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An Initiative of the United Nations and Queensland Government

14 - 17 August 2005
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Queensland, Australia

The International Conference on Engaging Communities was an initiative of the United Nations and the Government of the State of Queensland, Australia.

The Conference was a resounding success, with over 2000 delegates from 44 countries attending to share experiences and network with colleagues old and new. Diverse issues relating to community engagement were discussed and speakers addressed the experiences, challenges and research which affect all citizens, governments and organisations alike. The Democracy Plus Panel on the Sunday evening and the passionate and challenging presentations from the keynote speakers during the Conference were highlights for many delegates.

Brisbane Declaration on Community Engagement
Read the Declaration by visiting the Get involved website

Audio recordings
Recordings of keynotes and major panel sessions and a video of conference highlights are available online.

Conference papers
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Peer reviewed papers
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Conference feedback report
A report about feedback from conference delegates is available on the Get involved website.

Delegate List
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Date last updated: 12 August 2005