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“Navigating an Inspired Future”
See you in Sydney!

Latest news! The submission date for Call for Papers has been extended for another 2 weeks until the 20 June 2016. 

Now is the time to get those papers in! Look at the advantages – 15 DTA PD points for 30mins or more; less than 30 minutes – 8 points, plus you only pay the much reduced presenters rate of $399! Natalie White, a member from Mooroolbark, Vic was one of our first time presenters at last year’s conference. She can vouch for the benefits of presenting - although a little nervous before her talk she ended up with a job offer from her presentation! WOW!

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Latest News – DRTA Conference - 6th & 7th October, Brisbane - Members Only Special – pay members rate (only $499 to attend conference both days and Awards cocktail party) and receive a $25 discount on the conference workshop registration fee*conditions apply.

Hurry this offer is a last minute special and for a very limited time!

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Just a reminder that you still have time to enter for the DRTA Award for Excellence. Entries close on Friday 18th August 2017. The winner (and all nominees) will be announced at the conference cocktail party. I am sure lots of you have done wonderful event/projects that could possibly win!!!

Also, if you had collected 100 PD points over the

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1. Conference 2016 Program Now Available

2. DTA Cruise Workshop Please follow this link to find out more

3. DTA National Award for Excellence to be presented at the cocktail party at DTA Conference in Sydney October 7th and 8th. There is still time to submit a project for consideration.

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2016 National Diversional Therapy Australia Conference

“Navigating an Inspired Future”

 2 days October 2016 (with preconference workshop day on day prior)

 

Conference Dates: 7th & 8th October 2016 (with preconference workshop day on day prior)

Venue: Mecure Sydney (near Central Station)

 

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2016 National Diversional Therapy Australia Conference

“Navigating an Inspired Future”

 

Conference Dates: 7th & 8th October 2016 (with preconference workshop day on day prior)

Venue: Mecure Sydney (near Central Station)

Stay tuned for more information soon.

Please see the links below for Call for papers and DTA Award for Excellence.

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Conference 2015
Conference 2015 provided delegates with a jam-packed 2 days of wonderful presenters, who shared their ideas and programs with us. The keynote speaker in Friday was Dr. Carmel Harrington, who spoke on “Sleep Well to be Well”. Daniella Greenwood, Saturdays keynote speaker, spoke on “Wellness through leisure into the future: Defining and celebrating the ‘why’”.

The highlight of the conference was the final presentation – 

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DTA Award for Excellence – 2015

The DTA Award for Excellence 2015 finalist were:
• Allison Ferguson (QLD) for “It’s just a change of address: Linking community and residential through leisure”
• Barbara Davis (TAS) for “My Journey” program
• Maria Watson (QLD) for DT Special Event: The Armchair Travel Programme

And the Winner… 

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Nominations are being sought by DTA from financial members for this award co-sponsored by the late Wendy Butler and B&S Books. The award will be awarded to the nomination that can demonstrate the most innovative leisure programme. 

The winner will receive a $250.00 B&S Books voucher.

Wendy Butler joined The Diversional Therapy Association of Australia in 1979 and over the years Wendy was a valued member of the Management Committee of the Association and was made a Life Member of the DTA-NSW in 2002. It was during her working years at the Anglican Retirement Villages, Castle Hill, NSW that Wendy began her highly successful and innovative friendship groups with Margaret Stephens. As a flow on from these groups the Never Too Old to Learn series was born. Wendy and Margaret spent many hours between 1986 and

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Conference Report 2015
So far we have achieved

• Location – Gold Coast QLD
• Date – 15th, 16th & 17th October 2015
• Theme – Wellness through Leisure

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