Who is organising the Conference?
The BPW Australia Board convenes the BPW Australia National Conference.
BPWA governance and business matters will have been dealt with at the Summit in October 2021.
The face-to-face National Conference in Adelaide in April 2022 will therefore not include any BPW business or voting so there is no requirement for voting delegates or credentialing.
The Conference Management Group includes members of BPW Adelaide and the Board of BPW Australia. Back to Top
The BPW Australia Conference is open to Members Saturday and Sunday and non-members can register to attend the open sessions from 9am to 3pm on the Saturday..
Non-member partners of BPW members are welcome to register for the Welcome Reception on Friday evening and the Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday evening.
The Conference was deferred from October 2020 to October 2021 by a unanimous vote at a Special Conference in April 2020. It was deferred again by a decision of the BPWA Board in August 2021.
The Conference will be held on Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April 2022 at Oceanique Function Centre and Restaurant, West Beach, SA. Back to Top
Splitting of full conference registrations will not be accepted under any circumstances. Back to Top
No. The minimum registration for the Conference is full registration which covers the Friday Welcome Reception, the Gala Dinner, the President's Breakfast and the Saturday and Sunday sessions. Back to Top
All cancellations must be advised to the Conference Committee Chair, Dr Jean Murray, in writing (email acceptable to firstname.lastname@example.org) before the cancellation can be processed. Cancellations will not be deemed to be received until you have written confirmation from BPW Australia. If you have not received acknowledgement within 3 business days, please contact President Jacqueline Graham 0406 039 488. If the cancellation is not received in writing, the registration fees will not be cancelled and full registration will still be payable. Back to Top
Cancellations received in writing by the Conference Organisers by 15 February 2022 [tbc] will be accepted and all fees refunded less an AUD$110 administration fee.
Cancellations received after this date cannot be accepted and will not be refunded, however, transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and address details of the new delegate must be advised in writing to the Conference Organisers at least 5 days prior to the Conference. Online registration received by BPW Australia is considered to be confirmed by the delegate. No tentative bookings will be accepted. Back to Top
Can I get a refund if I do not attend the Conference?
No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference and any unpaid registration fees will still be payable.
Border closures or government travel restrictions due to COVID-19 may mean that the Conference cannot be held because members cannot travel to Adelaide or to South Australia from other states. The BPWA President will inform members of the strategy agreed by the BPWA Board for such a situation. It may include moving the National Conference to an online platform, either partially or completely.
In the case of medical emergency which has caused a registered delegate to not attend the Conference, the Conference Organisers must be provided with a medical certificate or appropriate documentation before any refund will be considered. Where the Conference Organisers are advised of a situation after the Conference, and a refund is deemed to be appropriate, the delegate must still pay the administration fee along with any catering charges incurred as a result of their registration for all events which they were scheduled to attend. Back to Top
All delegates need to book accommodation directly with The Retreat at West Beach Parks and BPW Australia will not be responsible for any payment of any accommodation charges for any accommodation venue.
If you are unable to attend the Conference due to government border closures or government travel restrictions due to a COVID-19 outbreak, The Retreat at West Beach Parks COVID-19 cancellation policy is that guests will receive a full refund should government COVID-19 regulations prevent them from travelling to stay there.
Registrations for BPW Australia Conference will close at 5pm EDT on 15 February 2022 [tbc] in order to finalise all arrangements for the Conference. Late registrations may be accepted after this date by contacting Conference Committee Chair, Dr Jean Murray. The Organisers cannot guarantee that collateral, such as satchels, will be available to late registering delegates and there is a risk that social program functions may be fully subscribed. Back to Top
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that participants take out their own general travel insurance. It is suggested that the insurance policy should also cover loss of fees/deposit, airfares, accommodation charges, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property and repatriation expense. The insurance should cover loss arising from the cancellation of the Conference by the organisers or a person’s inability to attend due to any reason whatsoever. No responsibility is taken by the Conference Organisers for any person not holding insurance. Back to Top
Oceanique is a short taxi ride from the airport. If you are heading straight to the event rather than to your accommodation, advise the taxi driver that you are going to Oceanique at the Adelaide Sailing Club. Back to Top
If you require disability specific facilities, please notify the organisers by indicating your requirements on the registration form.
If you, or a member of your group, requires disability access at The Retreat at West Beach Parks, there are 4 access cabins available. You are advised to book early to ensure you can use one of these cabins.
In the event of industrial disruptions, BPW Australia cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The program is correct at the time of printing, but the organisers reserve the right to alter the program as is deemed necessary. Back to Top
BPW Australia shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the Conference. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. Back to Top