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2012 Public Libraries NSW Conference



ALL REGISTRATIONS AND ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS are being handled by the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre. CLICK HERE...


Public Libraries NSW invites you to join us in Blue Water Wonderland

Conference 2012 is a National Year of Reading Event


Conference Provisional Program


Program Themes for Conference 2012

  • The positive power of reading
  • Inspiration
  • Accessibility
  • Best Practice

Conference 2012 offers a varied program

  • Keynote speakers
  • Plenary sessions
  • Panel discussions
  • Best-practice workshops
  • Celebrity debate
  • High-quality social program
  • Watch the PLNSW website for detailed program updates

The Venue

  • Shoal Bay Resort and Spa offers four-star accommodation and recreation facilities, with room for all conference delegates on site

Accommodation options

  • The resort offers the full range of accommodation, from studio rooms to three-bedroom apartments
  • Attractive conference packages are available for each style of accommodation. Book through Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre. Click on "ALL REGISTRATIONS AND ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS" above or below. Accommodation FACT PACK PDF below.

Resort facilities

  • Delegates will enjoy full access to spa and health club facilities within the resort throughout the conference

Liam BurrowsSocial events - included

  • Conference welcome social Tuesday evening
    - INFORMAL EVENT with finger food buffet
  • Conference dinner Thursday evening
    - FORMAL EVENT - Theme "Cool Blue Groove"
  • Featured entertainer Liam Burrows and his Quartet

Social events - optional Wednesday evening - coach transfers included

  • Dinner cruise on Port Stephens aboard MV Moonshadow – live entertainment
  • Dinner at Rock Lobster Restaurant on the shores of Nelson Bay [SOLD OUT]

Wednesday Night Dinner Options


Leisure activities

  • Port Stephens offers many opportunities for partners to relax during the conference, or for pre- or post-conference short breaks
  • Contact Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre for more information on these options
  • Early bird bookings open 1 February 2012
  • Talk to your neighbouring councils to develop the most economical accommodation options


ALL REGISTRATIONS AND ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS are being handled by the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre. CLICK HERE...


Shoal Bay Resort and Spa Accommodation Fact Pack