Inspire your fellow colleagues with the incredible projects you've undertaken by presenting a lightning talk.

We want neighbourhood houses to deliver lightning talks about innovative, unique or stand-out community development projects that fit one of the following themes:

  • Social inclusion
    Initiatives which promote diversity and inclusion and engage groups who often face marginalisation and/or disadvantage.  These may include social enterprises, programs, education and training opportunities etc.

  • Community resilience
    Initiatives which build strong, resilient communities in times of adversity. These may include initiatives which address community emergencies such as natural disasters, or ongoing hardships such as unemployment, drought, family violence and mental illness.

Complete the application form and send through to by Friday 17 January.

What is a lightning talk?


A lightning talk is a short presentation with a time limit of 10 minutes. This means it needs to be snappy, straight to the point, providing only the most relevant information. They need to be well-rehearsed and maintain an upbeat momentum throughout.

Lightning talks are a fun and engaging way to promote your achievements to the sector, share key learnings and insights and inspire others to take on similar initiatives.

Following the talks, a facilitated panel discussion on the theme will commence including questions from the audience.

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Neighbourhood Houses Victoria respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which this conference will be held - The Eastern Marr People - their spirits, ancestors, elders and community members past, present and emerging.