What our delegates say

Take a look at why delegates love attending our conferences…


Public Sector

An enjoyable and important cross government/sector networking and information sharing opportunity for those seeking to understand, develop and implement an outcomes framework.

– James McCluskey, Senior Project Officer, Department of Communities WA
Planning, Measuring & Strengthening Outcomes Based Approaches in Government Conference, February 2019

This was a fantastic opportunity to spend time engaged on common regulatory problems, and see opportunities to do things differently by picking up on the efforts and experiences of others. Events of this nature are an important part of building a professional regulatory workforce.

– Eliot Palmer, Regulatory Architect, Transformation Management Office, Environment Protection Authority SA
Innovating for Better Regulatory Outcomes, February 2019

The conference provided a great opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and connect with peers across the Public Sector.

– Melanie Wells, Senior Communications Officer, Department of Human Services ACT
Public Sector Strategic Communication & Engagement, April 2019


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Not-For-Profits & Social Services

A very informative conference with very relevant content – really helps you understand where the industry is at right now and where we are going.

– Murray Fay, Network Director Profit for Purpose Business, CoHealth
Diversifying Revenue Channels in For Purpose Organisations, April 2019


This conference was a great opportunity to hear about some of the innovative and exciting work taking place. It was very engaging and well coordinated.

– Nisha Pichard, Assistant Policy Officer – Their Futures Matter, Family & Community Services – Aboriginal Housing Office
Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Children, November 2018


“Criterion Conferences are the go to for organising industry and valuable events. With a great eye for presenters and speakers, Criterion source the best in the business to provide significant insights. Will highly recommend for all organisations to utilise their services.”

– Ryan Amos, Consultant – Performance Consulting, Crowe Horwath
NDIS Sustainability Intensive Masterclass, December 2018


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The Critierion team has shown to be flexible and creative in accommodating a late inclusion of the consumer or lived-experience voice and expertise during the conference proceedings. This added significantly to a well-rounded, person and consumer-centred conference and associated take-away messages.

-Klaus Baur, Chief Executive Officer, Flourish – Mental Health Action In Our Hands
Mental Health Access & Quality in Emergency Departments, February 2019


Questioning if you can spare the time to attend a conference? Well if you are I would strongly recommend taking time to attend a Criterion Conference. Not only do they provide a wide range of insightful speakers talking about their real life findings, but they organise enough networking time for you gain enough connections that would normally take a longer time period to obtain.

– Elaine Graydon, Chief Customer Officer, AtoBI Pty Ltd
Financial & Operational Improvement in Hospitals, October 2018


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Criterion were able to pull together a range of dynamic leaders from across the higher education sector. The time spent listening to these leaders was invaluable for me in thinking about my own approach to leading in my University.

– Dominique Haywood, General Manager, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University
University Strategic Planning & Resource Management, March 2019


The conference exceeded my expectations in that it was an opportunity not only to gain valuable insights into digital marketing strategies for our sector, but also to meet other marketers and share knowledge.

– Sophie Lindsay, Marketing Adviser, University of Auckland
Maximising Digital Marketing Strategies for Higher Education, March 2019


A forward thinking and engaging conference where elements of educational best and next practice were unpacked from across Australia. An ideal environment for organic networking.

– Chad Ferris, Leader, Professional Growth & Culture, Sydney Catholic Schools
Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces & Pedagogy, March 2019



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Aged Care

Excellent selection of speakers that left me feeling like a new person with a new purpose. Hopefully will attend more in the future.

– Izmir Pooloo, Operations Manager, Your Aged Care at Home
Innovation & Technology in Aged Care, March 2019


I am new to the aged care industry and I found this building a quality aged care workforce conference to be extremely beneficial and enlightening as to what is happening in our sector. The presenters were very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise, and the content included both higher level thinking and strategic workforce planning concepts as well as real-life, practical advice and tools that can assist in attracting and retaining a quality workforce today. Highly recommend!

– Catherine Hicks, Human Resources Officer, Comlink
Building a Quality Aged Care Workforce, November 2018


The team at Criterion are professional and well organised. Having been to a number of conferences over the years, I would definitely recommend any conferences from Criterion as you know the standard of speakers will be high and the quality of the venue or running of the day will match it.

– Luke Floyd, National Business Relationship Manager, Suremploy
Quality in Aged Care, March 2019


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Data Privacy and Protection is not a subject that I find particularly exciting. I was expecting two days of pretty dry content that had little to no practical application to my industry setting. I could not have been more wrong! I learnt a massive amount in those two days and left with a list of practical ideas and suggestions for bringing data privacy to life across our organisation and with the enthusiasm to implement them.

– Kelly Sparke, Data Analyst and Community Insights Manager, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
Data Privacy & Protection, February 2019


Great focus at the conference on working agile and putting the customer at the forefront of digital transformation projects and services. Great to see sectors share the same challenges in implementing digital transformation and change within organisations.

– Jo Mackie, Regional Director – Learning Systems and Leader – Information and Online Services, Department of Education NSW
Public Sector Digital Transformation & Optimisation, February 2019


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I’ve attended two conferences now and both have proven to be very worthwhile in terms of the information and ideas I have gained and the networking that just isn’t possible without the opportunities that the conferences provide.

– Murray Conahan, Acting Team Leader, Infrastructure Asset Management and Asset Planner – Roads, City of Onkaparinga
8th Annual Road Engineering & Maintenance, May 2019


The conference presented a unique open forum for all disciplines, designers, maintainers , operators and responders to share knowledge and learning, and to connect and collaborate. The forum allows honest conversations allowing the real issues to be openly discussed.

– Paul Musson, Tunnel Manager, Auckland Motorway Alliance
Tunnel Operations & Maintenance, February 2019


The Criterion team put together a well thought out and informative conference, the speakers were first class, the content was relevant and the organisation was faultless.

Keith Braithwaite, Managing Director, Braithwaite Group
Build to Rent, February 2019


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