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Venue for AVAC 2013 has been announced …

At the 3rd annual event, we announced that AVAC 2013 will be held in Sydney and it didn’t take long for a small committee of Sydney based VAs to be formed to assist Kathie and I with the planning. After undertaking a few site inspections, we had our shortlist of 3 which we felt were most suitable and we’re excited to announce that the Star Room at Darling Harbour will be the venue of choice.

Some of us here in Melbourne have already booked our flights. Jetstar has specials on till the end of this month so if you’re not in NSW you might just want to visit Jetstar’s site and check out what specials are available to you from your own major city. Keep an eye out for Friday Frenzy deals too.

The event will be held 22-23 March 2013 starting at around 8.30am Friday and finishing approximately 4.30pm Saturday. We’re looking at the possibility of some extra activities for those visiting Sydney before heading back home. Let us know if you want to join us for the Bridge Climb.

Registrations are open and there is a call for speakers and sponsors. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and colleagues. You can find all the details at the AVAC site.

We hope to see you there!

56 Days to AVAC …

Great to see the bookings steadily coming in, and in particular, from those who are new to the industry. We have so much to share with you and teach you about the industry you’ve chosen to join.  For those who have been around for awhile, we’re excited to be getting together again – face-to-face. While our industry is largely virtual, there is nothing like actually meeting people in the flesh, so to speak, and connect with each other, share a chat, a meal and general fellowship.  You can’t get a physical hug from someone online and the opportunity for personal discussion, sharing of experiences and group discussions make for a very personal experience that will stay with you for a long time after the event.  Friendships can be forged for years to come – so it’s not too late to book!

Venue details are on the site, as well as accommodation.  Some of the committee will be staying at the venue as will our MC and a couple of speakers, so if you’re thinking about staying too, you’ll know that there will be company around 24/7 during the event.

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Now, our sponsor, BeMyVA has something to say!

We are delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor and work with such distinguished multi-award winning members of the VA industry – such as Kathie Thomas, Anita Kilkenny, Kylie Short and all of the AVAC committee of Virtual Assistants.

It is a pleasure working with such a professional, organised team, and we look forward to the Australian VA Conference in Melbourne, being a major success once again in 2012. Here’s to another great networking and learning experience for VAs.

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We’d also like to introduce one of the male speakers for our event – Alister Cameron.  In recent years, Alister Cameron has been listed in the Age as one of Australia five most read bloggers, and identified by the Herald Sun as Australia’s third-most followed Twitterer (behind Kevin Rudd and Shane Warne). He is a frequent speaker and consultant on matters related to the future of business communications and social networking technologies.

Alister lists his profession as “Blogologist” and, over more than 10 years, has developed expertise in both the strategic and technical aspects of blogging and online marketing/communications.  For those of you who have thought about blogging, or have dabbled with it, here is a real opportunity to hear from someone who has taken blogging very seriously indeed and we are honoured that he has accepted our invitation to speak at our event.

AVAC 2012 – It’s On Again!

The Australian VA Conference is on again for 2012. It will be held on Friday 4 May and Saturday 5 May at the Parkview Hotel, St Kilda Road – a wonderful venue with full facilities and located just a short tram drive from the centre of town.

There is a great line up of speakers this year covering a wide range of topics from ‘Million Dollar Relationships’ to ‘Time Management Using Outlook, from ‘Online Branding and Social Media Strategy’ to ‘WordPress’, just to name a few … Follow the links for a full list of topics and speakers.

Keeping things on track this year as MC is the wonderful Sandi Givens. Those in the office professional industry will know who Sandi is, especially since she is the Patron for AIOP.  Sandi has tons of experience when it comes to being involved in conferences and seminars and it will be great to have her join us this time round.

Warwick Merry will be back as well to give a sessional presentation ‘Let’s Get Serious”. No doubt this is will be very entertaining topic as was his MC prowess over the last two years with AVAC.

Early bird bookings close on 15 February (in 21 days!) and the cost is $225.00.  You can elect to pay in 3 part payments as well.  Full payment will be $299.00 thereafter.  Can’t come for both days? We have a one day option as well.

Have you seen the new look site yet? It had an overhaul over the weekend and has a brand new look. Why not come check it out?


Global Virtual Assistants Week – Melbourne Event

Just a follow-up on my ealier post regarding Global VA Week, the Melbourne event has been locked in and booked for Wednesday 18 May 2011, commencing at 11.00am at the Observatory Cafe, Botanical Gardens, Melbourne.

RSVP either by leaving a message below or on our Facebook page.

Come along and please feel free to spread the work to fellow VAs.