will be held on day 1 (17 October) of the conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The 2018 award winners will be announced for the following categories:

  • Excellence in Community Experience
  • Excellence in Employee Experience
  • Excellence in Information Management
  • Excellence in IT Service Delivery
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Team of the Year (IT/IM)

The Nominations Booklet, forms and further information about the awards can be found via the following link. Nominations need to be submitted by 26 August 2019:


Registrations close on Thursday 10 October. Options are available to attend some or all of the two-day event. Member Councils outside of a 100km radius (from principal Council office) of the Adelaide CBD may be eligible for a $100 subsidy (per participant and excluding GST) to assist with travel and accommodation. For further information and to apply for this subsidy, please email at the same time as registration.

For discounted accommodation information, the flyer and to register, please visit:

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