Welcome to the 2018 Conference of Clubs - Melbourne

The 2018 SISWP Conference of Clubs will be held in Melbourne, in the beautiful State of Victoria, Australia. Melbourne is an exciting city, rich in diversity and culture, home to the performing arts; fantastic architecture; great shopping and has one of Australia’s finest coffee cultures that is imbued in our all amazing Cafes and Restaurants that dot the landscape of the city and truly make Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. The Conference Venue, is situated in the beautiful surrounds of Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix and hosts one of the best running and walking tracks in Melbourne around the renowned Albert Park Lake.

Our Conference theme will be around my Biennium theme – “Innovate, Inform and Inspire - Shaping the Future”. The format for our Conference of Clubs will be a little different than in previous years, in that our General Meeting for the business session of the Conference will be held on Friday 4th May leaving the 5-6 May 2018 as truly the Conference activities.

We are working to ensure a jam-packed program that has inspiring speakers, innovative panel sessions, workshops that inform and inspire and a social program that allows you all to celebrate this our 21st Conference of Clubs in what is also our 40th Year as SISWP.

We hope that the 2018 Conference of Clubs will inspire you to innovate, inspire and inform your Members and Clubs as we shape the future for our organisation and look forward to meeting you all in Melbourne from 4-6 May 2018.

Theresa Lyford
SISWP President 2016-2018