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CDAT 2023 Conference - Meaningful Communication and Connection, Shifting the Language around AOD

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Communication for Meaningful Connection 

We invite you to rekindle distant connections, make new ones, share experiences and adsorb as much harm minimisation knowledge as you can to take back to your community.  This year's CDAT State Conference will be a VIVID one and will once again be hosted at the Mercure Hotel, 8 Little Regent St, Sydney, Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th May 2023. 

Shifting our language and how we see how prevalent the presence of alcohol is in our communities.... it's everywhere we go, to the point of being as familiar the phrase  "would you like fries with that".  

We want to share with you: 

  • How changing our words can change how people feel encouraged, embraced, shamed or stereotyped by stigma
  • Demonstrate how CDATs are able to do this in your community 
  • Highlight preventative and harm minimisation programs and activities that will engage your community
  • Showcase the fantastic activities, programs and resources that you are delivering across the state   

Monday evening join us for a mocktail and celebrate the achievements at the CDAT Recognition Presentation, (speak with your CDO who would eagerly support your nomination). 

Added extra: Wednesday 31st May 

Natalie Bramble from iclick2learn will be facilitating a practical and supported Evaluation and Acquittal workshop to start, progress or complete your Evaluation Report.   

    Upon registration please ensure you advise us of the CDAT you represent your CDO will be advised and will contact you to confirm your travel arrangements and accommodation requirements .

    Please Note :
  • For delegates arriving Sunday please make your own arrangements for your evening meal.   
  • Accommodation is offered for those who live more than 1.5 hours from the venue (Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)
  • Airport transfers capped at $50 for return journeys reimbursed to the delegate upon supply of receipt. 


    • Costs incurred due to flight changes are borne by the delegate
    • It is not suitable for minors to attend the conference as they may be faced with concepts they are not ready for developmentally



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