The South Australian branch of AITPM is pleased with how things are progressing with the arrangements for this year’s National Conference to be held in Adelaide. The conference will kick off with registration and pre-conference cocktail party on the evening of Tuesday 30 July before commencing the conference program on Wednesday 31 July. The conference will officially close on Thursday 1 August, followed by a social networking event will be held at Adelaide Oval on the Thursday evening. The conference then extends into Friday 2 August, including 3 interactive workshops.
This year’s National Conference has two international renowned keynote speakers; Phil Jones (UK), Dr John Douglas Hunt (Uni of Calgary, Canada) to share their ideas and challenge the norms, as well as Professor Graham Currie from Victoria.
The committee was delighted to receive strong interest from across Australia and overseas, with a total of 176 abstracts submitted. Such was the quality of so many of the abstracts that we are delighted to announce that a fourth stream has been added to the Adelaide conference, following the success of last year’s 4 stream conference. This will result in over 80 presentations across the Wednesday and Thursday of the conference as well as several as part of Fridays workshops. Look out for more details on the fourth stream shortly.
Our thanks go to all who took the time to prepare and submit their abstract. Letters to the successful, unsuccessful, and those asked to be a reserve were issued at the end of January so if you haven’t received notification, please advise Karen.
Other components of the conference including venues, catering, trade booths and sponsorship are all on track and progressing. Everything looks like we are heading towards another though-provoking and successful conference!