Conference Program

Draft Program

DAY ONE Wednesday 12 October 2022
Registration  12.30pm – 6pm Registration
Session 1 1pm – 2pmQPLA AGM
Session 22pm-3pmEmpower, Inspire, Connect Lightning Talks
*6 x 10mins TBC
Session 2 3pm – 4.20pmWorkshop – State Library of Queensland
Session 3 4.30pm – 5pmALIA Professional Pathways – ALIA
Session 4 5pm – 8pm Trade Exhibition Opening
Presentation from Platinum Sponsor – Quantum Library Supplies
Meet the vendors
Browse and purchase local gifts from Bundaberg Art Gallery and Cha Cha Chocolate (eftpos only)
Network with other professionals
Book or receive a professional free headshot
Free try of Virtual Reality and meet Pepper the robotic cat.

Early morning activities on offer Thursday and Friday morning include: 

  • Thursday and Friday | 7am – 8am Bundaberg Library Tour (20 spaces – bookings essential)
  • Thursday | 7am – 8am Bundaberg Art Gallery Tour (20 spaces – booking essential)
  • Friday | 7am – 8am Bundaberg Moncrieff Theatre Tour (20 spaces – booking essential)
  • Open from 5.30am – Self guided tour of Botanical Gardens – no bookings required
DAY TWO Thursday 13 October 2022
Registration8am – 9amRegistration 
Session 1 9am-9.30amOpening Day two with QPLA President,Mayor/CEO and First Nations Welcome to Country
Session 2 9.30am –10.30amKeynote Speaker – Sami Shah
Morning Tea 10.30am-11.00am
Session 3 11.00am – 11.30amEmpower, Inspire, Connect Lightning Talks
*2 x 10mins TBC
Session 4 11.30am – 12.30pm Kirsten Thorpe 
Decolonising collections
Sponsors12.30pm – 12.35pm GOLD SPONSOR Presentation – Peter Pal Library Supplies
Lunch  12.35pm – 1.30pm Poster Session streamed on Main Screen
Posters on display with staff in main area
Try out LAN Gaming and meet Pepper the robotic cat
Session 5 1.30pm – 3pm Dane Cross
Afternoon Tea  3pm – 3.20pm
Session 6 3.20pm – 3.50pmEmpower, Inspire, Connect Lightning Talks
*2 x 10mins TBC
Session 7 3.50pm – 4.50pm Keynote Speaker – Jahan Kalantar
Session 8 4.50pm – 5.00pm Close Day 2 – QPLA President
Gala Dinner6.30pm until lateSecret Garden theme
Burnett Riverside Hotel Function Room
Local Buy cheque presentation
Local Government of the Year Awards
DAY THREE Friday 14 October 2022
Registration  8am – 9amRegistration
Session 1 8am – 8.40amVirtual Reality demonstration and networking opportunity
Session 2 8.45am – 9am Opening day three – QPLA President
Session 3 9am –10amKeynote Speaker – Ryan Dowd
Morning Tea10am-10.30am Morning Tea
Session 4 10.30am – 11.00am Empower, Inspire, Connect Lightning Talks
*2 x 10mins TBC
Session 5 11am – 11.30pm Drumming Session – Cynthia Hoogstraten
Session 6 11.30am– 12.30pm Keynote Speaker – Jennie Garner
Sponsors12.30pm – 12.35pmSilver Sponsor presentation – Bolinda/BorrowBox
Lunch 12.35pm – 1.30pm Trade Passport prizes draw
Poster Session on Main Screen – Winner announced
Experience VR and meet Pepper the robotic cat
Session 7 1.30pm – 2.30pmTerri Janke
Author of True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous knowledge and culture
Session 8 2.30pm – 3.30pm Jess Wilson
Good Things Foundation
Session 9 3.30pm – 3.45pmConference close – QPLA President

In lieu of speaker gifts, QPLA will be donating funds to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to support their ongoing works.