Who is organising the Conference?
The BPW Australia Board convenes the BPW Australia National Conference.
The Conference Committee 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 for the Business Sessions.
Non-members are welcome to register for the Friday Forum, the Welcome Reception and the Gala Awards Dinner.
The BPW Australia Friday Forum is aimed at:
- BPW Members and aspiring BPW Members
- Women who are seeking information and inspiration
- Corporate and government professionals
- Employees and students, entrepreneurs and self-employed women
- Community leaders
- Those thinking about a career change
The Conference was deferred from October 2020 to October 2021 by a unanimous vote at a Special Conference held online on 30 April 2020.
The Conference will be held on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October 2021 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 and the Saturday and Sunday business 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 3 August 2021 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 are 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 an 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 2020 BPW Australia Conference will close at 5.00 pm EDT on 17 September 2021 in order to finalise all arrangements for the Conference. Late registrations may be accepted after this date by contacting Conference Committee Chair, 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. 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 avaialble. 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