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Shine a Light on Learning

U3A Network Queensland State Conference


U3A Network Qld State Conference Shine a Light on Learning

U3A Network Qld State Conference 2020 - Redlands

2 June to 3 June 2020

Conference location
Conference location

CONFERENCE CANCELLED


We regret to advise that the 2020 Qld State Conference has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus situation.

The Secretariat will contact registrants to arrange refunds.


 

 


U3A Redlands District is delighted to host the 2020 U3A Network Qld State Conference and Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 2nd June and Wednesday 3rd June 2020. We will be pleased to welcome delegates from U3As throughout Queensland and interstate.

Venue

Redland Performing Arts Centre, venue for the Conference
Redland Performing Arts Centre, venue for the Conference

The 2020 Conference will be held at Redland Performing Arts Centre, 2/16 Middle Street, Cleveland (see map for location).

The venue is single level with parking with no time restrictions.



Conference Program

The Interim Program is available on the Program page.



Wednesday morning Presidents Council and Alternative Activities

From 8.30 to 10.30am at RPAC Conference venue there will be a Presidents Council Meeting.

Optional activities for delegates not attending the Presidents Council will be held at the IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba, from 8.30am to 10.30am. The Centre is approximately 7.5 kms from the conference venue. Bus transport will depart from RPAC at 8.00am, and depart from the Centre at 10.30am for return to RPAC. You will be asked to indicate your preferences for these activities on the Registration form. Space may be limited depending upon numbers.

Activities offered:
8.30 to 9.15am:
Botany Walk guided by Dr John Moss (U3A Redlands Tutor)
    OR
Qigong exercise guided by Nahn Shimmons (U3A Redlands Tutor) (Qigong is an ancient Chinese form of exercise coordinating breathing with movement)

9.30 to 10.00am:
A talk on Native Bees by John Klumpp, author of the book Stingless Native Bees
    OR
Guided meditation

Refreshments will be served in the IndigiScapes Theaterette before return to RPAC Conference Venue.


Conference Newsletter

Conference Newsletters will be circulated to U3As in the months leading up to the Conference.

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive conference updates.



Registration

Registrations have now closed.

Conference fees:
  - Full Conference Package: $140 (includes refreshments, lunches and Conference Dinner)
  - Conference only: $100 (includes refreshments and lunches but excludes Conference Dinner)
  - Conference Dinner only: $50

U3A Redlands District members:
Full Members of U3A Redlands District are entitled to discounted fees as follows:
  - Full Conference Package: $125 (includes refreshments, lunches and Conference Dinner)
  - Conference only: $75 (includes refreshments and lunches but excludes Conference Dinner)
  - Conference Dinner only: $50



Optional Activities

Monday 1st June. Pre-conference day tour of Stradbroke Island - Coach with 8.30am pick up and 4.50pm drop off in Cleveland. Transfer to and from North Stradbroke Island with delicious morning tea.

Stradbroke Island Beach
Stradbroke Island Beach
Quandamooka cultural talk by Matthew Burns, Lunch at the Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, guided North Gorge walk. This excursion by Stradbroke Island Holidays normally costs a lot more and has been sponsored by the Redland City Council. Limit of 48 seats. Book early!
($50 payable with registration)





Monday 1st June 6.30pm-7.30pm. U3A Redlands Meet and Greet function - All delegates are invited to gather at NOCI Italian Restaurant on the Raby Bay Harbour, Shore Street West, Cleveland.
NOCI Italian Restaurant
NOCI Italian Restaurant
A drink and a selection of Italian nibbles will be provided. If you are still hungry - Monday night is Pizza and Pasta night at NOCI with all dishes costing $19.95. The venue is licenced.





Conference Dinner, Redlands RSL
Conference Dinner, Redlands RSL
Conference Dinner Tuesday 2nd Jun Redlands RSL, 8 Passage Street, Cleveland from 6.15pm. Car Park entry is from Middle St. ($50 payable with registration)



You can select these options on the Registration Form. More information about all of these activities is available on our Optional Events page.



Promotional Material

A bifold flyer/poster is available for printing on A4 paper.
Download flyer

A web tile/image is available for use on websites to promote the conference.
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Organising Committee

The 2020 conference is organised by a Project Team from U3A Redlands District led by Julie Porteous.

U3A Redlands District


Major Sponsors

We are pleased to acknowledge the following organisations who have assisted with sponsorship of the Conference:
Redlands City Council Aveo
The Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the 2020 U3A Qld State Conference as part of the Community Grants Program to assist the Redlands community. Thank you to Aveo Group for their generous sponsorship toward the Conference Dinner.






About Redlands

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Population: 160,000
State: Queensland
Climate: Sub-tropical
Temperature: 10-20 °C in June
Timezone: AEST (UTC +10)
Location: 20km East of Brisbane