National Conference 2020

This graphic is the official logo for the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference for 2020 to be held in Darwin. The graphic in coloured text carries the words Local Contexts, Global Practice24 – 27 May 2020
Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory, Australia

The Speech Pathology Australia 2020 Darwin conference theme is Local Contexts, Global Practice.

The theme Local Contexts, Global Practice was chosen to get Australian speech pathologists thinking and talking about their local work contexts as well as the broader global practices we may engage in. This is a theme selected to consider how the profession might move towards culturally sensitive and evidence-based practices that promote multiculturalism, multilingualism, equitable service provision and communication rights locally and globally.

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to join us in Darwin to share, engage, showcase, challenge, problem-solve, create, look to the future and innovate around speech pathology practices locally and globally. When the rest of Australia is getting chilly, our weather is guaranteed to be perfect with clear evening skies and warm days. We look forward to seeing you there!

Important dates

Thursday 12 September 2019: Call for papers closed

Monday 16 December 2019: Notification regarding the success of the submission

Submissions accepted by the Scientific Program Sub-committee will be grouped under nominated themes for presentation at the conference. This will assist delegates to plan attendance at sessions that match their professional needs.

Wednesday 12 February 2020: Online conference registration goes live.

2020 Conference Planning Committee (CPC)

  • Dr Bea Staley – Conference Convenor
  • Rebecca Amery – Scientific Program Chair
  • Franceska (Fran) Edis
  • Amanda O’Keefe
  • Edwina Pursehouse
  • Melissa (Melba) Ridd