Conference dates: 17 to 20 January 2017

This page provides information for prospective sponsors of the 2017 Conference.

First time in regional Australia

Meeting every two years or so, the country’s leading academics and practitioners of Christian worship and liturgy gather for a national conference. For the first time, this national gathering will be in a regional centre—Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

Ecumenical and Diverse

Drawing people from diverse backgrounds, the conference explores the nature and shape of worship in Australia from Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, Baptist, Salvation Army and other perspectives.

Diverse Speakers

We plan to have speakers from Indonesia, the Pacific, and from Aboriginal backgrounds bringing their reflections on worship under the Southern Cross.

Academic, Local, and International

While our speakers bring academic reflection to the conference, Aboriginal and migrant perspectives are also built into the conversation, along with the life of the local church and the institutional needs of the wider church. All of this is incorporated in our structured dialogue, as well as a part of the conversations over meals and beyond.

How can I help?

We are looking for support towards our overall budget of $47,419.00 at two levels of sponsorship:

  • Major Sponsor- $5,000
  • Conference Sponsor- $500

Or you may sponsor one of our keynote speakers, or the Public Lecture and Recital:

  • Speaker Sponsorship- $1,000 (Four available)
  • Public Lecture & Recital Sponsor- $750 (Three available)

What’s in it for me?

You will be acknowledged in the conference booklet and may have an item or pamphlet in the conference swag bag (all sponsors).

Come and hear your sponsored speaker give their keynote and remain for the response & meal following, spending time with the speaker (Speaker Sponsorship only).

Join the speaker and the Academy for the picnic dinner before the lecture, & be thanked during the Public Lecture and Recital at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle (Public Lecture Sponsor only).

Attend as much of the conference as you wish, including the formal dinner, as our guest (Major Sponsor only).

Or you may remain anonymous if you wish.


The Rev’d Doug Morrison-ClearyNSW Convenor 0478-050-012 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.