Attention Speakers!

D71_5194Do you have a subject you would consider worthwhile for an audience of Virtual Assistants next March in Melbourne?  We’ll be holding our 6th annual conference and are looking for speakers for the event for Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March, 2015.

Topics that we believe would be well received:

  • Networking – a networking game of some sort would be well received
  • Health & fitness in relation to operating a business in the home environment
  • Social media and changing trends
  • Facebook for VAs
  • LinkedIn for VA
  • Other Social Media tools and how they can be used for business
  • A Motivational story
  • Developing and maintaining a business plan

These aren’t definitive but give an idea of what we are looking for.  Here’s a couple of testimonials from this year’s event:

AVAC is such an important learning and networking opportunity for VAs. The sessions are informative and interesting and for a beinner, like me, they’re invaluable. 
Samantha Sheridan

AVAC is brilliant each and every year. I am always so impressed with the event the committee puts together. This year had an incredible attendance – it was amazing
Rosie Shilo

Please fill out the form below to submit your interest in presenting for our conference in March 2015.

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AVAC 2015 dates secured

If you don’t follow our Facebook page, you may have missed the announcement that the dates for AVAC 2015 have been secured. We will be holding the event on 20-21 March 2015 at Waterfront Venues, Docklands, Melbourne.

What does that mean for you? It means, if you are travelling from interstate or overseas, you are now free to book your flights. Don’t forget that Melbourne’s favourite phrase is ‘Shop till you drop’ so make sure you plan a day before, or after the conference, so you can get some serious shopping in too. And there are many other things to see while in our beautiful city at that time.

We have booked the venue extra early because of the Grand Prix in Melbourne each March. We wanted to be sure we had a venue that wasn’t booked up with ‘after events’ which take place after the Grand Prix each year.

The AVAC committee are having a well-earned rest after our event last March and we’ll be convening again in September to start the process of putting out a call for speakers and sponsors, setting our budget and then advising the costs of attending and anything else.  So please be patient, that other information will be made available later in the year. In the meantime, why not drop by our Facebook page and indicate your interest in attending. And start saving now and you’ll be able to make your registration as soon as we have made bookings available. See you next March!

AVAC 2014 is over but…

… there’s always next year!

For all of you who didn’t attend AVAC2014, we want to let you know it was a great conference and the feedback has been very good.  We’re currently working my way through all the feedback sheets as we always send feedback to each speaker after the event.

The venue was great, the food was great and so was the company too!

Something our MC introduced was ‘Post It Note Poems’ and we got some great ones which we will share with you over time.

This one is by Tanya and Sam of Clancy VA:

Being a VA will be fun
With challenge and work to be done
AVAC is our start
It will play a big part
But we feel like we’ve already won!

Just thought we’d give you all a heads up that we plan to hold AVAC2015 at Melbourne Docklands so now’s a good time to plan your intention to come. Once we have the venue and date secured we can let you know so you can book flights, and accommodation, if needed.   If you put away just $20 a week between now and then you’d have sufficient to pay for the conference, your accommodation, a flight and the dinner with some left over for some great Melbourne shopping.

Hope to see you at next year’s event!

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Bookings close this Friday 7th March

So you know what to do!  You’ve got 2 more days to get your booking in.

And we look forward to seeing you all Friday week.

We can tell you that this will be our biggest event yet and I’m told we have over $10,000 worth of giveaways for our delegates! Not to mention the fantastic speakers.

The countdown is on!

Only 11 days till AVAC 2014

Well, it’s almost here! Just the end of next week. We can still squeeze a few more in if you’ve been in two minds whether or not to book. But please don’t leave it much longer as you may miss out.

We’ve also booked a venue for the Friday night dinner we have each year for our conference. An opportunity to wind down, relax, wine and dine with your colleagues, and even, perhaps, some of the speakers.

Don’t forget to check our Facebook page for updates.  There’s a small group meeting for dinner on the Thursday night as they will be arriving the day before the event.  Always another great way to get a good start for the event!

And of course, don’t forget to check out our sponsors, who have helped make this event possible.  As this event is put on by a not-for-profit organisation, and because we want to keep your costs (the delegate) down, we are very dependent on sponsors to assist financially, and in other ways, to make the event possible. Can’t wait for you to see all the giveaways we have!