THE annual Isolated Children and Parents' Association of Queensland conference has kicked off in Charters Towers.
About 300 delegates from across Queensland have gathered in the North Queensland town for the two day conference, which officially begins tomorrow and continues on Thursday.
A meet and greet dinner held at the Stock Exchange Arcade tonight gave travellers a chance to chat and catch up before the official program.
His Excellency the Honourable Paul De Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, will conduct the official opening of the conference tomorrow.
Delegates will discuss topics unique to remote students and their families including advocating to increases for the Living Away From Home Allowance Scheme, and transport subsidies for children travelling to boarding schools and sport events.
Briefings will also be provided by NBN and Telstra on telecommunications issues in the bush.
Social events are also scheduled throughout the duration including the conference dinner tomorrow night which will include entertainment by renowned comedian Fiona O'Loughlin and a live performance from Laurence Sorbello.