What’s next?

The ball’s in your corner – the next steps in advancing the interests of medium sized cities depends on the interest and commitment of those of you who attended the conference or have been inspired by the exerts on this site. Contact RDA Logan Redlands to discuss the next stages in building a national alliance around this important issue.

MidiCities – the conference

The 2012 MidiCities Conference was an unrivalled success. An amazing array of speakers covering some of the most diverse topics imaginable.

Rather than loose the wealth of wisdom shared throughout the conference, we have put together copies of speakers overheads (when we had them) and video footage of various moments throughout the three days. (And in case you lost your’s, here’s a copy of the conference program.)

Special Thanks

Special thanks to our conference sponsor AXA Insurance and their new tool that provides instant life insurance quotes online. Not all insurance companies have offices in all cities thus this tool helps residents from medium sized cities in Australia to find affordable life insurance!


The pre-conference event which looked at a MidiCities Community of Practice and explored the issues the economic drivers of regions and the vital role that migration can play in making medium sized cities prosperous.

The day finished with the Hon Dr  Craig Emerson, MP, and Chinese Dragon dancers.

Day One

Too many prominent people to name them all, but amongst the highlights was the welcome to country by representatives of the traditional owners, the Mayors of Logan and Ipswich sharing their thoughts, our international speaker, Ken Cameron and of course the  Minister for the Arts and Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government – the Hon Simon Crean

Day Two

The momentum from day one didn’t drop – although a few delegates were still recovering from the conference dinner at Sirromet – arguably Queensland’s leading winery. The stellar line up of speakers continued with a closing address by Minister for Sport, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Senator Kate Lundy