ABOUT THE
CONFERENCE

With the origins of our Association cemented in parks and leisure administration since 1926, we celebrate the foundation of everything we do using the metaphor ‘Grassroots’ and where ‘it’ all begins. 

In this connection ‘grassroots’ is intended to reflect the basic outcomes of parks and recreation to provide health, activity, socialisation and environmental settings, as well as where sporting elite performance has its start. 

Hosted at the brand-new Centrepiece at Melbourne Park as our backdrop, this year’s theme will address sports and physical activity; horticulture and parks, gardens and open spaces; health; and economic and socio-economic benefits. Join us for PLA2022 Grassroots, Where It Starts, in Melbourne and let’s reconnect our industry. 

 

#PLA2022 KEY DATES

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS OPEN

12 APRIL

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS OPEN

12 APRIL

PROGRAM LAUNCH

3 JUNE

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS CLOSE

 24 JUNE

PLA2022 NATIONAL CONFERENCE 

16 - 19 OCTOBER

ABOUT THE
LOCATION

Located at the heart of the iconic Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct, you don’t have to wander far to take in some of the best experiences Melbourne has to offer. 

The precinct is home to the Australian Open, ten elite sporting teams and five world-class events venues that play host to rugby league, rugby union, football, basketball, and countless other thrilling sporting codes. 

This one-of-a-kind precinct is also Melbourne’s home of arena entertainment spectaculars, regularly welcoming international touring artists of the highest calibre. Recent performers have included Childish Gambino, Elton John, Hans Zimmer, SZA and Fleetwood Mac. 

SPONSORSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES

Join us as a conference sponsor and promote your organisation to all attendees.  PLA2022 conference offers premium and supporting opportunities providing both broad branding exposure and targeted interaction. 

Regardless of sponsorship level chosen, you are invited to participate and learn from the field during all sessions.  

To find out about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, download the PLA2022 prospectus. 

We sincerely thank our sponsors and partners