Social Program

The Organising Committee is pleased to announce the following confirmed keynote speaker:

The Organising Committee is pleased to announce the following confirmed keynote speaker:

Conference Cocktail Party

Date: Friday, 25 October 2019
Time: 1900 – 2300
Venue: Bathers Beach House
Dress: Smart Casual
Tickets: The Social function is included in most registrations and can be purchased when registering.
Refer to the registration page for details.
Additional Tickets: A$150.00

Celebrate with us at Bathers beach house.  With stunning floor to ceiling glass providing 180° panoramic views of bathers beach.  Enjoy an evening of networking and entertainment whilst enjoying the sumptuous food and stunning views. 

Contact the Conference Managers if you have any queries.

Becoming Colleen – Feature Film evening

Date: Thursday, 24 October 2019
Time: 1800 – 1900
Venue: The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle
Dress: Smart Casual
Tickets: Anyone registered is welcome to attend
Synopsis: More than a documentary about the coming out of an elderly trans woman, this is a story of two people whose love transcended their traditional gender roles, a small community that comes together to support a friend in pursuit of her greatest dream, and about the joy of finding the perfect pair of shoes.

The AusPATH committee welcomes you to attend ‘Becoming Colleen’ – Feature Film evening at the Esplanade Hotel. The bar will be open for those wanting to purchase drinks and mingle after the film. Film is presented by Rowena Bianchino and there will be a question and answer session after the film with Rowena.

Rowena Bianchino: Master of Social Work (MSW), Bachelor of Counselling and Human Change (BCHC):

Existential Social Worker and Psychotherapist in an LGBTQIA inclusive private practice., mANZPATH, mWPATH & AASW.

​Rowena is a psychotherapist, social worker, group therapist and educator in private practice and the founding clinician at Harbour Therapy Clinic, Coffs Harbour Jetty NSW. Rowena worked alongside Colleen Young for four years, assisting her to fulfil her life-long dream of becoming a woman.

This moving film has received audience awards across festivals; speaking as it does to the remarkable in our often-unremarkable lives. A friend to Colleen and a pivotal contributor to the film’s realisation, Bianchino suggests that holding a therapeutic framework that allowed for an honest and courageous exploration of what is important at the end of one’s life.

Contact: 026652 1129 | 0438 624 348