PLA National Conference 2016

Fill up your Tool Kit

It is a cliché to say that “the only constant is change”, but nothing could be truer, we work in an industry and environment where we are challenged daily to seek out new ways to continue to maintain quality places and spaces and to provide access to services that build healthy communities. It’s a little overwhelming really when you think about – ‘more for less’, ‘rate capping’, ‘climate change’, ‘competing priorities’, ‘increasing community expectations’....sound familiar.... thought how do we work our way through all of these issues?

What tool/s can we use to tackle that task? Well at this year's event we are going to give you a host of TOOLS to take back to your workplace to help you address some of these issues!


Sunday 23 October

4.00pm     5.00pm   Exclusive 'Behind the Scenes' Adelaide Oval Tour
5.00pm 7.00pm Official Open - Martin Haese - Lord Mayor City of Adelaide, Adelaide Oval

Monday 24 October

8.45am 10.30am Warm up - Brett Phillips MC, presenter FOX Sports and 1116 SEN
  Welcome Kristen Jackson, National President
Keynote 1: Mark McCrindle
Keynote 2:  Holly Ransom
11.00am12.30pmPresentations and workshops
12.30pm1.30pmLunch and Expo
12.30pm1.30pmLunch and Learn with Mark McCrindle
1.30pm2.30pmBehind the Scenes - Adelaide Oval Masterclass (limited spaces - get in quick)
1.30pm5.00pmPresentations and workshops
5.00pm 6.00pm Drinks Hour and Expo

Tuesday 25 October

8.45am 10.30am Warm Up - Brett Phillips MC, presenter FOX Sports and 116 SEN
Keynote 3: Kevin Lafferty, UK
Keynote 4: David Engwitch
11.00am  12.30pmPresentations and workshops
12.30pm1.30pmLunch and Expo
Lunch and Learn with Kevin Lafferty (limited spaces)
Lunch and Learn with David Engwitch (limited spaces)
1.30pm   5.00pmAdelaide Parklands Masterclass TBC
1.30pm4.00pmPresentations and workshops
4.00pm   5.00pmConference Close
7.00pm late Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner - William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval

Wednesday 26 October

10.00am Optional technical tours