Home >> What we do >> Conference


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 and the Gold Coast.

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

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 National Conference will be held in the Hunter Valley from 16 to 18 August 2018.

Our theme is "Best Enjoyed in 2030 … the future of the construction professions".

Join us in Lovedale, two hours north of Sydney in one of Australia's most celebrated wine regions, for two days of conference activities at the Crowne Plaza. Scenic backdrops combined with a full-service spa and 18-hole golf course set the stage for memorable experience. The Crowne Plaza offers a range of accommodation options, including suites and villas, which are ideal for families travelling together or for an extended stay after the Conference.

The Conference will commence with our AGM at 3pm on 16 August in the Vintage Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel, followed by Welcome Drinks at Keith Tulloch Winery from 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm

A full day conference program will take us through Friday 17 August, before we enjoy a Gala Dinner at the Two Hat "Muse" Restaurant on Friday evening - seating is strictly limited to 120 seats so book early for this conference highlight.

The conference program continues on Saturday morning, and a variety of additional activities taking advantage of the local area are being planned following the conclusion of the formal program.

Speakers for the conference are now being sought.  Please see the Call for Abstracts.

Registrations are now open.  Register here


Join button

Mentoring Program

Apply for our Mentoring Program, as a mentor or mentee. You will need to have a website account to make the application, and can create one easily if you do not have one.