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Associations Forum National Conference - Win Tickets

Thursday, 31st May 2012 at 10:27 am
Staff Reporter
The Deputy Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Michael Schaper will be the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Associations Forum National Conference in Brisbane in July.

Thursday, 31st May 2012
at 10:27 am
Staff Reporter



Associations Forum National Conference - Win Tickets
Thursday, 31st May 2012 at 10:27 am

The Deputy Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Michael Schaper will be the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Associations Forum National Conference in Brisbane in July.

And Pro Bono Australia is offering readers a chance to win two free tickets to this premier event valued at up to $2,640.

The event takes place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 25-26 July 2012.

The tickets include expert presentations at the conference, conference morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas, welcome drinks on Tuesday 24 July, conference dinner on Wednesday 25 July, and optional fitness session on Thursday 26 July.

The conference is organised by Associations Forum Pty Ltd which facilitates the sharing of knowledge, information and experience among Not for Profit organisations. With its mission of ‘Bringing Associations Together to Boost Performance’ it provides training and education on governance, membership, marketing, IT, policy & lobbying and communications.

This year’s conference will focus on governance, strategy, leadership and technology. Over 60 chief executives, senior managers, regulators, academics and consultants will lead interactive discussions on: fundraising, associations turnaround, governance, social media, membership marketing, restructuring and mergers, conferences and events, staffing and volunteering, new ACNC charity regulator, increasing non-membership finances, attracting sponsors and exhibitors and much more.

Described as Australia’s premier conference for association executives, it will offer practical ideas to help Not for Profits do their job better and develop valuable relationships for ongoing professional support.

Register two delegates from the same organisation and receive the third registration free.

This applies to NFPs only. Scholarships also available for under resourced NFPs.

Online registration here

For your chance to win two tickets to the Event simply visit the Pro Bono Australia Facebook page, 'like' the page and also comment on the story that’s published about the conference with your NFP organisation’s name.

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  • Dean Barton Smith Dean Barton Smith says:


    I would – as I have in the past – love to attend this event however I have made many attempts to understand as to why this sort of event that is delivered by the Association Forum is never made accessible for a person with a disability. In my case I have a deafness and require sign language interpreters.

    It is the event organiser responsibility to ensure that such event is accessible for any person with a disability and should not be denied such opportunity based on poor planning in their part (even though they have been advised on more than a number of occassions of what they must consider incorporating in future events.

    I feel compelled to expressed my serious concerns of the manner in which an organisation that tends to speak in the interest of associations and pride itself in hosting such event with large contingent of representatives but have rudely ignored the request from people with disability to make the event accessible which borders on discrimination.

    Unless their policy has changed I would be interested to know whether they will not ensure this upcoming event will be accessible and will ensure people with disability will not be treated as second class citizens. If the event will be accessible I would like to be considered

    I would also like to make reference to the United Nation Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disability and the responsibility as communicated by the Australian Human Rights Commission of what is expected by event organisers especially those who delivers such like the Association Forum.

    I awiat your reply and Pro Bono position on this matter


    Dean Barton-Smith MMktg FAIM AFAMI CPM

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