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

Wednesday 12 February 2020: Noon AEDST, online conference registration goes live.

Wednesday 15 April 2020: Midnight AEST, Early bird registration closes.

Monday 11 May 2020: Speakers must have returned the Speaker Check List to Manta Communications.

Wednesday 20 May 2020: Midnight AEST, online conference registration closes.

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