WHAT IS THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE?
The NAAUC National Conference is the premier event in the NAAUC Calendar. In 2017, it will be hosted by Mannix College at Monash University, Melbourne from the 2nd-9th of July. Every year, the National Conference sees approximately 250 delegates from on-campus residential communities across Australia converging in a week-long program.
Delegates experience inspirational guest speakers, professional development sessions as well as seminars, workshops and discussion groups all focusing on student leadership within our residential communities. In addition to the rigorous academic program, the National Conference also features a diverse social program that provides examples for the delegates on how to run engaging, inclusive and safe events that cater to the interests of a diverse groups of residents.
Want an idea of what the NAAUC Conference is all about? Check out our 2016 Pre-Conference Kit here!
Every year the theme and academic pillars of the National Conference are tailored to pertinent issues concerning student life in tertiary residential communities. The academic pillars will feature panels and presentations on mental health, gender & sexuality, social media, and effective community leadership. The NAAUC Conference is nationally renowned as the peak youth leadership initiative within the university residential community sector and has inspired generations of student leaders from across the country in a forum of idea sharing and relationship building.
These academic issues will underpin the week as each day of the National Conference will be centred around one area of discussion, with the guest speakers and social program being used to reinforce the messages discussed during the academic program for that day. We will also encourage delegates to embrace our mission to facilitate a national conversation by giving them the opportunity to network with like-minded students from across the country about the issues facing residential communities today.
The NAAUC Conference is nationally renowned as the peak youth leadership initiative within the tertiary on-campus living sector and has inspired generations of student leaders from across the country in a forum of idea sharing and relationship building.
The Conference social program includes a diverse range of events aimed at encouraging interaction and networking between delegates as well as emphasising the key themes highlighted in our academic program.
The program this year includes NAAUC favourites such as the highly intellectual and witty Parliamentary Debating, as well as fresh events including stand-up comedy and community service. Each year our social events are organised by a dedicated Working Party who use their own residential experience to bring to life creative and innovative events that encourage an exciting and welcoming atmosphere for participants.
At NAAUC we aim to demonstrate the highest level of innovation, creativity, excitement, professionalism and event management in the hope that delegates may take the spirit and idea's of NAAUC's events to their own residences, building accepting and inclusive communities across Australia.