Planning Today for Greater Impact Tomorrow

CEF National Conference

Sydney, November 23, 2019

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About the conference

Planning Today for Greater Impact Tomorrow is the theme for our 2019 CEF National Conference, focusing on ways we can work together to increase CEF’s impact on rural and regional Australia and the young people who are its future.

As a valued member of the CEF family, we’d like to extend an invitation to join us at our complimentary event in Sydney. We are locking in some great speakers and having taken on board previous feedback, have ensured that the whole afternoon session is dedicated to open discussion.

Your attendance at this event is highly valued and thanks to our partner Alinta Energy, we are able to provide this conference at no cost and with one nights complimentary accommodation at Rydges Camperdown. Places are limited so please get in early.

Travel subsidies may be available for our interstate committee members and those furthest from the Sydney CBD. Please get in touch via [email protected] or on 02 6362 3162 to discuss as we would love to see as many of you there as possible!

If you are arriving on Friday afternoon, we would love to see you for a casual drink at Rowleys Bar, Rydges from 5.30pm.

On Saturday evening following the conference, please join us for our inaugural Alumni Awards Evening at The Grandstand, within the USYD precinct for drinks, nibbles, networking and to help us celebrate the successes of our students.


Accommodation has been reserved at Rydges Camperdown which is a short 5 minute walk to the conference venue through the picturesque USYD campus. CEF will cover the cost of one nights accommodation in a shared room (two queen beds). Please indicate on your registration form if your preference is to stay Friday, Saturday or both nights and with whom who you would like to share.

If you would like to stay both nights, we can reserve your room for the additional night for $210 which will be payable directly to the hotel upon arrival.

If you prefer not to share, a limited number of single rooms are available for which CEF will cover 50% ($105) of the cost for one night, the balance will be payable directly to the hotel upon arrival.

  • Discounted parking is available at $20 per night/day
  • Full buffet breakfast available at $20pp


Other accommodation options nearby

Quality Apartments Camperdown
Quality Suite Camperdown
Veriu Camperdown
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney (Chippendale)
Atlas Serviced Apartments
Mercure Sydney


When:  9am-5pm, Saturday 23rd November 2019
Where: F23 Administration Building, Camperdown (University of Sydney)
What’s on? DRAFT schedule

Conference opens

Speaker 1 – TBC

Speaker 2 – TBC


Speaker 3 – TBC

Speaker 4 – TBC


Round-table discussions – small group discussions on topics such as; Grant writing and submission tips, Community Engagement, Partnerships, Marketing & Media, Events…


Open forum/Q&A

Katie Walker Outstanding Service Awards

Conference closes

RSVP:  Monday 11 November 2019 via the online link below

Please also join us...

Friday from 17:30:
Join us for a casual drink at Rowleys Bar, Rydges Camperdown

Saturday 18:00-20:00:
Alumni Awards Evening at The Grandstand, University of Sydney

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