FRSA National Conference 2018

FRSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Be the change: Leaving no one behind
20 – 23 November 2018
Pullman 
Cairns International Hotel

 

The FRSA National Conference is one of the largest annual gatherings of practitioners, academics and policy makers working to support children, families and communities. This ‘not to be missed’ event will feature a number of highly acclaimed keynote presenters, as well as federal ministers and sector leaders with a focus on delivering the most effective services to children, families and young people.

To be held on the 20-23 November, 2018 at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel. This year’s theme Be the change: Leaving no one behind is a call to all family and relationship service providers to continue creating better futures for all Australian children, families and communities we serve in our delivery of evidence-informed, collaborative and innovative services.

The theme lends itself to a range of areas of exploration and discussion—from outcome measurement and reporting to FRSA’s current investment into seeking how our sector can take a more coordinated prevention and early intervention approach in its service delivery.

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    Key Dates

    Open Call for Abstracts
    16 April 2018

    Open Early Bird Registration
    7 May 2018

    Call for Abstracts close – CLOSED
    28 May 2018

    Notify Authors
    Mid-July 2018

    Early Bird Registration close – CLOSED
    30 September, 2018

    Standard Registration close
    16 November, 2018

PROGRAM

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Please note:

  • Optional cost pre-conference workshops are on Tuesday 20 November 2018
  • The conference begins on 21-23 November 2018
  • Gala Dinner is an optional cost and is on Thursday 22 November 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

International Keynote
National Keynote
National Keynote
National Keynote
National Keynote
National Keynote
Panellist
Panellist
Panellist
Panellist
Workshop Presenter
Workshop Presenter
Workshop Presenter
Workshop Presenter
Workshop Presenter
Workshop Presenter
Workshop Presenter

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for the FRSA 2018 National Conference!

Please note that all persons intending to attend the Conference must register, including invited speakers, chairpersons and media. Please register via the buttons below.

Registration Fees

Delegate Registration Early Bird Registration Fee*
Before 30 September 2018
Standard Registration Fee**
From 1 October 2018
Onsite Registration Fee Applicable***
After 7 November 2018
Member Full Registration – Including dinner $995.00 $1,195.00 $1,345.00
Member Full Registration – No dinner $920.00 $1,120.00 $1,270.00
Non-Member Full Registration – Including dinner $1,295.00 $1,495.00 $1,645.00
Non-Member Full Registration – No dinner $1,220.00 $1,420.00 $1,570.00

 

* To be entitled to the early bird registration fee you must have registered and paid by 30 September 2018.

** Please note that registrations received after 30 September 2018 will incur additional fees.

*** Registration received within this time period prior to the Conference going onsite receive an additional fee of $150.00

Speaker Registration

Speaker Registration
All speakers must be registered by 17 August 2018
Registration Fee
Member Full Registration – Including dinner $885.00
Member Full Registration – No dinner $810.00
Non-Member Full Registration – Including dinner $1,070.00
Non-Member Full Registration – No dinner $995.00

 

Group Registrations
FRSA 2018 is pleased to offer delegates the opportunity to register five (5) participants and receive the sixth registration complimentary. To be eligible for the complimentary registration, you must register your five (5) participants using the link below. Instructions on how to register your complimentary registration will be provided on the confirmation email.

Please note: When registering the 6 for 5, to receive the 6th registration free the same registration type must be purchased for the entire group.

Need help? Please contact the Conference Secretariat via frsa@kaigi.com.au, or phone on 02 6198 3218.

TRAVEL, DINING & SIGHTSEEING

Dining

Cairns restaurants rank among the best in Australia. Considering the small population and status as a regional centre in Queensland, Cairns is lucky to have such a wide variety of quality cuisine at our doorstep. Dining in Cairns is unique because they have access to outstanding fresh local produce (especially seafood), and also because the thriving tourism industry attracts world-renowned chefs to the region.

To find a place to dine that best suits your taste, budget, atmosphere requirements and location – click here to view the Cairns Restaurants website.

Sightseeing

For all information about Cairns national attractions and must see sights, head to Cairns Attractions.

Introducing Cairns

Cairns is a modern and vibrant city and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest. Cairns is an ideal base to explore the wonderful attractions Tropical North Queensland has to offer.

Travel

Getting around Cairns
Airport transfers

Sun Palm Transport Group operates the only accredited airport shuttle, directly servicing all accommodation providers in the city centre, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. They also operate the Airport Connect service which links both Terminals to the Translink public transport network. Click here to learn more.

Taxis
Taxis are available from the main taxi rank in the City Place or along The Esplanade outside of McDonalds or outside the Reef Casino.
More information can be found at the Cairns Black & White Taxi’s web site

Black & White Taxis
(02) 9679 7212
http://www.blackandwhitetaxis.com.au

Car rental
To hire a car, please visit Cairns Car Hire or Cairns Car Rental page.

ACCOMMODATION

Our Conference Organiser KAIGI have secured rooms at a selection of hotels with flexible terms and conditions exclusively for attendees of the FRSA 2018 National Conference. Book early to secure your room and let our dedicated accommodation team look after you whilst taking advantage of the following:

  • Specially negotiated rates
  • Wi-Fi included for hotel guests booking through KAIGI
  • Flexibility to change or cancel your booking at any time up to 30 working days prior to FRSA 2018 National Conference start date
  • One night’s room rate deposit is all you pay to secure your booking – no full pre-payment needed. Full pre-payment may be made if you prefer.
  • Your deposit is fully refundable up to 30 working days prior to FRSA 2018 National Conference start date
  • Please note that the hotel may not offer the same rates if you contact them directly.

Need help? Please contact the Conference Secretariat via frsa@kaigi.com.au, or phone on 02 6198 3218.

Reap the benefits of booking with the FRSA 2018 National Conference Managers and staying in one of the officially contracted hotels below:


17 Abbott Street, 4870 Cairns, Australia
Conference Venue
 

Room Type Description Room rate per night
Queen Room City or mountain view room, with 1 queen bed. Includes complimentary wifi. $249.00
Twin Room City or mountain view room, with 2 x double beds. Includes complimentary wifi.  $249.00


2-4 Lake St, 4870 Cairns, Australia

Walking time to Cairns Pullman International Hotel 4 minutes

Room Type Description Room rate per night
2 Bedroom Apartment 2 bedroom apartments have full kitchen and laundry facilities. Bedding configuration is 1 king bed and 1 queen bed or 1 queen bed and 2 single beds. $345.00
(up to 4 guests – 5th guest additional $45 per night)
3 Bedroom Apartment 3 bedroom apartments have full kitchen and laundry facilities. Bedding configuration is 1 queen and 4 single beds or all queen beds. $465.00
(up to 6 guests – 7th guest additional $45 per night)


6 Lake St, 4870 Cairns, Australia
Walking time
to Pullman Cairns International Hotel 5 minutes

Room Type Description Room rate per night
Executive 1 Bedroom Apartment 1 bedroom apartments have full kitchen and laundry facilities. Bedding configuration is 1 king bed or 2 single beds. $205.00
(up to 2 guests – 3rd guest at additional cost of $45 per night)
Executive 2 Bedroom Apartment 2 bedroom apartments have full kitchen and laundry facilities. $310 (per night up to 4 guests – 5th guest at an additional cost of $45 per night)
Executive Hotel Room Includes complimentary wifi. $165.00


1 Marlin Parade, 4870 Cairns, Australia
Walking time to Cairns Pullman International Hotel 6 minutes

Room Type Description Room rate per night
1 Bedroom Apartment Modern and spacious apartments with kitchenettes and a separate living area. $199.00 Sofa bed available for 3rd guest (additional charges apply)
2 Bedroom Apartment Modern and spacious apartments with kitchenettes and a seperate living area.  $299.00 Sofa bed available to 5th guest (additional charges apply)

VIRTUAL SATCHEL

Welcome to our virtual conference satchel! This virtual satchel is an alternative to providing a satchel to delegates at the conference.

Please take the time to review the promotional satchel material below.

CS NET

CSNet

Department of Social Services

Guide to measuring client outcomes

Genealogy — Open Access Journal

Genealogy — Open Access Journal

SPONSORS

Advertisements still available until Friday 28 September 2018.

The FRSA Conference is a truly national event, attracting over 400 delegates from organisations in every state and territory.

The Conference has established a reputation for delivering high quality speakers and presentations relevant to a range of individuals and organisations working in the family and relationship sector. Sponsorship will greatly enhance your organisation’s profile within this sector as well as allowing you to be seen supporting the work of family and relationship services.

Conference delegates have unique exposure to key products and information. In the past, the event has attracted sponsorship from funding bodies, suppliers and training and research institutes. The exhibition space at the FRSA Conference is one of the largest in the sector, with over two days of exposure to delegates.

Sponsoring this conference will enable you to:

  • Reach up to 400 senior executives, practitioners, and academics;
  • Support the work of family and relationship services;
  • Connect to leading Australian NGOs/community organisations;
  • Launch or promote new products;
  • Invest in knowledge sharing and practice development;
  • Showcase your services or contribution to this sector; and
  • Expand your networks to create opportunities.

Please note exhibition booths and the Mobile office has SOLD OUT.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact the team at events@frsa.org.au or call the office 02 6162 1811.

VENUE INFORMATION

Pullman Cairns International Hotel

The Pullman Cairns International offers you a perfect combination of comfort and convenience located in the heart of the city. With its close proximity to the fleet terminal our hotel is of the best location while exploring the World famous Great Barrier Reef and other nearby attractions. Pullman Cairns International is just 8 kilometers from the domestic and international airports and closest to the Cairns Convention Centre.

This unique 5-star hotel in Cairns city reflects the ambience and spirit of Far North Queensland and exudes the architectural style and grandeur of the city centre’s rich colonial past. Enjoy a relaxing treatment and harmonize your soul at Vie Spa and dine on the best local seafood in Coco’s Restaurant.

Exhibition floor plan

Gala Dinner

The FRSA 2018 National Conference Gala Dinner will be held at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Australia’s most accessible venue to experience authentic Aboriginal culture dating back over 40,000 years.  Tjapukai has been sharing the authentic culture and traditions of the local Djabugay people for the past 28 years, providing employment opportunities for their people and giving the performers immense pride in demonstrating their culture.

The evening will begin at 6.30pm, semi-formal attire, with welcome drinks and canapes on arrival.

CONFERENCE SUPPORTERS - Partners, Sponsors and Exhibitors

Partners

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Mobile Office Sponsor

Exhibitors

Reciprocal Sponsors

Other