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Networking Opportunities

This years social program offers delegates fantastic networking opportunities with industry contacts. Bookings for the events can be made through the online registration process when registrations open in September 2014.

Breakfast workshop - Reinventing your library - enhance the sharing of knowledge  

Date:                           Tuesday 3 February 2015
Time:                           7:30am – 9:30am
Venue:                         Hilton Sydney Hotel
Delegate ticket cost:    $80.00

Instead of being a repository of information (which is what the internet has become) or an silent study space, transform your library into a place of active learning. Offer common areas to facilitate group study and digital collaboration. “A future in which libraries are noisy, messy innovation workshops is actually a return to form”, says Tod Colegrove, a librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno. Find out how to turn your library into a state of the art library, just like the great library of Alexandria before 300 BC.

Learn about how you can extend your library; somewhere between a classroom and a start-up incubator – a place where people can get involved with state-of-the-art technology. Book learning is now easily done digitally, creating and controlling the tools and devices that characterise modern society requires highly specialised skills. The only way to acquire them is through hands-on activity.

Become a better resource for your community or school.

Welcome reception - Proudly sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry

Date:                                 Tuesday 3 February 2015
Time:                                 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue:                               Exhibition Halls, Hilton Sydney Hotel
Dress code:                       After five attire
Delegate ticket cost:         Included in full delegate registrations
Additional ticket cost:      $70.00

End your first day of conferencing with a cold beverage, a bite to eat and some amazing entertainment. This will give you the perfect chance absorb your first day, meet, and catch up with other delegates.

You don't want to miss this event!

Breakfast workshop - Libraries for literacy - technology as a tool for engagement   

Date:                                Wednesday 4 February 2015
Time:                                7:30am – 9:30am
Venue:                              Hilton Sydney Hotel
Delegate ticket cost:        $80.00

State Library of Queensland run a variety of literacy based programs for children in the 8-16 age bracket. Over 2012 and 2013, working with Teacher Librarians, State Library developed Scratching the Surface, an innovative workshop framework that engaged students with low traditional literacy in creation of animated stories using Scratch software.  Broken into two parts, this session will provide workshop participants with an overview on the research and development undertaken by the State Library on programming for young people aged 9-16, as well as hands on experience on how to design and deliver after school workshops using digital programs such as Scratch. Join us to explore the potential of using digital technology as a bridge to literacy and engagement!

Participants will be required to supply a laptop for this session and download a copy of Scratch 2.0 – free to download here.

Time:                              7:00pm – 11:00pm
Venue:                            Grand Ballroom, Hilton Sydney Hotel
Dress code:                    After five attire
Delegate ticket cost:       Included in full conference registrations
Additional ticket cost:    $160.00

As the sun fades away and the moonlight shimmers in the sky, a night time garden party at the Hilton begins. We've captured the whimsy of garden surrounds... buds begin to flower, glistening lights  encircle the room and moss spreads around the tables like freshly cut grass. A night to remember!

This evening is made just for you; this is the moment to relax, let your hair down and have fun! But remember it's a highly important aspect of your professional development to be able to familiarise yourself with the key influencers of our industry. The conference dinner is the perfect opportunity to make new connections, and re-connect with colleagues. Surrounded by fellow conference attendees you can get to know your industry in a low key, relaxed environment.

Don't wait any longer, register today and attend the conference dinner.

Please note: the conference dinner is not an allocated seating function.​ This function is included in full conference registrations but you must indicate your attendance during the registration process and be in possession of a ticket to attend.

This function is limited in capacity so please register early to attend.

Breakfast workshop - Your personal business makeover  

Date:                                Thursday 5 February 2015
Time:                               7:30am – 9:30am
Venue:                             Hilton Sydney Hotel
Delegate ticket cost:       $80.00

Start your day with a fantastic breakfast, wonderful networking opportunities and a great opportunity to learn some fun new skills in some hands on breakfast mini workshops.

Have you ever wondered why or how some people just look fabulous every day? They dress for their body shape, colouring and they reflect their personality in the way they dress. You just know these people never sit in front of a full wardrobe saying ‘I’ve got nothing to wear!’ You won’t find items bought on sale and never worn in their wardrobes either. Getting dressed and looking fabulous is easy for them. 

In this fun and interactive workshop Annalisa will share insights about how to dress for success and how to develop an image that really works for you. She’ll cover dressing for your colouring, personality and body shape. A ‘not to be missed’ session register now.

After attending this session you’ll wish you’d done it years ago!

Annalisa Armitage AICI CIP is a professional image consultant and co-author of “Socially Smart & Savvy”. She is the founder and owner of "My Image Consultant" and "My Own Personal Brand" and founding president of the current Sydney Chapter of AICI (Association of Image Consultants International).

She loves to work with everyday people to help them solve their dressing dilemmas.

More details about Annalisa can be found at

Farewell reception

Date:                               Thursday 5 February 2015
Time:                               5:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue:                             Exhibition Halls, Hilton Sydney Hotel
Dress code:                     After five attire
Delegate ticket cost:       Included in full delegate registrations
Additional ticket cost:    $70.00

This is the time to relax, take in everything you’ve seen and learnt; discuss it with fellow delegates.

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