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2012 Australasian Association of
Professional Organisers (AAPO) Conference

19th-21st July, Melbourne, Australia 

Shooting for Goals, Turning Vision into Action

The Australasian Association of Professional Organisers certainly lived their theme during the 2012 conference. Attended by more than 80 delegates, the 2 day program saw 13 speakers deliver inspiring, practical and on theme topics including

  • Constructing a vision statement,
  • Turning visions into goals,
  • Understanding your financial numbers,
  • Wardrobe master class,
  • Whose goal is it anyway?
  • Successful Social Media,
  • Negotiating skills,
  • How to Run an Organised Business,
  • Using technology to market your business,
  • Be your own PR agent,
  • The Art of Organising and Million dollar relationships

+ Ask an Organiser Panel

American Professional Organiser, Dorothy Breininger whose undoubtable energy, enthusiasm and knowledge inspired us across 2 invaluable pre-conference sessions, an opening keynote address where we investigated what our conversations said about us and a closing keynote presentation that motivated us to take leadership in our own lives.

The Gala Awards Dinner was a chance to celebrate the efforts of members over the past year and we congratulate:

  • Anna Becker - Membership Portfolio Award
  • Carolyn Verhoef - PR Portfolio Award
  • The Cartridge Family - People’s Choice Award for Sponsors
  • Jointly Tanya Lea and Angela Esnouf - People’s Choice Awards for AAPO Members
  • And Leslee Stroud - President’s Award 2012


Our largest number of sponsors and trade exhibitors to date supported the 2012 conference with an array of relevant products and services. We thank them for their generous support.

Delegates left feeling inspired, energised and with a clear vision for how to put goals into action.

Dorothy Breininger 2012 Keynote Speaker and Angela Wallace President of NAPO share their experience

Here what the 2012 Sponsors had to say about the 2012 AAPO Conference.....

1800 Got Junk

Cartridge Family

Jena Dyco


Thank you to the Conference Subcommittee for your tremendous efforts in delivering such a successful conference. 


2011 Australian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO) Conference

Heartfelt thanks to all those responsible for the success of the 2011 AAPO Conference in Christchurch - our sponsors, speakers, delegates and especially to Wendy Davie from Totally Organised.

Click here to hear Julie Morgenstern speak about the conference in Christchurch

The 2011 Conference Program included –

  • Opening and Closing Keynote Addresses from Julie Morgenstern
  • Presentations on
    • Home Staging
    • Organising Families
    • Helping ADHD Clients
    • Successful Collaboration
    • GTD
    • Business Development
    • Perfectionism
    • Social Media
    • Public Speaking
    • Using Video for Business
  • Ask the Organiser Panel
  • Quality time for Networking
  • Gala Dinner
  • Award Presentation
  • Post Conference Workshops by Julie Morgenstern



2009 Australasian Association of Professional Organisrs (AAPO) Conference

September 2009 saw 75 members and delegates gather at Rydges Hotel Southbank Brisbane, for two full days of “Inspired Organising”. 

A follow up workshop featured international expert Kit Anderson, president of NSCGD, and Narelle Todd of Successful Living present to a further 29 delegates.

A heartfelt thank you must go to the following:

  • Our wonderful local, interstate and international speakers
  • Our very supportive and appreciated group of sponsors and exhibitors
  • Our enthusiastic, co-operative members and delegates who are always so willing to share and support each other in our success
  • Our Conference Organising Committee


2008 Australasian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO) Conference
In October 2008, AAPO proudly hosted its 3rd Annual Conference at Sydney Harbour Marriott in the Sydney's Circular Quay.  The hotel was fabulous, the program amazing, and we celebrated Organising for Success!
Professional Organisers from around Australia attended this event.  The Conference was the highlight of the year and a great opportunity for training and networking.
Warm regards,
The 2008 Conference Committee
AAPO extends a big thank you to:
  • all the conference attendees for their enthusiastic participation
  • to the speakers for sharing their valuable experience and wisdom
  • to the sponsors and exhibitors for their support
  • to the conference venue for their hospitality

But most of all to the Conference 2008 Sub-Committee for all their hard work which put together a wonderful Conference we could all enjoy so much!


A Queenslander's Guide to AAPO Conference 2008

Click Here to view the guide on YouTube

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