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Join us at the 2018 Bowen Therapy Conference in SA

21st Annual Bowen Therapy Conference 2018
October 19-21, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills

“EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE : SHAPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE”

The annual Bowen Therapy Conference provides a unique opportunity for all participants to see old friends, meet new ones and network together with other members of the Bowen community around Australia.

*** UPDATE: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION $390 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 1st SEPTEMBER!! ***

Download the Conference Registration Form

Download the 2018 Conference Program

Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf SA

What’s on When

Evening Registration and welcome: Friday October 19, 6pm
Presentations (including AGM): all day Saturday October 20 & all day Sunday October 21
Gala Dinner: Saturday evening

Conference costs

Early Bird: $390 (if paid before 1st September 2018)
After 1st September 2018: $450
Single Day: $160 for either Saturday or Sunday (includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch)
Gala Dinner on Saturday evening: $100

Full conference registration includes Friday night drinks and finger food, Saturday & Sunday conference presentations, morning & afternoon tea, lunch, Saturday Gala Dinner and entertainment.

Important: Please register and pay for the conference by Monday, 10th September 2018 for catering purposes.

If you are not attending the whole conference we need to know what day you are coming. Please clearly indicate you will be attending either Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st October on the conference registration form. Details on how to pay are included on the registration form.

  • Conference price does not include breakfast or accommodation. All prices are in Australian Dollars.
  • The Conference Gala Dinner on Saturday night is fully inclusive and cannot be separated from the conference fee. There will be no discounts for those unable to attend the dinner.
  • Early Bird Discount applies to full payment received on or before 1st September 2018.
  • Full registration payment applies after 1st September and up to and including 10th September, after which no further registrations will be accepted.

Trade tables for exhibitors will be available at the conference. Download the Trade Table Exhibitors Registration Form

Confirmed speakers

(click on each name to view speaker bios)

Ivan Copley, JP / OAM – Welcome to Country

Christine Ammann, Bowen Therapist/Kinesiology
Julian Baker, Bowen Therapist (via video link from the UK)
Deb Hart, Bowen Therapist/Oncology Massage
David Horne, CEO, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs
Duncan Kirk, Bowen Therapist Strength & Conditioning coach
Ariya Lodge, Bowen Therapist / Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist
Eleanor Oyston, Bowen Therapist/Oncology Massage
Sue Parker, Equine Body Therapy
Graham Pennington, Bowen Therapist, Author
Tito Pignetti, Remedial Therapist/Spinologist – Feet & Leg Centre
Chris Reed, President – Bowen Training Australia
Tina Renfrey, Bowen Therapist, Radiographer & Ultrasonographer
Darren Roberts, Master Trainer at Impact Training Corporation
Andrew Roesler, Musculoskeletal & Human Movement Specialist

Please note, Richard Roope is no longer able to speak at the conference. We will advise of a replacement speaker soon.

Venue

Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf, SA
145A Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245
www.hahndorfresort.com.au

Check location in Google maps here.

The Adelaide Hills Convention Centre is an iconic venue located 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD in the Germanic town of Hahndorf. With unsurpassed 360 degree views of the stunning Mount Lofty Ranges, this state-of-the-art multifunctional venue has the class and capacity to host a great conference.

Getting to Hahndorf

Hahndorf is a prime tourist destination for visitors to South Australia. Located 28km south-east of Adelaide, it’s an easy 30-minute drive up the South Eastern Freeway by car, public transport, taxi or sight-seeing tour. Its proximity to Adelaide makes Hahndorf the perfect day trip or weekend getaway. Read more about this beautiful historic town online at www.hahndorfsa.org.au

Accommodation

Bookings: Please call Hahndorf Resort Reception for all accommodation enquiries / bookings on Ph (08) 8388 7921. Please quote you are booking for the “Bowen Conference”.

There is on-site 4 star accommodation at the Hahndorf Resort (adjacent to and part of the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre) with a variety of accommodation types to suit your preference. Visit their online Photo Gallery to see images of the resort’s accommodation, conference spaces, food and experiences.

“Sitting atop 32 acres of manicured grounds, boasting uninterrupted views of the picturesque Adelaide Hills, The Hahndorf Resort offers a wide range of 4-star quality accommodation on a landscape that feels a world away, yet offers convenience at our fingertips.”

This accommodation offers various configuration of rooms at various prices.  A selection of rooms are held for Bowen delegates (from 1 to 3 rooms / cottages and 2 limited mobility units). Please note that rooms not booked by September 22 will be released to the public.

Big 4 Holiday Park
The Hahndorf Resort  also has a Big 4 Holiday Park for caravans and camping.

Further accommodation options

Hahndorf is a popular destination for visitors to SA, so if the Hahndorf Resort accommodation is fully booked or if you prefer to stay elsewhere, there is a wide variety of accommodation close by. Please visit the websites listed below for further accommodation options.

Booking.com – Hahndorf accommodation
Trivago.com – Hahndorf accommodation
The Haus Studio Apartments

Breakfast options

For Breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday, you have the choice of 2 options:

1) Self-catering – there is a shop across the road, the Hahndorf Fruit & Veg Market at 182 Mt Barker Rd with a variety of food available to purchase from 7am (closed Sundays).

2) Three Gums Bistro @ Hahndorf Resort – a pre-ordered Continental breakfast is offered for $15. This must be pre-ordered a week prior by Friday 12th October – phone Matt on ph (08) 8388 1144. Breakfast includes :

1 x piece of fruit (apple or banana)
1 x juice (orange or apple)
1 x pot of yogurt with muesli
1 x Danish pastry

What is there to do in Hahndorf and surrounds?

If you’ve never been to the beautiful Adelaide Hills region, some great experiences await you. Choose from fantastic wineries and distilleries, a cheese making masterclass, touring the world famous Jurlique farm, picking your own strawberries at the Beerenberg family farm, or visiting one of Hahndorf’s historic German ale houses, art galleries, shops or fabulous cafes – the region is overflowing with delights for the visitor. Or if you wish you can explore further afield and visit the open-range Monarto Zoo and see the amazing new lion enclosure.

For a more comprehensive list of things to do, visit www.hahndorfresort.com.au/things-to-see-do/ and www.adelaidehills.org.au/attractions

Getting there

By car: Hahndorf is located 28km away from Adelaide’s CBD – a 20 minute drive up the South Eastern freeway. From Adelaide, make your way to the Freeway and follow the signs to Hahndorf. Car hire is available from the Adelaide CBD or the airport through Budget, Hertz, Thrifty or Avis.

By bus: A daily bus service travels from Adelaide to Hahndorf at regular times. The Adelaide Metro 864 bus route begins at Currie Street in the Adelaide CBD and makes stops along Glen Osmond Road for travellers boarding outside of the CBD. Adelaide Metro bus tickets can be purchased at participating major city and suburban newsagents, or purchase a ticket from the bus driver on board – but make sure you have the correct small change. Tickets are discounted at certain times of the day and concession prices are also available. For more information call 1300 311 1087 or visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au

Buses from Adelaide to Hahndorf: from Pulteney St  (Stop P1, S1, U1, W2), Grenfell St (U1), Currie St (W2), North Tce (X1), West Terrace (B2).

By taxi: A taxi from Adelaide CBD to Hahndorf will cost approximately AU$70 one way. City-based taxis will take you up the hill or you can book the local taxi service – Mount Barker Taxis on (08) 8391 1888. It is advisable to book ahead for evening travel.

Bowen Therapy Annual Conference Background Information

Throughout the year, the Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia hosts various events across Australia to support our members.

A big event on the calendar is the 2-day BTFA Annual Bowen Therapy Conference, showcasing new developments in techniques, a review of case studies and research that has helped a range of conditions, and is a time for Bowen Therapists to network with other professionals.

We also support our member base by connecting them with other local practitioners, to foster ‘circles of excellence’ in geographic regions across Australia.

Enquiries

2018 conference organisers:

Di Hunter dianne.hunter2@bigpond.com
Barbara Beacham barbarabeacham@bigpond.com
Heather Hartley heather.hartley@bigpond.com Tel. 0401 691 329

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