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Thursday 8th August

Welcome Reception

EduCON 2019 officially gets under way on Thursday 8th August with the Welcome Reception at the resort’s stunning poolside venue. Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with old acquaintances and make new ones whilst enjoying drinks and canapes in a decadent tropical setting.

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VIP Event

This prestigious event is a new addition to the conference schedule and is sure to be a highlight. The EduCON 2019 VIP Event will be held on the 21st floor of the venue with uninterrupted, panoramic views over the Gold Coast. Following the Welcome Reception on Thursday 8th August, this exclusive function has strictly limited passes. Make the connections that count with intimate access to conference presenters, sponsors and fellow VIP guests. Gain premier access to insights from our Key Note Speaker prior to the official opening of EduCON 2019.

Friday 9th August

Key Note

We are extremely excited about the award-winning Key Note speaker we have lined up for EduCON 2019. A leading figure in innovation and the future of business, this internationally renowned speaker will reveal which future trends will impact us in the coming years and most importantly, how you can benefit from them now. Accustomed to addressing audiences of thousands and with a long list of multi-nationals as clients, the EduCON 2019 Keynote is not to be missed. We look forward to revealing the identity of our Key Note speaker very shortly.

Gala Dinner

This flagship event held in the Royal Benowa Ballroom, attracting over 400 attendees it is an evening not to be missed. Indulge in fine cuisine, revel in top quality entertainment and enjoy the much-anticipated Pest Manager of the Year Awards ceremony. Laughs will be dished out by an award-winning Australian comedian, who regularly appears on national television shows and the international comedy circuit. More details will be disclosed very soon.

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Saturday 10th August

Saturday Afternoon Social Event

Held in the Hydrate Bar, the Saturday Afternoon Social is the perfect way to catch up with your colleagues, friends or family before heading out together for dinner. Drinks and canapés will be served during the event where you can relax after a busy day. For those of you joining us on the Friday, this is a fantastic opportunity to reconnect or connect with like-minded people in a relaxed, fun environment.

Sunday 11th August


A huge benefit of EduCON 2019 being held at RACV Royal Pines is that we have a championship golf course right on our doorstep. Enjoy a memorable round of golf with great company on the recently redesigned course without even having to leave the venue. Held on the final day of the conference, the golf day caters for players of all abilities and provides the perfect way to unwind and relax.

Champagne High Tea and Pamper Session

This year we are excited to introduce a luxurious new networking opportunity for the women playing integral roles throughout the industry as owners, technicians, support staff and partners. While some ladies may enjoy a round of golf, we are now also able to offer an alternative for you to make valuable and enduring connections with the other women in your industry during a relaxing champagne high tea and pamper session.