About the conference

RECONNECT, RECOGNISE, REALISE is the theme for our 2022 CEF National Conference. We are excited to finally be able to get together again 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 Canberra. We are locking in some great speakers and we have taken your feedback from past years on board to ensure the conference is interesting and relevant to you.

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

Travel subsidies may be available for our interstate committee members and those furthest from Canberra. 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 from 5.30pm.

On Saturday evening following the conference, please join us for our inaugural Alumni Awards Evening at Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport for drinks, nibbles, networking and to help us celebrate the successes of our students.


Accommodation has been reserved at Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport . CEF will cover the cost of one nights accommodation in a shared room (king or twin). 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 $185 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%  of the cost for one night, the balance will be payable directly to the hotel upon arrival.

  • Parking is available at $14 per night
  • Breakfast is an additional $20 per person


When:  10am-4pm, Saturday 22nd October, 2022
Where: Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport 
What’s on?

10.00 – Conference opens

Cybersecurity  – Donna Roberts CEF

Student and grant management  – discussion session

Mentoring – Richard Austin

Session  – to be advised

          Discussion group – to be advised

Showcase presentation
What have you been doing ? Community Engagement, Events

Open Forum/Q&A

Katie Walker Outstanding Service Awards

16.00 – Conference Closes


RSVP:  via the online link below

Please also join us...

Friday from 17:30:
Join us for a casual drink in the ‘Living Room’ by the bar at Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport

Saturday 18:00-20:00: RSVP HERE
Alumni Awards Evening at Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport

Our presenters









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