Social impact in the Regions
Social Impact in the Regions is designed for Regional Practitioners by Regional Practitioners. The event will incorporate a range of activities to enable you to learn, connect, rejuvenate and contribute.
The Dress Code
We want you to be comfortable. Coffs Harbour has a temperate climate, you can expect the days to be around 18-22 degrees Celsius and the evenings may be a little cooler (bring a light jumper or cardi). For updated weather visit this link.
Bring your party vibes whether you prefer a bit of bling or boho laid back is your style it will all blend in well at this event.
As the theme suggests it’s time for fun. However you interpret the 100s and 1000s theme make it bright and fun.
If you’re staying onsite the resort boasts a range of swimming pools, spas and saunas, golf, tennis, walking tracks and we will also include a range of additional wellness activities. Bring along your swimmers / togs / bathers / flip-flops / thongs / jandles / plakkies / runners / yoga pants or whatever you need to indulge in whatever wellness means to you.
What to Expect
Check the program for information about the format and speakers. We have designed the event to ensure there is a variety of ways for you to connect with the conference content and delegates.
We know networking can be daunting for some and have designed the conference to make meeting people really easy. All you need to do is turn up ready to soak it all in and we’ll guide you through the rest.
Walk with us through the conference and venue...
Pacific Bay Resort is situated near the beach (Charlesworth Bay) just North of Coffs Harbour. NOTE: While we’ve done everything we can to make it a beautiful experience for you there are some roadworks on the highway when you turn into the resort. It can be a tricky turn so give yourself time prior to your arrival. (insider secret) we anticipate most of the audience will arrive on the main conference day around 830am – avoid the rush and come just a little earlier if you can. We’ll be waiting for you from 8am (with coffee).
You can park in the conference centre carpark which is a turn to the left after you’ve arrived on the Pacific Bay site. If this is full (and its likely it will be) there is more parking to the left of the main park.
When you get out of your car listen out for the birds and you may even hear the nearby beach. Take a moment to remember that you’re in the regions and these sounds are just one of the many reasons why.
When you come into the conference centre you’ll notice delegates milling around the registration table. It’s likely it will be a bit noisy with excited chatter and people meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones.
Once you have registered one of our greeters will get you comfortable with the conference layout and make some early introductions. It’s likely you’ll smell fresh coffee brewing, grab one and head for the main room – the show is about to begin…
With around 140 at this year’s conference it’s likely the main thoroughfares will be busy. There are a lot of quiet spaces throughout the venue and in the surrounding gardens for you to move away from the noise.
The conference social events (including drinks on the first night and the conference dinner on the second) will be a creative journey of conversations, food and wine and entertainment. The six piece band at the conference dinner is relatively loud with their blended funk music. You may feel the need to dance. And if you don’t that’s OK too there will be plenty of comfy chairs to chill in while you soak up the environment.
Pacific Bay resort is a relatively flat space and where there are stairs (no more than 5) there are also ramps. The longest walk anticipated would be from the breakout room to lunch which is about 300m, all flat. Seating at lunch incorporates numerous options from seating in the main restaurant to parking yourself on a picnic blanket in the outdoor area (weather permitting and it’s highly likely it will permit).
Connect with Your Cohort
You will be provided with a delegate list in your conference e-showbag (provided the delegate has given permission). You will also be sent a delegate link to a private Facebook group once you have registered. In the meantime you can follow the Facebook Page here: