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National Convention McLaren Vale Function Centre

  • 9 Sep 2022
  • 4:00 PM (ACST)
  • 11 Sep 2022
  • 5:00 PM (ACST)
  • McLaren Vale Function Centre Main Rd & Caffrey St McLaren Vale SA


  • Members and non-members can attend individual sessions but must download a registration kit; fill in appropriately; and follow instructions on form to pay for sessions they wish to attend
  • For members who can only join us on Saturday
  • For members who can only join us on Sunday
  • Members of the public are welcome to join us
  • Members of the public who wish to attend Saturday only
  • Members of the public who wish to attend Sunday only
  • An optional tour is available Monday 12th September. Lunch and wine tasting is available at extra cost. Tour will end back at Motel or will take you to airport via vistas of Southern region if you wish but only 24 seats available so be quick.
  • Members and non-members can log in to join on Zoom. Not everything is available but you can log onto any sessions you wish to from the list on registration kit for the one base price that goes towards venue and speaker costs.
    The link will be sent to all registrants prior to weekend


Registration Kit 2022 .pdf

Present with Pizzazz Programme


4.00 – 6.00:  Registration

6.00 – 7.00:  Welcome to Country; Ms Susan Roberts                                                                  Open - Deputy Mayor, Marion Themeliotis                

7.00 – 8.00:  BBQ

8.00 - 9:00:  Speaking Activity


8.00 – 9.00:      Registration

9.00 – 10.00:    Convention Opening and Speaker: Sharlene Lynch ‘Present                                 with Pizzazz’

10.00 – 11.00:  Workshop:  Speaking to Camera with Sharlene Lynch

11.00 – 11.30:  Morning tea

11.30 – 12.20:  Workshop: Mobile phone video-making with Fleurieu Film                                 makers

12.30 – 1.30:    Lunch

1.30 – 3.00:      Three Speaking Made Easy workshops:

                           SA:  Jackie Mussared - Impromptu and short notice speeches

                           TAS: Joy Diprose - Connecting with your audience

                           VIC:  Shirl Broekhof - Sharing, communicating through                                                                               technology

3.00 – 3.30:       Afternoon tea

3.30 – 4.30:       PechaKucha – led by Cathie Graham

4.30 – 7.00:       Free time

7.00 – 10.00:     M. Jean Ellis Dinner: speakers: three State Presidents: VIC,                                 SA, TAS


9.00 – 11.00:     AGM

11.00 – 11.30:   Morning tea

11.30 – 1.00:     Speaker: Mel Lambert and co presenter Danielle Abbott                                      including story-telling workshop  

1.00 – 2.00:       Lunch

2.00 – 4.00:      Great State Debate

4.00 - 5.00:       Closing with Pizzazz                   

Attending via Zoom

Not able to attend the convention? Then join us with next best alternative connecting in through Zoom. Sit back and watch from your own space our two keynote speakers presentations and workshops with Sharlene Lynch and Mel Lambert, and all the Speaking Made Easy members presentations. View the traditional gala event, the M Jean Ellis Memorial Dinner, the awards presentation and be entertained with after dinner speeches by our State Presidents.

One price only for Zoom attendees of $150

Registration Kit 2022 .pdf

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