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Unlock the Past Cruises

Unlock the Past seminars



18-19 May 2018 Adelaide - with Helen Smith, Neil Smith, VicGUM, Dr Jeff Nicholas, Rob Hamilton and others
8-9 Jun 2018 Perth - with Shauna Hicks, Kerry Farmer, Doug Elms and others
19-20 Oct 2018 Brisbane - with Kerry Farmer, VicGUM and others

Unlock the Past has been organising seminars and other events throughout Australia and New Zealand since 2010. Over 100 events in fact. Most of these have been in capital cities, but we have now brought together a team of some of the best Australian and international presenters and sponsors to offer an enhanced seminar package in your region.

9 reasons to partner with Unlock the Past (UTP) for your seminar?

  1. internationally recognised speakers - we are often asked about bringing our overseas speakers to places other than mainland capital cities. This is rarely possible - cost and time wise. But the best in Australia are equal to the best overseas
  2. anywhere in Australia - anywhere the seminar supports the costs of travel, accommodation and speakers fees
  3. any date to suit you - not just an allocated stop-over day in a national tour
  4. any speaker/s to suit your seminar theme - we recommend the six offered here, but you can choose any others to suit your theme and budget
  5. grow your membership or library user reach
    - our publicity goes well beyond current society members and library users
    - we draw people from a distance who would not normally come to a local event
  6. special benefits to your members
    - leading speakers they don't normally get a chance to hear without travel to a capital city event
    - sponsorship - with seminar special offers and prizes
    - an exhibition - local partners and other sponsors
  7. partner societies / libraries get a store credit on select products (Gould Genealogy & History) — between $300 and $1500 in value
  8. hassle free - UTP bears the major responsibility for organising, promoting and managing the seminar - with the support of local partners of course
  9. as a special one off event - even if you already run your own seminars. We no longer run two-day regional expos as we have in the past but we can partner with you to run a special two-day seminar program - see recent example. Or one-day if you prefer.

Find out moreUTP seminars

our speaker team

our partners and sponsors

calendar of Unlock the Past events

information for prospective seminar host partners
   - general information brochure
   - more information

information for prospective Unlock the Past events sponsors - link to come