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Accommodation for NCEIF 2023 - Ovolo Nishi

Special rate at the Ovolo Nishi Canberra for the NCEIF 2023!


International Women’s Day "Equal but Different" - Embracing equity on a global scale

Join NCEIF on Tuesday 7 March at 3:00pm (AEDT) to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 and hear from five inspiring women who did it their way!


Exciting Annoucement!

NCEIF 2023 will be held at the brand-new venue Saint Malo in Canberra from 28 – 30 August 2023.


Save the date....

Tickets on sale 28th October 2022.


NCEIF now 1 and 2 June 2022

We know how important connection is to each and everyone of us and that’s why we have made the call to delay the conference until 1 and 2 June 2022. We want to ensure everyone is safe and can travel with confidence, so have decided to wait just a few more months until we meet.

2022 Speakers

Speaker Announcement - Paul and Carly Taylor - Mind Body Brain Performance Institute

As community engagement professionals, we need to look after ourselves to ensure we are in peak shape!


Infrastructure update - free webinar

Join us on 6 Dec for a free webinar.


As of 17 December, Queensland will be open for business, so there is no better time to book your ticket to come to the NCEIF.


Australia Perspectives on Infrastructure webinar

What causes communities to trust and support infrastructure projects (or not)? Find out in this exclusive ANU research briefing.


New New dates for NCEIF

To our valued sponsors, speakers, supporting partners and attendees, it is with an audible sigh that we announce we have postponed NCEIF, again. We have listened to our wonderful community and we will not put our conference online. We know how important connection is to each and everyone of us and that’s why we have made the call to delay the conference until 9 and 10 February 2022.

New dates for NCEIF

NCEIF to move to 6/7 October. We remain optimistic that we will be able to meet in person and bring you the best NCEIF yet! 

Wilcannia project presentation - engaging with Aboriginal communities

NCEIF are proud to have the Wilcannia Weir Replacement Project in our program.Listen, Learn, Adapt, Deliver - Together Hear from the Aboriginal Community about how they want and expect to be engaged.


New Sponsor - Queensland Government

NCEIF welcome the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) as a Silver Sponsor of this year’s NCEIF.


New Sponsor - Hughes et al

NCEIF are very pleased to announce Hughes et al joining our partnership team. If you’re currently involved with either the approval, tendering or construction of an infrastructure project or resources development, then there is a good chance local content is on your agenda.


New Sponsor - Factotum Communications

NCEIF are very excited to announce our newest Sponsor - Factotum Communications.

NCEIF is back for 2021!

NCEIF is back for 2021. We are very pleased to invite you to the 2021 Forum - to be held on 19 and 20 August 2021. The forum will be held at the stunning venue, Cloudland in Brisbane. Book now to secure your place early. After a year of not being able to connect, this forum will give you plenty of opportunities to learn, be inspired and network. We really look forward to seeing you!


Webinar 3 – The digital engagement revolution. Where to now? Thursday 10 December at 9am AEDT

The digital landscape is constantly changing, and the pace of change is also increasing. MySite CCO, James Moore, will chair a discussion with Colin Goudie, MySite CTO on digital trends and advancements that will influence community engagement over the years to come. Guest speaker, Matt Ensor from Beca AI, will close out the session by discussing Beca’s development of an AI-powered conversational agent named Tala to engage people in diverse communities who would traditionally not take part in public consultation.


NCEIF Webinar 2 - Meet the Legends

Join us as we sit down (virtually) with three superstars of the community engagement industry: Kathy Jones from KJA, Max Hardy from Max Hardy Consulting, and Jill Hannaford from GHD, at our second NCEIF Webinar in December. Collectively they have been in the industry for almost 100 years! As you can imagine there are many stories to share and lessons to learn from.

New Sponsor Announcement!  Welcome Consultation Manager, Social Pinpoint and Norbit.

We are pleased to announce that Consultation Manager and Social Pinpoint have joined GHD and Comacon Pty. Ltd. as sponsors for the 2021 National Community Engagement for Infrastructure Forum (NCEIF), including the upcoming breakfast webinar in December.


NCEIF Breakfast Webinar Series 2020

Join us for an online series of breakfast sessions to discuss how community and stakeholder engagement for Infrastructure development and natural resources has changed as a result of the global pandemic. What challenges are we facing? How have we adapted? We have enlisted some of the best in our sector to showcase what they are doing and give their take on how we can embrace our “whole new world”.


NCEIF Breakfast Webinars

We've organised a series of breakfast webinars specifically designed to help you deliver stakeholder and community engagement on infrastructure and natural resource projects during these unprecedented times.

NCEIF 2020 has been cancelled.

Sadly, the NCEIF team have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Forum. It was a hard decision to make but given the current circumstances, one that was necessary. We feel there is a need for a sense of normality to return before we can confidently release dates for our next Forum.


Partnerships for 2020 now available

Partnerships for our 2020 conference are now available. A partnership is ideal for organisations wanting to gain access to a rapidly growing network of enthusiastic and committed community and stakeholder engagement professionals who are becoming increasingly important to government, business and industry.

Call for papers now open

Call for papers for the 2020 Forum is now open. Share the wins of your project with your peers and join a highly regarding list of experts on our speakers page.


NCEIF 27 and 28 August 2020

The NCEIF will continue to provide highly engaging sessions in Brisbane in August 2020 - Book now and don’t miss out!


Cocktail Party - Stunning Location!

The Forum Cocktail Party will be held on Thursday 27 August 2020 at The Fantauzzo, Art Series Hotels, Howard Smith Wharves from 5pm - 9pm.


Welcome Drinks - Wednesday 26 August

Take the opportunity to connect with new and old friends before the forum kicks off on Thursday 27 August 5.30 - 7.00pm