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National Forum & AGM

Due to a review of member feedback of the 2023 National Conference, in 2024 UniSport is transitioning to a forum format and implementing changes allowing the emphasis of member presentations, specialised workshops and discussion, and networking as a key event principle.

The UniSport National Forum unites university sport administrators and managers for networking opportunities and conversations surrounding issues that drive the university sport sector. The forum attracts over 120 university sport leaders, keynote speakers, university sport administrators and managers as well as representatives from international university sport federations, national sporting organisations and key university stakeholders. 

Alongside the forum the Annual UniSport Gala Dinner is held to celebrate the achievement of university student-athletes and sporting programs through the presentation of the Sports Awards. 

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2024 National Forum

About the conference

The 2024 UniSport National Forum will be held in Canberra at the University of Canberra between Tuesday 7 May and Wednesday 8 May. 

UniSport Australia respectfully acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the 2023 UniSport National Conference will take place. 

Annual General Meeting

The 2024 UniSport Australia Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday 7 May at the University of Canberra.

60 day notice to members (due 8 March 2024)

21 day notice to members (due 16 April 2024)

AGM papers

Pricing

  • Member delegate: $715.00pp

  • Student delegate: $385.00pp

  • Non-member delegate: $825.00pp

 

*Inclusive of GST - PayPal fee not included.

Schedule

The 2024 National Forum schedule will soon be available, please check back for updates.

Schedule Coming Soon

Program Highlights

We are proud to announce program highlights for the 2024 National Forum including The Value of Sport as the event theme, we are excited to delve into the theme across our sessions developed for a range of roles across universities and sport delivery agents.

Utilising sport to enhance the university reputation

  • Audience: Chief executives

  • Details: Discussion of the power of sport for universities national and international reputations, including a member case study

Organising your team for international opportunities

  • Audience: Elite athlete program staff/university team managers

  • Facilitator: Siobhan James, UniSport Australia

  • Details: What you need to know to take advantage of international opportunities including workshopping and member case study 

Vision for the future of Nationals

  • Audience: University team managers

  • Facilitator: Christine Voge, UniSport Australia

  • Details: Discussion and workshopping of the future of Nationals including divisional structure moving into the future

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Conference Presentations

Personal & Professional Development

 

Future Planning & Strategy

 

Leveraging Future Sporting Events

Engaging Students

 

International Competition Opportunities

Gala Dinner & Sports Awards

The 2024 UniSport Gala Dinner will be hosted at Mercure Belconnen on Tuesday 7 May where the below Sports Awards will be awarded and celebrated.

  • Most outstanding performance by a student-athlete

  • Most outstanding performance by a student-athlete with a disability

  • Most outstanding performance by an Indigenous student-athlete

  • Male student-athlete of the year

  • Female student-athlete of the year

  • Team of the year

  • Official of the year

  • Club leadership award

  • Most outstanding university sport project/program

  • Most outstanding contribution by a student volunteer

You can keep up to date with nomination criteria, important dates and winners at our awards webpage

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