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Pushing the Boundaries: Facilitation Frontiers  
Charles Sturt University, Bathurst - New South Wales, Australia
26-28 November 2008

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Key Milestone Dates 
Opening of Registration 
for offers to facilitate a workshop session

[Advice to presenters]

Deadline for scholarship applications
[Advice provided on scholarship application outcomes]
Deadline for successful applicants to accept offer

Deadline for Early Bird registration

Close of Registration
(unless number limit is reached earlier)
        30 May 08  Now Open  

          30 May 08   Now Closed
        [by 11 July 08]

        16 July 08  
Now Closed
        [by  04 August 08]
        15 August    
Now Closed

        31 August  08
 Now Closed  

        14 November 08  


Registration on-line
Register here
External link for secure registration and payment on-line  

Registration costs  
(per person including GST)  
Full Conference:  
26-28 Nov 08
(2.5 days)
Early Bird Now Closed
IAF members
Overseas delegates


All include:
    Morning Tea + Lunch + Afternoon Tea (as applicable)
    Regional Showcase event
    Celebration Dinner & Dance 
Single Day Rate 

$265  Includes:
    Morning Tea + Lunch + Afternoon Tea
    (as applicable to the specified day)

Additional ticket:
Regional Showcase 

Can be coupled with Day Rate or
used for Accompanying persons
Additional ticket:
Celebration Dinner
Can be coupled with Day Rate or
used for Accompanying persons

Post-conference workshops  29 Nov 08
    Morning Tea + Lunch + Afternoon Tea

All Workshop Presenters and Trade Exhibitors need to be registered for the Conference (minimum is Single Day Rate)
As part of the Conference Sustainability policy ('Lighten the Load') all Registration Costs include a levy which is applied to certified biodiverse carbon offsets for the event.  
All participants are encouraged to make additional carbon offsets for their travel to and from the Conference.   
For further details, see  Sustainability: Carbon Offset    

Scholarship support            Applications Now Closed

The AFN and conference organising teams have a commitment to scholarship support for voluntary and community-based practitioners, students, and others who may otherwise have difficulty in attending the AFN Conference.  
Eligible persons include those who meet any of the following 'disadvantage' criteria:
  •  people who are on a low income 
  •  people who live a great distance from the conference venue 
  •  people who are only just starting out as facilitators 
  •  facilitators who operate primarily in the non-profit sector 
  •  Indigenous Australians or Maori people, particularly those working in remote locations  
  •  persons from developing countries or countries in transition in south-east Asia or the Pacific.
In most cases, scholarship support covers full conference registration costs only, and does not include the cost of transport, pre- or post-conference workshops, accommodation, and other personal expenses.  
Some applicants may be eligible for a higher level of support.
 This will be assessed on an individual basis, drawing on information supplied in the application process.

A scholarship holder may be requested to assist during the conference with aspects of administration or event management.  Conditions may be imposed on the scholarship provision.
For further details, see the Scholarship Application form (pdf document).

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Scholarship applications are to be submitted by email not later than 16 July 2008
Now Closed
Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 04 August.  
Successful applicants must acknowledge acceptance of their scholarship and any conditions
by 15 August 2008
Now Closed
Trade Exhibitors  
Please see  Sponsors & Exhibitors
Cancellation Policy  
Unfortunately if you need to cancel your registration we will need to retain a cancellation fee to cover costs including registration, accounts management and ordering.  
If you have registered but are unable to attend the Conference
you may substitute someone else to come in your place with the same inclusions.  
Cancellation before  25 October 2008 
80% refund
Cancellation on or after   25 October 2008
50% refund
Cancellation after  11 November 2008
No refund
The organisers must be notified by email of any cancellation or substitution, as soon as possible. 


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