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MAREAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017, November 22-23 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

November 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Daily until November 23, 2017

Register now to join the peak marriage and relationship educators conference exploring the well-being of Children, Men and Women, Families and Communities.

International Keynote Speaker
Harry Benson
Research Director
Marriage Foundation (UK)
Harry Benson is arguably Britain’s leading champion for marriage. His research findings for the Marriage Foundation are routinely cited in the media and by politicians and have made front page news on several occasions. Formerly one of the youngest Royal Navy helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands war – about which he wrote the bestselling military history SCRAM – Harry has spent the last twenty years researching, writing and teaching about marriage and family. As founder of a Bristol charity, he taught hundreds of relationship courses to thousands of couples, including ‘Let’s Stick Together’, a pioneering short programme for new parents evaluated by the Department for Education and delivered mainly through NHS post-natal clinics.  www.marriagefoundation.org.uk
Australian Keynote Speaker
Chloe Shorten
Australian corporate affairs specialist and Strategic Advisor
An Australian corporate affairs specialist, a member of the Burnet Institute‘s Engagement Committee and Strategic Advisor for their Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program, and wife of Opposition leader Bill Shorten


Australian Keynote Speaker
Timothy O’Leary
Therapist, Author and Educator

Timothy O’Leary is an author, therapist and educator based in Melbourne, Australia, and is featured on the Hay House World Summit. His new book, The Relationship First-Aid Kit is being launched by Hay House Australia in December this year. In the book, Tim shows couples how to build their emotional problem-solving skills so that couples can stop fighting and deepen their love. He is the author of the book, Dads Who Can and worked with the Raising Children Network’s “Dads Guide to pregnancy” as well as running classes for new dads.
Australian Keynote Speaker
Alison Campbell Rate
Executive Director, Open Doors Counselling and Educational Services Inc.

Alison has been associated with Open Doors Counselling and Educational Services since 1987 in a number of roles. Alison heads up Open Doors’ educational services for schools, manages communications and special projects and is currently serving on an honorary basis as the Executive Director of the Open Doors Committee of Management. Alison has presented to thousands of parents, children and teachers over the years and is passionate about promoting effective parent child communication and strengthening the decision making capacity of young people.


Registration categories:

 Registration costs
Early Bird Rate
Standard Rate
Closes 5pm
13 Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017 –
8 Nov 2017
 Member Conference
Non-Member Conference*
 Boat Builders Conference Breakfast with Special Guest Speaker
*Includes 12 months membership to MAREAA
MAREAA Members Only ‘6 for 5’ promotion registration
Want to send more than one person?
The Conference registration also offers a ‘6 for 5’ promotion for MAREAA Members only. Simply enter the names of 5 members you will register in one transaction and when complete, you’ll receive a link and code in your confirmation email to register your 6th attendee. Available at both Early Bird and Standard Rates.