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Events and webinars

Regions Rising

Regions Rising is the Regional Australia Institute’s (RAI’s) national event series, running since 2019.

It is an engagement program, made up of in-person and virtual events,  through which the RAI presents its research on regional issues to promote dialogue and thought leadership.

The Regions Rising event series brings together industry experts, economists, regional leaders, government, political leaders, academics and the community sector to deliver the latest information on the key pillars affecting regional communities - including jobs and skills, housing, population, liveability, productivity and resilience.

In 2024 we are heading to key regional cities across the country in Northern Territory (NT), Tasmania (TAS), and South Australia (SA).

Regions Rising National Series Partners

Regions Rising is sponsored by NBN Co and Elders, we thank them for their valued support.


Membership events 

Once a quarter, we bring each of our membership groups (the Regional Australia Alliance (RAA) and the Regional Australia Council (RAC)) together for exclusive meetings hosted by the RAI. These sessions provide opportunities to connect with relevant Government Ministers, regional leaders, and prominent industry voices.

If your organisation would like to be involved in shaping the future of regional Australia by becoming a RAC or RAA member, please contact: [email protected]. or 

Become a Regional Australia Council member


Become a Regional Australia Alliance member


Other events 

We also host a range of other events, including leadership forums, minister addresses, and webinars focusing on the key issues for regional Australia. 

If you’d like to collaborate, sponsor, or participate in our Regions Rising event series please get in touch. Contact [email protected]

Dates Between:




8:30 am -
12:30 pm


Regions Rising

Regional Research Insights 2024

The Regional Australia Institute’s Regional Research Insights series extends the RAI’s latest research findings and is designed to deepen decision-makers and policy practitioners knowledge base of regional Australia, as it relates to develo....

RSVP Date: 02-June-2024




11:00 am -
2:30 pm

Wagga Wagga

Regions Rising

Regional Migration Network Forum - Wagga Wagga

The Regional Australia Institute, in partnership with Wagga Wagga City Council and RDA Riverina, invite you to attend a regional migration forum.  The forum will address challenges, solutions, regional best practices and policy recommendati....

RSVP Date: 18-June-2024




5:45 pm


In person

Executive Education Program

This ground-breaking Program brings together expert leaders in regional development practice from across Australia. We’ve wrapped up decades of collective knowledge, diversity and learning from the most experienced thinkers to create a uniq....

RSVP Date: 21-June-2024




5:45 pm


In person

Executive Education Program - October 2024

Grow your impact, influence and performance in regional systems development and innovation with the Regional Australia Institute’s exclusive, invitation-only program for CEOs and senior executives wanting to drive serious and sustainable ch....

RSVP Date: 20-September-2024