2021 National Conference
The 2021 National Conference, run over the 14th - 15th April, was a great success - thanks in large part to the energy and enthusiasm of the delegates who attended from around Australia. It was so nice to be able to speak with people face to face after such a long period of virtual events and it was also great to hear from a range of speakers offering completely different points of view to most outdoor sector conferences. Our opening keynote - 'The Case for Optimism' - was a wonderful way to kick off, delivered by the irrepressible Victor Pertin, and things rolled on from there. Check out our social media feeds and we will have more images from the Conference up on the website soon, along with our speaker presentations.
A special thanks to our Conference sponsors and exhibitors, notably PFD Food Services, our Major Conference Sponsor, and also to the staff team who pulled the event together under the guidance of Jess Hough, our Communications and Events Manager.
Finally, we want to acknowledge the hospitality of the camps who hosted us during our post Conference camps Tour - Blue Light Camp, Boomerang Ranch and Log Cabin Camp. Thanks for opening your sites up and showing Conference delegates around.
Our next conference will be held in 2023.
Conference Highlights Reel:
The three Outdoor sector peak bodies have been working collaboratively to consult with the Government regarding appropriate implementation and support measures. Most recently Rod Thomson (ACA CEO), Graeme Janes (CVA CEO) and Andrew Knight (OV CEO) met with DET senior staff to gain further details regarding Guidelines for schools.