2020 CONFERENCE

UNMASKED: The strength of vulnerability in the workplace

“Our society is based on the masks that we wear” (Australian author, John Marsden)

The workplace can be a dog eat dog world. Any hint of weakness or vulnerability is quickly sniffed out. So while we all carry burdens and troubles, workplace culture demands that we wear a mask and cover it up.

Yet at the same time our culture prizes authenticity. We live in a time of “you do you”. And for the Christian person, we know that it’s often in sharing our burdens and weaknesses that the way is opened up to conversations about the bigger questions of life.

So imagine if Christians in the workplace were the kind of people marked by an honest vulnerability. The kind of people who didn’t hide our weaknesses. And in doing so we bore witness to the One who gives us our true strength. What if we were UNMASKED?

Join us at the 2020 Life@Work conference as we discover how only the Christian faith helps us take off the mask and be real with our colleagues, both for our good and theirs, and ultimately for God’s glory. 

ADELAIDE: February 7/8
BRISBANE: February 14/15
MELBOURNE: February 20/21
SYDNEY: February 29

HOBART: March 6/7
CANBERRA: March 13/14
PERTH: March 20/21


FEATURING

IAN HARPER

Professor Ian is one of Australia’s best known economists. He is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne and enjoyed a 25 year academic career. Ian also served as inaugural Chairman of the Australian Fair Pay Commission and in May 2016 was appointed to the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia.   

CARNEY ELIAS

Major Carney Elias has been a member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for over 20 years, having served overseas in the Solomon Islands and Iraq. She currently works in a strategic supply chain role, looking at a range of projects that seek to understand and shape ADF supply chains in the next 10-30 years. She is supported in this by her husband Jeremy and their three primary school aged children. 

ANDREW LAIRD

Andrew directs City Bible Forum's Life @ Work program, which aims to connect Christian faith with daily work. He has a background in radio journalism, and also lectures in faith and work at Ridley College, Melbourne. He's the author of Under Pressure: How the Gospel helps us handle the pressures of work, and In God's Service: How to be a distinctive disciple in your workplace.

OTHER PRESENTERS INCLUDE

ADELAIDE - More to be announced soon

BRISBANE - More to be announced soon

MELBOURNE - Nathan Grills, Jee Hyun Kim, plus performance by Natalie Lim

SYDNEY - More to be announced soon

HOBART - More to be announced soon

CANBERRA - More to be announced soon

PERTH - More to be announced soon


EVENT DETAILS

ADELAIDE

Venue: Riverside Rowing Club (Lot 102 Montefiore Rd)
Cost: $85 whole conference $60 for one evening/morning
Time: Friday 5:45-9:15pm, Saturday 8:15am-12pm
REGISTRATION CLOSES TBC

FRIDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird
Major Carney Elias

SATURDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

BRISBANE

Venue: Ann St Presbyterian (Level 1, 143 Ann St)
Cost: $95 whole conference $75 for one evening/mornng
Time: Friday 5:45-9:15pm, Saturday 8:15am-12:15pm
REGISTRATION CLOSES February 7th

FRIDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird
Major Carney Elias

SATURDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

MELBOURNE

Venue: CQ Functions (113 Queen Street)
Cost: $140 whole conference/$90 one night only
Time: Thursday 5:45-9pm, Friday 5:45-9:30pm
REGISTRATION CLOSES February 12th

THURSDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird
Professor Ian Harper
Associate Professor Nathan Grills 

FRIDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird
Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim
Natalie Lim (performance)

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

SYDNEY

Venue: St Andrew's Cathedral School (L5 St Andrew's House, Town Hall Square)
Cost: Earlybird: $49 full day, $35 half day. Full price: $59 full day, $45 half day. $225 for group ticket (5 people)
Time: Morning 9am-12pm, Afternoon 1pm-4pm
REGISTRATION CLOSES TBC

MORNING PROGRAM

Andrew Laird
Professor Ian Harper

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

Andrew Laird
Major Carney Elias

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

HOBART

Venue: Wellspring Anglican Church
Cost: $50 for full conference, $40 for early bird (full conference ONLY), $30 for one evening/morning
Time: Friday 7pm-9:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm
REGISTRATION CLOSES TBC

FRIDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird
Major Carney Elias

SATURDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

CANBERRA - MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Venue: 
Cost:
Time:
REGISTRATION CLOSES

FRIDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird

SATURDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

PERTH

Venue: "Subi Church" (Bagot Road Subiaco ​​​​​​)
Cost: TBC
Time: Friday 7-9:15pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
REGISTRATION CLOSES TBC

FRIDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird
Professor Ian Harper

SATURDAY PROGRAM

Andrew Laird

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

WITH THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS