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Top End WIA Annual Conference

Date : 04 / 12 / 2010
Author : Robert Broomhead - VK3DN

Details are now online for the next WIA Annual Conference, the annual weekend in May where the WIA AGM and Open Forum are held in conjunction with a range of activities of interest to members and their partners. Darwin has been selected as the venue for the 2011 conference. The weekend commences Friday evening the 27th of May and runs through till Sunday evening the 29th.

Speaking on this weeks WIA news broadcast President Michael Owen VK3KI said "the Board was much influenced by the fact that the venue was proposed by the Darwin Amateur Radio Club, well known for its success in hosting the SeaNet conference." The weekend program includes a meal at the popular Darwin Trailer Boat Club, a tour of Litchfield Park incorporating a BBQ Lunch, the WIA Annual General Meeting and Open Forum, a Symposium titled Technology for the Bush which will include the Centre for Appropriate Technology and the annual WIA Dinner. The weekend will be capped off with a Sunday evening visit to the Mindil Beach Sunset Market which is being arranged by members of the Darwin Amateur radio club.

A special accommodation rate incorporating breakfast for two is available from the Travelodge Mirambeena Resort in Darwin the host site for the weekend activities.

For those wishing to travel to Darwin a number of airlines have reasonably priced seats currently available on interstate flights. Contact details for each of the airlines along with the weekend program and accommodation recommendations are available from the weekend information and page right here on the WIA Website. Look for menu item "WIA Annual Conference Darwin" under the "About the WIA" tab on the WIA home page or simply click the following Link to go directly to the registration page.


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