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AYAC 2013 National Youth Affairs Conference DRAFT

5th-7th August, 2013, Adelaide, SA Register now!

Conference registrations are now open for you to take part in AYAC 2013 National Youth Affairs Conference!

Earlybirds register now via ayac2013.eventbrite.com.au - and save $45 on the conference registration fee*

The AYAC 2013 National Youth Affairs Conference will bring together 400 youth sector representatives, community-minded young people & young changemakers, youth policy makers, and youth researchers & academics to Adelaide, SA over three days that showcase the depth of Australia’s youth affairs sector -- for all the nation to see.

The AYAC 2013 conference will be an opportunity for the four corners of the youth affairs sector to connect, have fun, hear more about what we can learn from the latest research and innovative programs, learn from each other & influence the national debate on young people and youth affairs.

With the federal election to take place on 14th September this year, it will be more important than ever that AYAC 2013 provides a platform for emerging youth issues to find their place on the national agenda. The conference will contribute to AYAC’s key goals of driving research for better practice, advocating for change, supporting the sector & building youth participation.

Eligible AYAC members* save an additional $110 on the registration fee! So, register now! - http://ayac2013.eventbrite.com.au/

Individuals must have signed up as AYAC members before Sunday, 14 April 2013. Organisational members can register at any time. See our AYAC 2013 Registration page for more information

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Keep coming back to the AYAC 2013 website for regular updates and the latest information on the conference as the program develops, You can also Sign up to AYAC News by entering your details on the side of this page ===>

2013 Venue & Conference dinner National Wine Centre - Conference Dinner

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

While we’re at the National Wine Centre, we thought we’d host an Official Conference Dinner on the evening of Tuesday, 6th August 2013 as an additional option for delegates and their guests. Tickets are available when you register for the conference - price includes a three course meal & drinks package * - Register now & get your dinner tickets while you're there!

Presentations at AYAC 2013

Applications to present at AYAC 2013 are now closed.

We received a great number and diversity of applications for presentations on topics of interest to the national youth affairs sector, including sessions covering the 20 issues in the AYAC Policy Platform the four conference themes of:

  • Building Youth Participation
  • Supporting the Youth Sector
  • Advocating for Change, and
  • Driving Research for Better Practice

Background information on these themes can be found in the Presenter Guidelines and in the AYAC Strategic Plan.

Sponsor AYAC 2013

Conferences are expensive things -- both for attendees and organisers alike.

AYAC is looking for organisations and individuals whose values align with the aims of the AYAC 2013 National Youth Affairs Conference to consider this unique opportunity to make an investment in young Australia. You can sponsor the whole conference, sponsor the parts you like most or invest directly into conference delegates to make sure everyone has the opportunity to attend!

If you’re interested, please download the AYAC 2013 Sponsorship Proposal pack here (pdf-2.5MB)

Send us your thoughts

We’re also working hard to make AYAC 2013 an event that appeals to all of you out there in the youth affairs world - and ensure you all take incredibly useful knowledge and skills away from the three days with us. If there’s anything you’d like to see in the program, please tell us what you want (what you really, really want)!

Send an email with your thoughts to conference@ayac.org.au, tweet us at @AYAC_ & use the #AYAC2013 hashtag or post a comment on our Facebook page.

We’d love to hear your thoughts!

*see our AYAC 2013 Registration page for more information