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The National Conference is a highlight of the SoCLA year.

Our first conference was held in the Perth in 2010. Since then the Conference has been held in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide (Working Weekend), Melbourne, Canberra, Gold Coast, Hunter Valley, NSW and Perth (2019).

The  conference also incorporates the presentation of the Brooking Prize and the grand final of the Charrett Moot.

Save the date for the 2021 Conference - 14 to 16 October 2021 in Hobart

The Conference Sub-Committee is in the early stages of planning, so please save the date for three days of learning, networking and enjoying the delights of Tasmania, with a little modern art on the side.

The Conference will be held at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre, on picturesque Elizabeth Street Pier.

We're looking forward to welcoming our delegates to Hobart, after so long without a conference it will be lovely to see everyone.

The conference theme is Getting Risk Right", and we expect a lively discussion on what is a central tenant of legal and technical practice.
For the first time, the conference will cover 10 points of legal CLE, across all compulsory areas in Australian jurisdictions, and will also be well suited to the risk management requirements for engineers.

Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Call for Abstracts for the SoCLA National Conference 2020, to be held in Hobart from 14-16 October 2021.

The conference theme is "Getting Risk Right”.

Abstracts should be submitted for one of the following four streams:

  • Known Knowns and Unknown Unknowns
  • Baby steps or giant leaps?
  • A material risk?
  • When opportunity knocks

Authors notified of successful abstracts shall be required to submit a paper which will be made available to conference delegates and which will also be published on the Society's website.

The Call for Abstracts - Rules can be found here.

Abstracts must be submitted online here.



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