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National Auslan Conference 2016 **Update 8 April**

An update from NAC2016 Organising Committee.

The Organising Committee is working hard behind the scenes to prepare for the 2016 conference. We are close to confirming two exciting Keynote Speakers and will be making this announcement shortly.
We are pleased to advise you of the following activities that will enable a successful conference event.

Call for Papers:

The NAC2016 Organising Committee is seeking presentations directly linked to our conference theme, ‘A New Era’. Papers submitted should address development in the Deaf community and in the interpreting fields. Topics that pertain to the future landscape of the deafness sector will be viewed favourably.
Key Dates:
*   29 April 2016 – Abstract Submission Due
*   15 May 2016 – Letter advising outcomes
*   27 May 2016 – Acceptance of an Offer Due
*   30 Sept 2016 – Submit full paper and power-point presentation electronically.
To download more information about ‘Call for Papers’, please go to:

Conference Registration:

Conference Registration is now open.
Register now to receive the Early Bird Special Conference Package rate. The conference package includes attendance at the Opening welcome event, 2 day conference schedule and the Gala evening.

Discounted rates are offered to Deaf Australia members and ASLIA Members as follows:

Early Bird Registrations (until 30th April 2016)
Early Bird Ordinary Full Registration – $500
Early Bird Deaf Australia or ASLIA Member Registration –$ 450
Standard Registrations (1st May to 31st August 2016)
Standard Full Registration – $550
Standard Deaf Australia or ASLIA Member Full Registration –$500
Late Registrations (from 1 September 2016)
Late Registrations – $600
Late Registration – Deaf Australia or ASLIA Member $550
Registration for individual sessions and events is available, no discounted rates for members of ASLIA or Deaf Australia if purchasing individual sessions.
Register today on
Please note: if you require accommodation, please refer to the ‘Accommodation’ section below.


NAC2016 is offering the opportunity for organisations and businesses to sponsor the National Auslan Conference 2016. There are several levels of sponsorship options available as well as exclusive packages.
NAC2016 offers a ‘Sponsor Prospectus’ for organisations and businesses. Please visit for additional information.


Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne Vic 3002
To make a reservation, contact directly via phone +61 (3) 9419 2000 or by email: [mailto][email protected][/mailto] Please quote: National Auslan Conference.
Hotel note: All rooms will be subjected to hotel availability and credit card details will be required at the time of booking to secure a room.
There are several other accommodation options within walking distance of the conference venue in East Melbourne.

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