Australia Day State Conference
WORKING TOGETHER FOR A DAY TO REMEMBER
8 & 9 August, 2012
Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor
Why a conference?
The inaugural Australia Day state Conference 2012 is your chance to get together with other local government Australia Day event organisers from around the state to share ideas, knowledge and inspiration to enrich the life of the nation.
On Australia Day, over half of the nation’s population of 22 million attend either an organised community event, or get together with family and friends with the intention of celebrating our national day.
And community expectations are growing. Attendance rates at Australia Day events across the nation are on the rise, with more and more people looking for organised opportunities to celebrate the day with their family, friends and local community.
Meeting this demand is an issue for us all, but by working together we will have greater capacity to grow our state’s Australia Day celebrations and provide our communities with inclusive events that will both inspire and motivate more people to participate.
Who should attend?
- Local government event and communications staff – specifically those that work on Australia Day celebrations
- Members of local government Australia Day committees – including members from external organisations or volunteers
- Mayors or general managers with a keen interest in their Australia Day celebrations
What will the conference offer?
- A network building and professional development opportunity for local government staff working in the events area
- A chance to learn from each other’s experiences and success stories via case studies
- Guest speakers on key issues such as demographic change, social media in small communities and growing and reinventing existing events
- The chance to explore whole-of-state issues such as how we engage indigenous and multicultural Tasmanians and respectfully include them in our celebrations
- Discussion around our shared programs, such as marketing opportunities and our Australia Day awards – especially falling nominations and ways to better leverage award winners throughout the year
Date and time
8-9 August 2012
Day one – 11:00am to 5:00pm
Day two – 8:45am to 2:15pm
These times should allow most attendees to commit only two full days inclusive of their travel to and from the venue.
Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor
DPAC will subsidise the conference as follows:
- One free delegate registration per council
- One nights free accommodation per council
- One return airfare from both Flinders and King Island to allow our most remote councils equal access
Councils will be responsible for:
- Transport to and from the venue
- Payment of a $150 registration fee for any additional delegates
- Accommodation for any additional delegates
Who is presenting this event?
The Australia Day project team sits within the Communications and Marketing Unit of the Department of Premier and Cabinet. We work to unite all Australians through celebration on Australia Day via the delivery of a diverse program of activities in partnership with both the National Australia Day Council and Tasmania’s local councils. We are pleased to present this conference as a valuable opportunity to collaboratively grow the strength of Tasmania’s Australia Day network and event programming.
Australia Day program
Department of Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 123
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone (03) 6270 5477