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Conference Program

Session Sign-up Information

Pre-conference workshops and student-led field trips must be booked in advance. Register Now!

Keynote and concurrent sessions do not require advance sign-up.    Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note that room size will vary. 

To assist in planning your conference agenda, a full program is available on the website in pdf form  Download Program   Paper-based and CD-ROM versions will be available at registration. 


Sunday 1      October

             8:15    Buses to pre-conference events depart convention centre


   9.00-4.00    Pre-conference program events

           12:30    Buses leave half-day workshop venues to return to Convention Centre

    9:00-3:00    International Affiliates Meeting - Rydges Plaza Hotel

    3.00-5.00    International Attendees Reception (Invitation Only) - Hilton Hotel

              4:00    Buses leave full-day workshop venues to return to Convention Centre

    4.00-6.00    Registration - Cairns Convention Centre

    5.00-7.00    Welcoming Reception - Cairns Convention Centre

Monday  2       October


              8:45    Opening Ceremony - all delegates seated for 9:00 Keynote

 9.00 -10.30    Tri-nations keynote

10.30-11.00    Morning Tea

  10.30-5.30    Trade exhibition

  11.00-5.30    Conference program sessions

12.45 - 1:15    First lunch sitting

  1.15 - 1.45    Second lunch sitting

    3.40-3.55    Snack break

             5.30    Close

Tuesday 3    October

     9.00–5.00    Conference Exhibition

  9.00 -10.30    Choose your own' keynote

10.30 -11.00    Morning Tea

   11.00-5:10    Conference program sessions

 12.45 - 1:15    First lunch sitting

   1.15 - 1.45    Second lunch sitting

   2.00 - 5.30    Trade Exhbition open to local school community

     3.40-3.55    Snack break

     5.10-5.30    Official Close of Trade Exhibition with prize draws on Trade Stage


  7.30- 11.00    Themed Conference Dinner

Wednesday 4 October

  9.00 -10.30    Closing keynote - Bernie Hobbs

 10.30-11.00    Morning tea

 11.00 - 4:00    Leadership Forum - Cairns Convention Centre

             11.00    Buses leave Cairns Convention Centre for Rainforest and Wetland field trips

           12.00    Reef field trip leaves from Reef Fleet Terminal- walk from Convention Centre

             5:00    Buses back at Convention Centre from rainforest and wetlands field trips

               5:30    Boats return to Reef Fleet Terminal from reef field trip.

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