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In 2017, Australian University Sport was pleased to partner with the Australian Institute of Sport to present the Australian University Sport and Elite Athlete Friendly University combined National Conference (AUS/EAFU).

The AUS/EAFU conference was held from 16-18 May 2017 at 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 enjoyed professional development and networking opportunities with the conference attracting university sport leaders, a dvierse 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. The event also incorporated the AUS annual general meeting and black tie Gala Dinner. 

Conference app

During the AUS/EAFU conference, delegates were invited to download the conference app which provided 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 provided feedback were entered into a book prize draw. Winners received signed books from speakers Alex Malley, Margie Warrell and MC Brooke Hanson. 

Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Australian University Sport (AUS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Tuesday 16 May at 1:30pm at the Marriott Resort Surfers Paradise. 

25th AUS AGM Agenda and supporting documentation

 

 

Registration & Cost

Thank you for your interest in attending our conference. The 2017 conference was held from 16-18 May. 

Dates for the 2018 conference will be confirmed in the coming months, and once confirmed, this website will be updated. 

For any conference enquiries, please contact Australian University Sport

Guest Speakers

Alex Malley

Alex Malley

Alex Malley is the chief executive of CPA Australia, one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with 19 offices globally and more than 160,000 members worldwide. He also heads its financial services subsidiary business, CPA Australia Advice.

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Cheryl Hambly

Cheryl Hambly

Cheryl is a Senior Manager with the RiskLogic Resilience practice. For the past 10 years, Cheryl has delivered highly successful Critical Incident Management, Emergency Management, Crisis Management and Business Continuity programs for RiskLogic clients. 

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Diane Harner

Diane Harner

Dr Diane Harner is a published neuroscientist who has spent the last 12 years in the corporate environment. As the Founder and Managing Director of CleverMinds Consulting, Diane combines her business acumen with her passion for neuroscience.

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Margie Warrell

Margie Warrell

Margie Warrell is a best-selling author and international thought leader in human potential who is passionate about empowering people to engage in bigger conversations, take braver risks and lead more purposeful lives.

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Paul Wylleman

Paul Wylleman

With a Ph.D in Psychology, Paul is a Professor at the University of Brussels and has over twenty five years’ experience providing support to elite and Olympic athletes.

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Daisy Pearce

Daisy Pearce

Daisy Pearce is the inaugural captain of the Melbourne Football Club AFLW team 2017

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Gina Rees

Gina Rees

Gina Rees is a Player Development Manager for Rugby Sevens

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Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Ben Smith is the National Manager, Professional Development and Wellbeing at the Australian Cricketers’ Association.

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John Saunders

John Saunders

John Saunders is Associate Professor in the School of Exercise Science based at Brisbane and holds a number of qualification from prestigious universities.

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Andy Fethers

Andy Fethers

Andy Fethers is a four times America's Cup sailor, World Match Racing Champion and 2 time World Sailing Champion. He is now the Executive Officer at Swan River Sailing in Perth. 

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Kaarin Kooij

Kaarin Kooij

Group Captain Kaarin Kooij has a distinguished career in the Royal Australian Air Force. 

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Dan Hunt

Dan Hunt

Dan Hunt is a former NRL player for the St George Illawarra Dragons. He how dedicates his work to improving mental health for individuals.

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Venue

Venue

 MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA, SURFERS PARADISE QLD

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.

  Pool 140715 86971           GL 20151207 125 Low web           Marriott Surfers Paradise 131116 179068 web

Schedule

The following schedule is the final schedule for the 2017 AUS/EAFU National Conference. The 2018 schedule will be released in early 2018.

Delegate schedule for web V5 15.5.17

 

Exhibitors

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

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

Presentations

The following presentations are approved for post conference review.

Wednesday

Thursday

  • ASC
  • AIS
  • beyodblue
  • Bulk Nutrients
  • JanSport
  • Kukri
  • Mainfreight
  • Stay Oz
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Riot Games
  • UniBank