ACRNA 2023 Conference

The ACRNA 2023 conference held in Brisbane was the best yet!   The venue at the Queensland Cricketers Club of the magnificent GABBA had a record 117 delegates gather for 2 full days of control room learnings, sharing, visits and, as usual, plenty of networking.    We were fortunate to have renowned expert Ian “HP HMI” Nimmo bowl the first spell with the challenge “what the HELL is going on with Control Rooms!?” This was followed by a series of practitioners deep dive into various control room experiences and challenges.    Edward Swete Kelly of Chronosoft’s case study on the Queen’s funeral and Kings coronation will live long in the memory… who thought control rooms could be so versatile?    The conference dinner was a relaxed affair with the laconic John Chidgey of Origin regaling us with tales of control room adventure and – who would have thought? – podcasting!   

As is tradition, the control room visits were a highlight, along with Russell and Ian’s entertaining visit debrief afterwards.   Ian Nimmo’s control room 101 to finish the conference was the icing on the cake!   It was great to see our association so healthy with such enthusiastic participation.

Some further business – please look out for and complete the Conference Survey which should be emailed to all attendees;  indeed go to the website and post your introductions, news and networking at ACRNA Connect.   The new ACRNA management committee promise you an even bigger and better ACRNA conference in 2024!!

-Paul Lewis (ACRNA President)