The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre will host the inaugural Trust and Community Engagement: Courts, Tribunals and Commissions conference on 27 November in Melbourne, Australia.
Pre-conference events will be held on the afternoon and evening of 26 November.
About the conference
Declining trust in public institutions is increasingly a feature of the democratic landscape. Community engagement is advocated as a key strategy in rebuilding community confidence. ‘Engagement’, however, covers a wide array of approaches, often without articulating specific measurable outcomes.
This timely conference will be an evidence-led strategic conversation about how we reinforce public trust and confidence in the legal system, especially the courts, tribunals, regulatory bodies and commissions.
The conference program will feature plenary and panel sessions, as well as specialist streams running concurrently.
Indicative conference sessions:
- A Matter of Trust: Is there a crisis of confidence? What's to be done?
- Social Media and the Court of Public Opinion
- Reaching the Whole Community
- UX, CX and Data Analytics: Methods from other sectors
- Make Civics Great Again: Courts in civics and citizenship
- Technology and Trust
- Naming, Shaming and Prosecuting: Regulators and commissions
- The Trust Pitch: Managing risk and reputation
The conference program will be updated progressively as speakers are confirmed. The final program will be released in September 2020.
Information Exchange Gallery
The Information Exchange Gallery (IEG) expo will run throughout the conference, showcasing best-practice examples of, and resources created to promote, community engagement. Exhibitors will share their existing programs with an emphasis not only on the 'what' (nature and content of their programs), but also on the 'who' (target audience/publics), 'when' (timing/staging) and 'how' (methods/approaches).
Exhibitors will be invited to share the challenges and lessons of their programs.
To register your organisation’s interest in exhibiting in the IEG, contact [email protected]