Social events

Sunday 2 June 2019

Pre-Registration and exhibition 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Collect your registration pack at the BCEC (Merivale Street entrance) from 5.00 pm and then enjoy a drink! Take the time to network with your exhibitors, your colleagues and catch-up with old friends before proceeding to Brisbane City Hall and the 2019 Joint Conference Welcome Reception. The winner of the Story Bridge Climb or one of four Brisbane Wheel rides will be drawn during the Pre-Registration, so please ensure you are in attendance. 

Welcome Reception: Brisbane City Hall 6.30 pm – 8.30 pmThis is a picture of Brisbane City Hall.

The 2019 Joint Conference Welcome Reception will be held at Brisbane City Hall which is one of Queensland's most significant heritage and cultural icons and has social and historical importance for locals, particularly those whose families helped in its design and construction.

Since its opening in 1930, Brisbane City Hall has been a symbol of civic pride and over the years it has become one of Brisbane's greatest icons and community meeting places. The building has played an important role in the lives of our local community in times of war, peace, celebration and refuge and has rightly earned the title of the 'People's Place'. Brisbane City Hall is home to Brisbane’s civic, community, artistic and social life and has hosted many famous guests. The BCEC is situated alongside the Brisbane River (indigenous name Maiwar) and a 20 minute walk to Brisbane City Hall. 

Coaches will depart BCEC at 6.30pm for a 5 minute drive to Brisbane City Hall for those delegates who would prefer to ride. Finger food and drinks will be served, plus the opportunity to network informally with fellow delegates, sponsors and exhibitors. Coaches will return delegates to the BCEC at 8.30 pm.

Monday 3 June 2019

Speech Pathology Australia AGM and Award presentations (followed by refreshments) 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm 

Help us celebrate the Association's 2018 achievements and recognise some of the outstanding members of our profession at the Annual General Meeting.  

New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA) drinks 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm 

The NZSTA Executive Board welcome NZSTA members and New Zealand delegates for drinks on Monday evening. This will be a time to connect and relax at the end of the conference day. 

Tuesday 4 June 2019

University Staff Reception 6.15 pm – 7.00 pm

University staff are invited to join the Board for drinks and nibbles.

Restaurant Night 

There is an abundance of restaurants near the BCEC and the 2019 CPC has decided to leave the Tuesday night as a ‘free night’ for delegates to make their own arrangements and explore what this city has to offer.  Details announcing various options will be included in the conference satchel and on the conference app.

Wednesday 5 June 2019

Conference Dinner 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm until midnight
Proudly sponsored by Guild InsuranceThis is a picture of the Guild Insurance logo. 

The Guild Insurance Conference Dinner will be held in the Plaza Terrace Ballroom of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and it will provide a superb end to the Engaging Collaborating Empowering conference. As speechies we are called to help others, and the theme for this year’s conference dinner is ‘Unleash your superpower’. This theme is the chance to embrace our SP/SLT superpowers and to celebrate the heroes in each of us. So why not come dressed as someone (or something) that empowers you? Or come dressed to impress as a hero that inspires you: fictional or real, past or present! You can dress as simply or elaborately as you like.

Entertainment options for the night include the photobooth (sponsored by Guild Insurance) so be sure to capture your old and new collaborations here! For those trivia buffs, brush up on your general knowledge and be ready to engage with those around you for an Australian vs New Zealand quiz. Finally, get ready to be empowered with music entertainment by Chris Tamwoy. Chris is nationally and internationally recognised for his music, and after spending his childhood with his family in the Torres Strait Islands, he is now a proud ambassador for his Culture and Country. Chris will provide entertainment during dinner with his unique playing style and sound. After dinner, it will be time to put on your dancing shoes and bust some moves on the dancefloor with DJ Diggler. Be ready to unleash your inner superhero and embrace your speechie superpowers in a fun-filled night. The 2019 conference dinner is one not to be missed!

The Guild Insurance Conference Dinner is included with all Full Practicing, Non certified and Re-entry members and Non-member conference registrations. Additional tickets can be purchased for this event.

Go to the Conference Registration Page