BiiG Conference 2022: Transforming Public Service

Over the past 10 years, the public service has been steadily transforming its work, culture and performance for better services, stronger communities and collective problem solving for public good.

The annual BiiG conference has tracked those changes, reflecting successive waves of public service change and reform with a mix of big ideas and practical lessons from the front line of public service practice around Queensland and across the world.

Where to in 2022?

Whilst keeping our focus firmly on the future, BiiG 22 will go back in some ways to where we started, blending new thinking with changing practice to fuel an instinct for innovation that turns into better services and good results for people and families and communities.

And we’ll explore again some of the big questions around pride, practice and performance for transforming public service.

Our theme will be building the culture and habits of business improvement, innovation and entrepreneurial capability and capacity into the operating DNA of public service.

As well as big ideas from Australia and the world to test and challenge your thinking and practice, BiiG 2022 will showcase, celebrate and share inspiring examples you can learn from about how to solve problems that matter to people and improve their experience of the services that make a difference in their lives.


  • Beth Noveck is a professor at Northeastern University, where she directs the Burnes Center for Social Change and its partner project, The Governance Lab (The GovLab) and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance.
  • Toby Lowe is Visiting Professor in Public Management at the Centre for Public Impact (CPI).
  • Dr Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, company and director working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and environmental needs.
  • Sally Washington heads ANZSOG’s operations in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
  • Jordan O’Reilly is the co-founder and CEO of Hireup, an online platform connecting Australians with disability with support workers who ft their needs and share their interests.
  • Vu Tran is Chief Evangelist and Co-Founder of Queensland-founded Go1.
  • Philip Noble was appointed as Queensland Treasury Corporation’s Chief Executive on 1 December 2010.

More speakers to be announced!  

The 2022 will be facilitated jointly by:

  • Martin Stewart-Weeks, a strategic thinker, organisational consultant, facilitator and writer bringing 30 years’ experience spanning government, the “for purpose” or social sector and the corporate sector.
  • Wayne Gerard is the CEO and Co-founder of RedEye and currently Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur.

Join us in Brisbane for the live event or virtually from anywhere across Australia! 


Registration is open now for both live and virtual tickets.  

In-person tickets:

  • Two day ticket $715 incl gst
  • Single day ticket $357.50 incl gst

Virtual Tickets:

  • Virtual two day event plus on-demand $302.50 incl gst
  • On-demand ticket (no live access) $192.50 incl gst

Mandarin Premium subscribers will receive a special code via email to save 15% off ticket prices.

Tickets details

Ticket Cost: $192.50 - $715


Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre