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We’re trying to take some of the guesswork out of the huge array of events and conferences and other ‘happenings’ in your sector – this week and in the near future. Stay informed, be involved, make a difference…

In the ‘ageing sector’ there are many conferences and congresses but also many one-off events.  This is a reminder about the conferences coming up in the next month, as well as some local events being held in different locations around Australia.  If you would like to add an event to this list, please email with the details.

For a full list of all conferences and events, including 2012 and 2013, click here.


Risky Business: Facing up to dementia
Presented by the International Dementia Partnership 
Call for papers closes:  11 November 2011

Sydney, Australia
27th – 29th June 2012


ACAA 30th National Congress
‘Magical Mystery Tour – The long and winding road’
6 – 8 November 2011
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
* Four broad topics for the conference include: Productivity Commission review and reform issues; a panel session on the residential care, community care and retirement living interface; innovative service models; and community.

For more information, click here

Better Practice Conferences
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
10-11 November, Perth
T: 1800 728 5890

Dementia + Recreation National Conference 2011
10-11 November
The Sebel Albert Park, Grand Ballroom 
65 Queens Road, Melbourne
T: 03 9571 5606

3rd Annual International Arts and Health Conference
The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing
14 -17 November 2011
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Toll Free: 1800 814 611
T:  + 61 7 3854 1611
*The 2011 Conference will have a special focus on mental health and creative ageing, including programs for people with dementia and their carers; as well as workplace wellbeing programs; arts and health programs for Aboriginal communities; the built environment, design and health; medical education and medical humanities.

20th National Conference on Incontinence
16-19 November 2011
Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
T: 07 3851 4298

2011 Retirement Village Association (RVA) National Conference
21–23 November
Grand Hyatt, Melbourne

10th National (ERA) Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference
24-25 November
University of New South Wales, Sydney


The Aged Care Rights Service (TARS) Seminar
Protecting the rights of older people – more than just the law
Speakers and panelists include: Julie McCrossin, Dr Jo Harrison, Brian Herd, Paul Sadler, Barbara Squires, Prof Michael Fine,
Friday 4 November 2011, 9am to 3:30pm
NSW Teachers’ Federation Conference Centre
corner Mary & Reservoir Streets, Surry Hills (enter via Mary Street)
Sydney NSW.

For more information, click here.

Social Isolation and Older People… What works? – A National Roundtable Forum
You’re invited to attend a one-day National Roundtable on Social Isolation and Older People hosted by benetas and 4C Living Well consultancy. The roundtable will seek to develop a common understanding of the problem and identify key areas for action. Click here to see a short article on the speakers and program.

When? Monday 14 November 2011, 9am to 5pm
Where? Zinc, Federation Square, Melbourne
Conference fee: $190
Concession: $140
To register:
T:  Colette on 0412 149 566

The Voice Project – Free breakfast sessions (Melbourne and Sydney)
Hear about the common pitfalls plaguing change initiatives and how to avoid these. Jon Williams, Partner at PwC Australia, will draw upon research in behavioural economics and his extensive consulting experience to discuss the role executives play in failed change initiatives. You will also hear about some very practical tricks to help you successfully implement change within your workplace based on Voice Project’s extensive research findings.

SYDNEY: Tuesday, 15 November
The Grace Hotel, 77 York Street

MELBOURNE: Thursday, 17 November
RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street

7:30am – 8:00am
Hot Buffet Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am
Presentations from PwC Australia and Voice Project

Free of charge but prior registration is essential
Registrations close: Thursday 10th November.

For more information, contact Rebecca Pepper at the Voice Project
T: (02) 8875 2800

ACCV Leadership & Board Development Forum
Thursday 1 December 2011
Flemington Racecourse: 448 Epsom Road
Flemington, Melbourne VIC
For more information, click here.

*At the conclusion of the Board and Leadership presentations at 3.30pm, ACCV will host its members Xmas Function at the same venue. All Full and Associate members are welcome to attend this event running from 3.30pm to 5.00pm

CareConnect – Three Seminar Events (Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney)
The Melbourne and Sydney events will speak about the implications of the Productivity Commission’s reports into aged care and disability, Care Connect’s approach to community care including information about the new service model and the importance of innovation and a collaborative approach to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
The  Brisbane event will officially launch Australia’s first aged care packages specifically designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) older adults from South East Queensland.

Brisbane event
Wednesday 2 November at 10.45am
Customs House
Guest speakers: Noeline Brown, Ambassador for Ageing (Office for an Ageing Australia) and Paul Martin, Executive Director, Healthy Communities
Melbourne event
Langham Hotel Melbourne
Monday 7 November at 10am
Guest speaker: Andrea Coote MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Families and Community Services
Sydney event
Thursday 10 November at 10am
Hilton Hotel, Sydney
Guest speaker: the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Ageing and Minister for Disability Services

23 November, 9.15am – 4.15pm
Dougherty Community Centre, Auditorium, 7 Victor Street Chatswood
T: 02 8978 4500

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