Presentation on theme: "ALSA Conference Perth 9 – 16 July 2013 Callum Davidson, Convenor University of Western Australia."— Presentation transcript:
ALSA Conference Perth 9 – 16 July 2013 Callum Davidson, Convenor University of Western Australia
What is Conference? 500 delegates – Competitors – Councillors – General Delegates National Championships Education & Social Justice Careers Council Socials
Questions? Where will Conference be held? Perth! CBD UWA Fremantle Others…
Logistics Hotels Hyatt Regency Perth Mont Clare Boutique Apartments – Bed sharing Transport Flight deal with Virgin Australia Public transport within the CBD is free! Transportation worked into budget for both competitors and Council
Mont Clare Boutique Apartments 279 people Various apartment configurations – ranging from 2 to 8 people One queen/king bed share per apartment Accommodation Expenses 2012 = $217 000 2013 = $157 000
Hyatt Regency Perth Remainder of delegates Rooms for up to 150 Three to a room No bed sharing
Questions? Major Changes to Conference Careers – Joint Careers Forum – Q&As Education – ALEFs: Specific education issues, different formats – Equity Luncheon Comps – Centralised location Socials – Less is more Logistics – Many changes…
Questions? Things we think you will like No pre-9am starts for anyone! Transport between comps/end of Council back to next venue! Tours of Perth on registration day! Two free nights! Printed delegate guides & better communication generally! Guided walks to events!
Questions? Conference Week Plan Please note that everything on the following pages is a draft and not confirmed. More comprehensive timelines will be provided in April.
Questions? Where to from here? Deciding what to do with alumni/weekend passes Competitions – especially venues Promotions and marketing
Questions? Marketing & Promotion A much more co-ordinated system with guidance from ALSA Main & Conference Conference Cup O-Week materials Videos, posters Facebook page – hopefully by the end of this weekend!
Questions? Proposed Motions 1.Set Gold registration at a max of $850, set Silver registration at a max of $500 2.Ratify the proposed ALSA Bylaw 18 – ALSA Conference Bursary 3.Allow LSSs to provide clients/witnesses/associates 4.Allow judge registration 5.Allow students to apply to register as judges
Questions? Conference Cup Started for Conference 2012 The concept: points are awarded for LSSs promotion of and participation in Conference THERE IS A $1000 PRIZE FOR THE WINNING LSS The problem: LSSs did not participate because they did not understand what was required – the bylaw is quite vague The Convenor took the whole burden upon herself
Questions? Conference Cup The solution: It necessarily requires innovation from LSSs However we will produce guidelines about how you can participate I am appointing a specific officer that will take charge of Conference Cup – they will update the website much more regularly! There is a separate email for Conference Cup submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org Points awarded proportionately
Questions? Participation in Conference Cup PROMOTION Posters, videos etc (official Conference or your own) Conference Launch Party ALSA branding on things you already do (if you wish) Flinders: pub crawl Murdoch: dorky pics Pics or it didnt happen
Questions? Participation in Conference Cup AT CONFERENCE Coming and actively participating in education and careers events – E.g. submitting a question for the Careers Q&A or ALEF 1 Getting in the spirit of Conference – Dressing to theme – Being a client, witness or associate
Questions? Participation in Conference Cup CONFERENCE CUP IS A SIGNIFICANT INCENTIVE FOR YOU TO MARKET CONFERENCE AND A REWARD FOR YOU DOING SO TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY MAKE IT WORTH IT!