SCHEDULE

Xerocon Day 2

Thu 14 September 2017

9:00 AM

Welcome

9:10 AM

Keynote

Magda Szubanski, writer, actor and comedian

We all know Magda the comedian, we would now like to introduce Magda the author. Magda is one of Australia’s most beloved actors, having graced our screens for many years as Sharon in the sitcom Kath and Kim. She has also appeared in the award-winning film Babe and its sequel, worked alongside Robin Williams in Happy Feet, and even appeared in a national tour of Grease: The Arena Spectacular. She has received many accolades throughout her career and none more so than for her autobiography ‘Reckoning’. In the words of Peter Craven in his review published in the Australian: ‘Reckoning is a riveting, overwhelmingly poignant autobiography by a woman of genius. It is an extraordinary hymn to the tragic heroism at the heart of ordinary life and the soaring moral scrutiny of womankind. Every library should have it, every school should teach it.’

10:00 AM

Keynote: What’s new in Xero? Focus on Xero’s small business products

Oliver Furniss, General Manager - Small Business, Xero

Want some shiny new tools for your Xero tool box? Of course you do! And it should be no surprise that  there are plenty of exciting innovations coming. Be the first to learn about new features that will power-up your practice and open the door to new growth opportunities. You’ll also hear how automation and machine learning is helping small businesses, and what this means for you and your practice.

10:45 AM

Morning Tea

1 PM

Lunch

2:30 PM

Keynote: The future has arrived

Rod Drury, CEO and Co-Founder, Xero

Over the last few years, accounting vendors have talked about the future. How cloud technology will change your practice, your job, your industry. Well, that day is here. Rod will take you through real examples and implications of how connected accounting, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence are changing our industry today and what will quickly come next.

3:20 PM

Xero Awards

We’ll present a variety of awards to our top-performing accounting, bookkeeping and add-on partners.

4:30 PM

Conference end

6:30 PM

Xerocon Block Party

Melbourne is synonymous for its streets. A melting pot of culture, art, food, beverage and live music scene. In true Melbournian style we are celebrating the laneways of Melbourne by creating the ultimate block party. The party will be a roving journey through Melbourne’s tastes, smells and sounds, venue hopping from one food experience to the next. Get excited for entertainment, surprises and one big block party.

XEROCON 2017 XEROCON 2017 LOCATIONS

MELBOURNE LONDON AUSTIN