2017 Qld Chapter Conference: 18-19 September

 Registration is closed for this event
Registrations are now open for the 2017 Qld Chapter Conference to be held on 18 – 19th September at the stunning Anglican Church Grammar School.
September 18th, 2017 8:00 AM   through   September 19th, 2017 3:00 PM
Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie)
Oaklands Parade
East Brisbane, QLD 4169
Phone: 07 3896 2200
Single Day (member) + GST $ 227.30 + $ 22.73 GST
Full conference (member) + GST $ 400.00 + $ 40.00 GST
Single Day (non member) + GST $ 300.00 + $ 30.00 GST
Full conference (non member) + GST $ 600.00 + $ 60.00 GST
Organisational OR Conference Sponsor $ 0.00 + $ 0.00 GST

“Foundational Pillars” the theme for the upcoming conference, resonates with us all. These pillars underpin our professional development programs through Educate plus and your workplace.

Set aside two days in September to be inspired, to network, to learn and to embrace new ideas. We look forward to seeing you there.


Conference Schedule:

Download full program: subject to change

Please download and forward this complimentary Conference cocktail invitation to your Business Manager, Principal or Department Head

Day 1: 8am registrations open

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Ames

Matthew Ames was 39 years old when what started as a sore throat resulted in the loss of all four of his limbs. He had contracted a streptococcal infection resulting in toxic shock and was never expected to survive. Matthew has now beaten the odds, spurred on by the fact that he is the father of four young children and husband of a very dedicated wife determined to grow old with him.  Matthew has been an invited speaker to over 20+ events, had a number of media appearances and has been awarded Australia Day Ambassador (2015), Pride of Australia Award State Winner and National Finalist, Courage category (2013) and Father of the Year Award finalist (2013). 

Website: www.renovatingmatthew.com    Twitter: @renovatingmatt


Sessions covering all pillars will run from 9am -5.30pm concluding with the Conference Awards.

6 - 7pm: Cocktail Networking drinks

7.30pm: Conference dinner at the Norman Hotel (register now for the dinner, pay on the night)

There will be bus transport organised from Churchie at 7.00 pm after the Cocktail hour for delegates wishing to take a lift to the dinner. Please indicate on the registration page your transport requirements.

Day 2: 8am registrations open

Keynote Speaker: Lynne Schinella

Speaking with confidence is Lynne’s day job.

Her speaking invitations put her in front of audiences of all types all over the world.  Lynne presents to Boards, to executive committees, at business workshops and to hundreds of delegates at corporate conferences.
Lynne is also a teacher of speakers who is called on to coach C-level executives for critical business presentations and keynote speeches.   
But Lynne’s true value in this space goes beyond her decades of experience.  Through her desire to constantly learn and grow as a professional speaker, Lynne is able to continually put her teaching into practice.  Her coaching for speakers is current and real – it reflects what she sees and hears as well as what she does. 

She learns it, lives it, shares it.

Sessions covering all pillars will run from 9am - 3pm concluding with a closing message from Glenda Fitz-Payne F.Edplus President – Qld Chapter | Board Director.

The full conference fees include all costs related to the conference including the Conference Cocktail hour.

These fees do NOT include the Casual Dinner at the Norman Hotel after the Cocktail evening. This will be paid by the delegate direct at the dinner. Please reigster for the dinner on the registration page (no payment required) so we can advise the venue of numbers.


Booking your stay…. Please make arrangements directly with your accommodation provider.  Below are a few suggestions located within 10 minutes of the conference venue:

  • Hanworth House – A beautifully restored heritage-listed property on Lytton Road available for short and long-term stays.  Located within walking distance to Churchie and with direct access to public transport, coffee, dining, and shopping all from the front gate.  Rates start at $110 per night, with shared amenities (BYO food and wine).  Please note room type is subject to availability upon arrival.  Contact michelle@hanworthhouse.com.au or visit the website.
  • The Point Brisbane - The Point Brisbane is located at Kangaroo Point with views of Brisbane River and the city. It is a 5 minute drive from Churchie and the Gabba. Rates start at $157/night and include parking.
  • Story Apartments are located at Kangaroo Point on the southern bank of Brisbane River and directly opposite the Brisbane CBD area.  The apartments are a 5 minute drive from Churchie and offer one/two/three bedroom options from $160/night, including parking.
  • The Quest Woolloongabba is located in the famous Woolloongabba precinct and less than 10 minutes drive from Churchie (or walk 500m to catch public transport).  One of the oldest suburbs in Brisbane, Woolloongabba is also well regarded for its antique shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.  Mention ‘Educate Plus Conference’when booking to receive a discounted rate.  Reduced rates start at $150 per night for a studio room, including parking (usually $15/day).  

We hope to see you there!

We wish to sincerely thank our 2017 QLD Chapter Conference Sponsors












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