2017 National Conference

This is the official logo for the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2017

The Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2017 is on in Sydney at the International Convention Centre from 28-31 May 2017.

Keynote and Invited Speakers

The 2017 Conference Planning Committee (CPC) announces that Dr Laura Justice and Professor Emily Plowman has accepted the invitation to be one of the keynote speakers, and that the Elizabeth Usher Memorial Award recipient is Dr Tricia McCabe.

Online Program and Registration

The CPC is pleased to announce that the 2017 National Conference program and online registration will go live Wednesday 8 February 2017. Members are reminded to renew their membership prior to this date to take advantage of the discounted rate.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Interested in sponsoring a component of the Conference or having an exhibition stand? Learn more about how to be a sponsor or have a stand a National Conference.

Welcome to Sydney

Sydney: The gateway to Australia, cosmopolitan Sydney is one of the world’s most vibrant, innovative and beautiful destinations. It’s the oldest and biggest Australian city, and is home to over 4.5 million people.

Set on one of the world’s most stunning harbours, Sydney is home to world renowned landmarks: the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower and now the new International Convention Centre Sydney.

Sydney’s laid-back outdoor lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, world-class restaurants and cafes, stylish shopping and spectacular sightseeing are the reasons over two million people visit every year.

From either the Domestic or International Terminals Sydney’s Rail link will transfer you from the Airport to the city centre and return. View further information on Sydney's Airport Rail Link.

What is an Opal card?

The Opal card is a smartcard ticket that you keep, reload and reuse to pay for travel on public transport while in Sydney and NSW. Simply add value to your Opal card then tap on and tap off to pay your fares on trains, buses, ferries and light rail – anywhere within the Opal network. Paper tickets are not available for purchase if travelling on public transport. Read more about the Opal card and how to purchase it in advance.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney for the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2017.

2017 Conference Planning Committee

  • Harmony Turnbull (2017 Conference Convenor)
  • Andy Smidt –Scientific Program Chair (SPC)
  • Amy Freeman-Sanderson
  • Cathie Matthews
  • Celine Pascual
  • Kate Smith

National Conference 2016

The Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2016 was held in Perth (Crown Perth) from 15-18 May.

Learn more about the National Conference 2016.