Where will Symposium 2018 be held?
Where will the Legal Profession Dinner and Awards 2018 be held?
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Street address: Corner of Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane.
Pre-dinner drinks will be located in the Plaza Foyer. Dinner will be located in the Plaza Terrace Room.
Will the Chief Justice be attending?
Yes. The Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Holmes will deliver a 15-minute address at Symposium on Friday 9 March at 8.45am.
Can Symposium 2018 CPD points be carried forward to the 2018/19 CPD year?
If you already have 10 CPD points (including a point for each of the three core CPD areas) for the 2017/18 CPD year, which closes on 31 March 2018, you can carry your Symposium CPD points forward to the 2018/19 CPD year. Please remember that points obtained from one event cannot be split across CPD years. If you don’t have 10 CPD points (including a point for each of the three core CPD areas) then points gained at Symposium will automatically be part of your record for 2017/18. You can keep a record of your CPD points by simply logging on the QLS website and updating your member record with details of your CPD activity.
How do I register for Symposium 2018?
Symposium 2018 registration is available on the QLS website.
What is included in my registration fee?
Attendance at all Symposium sessions as well as morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the day of registration. Delegates also receive access to all event materials.
What networking opportunities are available?
Law on the Lawn will be available inside the exhibition providing delegates, presenters and chairs a unique space to mingle, interact and network.
Following Day 1 of Symposium, the Legal Profession Dinner and Awards evening (replacing Symposium by Night function) will be held from 6:30pm. The QLS president will address the profession and detail their commitments and aspirations for 2018, and announce the winners of QLS awards including President’s Medal, Innovation in Law, CLC Member of the Year, Honorary Life Member and several new award categories.
Visit our Time to Network page for details.
Can I share my registration with others?
No. Each registration is limited to one delegate only and cannot be shared, i.e. two individuals cannot swap between sessions and/or days.
Can I transfer my registration?
Registration is transferable prior to the commencement of Symposium. All transfer of registration requests must be submitted in writing to email@example.com for approval, prior to 6 March 2018 (registration close date). Registration is transferable to a substitute delegate, recording or alternate event.
Can I cancel and refund my registration?
Registration may be cancelled and a refund issued, less a $50 administration fee, up to five business days prior to the registration close date.
Cancellations received within five business days of an event but prior to the registration closing date will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the registration fee.
Cancellations received after the registration closing date will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of the registration fee.
Delegates who fail to attend an event without prior notification will forego the entire registration fee. Cancellation and refund requests due to exceptional circumstances such as sudden illness or injury, for example, will be considered. Such requests should be forwarded in writing, as soon as practicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the dress code?
We recommend business or smart casual attire. Conference rooms are often cooler than many people find comfortable so we recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket.
Are there special accommodation rates available?
Yes. View accommodation rates.
Is parking available at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre?
Public car parking is available at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, with 1500 undercover parking spaces available. Parking rates are available at https://www.bcec.com.au/visit/car-parking/. The car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
What transport options are available to and from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre?
The Cultural Centre Busway is located within 5–10 minutes walking distance. The South Brisbane train station is located adjacent to the Centre, with direct Airtrain service, and connects to the centre via a ramp. Timetables are available via TransLink’s website, translink.com.au. A designated taxi rank is located at the Merivale street main entrance and taxi drop off area at the Grey Street entrance. CityCat ferries run from the Riverside Centre or from St Lucia to the South Bank Parklands with a seven minute walk through the Parklands to the Centre.
Are there other options available if I am unable to attend Symposium 2018?
Yes. Selected Symposium sessions will be filmed and available to purchase via the QLS Shop.