Full Registration 

Includes: attendance at 2 Conference days, all meals served, welcome function admittance and the Conference Awards Dinner.


One Day Registration

Includes: Attendance at one Conference day. Day meals includes. Evening functions excluded.


Sundown Soirée extra ticket 

Includes: admittance to Welcome Function on Wednesday night at North Garden, Shangri-La Hotel from 6.00pm - 8.00pm. Drinks and canapes included. 



Conference and Awards Dinner extra ticket 

Includes: admittance to Conference and Award Dinner  on Thursday night at The Tanks Art Centre from 6.30pm - 10.30pm. Drinks and dinner included.


SCA (Qld) Events are Member Only events. 

Early Bird Registrations, including the 4 Pack Registrations close Wednesday 31 January 2018. Standard Registrations close COB Friday 2 March 2018.


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Conference Program

In 2018, “The Power of Now” will echo through the Hilton Hotel hallways, as we venture to Cairns for the annual SCA (Qld) conference. In previous years, the themes have focused on the future, but as Gandhi once said, “the future depends on what we do today”.

During the day, eleven topics, two workshops, and two keynote sessions will educate delegates, while in the evenings, conference dinners, awards evenings, and networking opportunities will encourage debriefing and the exchanging of ideas. This is a hot ticket on the strata industry calendar and we look forward to seeing you all there.


2 Day Conference Program

Hilton: 34 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870

Boasting a great waterfront location and surrounded by lush greenery, Hilton Cairns has the perfect backdrop for our 2 Day Conference. With all the meeting rooms located on the same floor overlooking Trinity Inlet and the mountain.

Sundown Soirée

North Garden, Shangri-La Hotel: Pierpoint Road, Cairns City QLD 4871

Located on the marina with uninterrupted views to the sea and mountains beyond, North Garden offers the perfect setting and atmosphere to mingle with new friends and old, share insights and business cards after day 1 of the conference program. 

Conference and Awards Dinner

The Tanks Art Centre: 46 Collins Ave, Edge Hill QLD 4870

Camouflaged amidst the lush rain forest surrounds of the Cairns Botanical Garden precinct, you'll find the city's best kept secret! Three WWII naval oil storage tanks, creatively converted to house the iconic and innovative cultural venue that is Tanks Art Centre.

Keynote Speakers

Eliane Miles

Eliane Miles is a social researcher, trends analyst and Director of Research at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As a data analyst she understands the power of big data to inform strategic direction. Managing research across multiple sectors and locations, she is well positioned to understand the megatrends transforming the workplace, household and consumer landscapes. Her expertise is in telling the story embedded in the data and communicating the insights in visual and practical ways,

From the key demographic transformation such as population growth to social trends such as changing household structures, to generational change and the impact of technology. Elaine delivers research based presentations dealing with the big global and national trends.


Paul Hockey

Paul Hockey lives by his motto "Never give up...Never ever give up!" and despite losing his right arm to cancer at just three weeks of age, Paul became the first disabled person to climb Mount Everest from the North side. He stood on the summit of the world's highest mountain on Sunday the 5th of June 2005 at 7.42am.

Climbing is only part of his story...

Paul Hockey a.k.a the one armed boxer. Three black belts in Martial Arts. The first person in the world with a disability to climb the treacherous North side of Mount Everest. He is not a small part of the Everest story rather Everest is a small part of his.

What he does is almost unbelievable, yet true. Having only one arm is no disability for Paul. His study and training in martial arts has taught Paul to continually challenge himself. He pushes his mental, physical and spiritual toughness to their absolute limits.


Sundown Soirée

Wednesday 14 March 2018 | 6.30pm - 9.00pn

Being set at the stunning North Garden, Shangri-La, join us as we officially welcome in the  2018 Conference.

Our Welcome Function kicks off two days of education highlights in a relaxed social atmosphere.

Attire: Resort Wear

Conference and Awards Dinner sponsored by Macquarie Bank

Macquarie Bank Logo

Thursday 15 March 2018 |6.30pm - 10.30pm

Join us for a beautiful dinner at the city's best kept secret - Tanks Art Centre. 

Sponsored by Macquarie Bank the evening will include live entertainment and the Strata Community Awards Ceremony. 

Attire: Black and White with a touch of Bright (and airy**)

** Please note: The venue is constructed from WWII naval oil storage tanks and does not have air-conditioning. Please dress accordingly!

Terms & Conditions: Important registration/cancellation information

Close of registration: Close of Early Bird registration (with accompanying payment) is Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Standard registration (with accompanying payment) must be received at least 3 business days prior to the commencement of the Conference on Friday, 9 March 2018. Registration: Only the person listed as attending and therefore named on the Conference name badge may attend. You cannot purchase a 3 Day Full Registration and then send (3) two different people on each day and/or share (1) one name badge. Cancellation policy and transfers: An administrative fee of $49.95 applies per Delegate cancellation received. Transfers are possible but will also incur an administrative fee of $49.95 after COB Wednesday, 14 February 2018. Any cancellations received after Tuesday, 20 February 2018 will be accepted but all related registration fees will be forfeited. Transfer of registrations will be accepted until COB Friday, 9 March 2018 at the aforementioned administration charge per registrant. To receive the 4 Pack Registration discount, all 4 Delegate names must be advised at time of registration; it is not possible to cancel any of the 4 delegates, but transfers may be permitted in accordance with these terms. Note: ALL cancellations or transfers must be received in writing to SCA (Qld)’s postal address or via email to events.qld@strata.communityName badges: Your name badge is your passport to access all events and meals included in your registration. Please ensure your badge is visible at all times. Privacy: The Information Privacy Act 2009 provides that, before your name and contact information can be published on the delegate list, for distribution to fellow delegates or any other party, you must give your consent. If you DO NOT wish to have your name, address and details included in the list of delegates please indicate by emailing SCA (Qld) takes reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is not exposed to misuse, loss or unauthorised access. At any event held by SCA (Qld), your image may be photographed or filmed at any time throughout the event. We may use, publish or reproduce your image or recording of you in any form of published communication material to promote our services and to report on its events through its publications and resource material such as our Annual Report, Inside Strata magazine, e-bulletins, website and direct email campaigns etc. Your consent to the use of your image in full or part for any SCA (Qld) related purpose is taken to be given by attending this event. Should you not wish to have your image photographed or filmed, please contact us on to advise that you do not wish to be photographed or filmed. Program disclaimer: SCA (Qld) reserves the right to alter, amend, vary or otherwise change the program at any time as circumstances dictate without further notice to registered delegates. Every effort will be made to provide a program of equivalent standard and value. Accommodation Disclaimer: A number of rooms are secured for SCA (Qld) but are subject to availability. No guarantee can be given as to availability of the desired rooms or general availability. Insurance disclaimer: Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include (1) loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference; (2) loss through cancellation of the Conference; (3) loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason including force majeure, medical expenses, loss or damage to person or property, additional expenses; and (4) repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. SCA (Qld) cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange his or her own insurance. Unofficial Events/Outboarding: SCA (Qld) will not permit any organisation who is not a sponsor of the conference to host any kind of events or meetings outside of the conference rooms, hotel hospitality suites or restaurants and encourage conference delegates to leave the organised official plenary/speaker sessions or social events. SCA (Qld) will not permit any organisation, whether they are a sponsor of the conference or not, to host any kind of invitation only or private event during or around the conference, using the conference delegates, that has not been booked and advertised through SCA (Qld). Breaking these conditions carries the penalty of suspension from the following year’s state event Suitcasing: Suitcasing will not be tolerated. Any organisation who is not a sponsor of the conference is NOT permitted to openly market products/services during the conference. This does not include conversing, handing out business cards/networking with delegates. It does include handing out any form of marketing material for products/services of the organisation and/or verbally marketing services and/or making appointments to meet with delegates. Clothing branded in any way with identifying organisation logos or text is not permitted to be worn during the conference or its functions. Breaking these terms carries a fine equal to the cost of a conference sponsorship, ejection from the conference, and the penalty of suspension from the next event. By registering, attendees acknowledge these Terms and Conditions.