Pre-Welcome Reception Walking Tour

Join us for a unique walking tour through Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades with Hidden Secrets Tours. This is a unique way to see the real character of Melbourne. The walking tour of the city allows you to be introduced to the culture and characteristics for which Melbourne is famous. Unlike many cities, Melbourne’s charm is hidden away down special nooks throughout the city. Indulge on a stroll with locals in the city they love to call home!

Date                   Wednesday 18 October
Time                   2.30pm to 5.30pm
Venue                  Meet at Federation Square 
Dress                  Comfortable shoes (noting it will finish at the welcome reception venue)
Inclusions           Coffee/tea and a chocolate tasting. Additional beverages can be purchased at own cost.
Cost                    No cost to full registrations but please note there is limited availability so is on a first in first served basis.

President's Welcome Reception

Join us for an evening of networking, in a spectacular setting for the President’s Welcome Reception.  The perfect opportunity to catch up with your colleagues and meet some new ones.

Date                   Wednesday 18 October
Time                   6.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue                 The Duke of Wellington
Dress                  Smart casual
Inclusions           Beverages and canapés
Cost                    One ticket is included with full registrations

Generously sponsored by Gow-Gates

Conference Dinner

Our formal awards evening will be held at the Plaza Ballroom. The Plaza Ballroom, is one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, situated in the heart of Collins Street at the famous Regent Theatre. Originally built in 1929, the venue underwent an extensive refurbishment in 1996. Today the venue is more lavish and grander than ever, combining award-winning catering and impeccable service in a setting unmatched in history, grandeur and ambience. Not only do we have one of the most beautiful venues we also have one of the most popular, sometimes polarising, sports satirist, Titus O’Reily as our guest speaker

Date                   Thursday 19 October
Time                   7.00pm – midnight
Venue                 The Plaza
Dress                  Cocktail
Inclusions           Pre-dinner drinks, three course dinner and beverages
Cost                    One ticket is included with full registrations

Generously sponsored by Hall & Wilcox



For your enjoyment we will feature one of the most popular sports satirists, Titus O’Reily, as our guest dinner speaker.  We have no doubt Titus will keep you all entertained while you enjoy dinner in the stunning Plaza Ballroom!

Conference Dinner Speaker:  Titus O'O’Reily

The most popular satirist on sport and AFL in this country, Titus O’Reily’s regular ’Knee Jerk Reaction’ and ‘Highly Unhelpful’ columns with his unique take on sport have garnered him a rapidly growing 300,000 social media followers, and have had Titus hailed by some of the most respected figures in sport as ‘awful’, ‘childish’ and ‘barely comprehensible’.

Known as ‘the voice of Australia’s working class’ despite the fact he long lost touch with them and in the main, reality, Titus’ lightning quick, clever and hilarious insights on sport and AFL have in addition to his loyal social media following earned him regular appearances on TV and radio. From debating the validity of red cards in AFL in front of political dignitaries, Bill Shorten and Julie Bishop, to appearances on Channel Seven’s AFL coverage, Network Ten’s The Project, and NOVA FM’s No 1 rating FM breakfast show with Chrissie Swan, Sam Pang and Brisbane legend Jonathan Brown, Titus has experienced a rapid rise to success since his beginnings in 2015. Titus has also appeared on ABC News breakfast and is a weekly guest on Jules Schiller’s weekly ABC Radio Drive show.

Titus has written five books: Titus O'Reily's 2014 AFL Season Almanac: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the AFL Premiership (2014), A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport (2017), A Sporting Chance (2018), Please Gamble Irresponsibly (2019) and Cheat: The Not-So-subtle Art of Conning Your Way to Sporting Glory (2020).

His unique take on sport has been hailed by some of the most respected figures in sport as 'awful', 'childish' and 'barely comprehensible'. Others say 'hilarious'.

Post Conference Drinks

Join us for post conference drinks.

Date                   Friday 20 October
Time                   5.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue                 TBA
Dress                  Smart casual
Inclusions           Drinks and canapes
Cost                    One ticket is included with full registrations