Venue Address:

Department of Parks and Wildlife
Technology Park, Western Precinct, 17 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington WA 6151


Important Dates

Author notification:
Fri 26th September

Early bird:
Fri 22nd August

Author registration:
Fri 3rd October

26th – 28th November



Social & Tours

Breakfast Function at South Perth Yacht Club

Venue: South Perth Yacht Club, Coffee Point/Duncraig Rd, Applecross WA Perth
Date: Thursday 27 November 2014
Time: 7.00am – 9.00am
Cost: $66. You will have the opportunity to purchase tickets during conference registration
Dress: Smart Casual
Guest Speaker: The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Perth, Lisa Scaffidi

You are invited to attend the ITSA Breakfast function at South Perth Yacht Club. You will enjoy a delicious breakfast overlooking the Swan River and Perth CBD.

Transport will be provided from Pensione Hotel in Perth CBD and Pagoda Resort & Spa to the Yacht Club. Transport will also be provided after the breakfast to the conference venue.

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Perth

Lisa proudly calls Perth home and as a West Australian born Lord Mayor of Perth speaks strongly for her city locally, nationally and internationally.

Lisa ScaffidiLord Mayor since 2007, Lisa is also a serving Board Member on many local NFP Boards and Committees in areas from community building / infrastructure through to public art, annual events and festivals and Chair of the Lord Mayors Distress Relief Fund - the State’s official fund for locals impacted by natural disaster (most commonly summer bushfires).

Lisa is passionate about city economic development and branding, smart, sustainable city growth and ensuring we also focus on the attitude and people skills of all key city stakeholders to raise standards of service and heighten the appeal of our capital city and ensure its relevance and resonance with all demographics.   Recent City additions such as the water labyrinth in Forrest Place, improved City lighting and the City's greater focus on communication with people via social media has been part of her mission to 'Get Perth Moving'.  Lisa is a change agent but keen to ensure those not able embrace the changes through strong and clear communications. 

During her tenure Lisa has been Chair of the World Energy Cities Partnership; Ambassador of Study Perth and our annual Perth Fashion Festival.  Lisa is a strong communicator and enjoys promoting Perth and Western Australia and its abundant strengths and opportunities at every opportunity while also working with various organisations to bring more business and investment to our city and state..

With a keen focus on youth - Lisa also inspires and mentors young West Australians to realise they can fulfil their dreams and career goals from the comfort of home.  With technology and globalisation world differences are blurring and borders are disappearing.  As Lord Mayor Lisa has also worked closely with the homeless and served as Patron to a number of local Charities.

Prior to being Lord Mayor Lisa was the State Director of CEDA (the Committee for Economic Development of Australia) for ten years and a serving Councillor for 7 years. Lisa has also worked in the hotel and airline industries and has been a Director in local property developments.


Conference BBQ Dinner & Awards Evening

Venue: Yanchep National Park, Yanchep WAYanchep
Date: Friday 28 November 2014
Time: 4.00pm – 9.30pm
Cost: Included in standard full registration. Additional tickets available to purchase during registration.
Dress: Smart Casual

The conference BBQ will be held at the Yanchep National Park after proceedings finish on day 3 of the conference. Enjoy a casual evening with both old and new friends in the fantastic location of Yanchep National Park. Whilst at the park you will experience wonderful cultural and nature experiences to complete the ITSA 2014 conference.


Pre-conference Tour to Margaret River

Margret River WinesMonday 24th – Tuesday 25th November 2014

ITSA delegates are invited to attend the pre-conference tour down to Margaret River, a wonderful area of Australia’s South West.

During your tour you will see Australian wildlife, taste the region’s wonderful cheeses and wine and enjoy the stunning scenery.

Total Cost: $550 (single apartment) or $480 (shared apartment)

Pre-Conference Tour flyer