Celebrity Speakers Events
The ABF sponsors Celebrity Speakers Events at the three largest Bridge Congresses on the Australian calendar each year. They started in 2011, and have featured the leading Australian and New Zealand teachers and players, as well as overseas visiting experts. For 2013, the Summer Festival of Bridge (January in Canberra), the Gold Coast Congress (February/March), and the Coffs Harbour Super Congress (August) will provide players with an opportunity to hear the views and tips of the top players and educators.
CALL FOR CELEBRITY SPEAKERS
The introduction of Celebrity Speakers at ABF and licensed events has proved extremely successful. It is now time to encourage the Tournament Organisers of these events to introduce this innovation to their event if they so wish. To this end, the ABF Management Committee is seeking expressions of interest from players, teachers, bridge personalities and directors who would like to be considered as celebrity speakers to join a panel from which the event tournament organisers can choose when setting up this facility at their event.
A short precis of your credentials together with a list of the topics upon which you intend to speak should be directed to the Secretary of the ABF () for inclusion in the panel paperwork, which will then be available from the ABF web site. Inclusion on the panel will not necessarily determine who is contracted to speak. This will be left to the various tournament organisers to arrange. Commitments made for the SFOB and Gold Coast, will of course, be honoured.
The ABF Management Committee would like to thank Joan Butts for establishing this innovation and advise that she will always be available to the tournament organisers who wish to seek her advice. Please email her at .
The profiles of the people on the Celebrity Speaker Panel are listed on the Marketing Section of this website at: Celebrity Speaker Panel.
Here are notes from the talks over the past two years:
2012 Gold Coast Congress
2012 Summer Festival of Bridge
No notes were available from the other speakers.
2011 Barrier Reef Congress
2011 Gold Coast Congress