Conference Programme


"Balance @ this conference was great with all presenters very interesting - so much great stuff happening around the country and overseas"

Presentation formats

A presenter delivers an oral presentation (often using PowerPoint) with questions posed at the end of each presentation.  All presenters need to allow time for questions as part of the time allowed for their presentation slot.

A presenter delivers an oral presentation (often using PowerPoint) with a 10-15 minute Q&A at the end of each session.

PechaKucha style
20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced. The rules regarding its composition are likened to visual Haiku and connect seamlessly with well-developed narration as the only rules.

Short stories
Presenters in this format speak from the stage for 15 minutes only with no slides or props, in rapid fire, one after another. The idea is to talk to the theme of “passion” with a story, which others can learn from or be inspired by. Q&A will follow this.

A moderator (and possibly invited others) runs a session based on a specific topic and the delegates present are expected to provide most of the interaction and discussion. Workshop sessions are 40 minutes long, allowing for a 10 minute transition time.


Programme Overview


Sunday 29 July



Registration open



Registration closes



Networking dinner at Barista Cafe


Monday 30 July                                                 

9:00am Registration open  2017-11-01 16.42.09
10:00am Welcome
10:30am Plenary
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm 2 concurrent sessions
3:00pm Afternoon break
3:30pm 2 concurrent sessions
5:00pm Conference day ends
5:15pm Welcome function

Tuesday 31 July

8:00am Registration open 2017-10-19 08.22.24


8:30am Plenary
10:00am Morning break
10:30am 3 concurrent sessions
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm 3 concurrent sessions
2:30pm Afternoon break
3:00pm Field trips
5:30pm All field trips concluded

Conference dinner

Wednesday 1 August

8:00am Registration open  2017-10-19 08.18.50
8:30am 2 concurrent sessions
10:00am Morning break
10:30am Plenary
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Plenary
3:45pm Conference closes