Conference Registration Fees: $750 - Member Two Day Registration Single $800 - Member Two Day Registration with partner $450 - Member One Day Registration Single $500 - Member One Day Registration with partner $950 - Non-Member Two Day Registration Single $1000 - Non-Member Two Day Registration with partner $550 - Non-Member One Day Registration Single $600 - Non-Member One Day Registration with partner $450 - Retired Member
Accommodation Accommodation is not included in the conference registrations fees.
Rates start from $225 per night at the Crown Plaza Hunter Valley including 1 x breakfast.
We are happy to confirm our Keynote Speaker Alex McKinnon. Alex will present on Friday 15 September 2017
You may be familiar with his story. He was the talented rugby league player, destined for the highest of accolades in sport. Intelligent, generous and a true gentleman (both on and off the sporting field).
Then in March 2014, his career was shattered. His spinal cord was broken in a tackle on the field. Alex was now a quadriplegic. He was only 22.
Be inspired by Alex’s journey, his desire to succeed and to impact the lives of those that he meets.
We are very proud to announce Tim Gavel as our Master of Ceremonies for the 2017 Conference.
Tim has been an award-winning ABC Sports Broadcaster for 27 years. He has been the MC and moderator at literally thousands of events and has won many awards over that time.
In 2009 Tim was named the ACT Local Hero in the Australia Day Awards, in 2012 he was awarded the ACT Chief Minister’s award for services to the Canberra community, and in 2014 he was awarded an OAM for his services to sports commentary, his work with the homeless, recognition as an advocate for overseas adoption and for his work in the community.
Tim has received the ABC Sports Broadcaster of the Year award three times over, as well as receiving National Media awards for various sports in both television and radio.
Tim has been a commentator at six Olympics and six Commonwealth Games and is generally regarded as an all-round expert in sports!
We are very excited to secure his talents as MC for our conference and we are all certain to be entertained by his broad knowledge, skills and experiences.
The Conference Organisers are proud to announce the official opening speaker at this year's conference.
Narelle Underwood, the current NSW Surveyor General, in the Spatial Services division of the NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation, has kindly accepted our invitation to take on the role as official opening speaker.
The role of Surveyor General of New South Wales is a very important position within the state government, responsible for leadership in surveying, mapping and geographic information. Narelle Underwood is the first woman to hold this role across all Australian states, and the youngest in the state in 200 years.
AIMS has cherished our involvement with BOSSI through our many representatives, and it will be an honour to have the newly appointed Surveyor General speak to our members.
The venue and dates are set for the 2017 AIMS Conference.
The conference will be held on 13-16 September 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.
The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley resort is home to some of the best accommodation and facilities in one of the most celebrated wine regions of New South Wales. With an idyllic location amongst the vineyards, this sprawling resort is equipped with amenities and facilities designed for the comfort and convenience of every guest.