On behalf of the Council of IPTA, we have great pleasure in inviting you to the 2020 Annual Conference including the 101st Annual General Meeting.
The 2020 Annual Conference will be held from 13 to 16 May 2020 in Darwin. Business sessions will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre and adjacent Vibe/Adina Waterfront Hotels.
Home to traditional owners the Larrakia people, Darwin historically has experienced adversity both from climatic and conflict perspectives. Since the city was established, originally as Palmerston in 1869, Darwin has been hit by major cyclones with the last devastating cyclone, Tracey, in 1974. During World War II, Darwin was bombed by the same Japanese fleet that attacked Pearl Harbour 10 weeks earlier, with more bombs being dropped in Darwin than on Pearl Harbour. Each time, Darwin was badly damaged or virtually destroyed, but the spirt and strength of the people prevailed and Darwin was rebuilt.
Today, Darwin is a modern vibrant and thriving city enriched by its diverse and highly multicultural population. With a year-round tropical climate, the month of May is an ideal time to visit with warm sunny days and cooler nights. Darwin is the gateway to exploring Australia’s famous national parks of Kakadu and Litchfield with the Tiwi Islands a boat trip away…
Convenor, Conference Committee
10 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City, NT 0800
Found at the magestic Darwin Waterfront, just walking distance from Darwin’s city centre.
Set in a stunning tropical waterfront location, the spectacular Darwin Convention Centre is a world-class venue for business events.
Perfectly positioned amongst the entertainment and dining hub of Darwin’s seafront promenade, the Vibe/Adina Waterfront Hotels are surrounded by great shopping, a range of Territorian pubs, as well as some of the most amazing restaurants and cafés in the NT.
The Youth Mill provides performances for events through our ‘Beats of Culture’ music (BoC Music) program which focuses on the preservation of Indigenous culture and language. BoC Music program supports young Aboriginal people to explore, their cultural and linguistic heritage by telling their own stories through contemporary music and art forms.
Normally, both language and culture are passed on easily between generations, but for most Aboriginal people, such processes have been disrupted by colonialism. The Youth Mill is honoured to work with a diverse range of Aboriginal groups and to assist in creating opportunities for young people to maintain the world’s oldest culture by supporting the continuance of the Indigenous cultural artistic movement.
The cultural performances that are presented by the young people vary across a range of contemporised: traditional dance, song, music, didgeridoo playing and Welcome to Country and at times performances are merged with young classical musicians and other cultures to depict the diverse world we live in.
Join us on our visit to the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.
We will be discussing the hot topic of work-life balance.
Make sure you get your teams together for the annual IPTA Fun Run / Fun Walk!
Looking after our bodies by stretching and breathing.
Special registration discount for YIPTA members!
Wednesday 13 May 2020
YIPTA Pre-Dinner Drinks
Friday 15 May 2020
YIPTA Members Breakfast and Presentation
Early morning walk and visit to George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.
Convention Centre Waterfront Room
Welcome by Michael Caine IPTA PresidentWelcome to Country by Youth Mill
YIPTA Pre-Dinner Drinks
Welcome Reception & Dinner
Annual Fun Run and Walk
IPTA Annual General Meeting & President’s Address
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Yoga Stretching & Relaxing
(i) Corporate Members Breakfast and Presentation
(ii) YIPTA Members Breakfast and Presentation
Pee Wees at the Point
Guest Speaker: Roz Watkins, UK- Author of “The Devil’s Dice”
CORROBOREE BILLABONG CRUISE AND TUCKERPicking up in front of Adina/Vibe hotel at 8.00am Enjoy an informative 90 minutes’ drive to Corroboree Billabong where you will then delight in taking a cruise on the spectacular Mary River system. This wonderful cruise will give you a close-up look at a pristine wetland habitat along with saltwater crocodiles, beautiful water lilies and a host of exotic birdlife. Enjoy two stops on the wetlands where you will have the opportunity to learn about Culture, Flora, Fauna, early European settlement concluding with the second stop at Fogg Dam which has a lovely bird viewing platform. After the cruise we will drive to The Humpty Doo Hotel, one of Australia’s most iconic pubs, for a two-course lunch. The Humpty Doo Hotel is a Northern Territory landmark which features in several bush ballads including "The Man from Humpty Doo" by Ted Egan and Slim Dusty's "Humpty Doo Waltz". Coach returns to Darwin at 4.00pm Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wednesday Dinner Wharf One Alfresco http://wharfone.com.au/functions/ Thursday Dinner Mindil Beach Casino Resort https://www.mindilbeachcasinoresort.com.au/functions Friday Dinner Pee Wees at the Point https://www.peewees.com.au/