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5th-7th August 2013. Adelaide, South Australia

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where is the AYAC 2013 being held?

What time does AYAC 2013 start and finish?

Where can I find a copy of the program?

Who are the invited speakers?

What topics will be covered at AYAC 2013?

Can I switch between workshops?

Can I be a part of AYAC 2013 if I’m not attending?

Is there parking at AYAC 2013? How do I get there?

Is catering provided?

Where and when is the AYAC 2013 Conference Dinner?

What if I have special dietary requirements?

Can I take photo’s at the conference?

What kind of technical equipment is provided for workshops and speakers at AYAC 2013?

Where and how do I book accommodation?

Are there any extra social functions?

Is there a dress code?

Can I volunteer at AYAC 2013?

Are there any discounted rates?

Can I transfer my registration to another person if I’m unable to attend?

Will AYAC refund my fees if I’m unable to attend?

I still have a question. Where do I go for answers?

 

Where is the AYAC 2013 being held?

AYAC 2013 will take place at the stunning National Wine Centre in Adelaide, South Australia. The venue sits on the fringe of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and is a short walk from the CBD. For more information and photos visit www.wineaustralia.com.au.


What time does AYAC 2013 start and finish?

AYAC 2013 runs on the 5th, 6th and 7th August with Registration kicking off at 8.00AM on the 5th and 8.30AM on the 6th and 7th.

First Keynote and Panelist Speakers kick off at 9.00AM for each of the three days of the Conference.

We close at 5:30pm on Monday and Tuesday, and 3:30 on Wednesday.


Where can I find a copy of the program?

Updated versions of the program can be found online at www.ayac.org.au/projects/AYAC2013/program-info.html.

A hardcopy of the detailed program, including times, workshop descriptions, speakers and their bios will also be given to you when you arrive and register at the event


Who are the invited speakers?

The AYAC 2013 Conference Team has pulled together a spectacular range of speakers, presenters and thought-leaders for this amazing three day event.

You are likely to find yourself in the company of John Loughton, Director of Dare2Lead; Viv Benjamin, CEO Oaktree Foundation; Adam Pulford, 2013 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations; Sam McLean, National Director, GetUp; Sara Saleh, Media and Public Affairs Coordinator, Amnesty International Australia; Meredith Turnbull, Adaptive Projects; Lauren Moss, Coordinator and Co-Founder, Skindeep; David Baker, Director of Research, The Australia Institute and Jo Taylor, Strategy Manager, Dusseldorf Skills Form.

Just to name a few...

Check out the program for a full line-up of talent.

www.ayac.org.au/projects/AYAC2013/program-info.html.

 

What topics will be covered at AYAC 2013?

The AYAC 2013 Conference Program will bring together all the areas of interest that the touches on in our work every day. The themes of AYAC 2013 are based on the way we strategically organise our work- ‘Build Youth Participation’; ‘Advocate for Change’, ‘Support The Sector’ and ‘Drive Research for Better Practice’

The workshops at AYAC 2013 cover everything from ‘Managing & Leading Change’, ‘Harnessing The Power of Youth Participation’, ‘Health & Wellbeing’, ‘Cross Sector Collaboration’, ‘The Future of Youth Work & Youth Affairs in Australia’ and much, much more!

Check out ALL the workshops, presenters and plenaries available to you here:  www.ayac.org.au/projects/AYAC2013/program-info.html.


Can I switch between workshops?

Once you have registered, you can pick and choose which workshops interest you. Keep in mind the courtesies to our speakers and other participants when deciding on the workshop you wanted to attend as it may be difficult to swap halfway through a session.

 

Can I be apart of AYAC 2013 if I’m not attending?

Of course you can! You can follow the progress of the conference and post comments on our Facebook page and tweet us @AYAC_ & use the #AYAC2013 hashtag during the conference.

AYAC 2013 is also partnering with OurSay.org, an independent online youth lead organisation where you can post an online question, that will be asked to topic experts and Ministers on our Employment & Education Panels on Conference Day 2- August 6th.

 

Is there parking at AYAC 2013? How do I get there?

The National Wine Centre is adjacent to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, on the corner of Botanic and Hackney Roads, in the north east part of the city. Entry is either via the gardens or the pedestrian entrance on Botanic Road, the continuation of North Terrace.

By Bus- the City Loop drops passengers at the Botanic Gardens East Terrace Entrance, or Adelaide Metro buses bring you to the National Wine Centre bus stop either on Botanic or Hackney Roads. More information about itineraries and timetables are available at www.adelaidemetro.com.au/timetables/buses or at the Passenger Transport InfoCentre corner King William and Currie Streets (also toll free on 1300 311 108).

By Car- Short term parking is available along Hackney Road and Plane Tree Drive, and car parks are located on Frome Road, Rundle Street and North Terrace. Please note on-site parking facilities are limited.

Accessibility- the National Wine Centre of Australia complies with regulations regarding public buildings and offers access for people with disability and facilities for visitors.

 

Is catering provided?

Yes. Provided you have registered and paid, a yummy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be available.


Where and when is the AYAC 2013 Conference Dinner?

The Official Conference Dinner will be held at the National Wine Centre on the evening of Tuesday, 6th August 2013. It is an additional option for delegates and their guests. Tickets are available when you register for the conference- price includes a three course meal and drinks package.

The dinner event will commence at 7pm and run through to 11pm.


What if I have special dietary requirements?

When you register, you should list any specific dietary requirements on the online form. If you’ve already registered, please call 02 9212 0500 or email conference@ayac.org.au and let us know.


Can I take photo’s at the conference?

Be courteous to those at who you point you device. AYAC seeks informed consent when filming and photographing, as we understand that for a variety of reasons some may object.

 

What kind of technical equipment is provided for workshops and speakers at AYAC 2013?

AYAC has been in touch specifically with the nominated contact for workshops and speakers to arrange such needs. Should you have missed the communication, or are worried you won’t have what you’ll need please contact conference@ayac.org.au ASAP.


Where and how do I book accommodation?

For all the information you need to know about accommodation and to take advantage of the special AYAC 2013 Conference rates, please visit www.ayac.org.au/projects/AYAC2013/explore-radelaide.html for further details.

 

Are there any extra social functions?

AYAC has planned a Official Conference Dinner, for August 6th. This will be a fantastic chance to network and enjoy a great night out, to be entertained by some very special guests

Not going? While you’re in Adelaide, if you’d like to venture out on your own we’ve listed some fun places to visit- see www.ayac.org.au/projects/AYAC2013/explore-radelaide.html


Is there a dress code?

Whatever makes you comfortable! Smart casual always works wonders, especially as conference Day 2 may unveil some visits by Ministers and media


Can I volunteer at AYAC 2013?

Of course! We love volunteers at AYAC and there will be lots of things to do. If you’re interested, please call us on 02 9212 0500 or e-mail conference@ayac.org.au. You'll have check out against certain criteria - but get in touch!

If you work with a volunteer organisation, you might be eligible for a discounted conference rate.

 

Are there any discounted rates?

Yes, to see if you’re eligible visit our registration page - ayac2013.eventbrite.com.au

 

Can I transfer my registration to another person if I’m unable to attend

Please contact conference@ayac.org.au if you wish to do so. We will assess these on a case by case basis (but most likely yes!)

 

Will AYAC refund my fees if I’m unable to attend?

AYAC will assess refunds on a case by case basis. Depending on what costs have been incurred by AYAC in the process, whether catering has been paid for and a variety of other variables will impact on our decision - we will do what we can to arrive at the best outcome. Please contact us promptly on conferecne@ayac.org.au to submit your case.

 

I still have a question. Where do I go for answers?

Thats ok! To get that burning question answered please call us on 02 9212 0500 (Monday-Friday, during business hours) or e-mail conference@ayac.org.au

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