You're invited! The inaugural Better Futures Forum

Thursday 24 June 2021

We invite you to join us for the Better Futures Forum on 17-19 August, 2021. The event is an initiative of Better Futures Australia, which aims to drive nationwide climate action. You can interact with and be inspired by climate champions across all corners of society and the economy, hear about actions they are taking, and learn how we can work together to create better futures for us all.

Leaders in energy, business, finance, health, agriculture, transport, local and state government, unions and First Nations communities will showcase their plans and achievements in reducing carbon emissions, and publicly launch their collective commitment to ambitious national climate action. Providing a unique platform for the robust exchange of ideas, the BFF will help catalyse the innovations and opportunities of the energy transformation, and is timed for maximum influence on the Australian position at the UN Climate Conference in November. 


The fully virtual national Better Futures Forum will take place on 17-19 August 2021. Three 90-minute sessions will be spread across each of the three days to accommodate participation around work commitments. The full experience, including interactive plenary sessions, lightning talks, workshops, exhibits and entertainment, will be accessible via an online platform. 

Who should attend

This inaugural Better Futures Forum will be fully virtual and everyone can register to participate. Depending on your industry sector, different ticket options are available via the Registration pageIf you have online accessibility requirements, do not hesitate to contact the Better Futures Australia team. 

Who will speak

The virtual event brings together visionary leaders from every sector of the economy and society who are accelerating the transition to our better, healthier and more prosperous, zero emissions future. 

Better Futures Australia can today reveal several of the keynote speakers for the event:

  • Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Matt Kean MP, NSW Energy Minister
  • Michele O'Neil, ACTU president
  • Debby Blakey, CEO of HESTA superfund
  • Dr Francis Wedin, CEO of Vulcan Energy
  • Cr Sandy Verschoor, Lord Mayor of Adelaide

They will be joined by a diverse lineup of experts including senior leaders from businesses and organisations such Wesfarmers, Transurban, Telstra, ACOSS, the Australian Medical Association, the Indigenous Peoples Organisation, the National Farmers Federation/Farmers for Climate Action and many others at the cutting edge of climate action in their sectors. 

Join us as we engage on the defining issue of our time with people who are shaping the future now. 

Register for the Better Future Forum here.