Pleasing response to the move to incorporate the 2105 SAASLA conference with the Victorian Rural Leaders Conference (which is organised by the Victorian County Education Partnership (CEP) – Phil Brown is CE). The conference is being held in Melbourne on the 28th and 29th of May. CAP have agreed that SAASLA members can attend for the early bird discounted rate. Accommodation packages at the conference venue are available. SAASLA will provide some additional assistance for leader’s to attend. Already approximately 20 SAASLA members have indicated that they are interested in attending. At this point the Exec feels it may be easier for SAASLA members to make their own travel arrangements over to Victoria (SAASLA does not intend to be involved in group bookings), some coordination of transport from the airport may occur depending upon numbers. Information on the Rural Leaders Conference can be obtained on the SAASLA website and has been emailed out to members. A separate function for Best Practice Awards with potential sponsor access is being considered.