published 16 March 2020

April 16 update:

Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding our postponement of 2020 VISION, our Drama Australia National Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this week instead of packing satchels, our Drama Queensland Team met via Zoom, and toasted the conference that was scheduled this weekend, under our glorious Autumn skies.   
 
We are currently working with our venue partners, Queensland University of Technology and La Boite Theatre to secure new dates.  As soon as these are confirmed, we will be in touch immediately with all members, delegates and presenters.

We are also in touch with the Quest Kelvin Grove for those who booked accommodation, which is currently being held as a credit for you to use for the new dates.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Conference Manager, Katrina at conference@dramaqueensland.org.au.  
 
We will be in touch very soon with updated information. In the meantime, please have a look at some of the resources we have gathered from our Industry Partners who are all still committed to joining us for the new dates!

Looking forward to seeing you in Brisbane soon for our postponed National Conference! 


March 16 update:

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on our conference. The advice regarding gatherings and travel has continued to evolve over the past week.

The health, safety and well-being of our members, delegates and presenters is our first priority and at this point we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Drama Australia National Conference hosted by Drama Queensland in April 2020.

We are currently working with our venue partners, the Queensland University of Technology and La Boite Theatre, to find a date later in the year. As soon as this is confirmed, we will be in touch with all members, delegates and presenters.

Thank you for your understanding. We have monitored the situation closely and at this time, we want to give our delegates and presenters as much notice as possible about the postponement of the conference especially for those who have arranged travel and accommodation, that will need to be rescheduled.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Conference Manager, Katrina at conference@dramaqueensland.org.au.

We will be in touch very soon with a new date and we look forward to seeing you in Brisbane for our postponed National Conference in late 2020!


March 11 update:

Following the advice of the Australian Government, Chief Medical Officer and Health Organisations, all public events will proceed as planned, including the Drama Australia National Conference 2020 VISION, from April 16th to 18th 2020.

This is in line with the below recommendations regarding public events:

  • public events should proceed as planned, as the risk to the general population from COVID-19 is low
  • people that are unwell with cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms should not attend public events or gatherings
  • people who have been in close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, or who returned from or transited through a listed higher risk country, must not attend public gatherings until 14 days after leaving the country or having contact with a confirmed case even if they are completely symptom free

These recommendations are consistent with previous “business as usual” messages conveyed by the federal Chief Medical Officer and state and territory governments.

Further to this, refunds to tickets purchased for the conference will only be refunded in the case that a delegate must self-isolate. If a delegate chooses to not attend the event, no refund will be offered.

Hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser will be available throughout the venue.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at 2020VISION!