What we do Annual conference Annual conference Each year we host our flagship event, the NHVic Conference. The conference brings together Neighbourhood House managers, staff and committee members, and other relevant stakeholders in the community services sector, to be inspired, learn something new, network and celebrate the life-changing work of our Houses. Attendees are treated to a diverse program including keynotes and presentations, breakout workshops, lightning talks, awards and a gala dinner. There is also a market stall where organisations can engage with attendees. Our last conference was held in March 2020 in Lorne, just prior to COVID-19 restrictions. The conference attracted 340 delegates from over 180 organisations becoming our biggest conference in its 32 year history. Keynotes were delivered by journalist and Order of Australia recipient Tracey Spicer and endurance athlete and social entrepreneur Samantha Gash. You can see photos here: Due to COVID-19 the conference has been put on hold for a couple of years. The next NHVic Conference will take place in the first half of 2023. Sponsorship Is your organisation interested in potential sponsorship of the conference in 2023? Contact us at [email protected] Why sponsor our conference? Enhance brand perception Through association with the NHVic Conference, your organisation will be perceived as socially conscious, valuing community inclusiveness, diversity and empowerment. The conference is highly reputable Your organisation will be associated with an event highly regarded amongst Victoria’s community development sector. The 2020 conference was a sell-out and highly received. Feedback included: “NHVic put together a fabulous conference this year which was inspiring to attend. It capped off another year of wonderful support from our peak body.” “A great conference, I came back with new ideas and some new connections and made good use of the marketplace as well.” “Fantastic conference, best I've attended. Inspirational speakers, informative sessions, supportive environment, realisation we are part of a world-wide network, not sure you can better this one.” The feedback survey found: 88% rated the conference either 4/5 or 5/5 92% believed it met or exceeded their expectations 63% said that they’d be back again; a further 27% said they would be back dependent on the program A captive and motivated audience No one is forced to attend our conference! Attendees are passionate about the work they do, excited to be there, and keen to learn and discover new opportunities. This means your brand won’t fall on deaf ears. High brand visibility You’ll reach anywhere around 300+ delegates from Neighbourhood Houses and Networks, State Government employees and other relevant stakeholders right across Victoria's community services sector, and thousands more through pre-conference promotions. We provide premium opportunities for brand exposure through promotions leading up to, and during, the conference, including logo placement on marketing materials, an engagement stall in our marketplace, and other opportunities depending on your choice of sponsorship package.