Queensland Conference 2020

Queensland Conference 2020
Registrations now open for this year's Queensland Branch Conference (a combined North QLD Regional Conference and QWater Conference) to be held on the Sunshine Coast.

About this year's Conference
This year, our theme is: Sharing Learnings: A Growth Opportunity for the Water Industry.

From drought and bushfires to floods and a global pandemic, 2020 has been a year that has offered countless learning moments and growth opportunities. The quantum and rate of change in the last 12 months begs the question: Will what worked in the past still be right in the future?

There’s only one way to tell and in response, the Australian Water Association’s Queensland conference will provide a forum where technical learnings are celebrated and personal growth commended with papers and presentations targeted at enhancing our industry through SHARED experiences, CONNECTED membership, and INSPIRED individuals.

Download the program

View the speaker abstracts

Read about our keynote speakers

Event details:

Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 November 2020
Novotel Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast Convention Centre)
Conference Dinner (Queensland Gala Dinner & Awards Night): This year's Gala Dinner & Awards Night is being hosted as part of the Queensland Conference and will be held on Wednesday 18 November at the Novotel Sunshine Coast. The 2020 Queensland Water Awards will be presented as part of the evenings proceedings. Full Conference Registrations are inclusive of one Gala Dinner ticket. One-day Conference Registrations have the opportunity to purchase one Gala Dinner ticket. 
COVIDSafe Guidelines

We are excited that this event will be taking place face-to-face, with a live-stream option also available for those unable to travel. The Association has closely followed Government recommendations to develop COVIDSafe Guidelines for AWA events going forward. These guidelines will be in place at all face-to-face events and have been developed to ensure attendee and staff health and safety. As a result the event will have a maximum capacity of 180 in-person delegates for the main program,  with an additional maximum capacity of 70 in-person delegates for the Safety Program (which will be run separately). The dinner will have a maximum capacity of 260.

A key focus for this year's Conference is accessibility and ensuring everyone has an opportunity to engage with content that shares the knowledge, expertise and experience of water industry professionals with the wider industry. We are excited to offer a range of registration options for both in-person delegates and online delegates. As mentioned above we do have limited capacity for in-person delegates and do encourage you to book early to avoid disapointment. 

In-person registration types & fees
In addition to attending the face-to-face Conference, in-person delegates will have access to the recorded sessions available to watch on-demand within 14 business days of the live event.

Registration type       Member      

Earlybird Full Conference Registration (includes Gala Dinner ticket 18/11)
$685 $960
Standard Full Conference Registration (includes Gala Dinner ticket 18/11)
$795 $1,110
One-day Conference Registration
Safety Innovation in Utilities Program Registration
Speaker - Earlybird Full Conference Registration (includes dinner ticket 18/11)
$610 $855
Speaker - Standard Full Conference Registration (includes dinner ticket 18/11)
Student - Full Conference Registration (includes dinner ticket 18/11) $520 N/A 
Student - One-day Conference Registration $275 N/A

Member In-person Registration

Non-member In-person Registration
* Check out our special Non-member rates which includes 12 months professional membership of AWA (valid for new members only)

Online registration types & fees
This year's Full Conference will be streamed live for those who are unable to attend in-person. In addition, the recorded sessions will be made available to watch on-demand within 14 business days of the live event.
Registration type       Member      

Earlybird Online Full Registration
$480 $670
Standard Online Full Registration $555 $775
One-day Online Registration
Student / YWP - Online Full Registration  $365 N/A 

Member Online Registration

Non-member Online Registration

Registration notes: 
1. Earlybird closes midnight Friday, 23 October 2020
2. A one-day conference registrations does not include a Gala Dinner ticket. Should you wish to attend the Gala Dinner, you must purchase a dinner ticket (Member: $150 / Non-member: $210) in addition to your registration. Note: this is a discounted price for Conference delegates (Gala Dinner tickets are Member: $180 / Non-member: $250 for non-Conference attendees).
3. If you are an employee of a corporate member of the Association you are entitled to the member rate, please contact the Association if you'd like to check your organisation's membership status.

We'd encourage you to book directly with Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort who offer a flexible accommodation rate. 

Call for Young Professionals
Want to attend the AWA Queensland Conference 2020, but perhaps you don’t know any other conference delegates? Want to connect with more professionals within the water industry, but feels a bit awkward to make the first move? We get you, we have been there!
A group of us from the AWA QLD Young Water Professionals sub-committee will be attending the conference, and it is our pleasure to host an informal meet and greet at the start of the conference to get to know each other, make some connections, and attend some presentations, workshops and networking components together.
We will be meeting at the Arrivals Lounge (Sunshine Coast Convention Centre from 8am on the first day of the conference (18th Nov), and heading to the Welcome to Country ceremony at around 8:50am. Grab yourself a coffee and we hope to see you there!

Who will be exhibiting at this year's Conference?

 - 360 Engineering
 - Acrulog Pty Ltd
 - Alliance Automation
 -  Australian Concrete Mats
 - Automation IT
 - Detection Services 
 - DGH Engineering 
 - DuPont
 - Grenof Pty Ltd
 - Hunter H2O
 - Hydroflux Epco
 - Independent Sewer Consulting Services Pty Ltd
 - Innovyze
 - KOIOS DatalytiX
 - Pipe Management Australia
 - Pipe AI
 - ProMinent
 - Royce Water Technologies
 - SAFEgroup Automation
 - Sigura
 - Steel Mains
 - Veolia

Conference enquiries
: Katie Trevor, Senior Event Manager
P: 02 9467 8419 / E: ktrevor@awa.asn.au
Exhibition enquiries: Steve Comey, Senior Exhibition Manager
P: 0414 919 424 / E: scomey@awa.asn.au
Sponsorship enquiries: Elana Huthnance, Membership & Sponsorship Manager
P: 02 9467 8417 / E: ehuthnance@awa.asn.au

Thank you to our 2020 Conference Sponsors

18/11/2020 - 19/11/2020

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