2022 QLD Conference

Parks and Leisure Australia
Queensland 2022 Region Conference

Take Another Look!

17-19 May 2022

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, Gladstone

Our 2022 PLA QLD Conference - themed “Take Another Look” - aims to showcase the positive and proactive ways that local governments, industry specialists, sporting organisations and consultants are tackling and responding to contemporary challenges (such as technology disruptors, COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, population, and demographic change) with limited and often, highly contested resources and sometimes in unchartered circumstances.

As our conference setting, Gladstone has a strong track record of re-evaluating, re-inventing, and refocusing.

From the ancestral lands of its four First Nations peoples to be known for cattle processing, and primarily since the 1960s for its heavy industrial activities around the coal terminal and aluminium smelter, today Gladstone boasts a region of diverse environments, multiple award-winning parklands, and recreation facilities, and is soon to become Australia’s first renewable hydrogen production facility - an innovation in clean energy production.

In this context, “our people behind the places” policy and programs, have needed to re-think, re-conceive, and/or refocus to re-position; in other words, to “take another look” at what is available, how it is engaged, and who it involves, to support service delivery in a sustainable manner - economically, environmentally, and socially.

Our PLA QLD 2022 Region Conference has a strong emphasis on discussions and demonstrations, sharing ideas, experiences, and networking for all, from operational staff to middle managers and elected representatives.

Take Another Look in 2022 at what Gladstone has to offer our Park & Leisure professionals via this short video kindly provided by our Gladstone team.

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Who's Speaking?

The conference will feature an impressive line-up of expert speakers. 

Keynote Speakers

Key Dates

Draft Conference Program Released 3 March 2022
Sponsorship Prospectus Released 3 March 2022
Keynote Speakers Announced
24 March 2022
Early Bird Registrations Close
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Full Conference Program Released Tuesday 26 April 2022
Conference Registrations Close
Monday 9 May 2022
Pre-conference Forum Registrations Close Monday 16 May 2022
QLD Region 2022 Awards of Excellence Winners Announced Thursday 19 May 2022


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