Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast, Australia



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Renew and Reconnect

U3A Network Queensland State Conference 2016


U3A Sunshine Coast is delighted to be hosting the 2016 U3A Network Queensland State Conference and Annual General Meeting on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June 2016. This marks a special milestone for Sunshine Coast and for all of U3A Queensland as it is thirty years since U3A started in Queensland, right here on the Sunshine Coast in 1986. We hope that many U3A members from all across Queensland will join us as we celebrate and share an interesting couple of days on the glorious Sunshine Coast.

Fiona Simpson MLAThe Conference will be hosted by U3A Sunshine Coast at the Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland on 2-3 June, 2016.

Fiona Simpson MLA, State member for Maroochydore and former Speaker of the House will officially open the Conference and address delegates.

The Conference includes a Welcome function on Wednesday evening 1st June at a venue on The Esplanade at Mooloolaba and an optional Dinner at Mooloolaba Yacht Club on Thursday evening 2nd June.

Conference Fees
- Full Conference Package, $130 (includes refreshments, lunches and Conference Dinner).
- Conference only, $85 (includes refreshments and lunches but excludes Dinner).
- Dinner only, $45.

After registering, you may pay your conference fees by bank transfer or cheque.

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Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, venue for the Conference Venue
The Conference Venue is the Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, located about 4km east of Mooloolaba. See Contact Details page for location map.

See the Program page for latest program and speaker details.

This year your Conference's title is Renew and Reconnect. The program of speakers and workshops has been designed to thrill, challenge and inform you. We have several accomplished keynote speakers who will renew your zest for the Best Years of your Life, challenge you and show you how you can leave the environment as you would wish for your children and grandchildren. And there are workshops to assist you navigate the many and varied changes that are occurring in our day to day living.

Our guest speakers include:
Dale Jacobsen, who will thrill us with her experiences in Antarctica
Major Jim Campbell DFC (ret.)
AND we have a special mystery speaker to close the conference.
Other speakers from:
Donate Life
Men's Sheds

Workshops on Day 2
    o Home Security and Personal Safety
    o The Years Ahead - RACQ

As a Registered delegate you will be able to confirm your registration and obtain your conference package on:
    o Wednesday 1 June at the U3A office, Administration Building, ground floor, Sunshine Coast University from 10am until 3pm.
    o On the Conference days - 2 June and 3 June - from 8am at the Innovation Centre, SCU.

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Organising Committee
The conference is being organised by a Project Team of U3A Sunshine Coast members led by Dawne Clark.

About The Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Queensland
Population: 300,000
State: Queensland
Climate: Sub-tropical
Temperature: 13-24 °C in June
Timezone: AEST (UTC +10)
Location: 100km North of Brisbane
Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast