Questions From delegates

Morning and afternoon tea, lunch, evening meals.
Usually a month before the conference, though further changes may happen if speakers withdraw.
We do not book accommodation other than for our key note speakers. We list local booking agencies if available. If accommodation is not easy to find on the web, the Provincial reps will provide a list of nearby accommodation. As the conference is always on a long weekend, please book well in advance.
We will list the nearest airport and shuttles, and you can find out about sharing the drive on the conference Facebook page. If the conference is located where there are no shuttles we will organise a shuttle to be available for delegates – at delegates expense. We can also organise a taxi pick up for those staying at alternative accommodation to the conference venue.
The conference is always held over Heritage Day in September, to make a “long weekend”. The first day usually starts in the late afternoon. The conference traditionally ends about 13.00 on the last day to allow people to travel home.
Members of PACASA, RuNurSA, RuReSA and RuDASA get reduced fees. Unfortunately we cannot offer free places for students, or NGOs, or service users. Each year we do try and get sponsorship.
Yes you will. We aim to get at least 15 points, but the points are only determined once the conference happens.
We welcome everyone to attend the conference, you do not have to submit a paper

Questions from presenters

We work on standard times of 20 minutes formal presentations, and 60 or 90 minutes for workshops. In some circumstances we will allow longer presentations.
You can ask! It depends on how many presentations we have already.
We do try to help, but it depends on how the programme is organised.
Once the programme is drafted we send it to all the presenters so they can check they are in the programme, and the correct style of presentation: oral presentation, ouster or workshop. You can ask to change your style of presentation at this point. Sometimes the committee will suggest a change in presentation style.
The conference committee comprises of volunteers, so they all have “day jobs” so it is difficult to say. If you need to know urgently e.g. you have to book a flight, you can ask for an immediate review.
Yes, you still have to pay, even the conference committee members pay! This is standard conference practice.