AUS Conference

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The 2018 Australian University Sport national conference will be held from 21-23 May at the Marriott Resort, Surfers Paradise, Queensland. The conference is the only event of its kind in Australia that unites sport management professionals for an intelligent and informed annual discussion of issues that drive the university sport sector. 

Delegates will participate in professional development and networking opportunities with the conference attracting university sport leaders, a diverse range of keynote speakers, elite athlete sports administrators, university sport CEOs, managers and coordinators, NSO administrators as well as representatives from international university sport federations.

Monday 21 May - AUS AGM | Pre conference workshops | AUS Gala Awards Dinner

Tuesday 22 May - Conference 

Wednesday 23 May - Conference

Registrations will open early March 2018. For more information contact Donna Spethman

Conference app

During the AUS conference, delegates will be invited to download the conference app which will provide them with the opportunity to:

  • Keep up to date with session times
  • See the full delegate list
  • Read speaker biographies
  • Create their own schedule
  • Receive session alerts
  • Provide feedback on speakers
  • Learn more about exhibitors

Delegates who interact with the conference app will have the chance to win great prizes. 

Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Australian University Sport (AUS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday 21 May 2018 at the Marriott Resort, Surfers Paradise, Queensland. 

  • 60 days prior: 22 March 2018 - circulation of first notice of AUS AGM. Includes nominations for Directors (if positions available, Life Member nominations and closing date for Advice of Items of Business
  • 21 days prior: 30 April 2018 - circulation of second notice of AUS AGM. Includes agenda, annual report, nominations for elections (if held), items of business, alterations to the rules


Registration & Cost

Registration for the conference will open early March 2018. 

AUS member delegates will receive notification on redemption coupon codes and final pricing early February 2018.

Guest Speakers

AUS aims to include engaging key note speakers and member presentations as a part of the National Conference. 

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, contact Donna Spethman for more information. 

As speakers are confirmed, their bios will be listed here and on the conference app. 





The award-winning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa couples quiet luxury with spacious accommodation and intuitive service, providing an unforgettable hotel experience for guests here on the Gold Coast. Tucked amidst sparkling lagoons, white sandy beaches, and cascading waterfalls, their 304 room fully integrated resort offers amenities to please everyone - from quiet pool zones and unique aquatic experiences to bike rentals and a short walk to the beach. Their immaculately appointed hotel accommodation offers floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, and pillow top mattresses. Step out onto your balcony and revel in the beauty of your Gold Coast surroundings. Treat yourself to superb cuisine at Misono, Citrique, or Chapter & Verse bar and lounge, or book a day of pampering at Ruby Spa.

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa is an easy 35 minute drive from Coolangatta airport and situated within easy walking distance of shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

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The scheudle for the 2018 Australian University Sport National Conference is currently being finalised. 

As speakers are confirmed, the speaker bio page will be updated along with the conference app. 

Schedule drafts will be listed as they are finalised. 


The National Conference provides an opportunity to network with over 150 delegates from within the university sport industry. 

If your business is interested in exhibiting, contact Donna Spethman for more information. 

Australian University Sport is proud to support the following exhibitors who had a presence at the 2017 conference.

We encourage you to visit their website for more information about their products and services. 


As the schedule and speakers are confirmed, presentations that are able to be listed, will be available to download from this website. 

  • ASC
  • AIS
  • beyondblue
  • Bulk Nutrients
  • CPA Australia
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • JanSport
  • Kukri
  • Mainfreight
  • Red Bull
  • Riot Games
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Stay Oz
  • UniBank