Program for the APONT Innovating to Succeed Forum Released

News 24 Feb 17


The full program for the APONT Innovating to Succeed Forum on 3 March 2017 at the Alice Springs Convention Centre (93 Barrett Drive) has now been released and is available for download here: Program.

You can also read about the presenting organisations and the case studies they will each present here: Presenter Biographies and Case Studies.

The day will run from 8:15am to 5:00pm. Session times are listed below.


8:15-9:00    Sign in (tea and coffee provided)

9:00-9:10      Welcome to Country – Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation

9:10-9:20       Welcome from the APONT Aboriginal Governance & Management Program – Wes Miller, Program Manager

9:20-9:30       Opening by the Chief Minister - Hon Michael Gunner MLA

9:30-10:00     Keynote address from Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (Western Desert Dialysis)

10:00-10:30   Open Discussion

10:30-11:00    Morning Tea

11:00-11:30    Update from the Northern Territory Government

11:30-12:00    Southern Tanami Kurdiji Indigenous Corporation on transitioning to self‑determination

12:00-12:30   Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation on best practice arrangements for the induction of a new CEO

12:30-1:15   Lunch

1:15-1:45   Update from the Australian Government

1:45-2:15   Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation on how the T-House is transforming the cultural, social and economic dynamics of Wadeye

2:15-2:45   Central Australian Aboriginal Congress on board structures and the value of independent directors

2:45-3:15   Afternoon Tea

3:15-3:45  Central Land Council Community Development Program on successful strategies to enhance engagement and informed decision making of local communities and governance groups

3:45-4:25  Open Forum

4:25-4:30  Closing Remarks

4:30-5:00 Networking Session at the Juicy Rump

For further information please contact Wes Miller on 8944 6626, Kate Muir on 8959 4623, or email