P&C Federation 2022 Conference – Registrations now open

Connection, Collaboration & Co-creation: Building the Future Together

P&C Federation invites all members and stakeholders to join us at our annual P&C Federation Conference on Saturday, 29 October 2022 at Novotel Sydney Central or online via livestream.

We understand that the logistics of travel and getting to the event might be difficult. For the first time, the conference will be hybrid, with attendees having the choice of attending the one-day event in person at the Novotel Sydney Central or viewing the live stream online.

Gather for a day of inspiring and informational speaker talks along with insightful and interactive panel discussions.

The logistics of travel and getting to the event might be difficult so the conference is offered at an affordable rate with financial hardship support available for P&C Associations who have experienced significant financial hardship over the last few years.

The conference will be followed by our annual Volunteer Awards Dinner (in person only).

P&C Federation 2022 Conference and Volunteer Awards Dinner
29 October 2022

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online: $45 early registration*
In-person: $65 early registration*

Volunteer Awards Dinner (in-person only)
6:30 pm –10:30 pm
$50 early registration*

Novotel Sydney Central and conference livestream online

We look forward to having the opportunity to catch up, share and re-connect as we build the future of strong NSW P&C Associations.

Conference Program

The conference program has been curated to respond directly to feedback received regarding what is most important and challenging for P&C Associations across NSW at this time.

Under the theme of Connection, Collaboration & Co-creation: Building the future together, delve deeper into the ways P&C Associations can rise together to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Program Highlights

Speaker Talks

  • Conflict resolution and resilience
    Nina Harding, Senior Mediator, Resolution Institute
  • Writing to succeed: Top tips on writing successful grant applications
    Join P&C Associations who have been successful in their grant applications to learn their top tips and stories of how to succeed with yours.
  • Connecting Community: Strengthening member and volunteer engagement
    Kathy Nguyen, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum
    Clint Bertenshaw, Senior Manager Sector Development and Engagement, The Centre for Volunteering

Panel Discussions

  • Living in challenging times: life with COVID, disruption and natural disasters
    moderated by Suzie Matthews, Executive Director, COVID-19 & Crisis Taskforce
  • Building cultures of collaboration between P&C Associations and principals
    moderated by Yvonne Hilsz, P&C Federation Vice President
  • Looking to the horizon: Possibilities for innovation for P&C Associations into the future
    moderated by Natalie Walker, P&C Federation President

P&C Federation Resources Workshop

  • We are here to help
    The P&C Federation team walk through resources and ways we are there to support the work you do in your P&C Association.

Livestream online option

The conference is offered as an online livestream to ensure those who cannot be in Sydney are able to access this milestone event and all the learning and insight that will be shared.

Each session will be live streamed and online participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the panel discussion Q&A sessions alongside the in-person audience.

Luna Park Sunday Discount

Luna Park has given conference and dinner registration holders the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for Sunday so you can make a weekend of it with the family. Discount available when registering for conference and awards dinner.

Sunday, 30 October
between 11 am and 4 pm:
$40 for Adults (14+)
$30 for Kids (2-13yrs)

1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW

If you can’t make it in-person or live online, we are recording the session which will be available up to 3 months from the event date for all registered attendees.

For financial hardship cases, we offer fully subsidised registration available for both the conference and awards dinner. Contact our Member Services team on 1300 885 982 or email  mail@pandc.org.au to learn more about how to apply for support.

*early registration ends two weeks before the event date.