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Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown

EARLY-BIRD Registration is now open

The Out There Summit is back in 2019 and bigger than ever. Hosted in the City of Canterbury Bankstown, Out There is our region’s most dynamic gig, bringing together captains of industry, political heavy-weights and community leaders to knock around big ideas for the West. Over recent years we have hosted Prime Ministers, Premiers, CEOs, actors, Vice-Chancellors and other provocateurs at this star-studded event.

Where else will you spend the day...
  • Networking with 300+ high-level stakeholders from the public and private sector;
  • Listening to a Prime Minister deliver the 2019 Lachlan Macquarie Lecture;
  • Quizzing newly-elected State & Federal Ministers about their vision for Western Sydney;
  • Engaging in robust debates about education, population growth, health and social cohesion;
  • Watching Bryan Brown AO and Sara Mansour perform a special slam poem on stage; and
  • Learning everything you need to know about the fastest growing region in Australia?
Take advantage of our *limited time* early-bird registration rate and attend a $2000+ conference program for less than $400.
In partnership with principal partners, School Infrastructure NSW and the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, Western Sydney's flagship policy and community event, the Out There Summit is being held for the first time at Bankstown's Bryan Brown Theatre. The conference includes the annual Lachlan Macquarie Lecture and awarding of the Pemulwuy Prize for regional advocacy.
Event details
Date: Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Registration at 8:00am (sharp)
Venue: Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown
Preview of the program
This year's program will focus on education, jobs, major projects, sustainability and other trends impacting the growth of the region. Featuring a stellar lineup of expert speakers, we will deep dive into the big issues and tackle the tough questions;
  • Are our school, TAFE & university curricular building a work-ready population?
  • How dependent is the region's economy on continued population growth and are we ready for a 'tap the breaks' policy?  How will an economic slowdown affect our social cohesion?
  • What are the industries that will drive future jobs growth and does Western Sydney need a regional jobs plan?
  • How can boom cities like Bankstown, Parramatta and Campbelltown emerge as creative hubs?
New governments, Ministers and priorities – where to next for the Golden West?
Out There speaker line-up
Hon. Bill Shorten MP
Leader of the Federal Opposition
Bryan Brown AO
Australian Actor & Bankstown Boy
Sara Mansour
Co-Founder | Bankstown Poetry Slam
Hon. Bob Carr
Director | Australia-China Relations Institute
 Also slated to speak on the 2019 Out There Summit stage are:
  • Clr. Khal Asfour | Mayor, City of Canterbury-Bankstown
  • John Brogden AM | Chief Executive Office, Landcom *
  • Anna Caldwell | State Political Editor, The Daily Telegraph *
  • Mark Condi | Chief Executive Officer, Bankstown Sports
  • Paul Doorn | Chief Executive Officer, Venues NSW
  • Emma Dunch | Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Symphony Orchestra *
  • Prof. Barney Glover AO | Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University
  • Jo Masters | Chief Economist, EY *
  • Dr. Caralee McLiesh | Managing Director, TAFE NSW
  • Hon. Scott Morrison MP | Prime Minister of Australia *
  • Dr. Linda O’Brien AM | Principal, School Leadership, Leadership and High Performance, Department of Education
  • Dr. Michael Spence AC | Vice-Chancellor & Principal, University of Sydney
  • Greg Whitby AM | Executive Director, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
(* = invited)