Conferences and major events


As one of Australia's leading social entrepreneurs, Andrew is in demand as a keynote speaker, MC and expert panel contributor. He talks placemaking, communities, urban renewal and the power of residents to strengthen their suburbs and towns. As an Australia Day Ambassador he travels to a new part of the country each January, getting to know residents and actively participating in local celebrations. 


With a background in media, politics and government plus the not-for-profit sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom where he worked for British Red Cross, Andrew also speaks passionately and knowledgably about other issues close to his heart - public transport, philanthropy, volunteering, eHealth, mainstream media and the emergence of new media.


Our communities are only as strong as the people who live in them - Andrew Heslop


Andrew has spoken at the United Nations in New York; delivered major presentations at the National Conference on Volunteering and the Third Sector Expo; for the Change Management Institute and Neighbourhood Watch Asia Pacific. He has given the keynote address for the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival and spoke at the launch of the Qantas Community Grants program.

Andrew can lead conference discussion panels and break-out sessions; facilitate planning days; and deliver closing remarks and concluding speeches for major events. 


For more information about booking Andrew for your conference or event please email for the 2020 Engagement Prospectus. For email enquiries please use the Booking & Contact tab at the top of this page. 

He travels exclusively with Qantas and codeshare Emirates and American Airlines. 


A selection of speeches and major presentations are published below.


An archive of speeches and presentations is in development. 


Mansfield Community Conference

Sunday 24th May 2015

Volunteers: actively making a difference in your community
Mansfield Community Conference 
Sunday 24th May 2015
Neighbour Day
belongs to everyone

Parliament House, Canberra

Thursday 5th March 2015

It's our communities
which make us stronger
Australia Day Address
Lachlan Shire, NSW 
Monday 26th January 2015