Thursday June 7th

SA: Aquatic and Leisure Centre


The 2018 State Conference will be valuable to managers, planners and service providers in the recreation, leisure and parks industry.  The primary focus of the Conference will be on the relationship between communities and facilities, including the opportunities for creating places and facilities that surpass the needs of communities, as well as initiatives for achieving active and connected communities.

The key note speakers will be highly relevant to the industry and the session topics will ‘tease out’ the issues and opportunities for the industry.  Targeted speaker sessions will provide practical information and advice that will assist delegates to better plan for facilities, spaces and communities.  There will be opportunities for delegate and speaker interactions and some fun along the way.

The Key Note Speakers and Master of Ceremonies will include;

Gary Johnson (See Clearly Now & Pool Supervision) a specialist in aquatic facilities who will consider the opportunities for better servicing and connecting communities through innovative aquatic facilities, programs and services.

Mark Aiston, a veteran TV and radio personality who will once again MC are awards and keynote guest speakers. Further speakers and presenters will be finalised in the coming weeks.

The Conference will include three Themes:

  1. Shaping Spaces for People: The principles and opportunities for creating unique, vibrant and activated places and facilities through design and innovation
  2. Distinctive & Functional Facilities: The opportunities for achieving distinctive and functional facilities that enable communities to be active and connected
  3. Active Communities & Social Inclusion: The opportunities for supporting active, included and connected communities through unique programs, initiatives and spaces