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National Convention 2021

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.

We want you to come and join in the fun and excitement ….

National Convention is conducted over 3 days, Friday to Sunday, and provides VIEW members, their friends and others interested in attending with:

  • An opportunity to hear from prominent speakers on a broad range of topics;
  • A forum for debating issues of national importance;
  • An ability to hear about the achievements of VIEW and their work within communities.
  • An opportunity for members to celebrate their contribution to supporting the education of disadvantaged Australian children 
  • Plus much, much more…… 

 

Watch our video about VIEW National Convention

Thursday 9 September – Pre-Convention

National President’s Dinner - $95

Open only to Past and Present Executive, Past and Present Senior Officers (National & Zone Councillors) or by invitation only.

Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Location: Stamford Plaza, Crystal Room, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide

This is an intimate sophisticated dinner for VIEW leaders, past and present to catch up with fellow past and present Senior Officers and VIEW friends.

Price includes two course dinner & beverages.

 

 

 

 

Convention Events

*Save $10 by purchasing Special Conference Package

 

Friday 10 September 2021

Panel of Inspirational Australians - $100

Time: 9.30 am - 3.30 pm

Location: Adelaide Conference Centre Halls L,M&N

The official grand opening of Convention. Come and hear from a stellar line up of notable Australians and local dignitaries.  Meet a local LfL student and hear latest updates from The Smith Family.  Learn about National Contributions and celebrate VIEW Clubs’ success and other exciting surprises!.

The highlight of the day is a Panel of Inspirational People. 

Come and hear from a broad range of speakers. In the past we have had social commentators, comedians, actors, and people of interest in the community from rural and urban areas.

Price includes forum, buffet lunch and beverages

*Save $10 by purchasing Special Conference Package 

 

 

Two fun Social Dinners to choose from...

“Wine, Women and Song” - $90   

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Ballroom, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Dress up, dress down, dress as the woman you are or one that you want to be.  Sing along with songs about women that have been performed by women just to show that we are Simply the Best.  Dance like no one is watching as you do the maddison, nutbush, bus stop and maybe some boot scooting!  We will do the 'mingle dance' (you have to be there) and expend our energies after sitting all day!.  At the end of the day what better than a glass of wine, being with like minded women and singing until you are hoarse.

Price includes two course dinner and entertainment. Cash bar available for beverages.

 

 

 

 

 

   

“Under the Big Top” - $90

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel, Ballroom, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide

Roll up, roll up for the greatest show in Adelaide!  Live out your childhood dreams and run away to the circus.  Leave your cares behind as you enter the magical world of fun and fantasy under the Big Top!  Surprises await you as you mingle with the crowd.  Pretend to be one yourself; a clown, a trapeze artist, a bearded lady - or dress in brilliant colours or don a bright wig!  Join in the singing and dancing and be entertained by lively music.  No-one will be shot out of a cannon!!

Price includes two course dinner and entertainment. Cash bar available for beverages. 

Saturday 11 September – Conference Day 2

Voice of VIEW and “Writer’s Festival” - $100

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Location: Adelaide Conference Centre Halls L,M&N

Commencing with the presentation of the George Forbes oration by a prominent Australian, this is the day where VIEW members are able to raise their voice on issues of national importance.  Enjoy the Writer’s Festival featuring well-known authors and facilitated by an entertaining personality.  The afternoon session concludes with special award presentations and announcements for 2022-23.

Price includes buffet lunch and beverages.

*Save $10 by purchasing Special Conference Package

Gala Dinner

Divine Divas - $155

Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Location: Adelaide Conference Centre, Halls M&N
Pre-dinner drinks Foyer L,M&N

Be your own “Leading Lady”, think sequins, pearls, feathers, and WOW!

Dress like a Starlet, a Diva, divine, cheeky, delightful and take this time to shimmer and shine.

A golden evening full of colour and sparkle, sassy and classy entertainment, with music, songs and stories of good food and wine.

Come together with new and old friends for an exciting and elegant night designed to celebrate VIEW in a memorable and spectacular way at this Gala Dinner and another great surprise.

Price includes two course dinner, inclusive 2 hour beverage package commencing with pre-dinner bubbles and a variety of entertainment.

Sunday 12 September - Community Grand Celebration

Free event 

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: TBA

The grand finale to our National Convention. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy inspirational local talent, take part in a morning of reflection and bid your VIEW friends farewell.

Open to all in the community, so bring your family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Book

Convention registrations are to be booked through OzAccom+. A registration fee of $25.00 for members and non-members is applicable for every registration, regardless of the number of events attended.

All members and non-members must submit their Registration Form to OzAccom+, not VIEW National Office.

Clubs may choose to book together or members may book individually, as long as there is a unique registration form for each attendee. Club Booking Coordinators are advised to photocopy all information for each member registering, and send a club cheque along with Club Registrations to OzAccom+.

Keep copies of your registration documents, for your own records. If putting through a club booking. 

Registration 

To download the Registration Booklet please click here.

To download the Registration Form please click here.

To book online please go to Ozaccom+

 

 

 

Cancellations

Registrations close at 12.00 noon Monday 16 August, 2021. Please note that final bookings and payments must be made by this time.

* The $25 Registration Fee is non-refundable in any circumstance. This Fee assists VIEW to cover administrative costs associated with the Convention.

Cancellations received before 16 August 2021*

Please note a $25.00 registration fee will be charged for ALL cancellations initiated by you the delegate notified in writing before 16 August 2021.  The balance of monies paid by you will be refunded directly to you.

Cancellations received after 16 August 2021*

If you cancel AFTER 16 August 2021 this will result in all monies paid by you being forfeited including the $25 Registration Fee.

In the event of late cancellation by you, tickets may be on sold by you to another delegate.  However, this will incur an additional $25.00 administration fee (name change) and Ozaccom+ MUST be notified PRIOR to Monday 6 September 2021.  All cancellations, refund requests and name changes must be submitted in writing direct to Ozaccom+, not VIEW National Office.

What if the Convention is not held due to COVID 19?

VIEW would not take this decision lightly and will be guided by Government and health advice at the time.  If VIEW takes the decision not to proceed with the Convention due to COVID–19 we will keep you informed, give you as much notice as possible and seek to ensure you receive a refund or credit for monies paid subject to any fees imposed.  The $25 registration fee is not refundable (see above).

 

Volunteering - VIEW National Convention

To ensure all National Convention events are a success we still need your assistance as volunteers to help with 

  • Packing Delegate Satchels
  • Help with Convention Registration
  • Check guests have valid entry (wristbands)
  • Help members to seats, when necessary
  • Sell Raffle Tickets/Merchandise
  • Collect donations (Community Grand Celebration)

Please consider volunteering your time at at an event during National Convention.  We encourage you to ask your fellow VIEW members with you to ensure we have a successful Convention.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at Convention 2021 in Adelaide.

To Volunteer please complete a Volunteering Form and return to PNP Lorraine Montgomery Convention Convenor (details on the form) by 2 August 2021.

 

Convention venue

Adelaide Convention Centre

Main key Convention Days will be held at Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace Adelaide.

Learn more about Adelaide Convention Centre here

About Adelaide, SA

Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment.  Taste your way through world-famous wine regions only minutes away from the city or indulge in some of Australia’s most award-winning restaurants in the heart of Adelaide.

Spend the night exploring Adelaide attractions and thriving restaurant and bar scene.

Adelaide is a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country and is home to Australia's official best restaurant, hotel, wine, gin and beach.  Adelaide punches well above its weight when it comes to dishing up the best but don't take our word for it; you be the judge.

https://www.tourism.sa.gov.au/