2013 PLA National Conference
Parks and Leisure Australia is delighted to announce our eagerly awaited National Conference taking place over three days from 13 -16 October 2013 at the Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park.
Transforming People and Places will challenge traditional thinking and the trap of doing business as usual. The diverse and dynamic speakers will share their unique experiences of pushing boundaries and creating fresh and innovative ideas that are transforming people and places.
Note: Early bird registrations close 12th July, 2013
To partner with this event and/or become a trade exhibitor contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 8 8332 0130 to obtain your copy of the 2013 Sponsorship and Trade Exhibition prospectus.
Gil Peñalosa, Canada
Gil Peñalosa, the former Commissioner of Parks, Sports, and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia, has led the effort to create one of the most successful and celebrated parks and recreation systems in the world. Gil Peñalosa is passionate about cities for all people, regardless of social, economic or ethnic background. Gil advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for all: from 8 to 80 years old.
Rachael Robertson CSP, MBA
Rachael Robertson is a dynamic leader and superbly strategic thinker under the most challenging circumstances. She successfully led the 58th Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to Davis Station - only the second female to lead a team at the Station and one of the youngest-ever leaders. With over 20 years’ experience leading teams in complex and challenging environments, Rachael is now transforming leadership as one of the most in demand and inspirational speakers.
Amy Scott, NZ
Amy Scott has risen to being one of New Zealand’s most sought after professional speakers with her dynamic delivery on the art of communication through the course "Get Dotted". Through her public speaking engagements and live events, Amy has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in over seven countries.
Dr Jason Fox
Dr Jason Fox is an award winning speaker and motivation design expert on a quest to liberate the world from poorly designed work processes. By the age of 25, he had completed a PhD, written two books and lectured at three universities.
Now, he shows forward-thinking leaders how to use motivation science and game design to boost productivity, influence behaviour, and build for the future of work.
The Conference Programme
We have planned an exciting programme of events aimed at maximising networking and promotional opportunities for delegates, sponsors and exhibitors, whilst creating an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all. Starting on the evening of Sunday 13 October, TRANSFORMING – PEOPLE and PLACES will be launched with a conference Welcome Reception at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
The Conference will officially commence on Monday 14 October with a line-up of dynamic and inspirational speakers discussing issues that are transforming the parks, leisure and associated industries. The line-up of speakers will continue throughout Tuesday and Wednesday culminating with the Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) National Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner on the evening of Wednesday 16 October in the spectacular Grand Ballroom overlooking Albert Park.