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Regions Rising - National Summit: Shifting Our Gaze

Regions Rising - National Summit: Shifting Our Gaze

Regions Rising National Summit - Shifting Our Gaze

At this year’s Regions Rising National Summit the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) will lead a conversation with the country’s biggest names in thought-leadership, industry, investment and advocacy.

Our line-up of nation-shaping speakers will inspire and challenge the country to elevate the positioning and profile of regional Australia – as we strive to 'shift the gaze' and rebalance the nation

Regional Australia is experiencing change like never before and is now writing a new story of optimism. More people are making a life outside our capital cities, and many more want to.

The RAI commissioned market research in May 2023 and found one in five people (or 3.5 million) want to leave the cities behind. Now is the time to seriously start thinking long term about what our nation will look like, where our citizens will live and how we might best support the societal transformation on our doorstep.

Through a regional lens, the RAI Regions Rising National Summit - Shifting our Gaze - will address the big national issues including: 

  • Population movement and migration 
  • Inclusivity and diversity
  • Energy transition and a reduced emissions future
  • Skills of the future and a fluid job market
  • Housing and health  
  • National productivity growth 

The agenda will advance the unification of our nation.

Regional Australia will be leading the transition our nation needs to make, so it’s more important than ever that decision makers at every level understand the opportunities and lean into a wholistic strategy that rebalances the nation. 

National Summit - Shifting Our Gaze - Sponsors

Thanks to our national event sponsor NBN Co. and Elders for their generous support.


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Cancellation Policy

  • The event will be run in accordance with all relevant Government health orders.
  • If you are unable to attend due to a positive COVID test or being identified as a close-contact and can show us proof, your ticket can be either refunded or we can provide you with access to a Livestream ticket.
  • There will be no refunds issued for live-stream tickets.
  • Please contact the RAI directly regarding ticket refunds.
  • All cancellations must be made in writing (email) to the RAI.
  • Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees.
  • Registrations cancelled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.
  • Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Substitute delegates are welcome; however the RAI must be advised in writing (email) of any substitute delegates who will be attending.

National Summit 2022 - Rebalance the Nation

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Wednesday, 13 September 2023 to
Thursday, 14 September 2023
8:00 am
$660 - $1,100
Hotel Realm
8 National Circuit
Canberra ACT 2600