Making Connections - Conference Update...
The 2009 Making Connections Conference begins this Friday July 31st and we wanted to provide you with a final snapshot of what's on offer over the three days at Kindilan Outdoor Education & Conference Centre.
Further details are available outlining the full range of presentations and opportunities available by clicking on the link below. Do consider registering now so you don't miss out!
FRIDAY JULY 31
|KEYNOTE: Have you twittered lately?|
Cath Clark - Consultant
How does a largely not-for-profit sector dependant heavily on volunteer manpower, cope in this time poor, techno savvy environment? How are you targeting the Builders, Boomers, Gen X, GenY and the Google Babies? What are the implications of the 'Brave New World' of today and tomorrow on participation, access, human health and our capacity to risk? This presentation is a discussion on some of the themes and impacts that reverberate in the recreation industry in the 21st century. Cath will share some stories and insights from across the sector and challenges you.....have you twittered lately?
|KEYNOTE: Reflecting on processes of engagement and collaboration in outdoor recreation|
Michael Cuthill- UQ Boilerhouse Community Engagement Centre
There is a general assumption that ‘working together’ produces better results, no matter what area you are working in. While there is a fair degree of truth in this assumption, there is also a need to understand some basic principles that underpin successful engagement and collaboration. This presentation will draw on some of these principles to illustrate how you can achieve better results when working either with your customers, within your organisation or more generally within the outdoor recreation sector.
SATURDAY AUGUST 1st
|KEYNOTE: NORM HUNTER|
Outdoor Education as part of the life of a school
The key to any important activity at a school is to ensure that it's 'built in' to the life of the school, not just a 'bolt on' extra.
Norm will suggest that outdoor education has a major role to play in the lives of young people (& adults), particularly in the context of the early 21st century. He will show how camping & other outdoor experiences are at the cutting rdge of education today, & will explain how Hillbrook Anglican School has attempted to weave this into the culture of the school.
You will be invited to participate in the discussion, so bring your thinking caps to this session!
Queensland State Outdoor Summit (1:30 - 5:30pm)
Panel Presentations & Facilitated Q & A
• Rob Hales: Lecturer - Griffith University
• Dave Batt: Principal Project Officer: Outdoor Recreation - Department of Infrastructure and Planning
• Dean Patterson: Manager of Recreation - Delfin Lend Lease
• Guy Thomas: A / Mgr Visitor and Tourism Services, DERM
• Catherine Clark: Consultant
• Gary Photinos: Manager Environmental Management Group - Redland City Council
• Damian O'Sullivan: Senior Project Officer - Physical Activity - Queensland Health
SUNDAY AUGUST 2nd
|Four fantastic workshops - take your pick!|
1. Processing / Debriefing / Reflection with Challenge Works Inc
2. Trail Building School: Dept Environment & Resource Management (QPW)
3. Camp Tour & Play - Kindilan OECC
4. Redlands Indigiscapes & Sirromet Wine Tour - Tour capped at 20
|The above sessions are just a taste of what's on at Making Connections 2009. We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you this weekend. |
|If you're still thinking of registering you'll have to get in quick as places are now confirmed.|
Please contact Jessica Hough at ACA if you do wish to attend:
Phone: (03) 9430 2903