State Conference

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Registrations now open

At the annual P&Cs Qld State Conference, hundreds of P&Cs members from across Queensland come together to share ideas, celebrate, learn and create connections as well as view products and services that could help assist their operations.

Click here to see the exciting 2-day program.

 

Important dates to remember

Friday 14 July 2017: Expressions of interest for part-funded places close

Friday 14 July 2017: Earlybird registrations close

Friday 28 July 2017: Full registrations close

Friday 4 August 2017: Other registrations close (day only and/or evening activities, no accommodation)

Friday 11 August 2017: Cancellations made after this date will incur financial penalties

 

Other important information

  • The QCPCA AGM is held in conjunction with the State Conference. Under the QCPCA Constitution, each affiliated P&C is entitled to one vote only, but may send any number of observers. If you are attending the AGM as a representative of a P&C Association, you must have the endorsement of your P&C Association for voting purposes. Part-funded delegates are expected to attend the AGM.
  • Bring a school team of three or more people (e.g. P&C member, Principal & teacher) to receive a discounted group rate on day registrations. Discounted rate will be applied on your invoice.
  • Accommodation is included with full registrations and hotel bookings will be made by the P&Cs Qld State Office. Delegates do not need to book directly with the hotel.
  • Following close of registrations, delegates will be asked to choose two preferred sessions on Day 2. All Day 1 sessions are whole-of-conference. When you register, please ensure that you provide an email address that is easily accessible for the duration of conference and for inclusion in the Conference App and activities.
  • All registration fees include 10% GST. ABN 90 286 258 263.
  • Non-funded delegates are responsible for their own travel in all instances.

 

Payment information

Payment is NOT required at time of registration.

You may choose either payment by cheque or direct deposit at the end of the online registration process – for both options, a tax invoice will be emailed to you upon confirmation of registration. Once you have received your tax invoice, payment can be made by cheque, direct deposit and credit card. Our office will contact registered attendees for payment via credit card.

 

How to register

There are two types of registrations:

  • part-funded registrations for P&C members – one applicant per P&C (expressions of interest close 14 July 2017)
  • general registrations for other P&C members, P&Cs Qld Life Members, Principals, any interested person.

 

Part-funded registrations

P&Cs Qld will part-fund a limited number of delegates representing the eight geographic Areas of P&Cs Qld. If successful, your P&C will be required to contribute $150 towards the registration cost (an invoice will be issued to your Association if your application is successful). We can only accept one expression of interest per P&C, so please discuss your submission as a P&C. You will be asked to explain why we should sponsor you and what you can bring to the Conference. You will also need to provide contact information for your P&C President so that we can confirm that your application has been authorised by your P&C.

Part-funded attendance includes:

  • full registration Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September
  • shared accommodation Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September (Single option available at extra cost on application and additional accommodation may be provided for Thursday 7 September depending on your location. All arrangements will be negotiated with the State Office.)
  • Welcome reception Friday 8 September
  • Conference dinner Saturday 9 September
  • travel for delegates living more than 100 km from the venue (organised by the P&Cs Qld State Office). Travel expenses for delegates living less than 100 km from the venue are the responsibility of the delegate.

Part-funded places are only available to current P&Cs Qld affiliates.
Submitting an expression of interest for a part-funded place does not automatically result in a place being offered.
All EOIs will be evaluated and applicants will be notified of the outcome shortly after 14 July 2017.

Payment is NOT required at time of registration.

If your application is unsuccessful, we still encourage you and your team to register and will honour the earlybird rate, providing your EOI is received by 14 July 2017.
Should you be successful in your application, you will be required to attend for the full duration of the conference.

For part-funded P&C member registrations, please click below and choose “PART-FUNDED DELEGATE EOI”. Please complete a separate registration for each individual delegate.

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General registrations

2-night registration includes:

  • entry to all conference sessions and meals on each day
  • conference satchel & information
  • Friday evening welcome reception
  • Saturday evening Conference dinner
  • accommodation Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September, including breakfast (please select shared or single option).

2-day registration includes:

  • entry to all conference sessions and meals on each day (evening events not included – tickets for the Friday welcome reception and/or Saturday evening Conference Dinner are available for separate purchase)
  • conference satchel & information

1-day registration includes:

  • entry to all conference sessions and meals on chosen day (evening events not included – tickets for the Friday welcome reception and/or Saturday evening Conference Dinner are available for separate purchase)
  • conference satchel & information

For fully-paid registrations, please click below. Please complete a separate registration for each individual delegate.

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Keynote speaker announced:

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We are pleased to announce that we have secured Dr Andrew Fuller as the keynote speaker for our 2017 State Conference.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr Fuller works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne. Andrew has been a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, is an Ambassador for Mind Matters and is a member of the National Coalition Against Bullying.

Andrew is the author of Tricky Kids, Guerrilla Tactics for Teachers, Help Your Child Succeed at School, From Surviving to Thriving, Work Smarter not Harder and Beating Bullies. Andrew has also co-authored a series of programs for the promotion of resilience and emotional intelligence used in over 3500 schools in Britain and Australia called The Heart Masters. Andrew has established programs for the promotion of mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, and the reduction of violence and bullying, suicide. He has been described as “an interesting mixture of Billy Connolly, Tim Winton and Frasier Crane” and as someone who “puts the heart back into psychology”.

We can’t wait to hear him at conference this year!

Listen to Dr Fuller speak about resilience (ABC Radio National).