Welcome to the official site of AFN, the Australasian Facilitators Network. Each year, in a different place, a conference is organised by volunteers.

Ballina Beach VillageFollowing the successes of the great gatherings in the ‘glamour’ of Sydney, in 2013, and the ‘rawness’ of Alice Springs in 2014, the conference moves to the magic of the Byron Bay – Ballina area.

We invite you to join us at the 18th AFN conference at Ballina Beach Village on 4-5 November 2015.


The conference

AFN conferences are for the benefit of AFN members and new facilitators and workshops are delivered by AFN members. The volunteer conference organising group intends to bring together the best of AFN, the best of Byron Bay Shire as well as the best of the local Bundjalung people. It is intended that the conference will be an exciting learning and networking experience for us all.

Anyone who has attended a previous AFN conference will have experienced a deeply supportive community of facilitators who willingly demonstrate and share their knowledge, capabilities and experience. This enables profound learning opportunities for members and others attending the conference as well as making invaluable connections with other facilitators.

The conference organising group has brought together the people and systems to make this conference truly memorable. Consisting primarily of workshops presented by AFN members, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy networking, ceremonial and social activities.

You may want to run your own workshop of 30, 60 or 90 minutes on one of the conference themes.  If so, please use this form.

Should you wish to offer a pre-conference workshop, please use this form.


Overall Theme

Facilitating Wholeness

What does Facilitating Wholeness mean to the different presenters and to you?

The conference will explore this theme using four different tracks.  Each track poses a number of questions that are intended to provoke new ways of thinking about what it means to Facilitate Wholeness. We are looking for topics, ideas, challenges, and opportunities to deepen our understanding of Facilitating Wholeness.


How to Register

You will need to register online here and book your accommodation directly with the venue.

The conference fee includes attendance at all workshops and events as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.


Why you should register early

  •  You will receive the early bird rate until 20 August 2015
  • Accommodation will be on a first in basis direct with the venue, so you are more likely to get the accommodation you want.
  • Once we receive the first 70 registrations we can secure the whole venue for our conference alone, so you are assisting the whole AFN community.
Register here now

Early Bird rates until 20 August 2015 for attending the conference are:

OrganisationalMy organisation is paying$300 ($307.50 with booking fee)
Self employedI pay myself$250 ($256.50 with booking fee)
Full timeI am a full time student or retired$150 ($155.02 with booking fee)
Scholarship I have an approved scholarship$50 ($53.50 with booking fee)

The conference fee includes attendance at all workshops and events as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.



There is a range of accommodation options onsite.  It is advisable to book early to obtain the best choice for you. Should you wish to find other people to share a cabin with, you can use the accommodation bulletin board.

You will need to book your accommodation directly with the Ballina Beach Village Office:



A conference package is available for $150 that covers 3 meals a day from Wednesday evening to lunch Friday. This includes the conference dinner on Thursday evening. Otherwise you are able to purchase the meals you require. Breakfast $20. Lunch $



A limited number of scholarships are available. Each scholarship holder attends the conference and receives free accommodation and meals. Please contact the organising committee.

Register here now