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Please note that the closing date for submissions to present is 30th Sptember 2017.



Submission to present at the 3rd National Play and Playwork Conference

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'Conference Purple' - the 3rd National Play and Playwork Conference - will once again by organised by Malarkey Playwork and be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March 2018.

The conference will be held at Bond University in Gold Coast, Queensland. 

The Conference Theme is

Go Hard. Go Playwork

That's about saying how do we incorporate a more playworking style wherever we work with children & young people  ... how do we provide that self-initiated, slef-directed form of playing that mirrors the way that children and young people themselves play when not spending time in an institutional setting. 

Tickets sales begin soon but if you would like to submit a proposal to present at Conference Purple 2018 then see below.

#PWinOZ #GoHard #GoPlaywork


Terms and Conditions for Submissions

  1. The conference will take place between 9am-5pm on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March 2018 at Bond University in Gold Coast Queensland. An informal ‘get together’ of presenters will also take place on the evening of Thursday 8th March.
  2. The closing date for submissions is 30th September 2017.
  3. All proposals will be submitted with names and affiliations removed to a selection panel in October 2017. Successful, unsuccessful and reserve proposers will be notified of the panel’s decision not later than the end of October 2017.
  4. Successful proposers may be asked to deliver their presentations/workshops more than once during conference.
  5. Successful proposers will be entitled to complimentary lunches/beverages on both days of conference plus a complimentary invitation to the Conference Dinner and Malarkey Playwork’s 4th Birthday Party to a maximum of two presenters per proposal.
  6. Successful proposers are responsible for their own transport and accommodation arrangements.
  7. Successful proposers must supply details of public liability insurance.
  8. Reserve proposers will be notified if their submissions will be included in the main program not later than the end of January 2018. If proposers have already purchased conference/dinner tickets they will be refunded.
  9. Unsuccessful propers will be entitled to purchase conference tickets at the early bird rate after the close of early bird registrations.