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U3A Network Queensland State Conference


Shine a Light on Learning

U3A Network Queensland State Conference


U3A Network Qld State Conference Shine a Light on Learning

2020 Conference Program

The 2020 Conference Venue is Redland Performing Arts Centre, located at 2/16 Middle Street, Cleveland. (See map for location.)

Day 1 - Tuesday 2nd June 2020

8:00 - 8:45Registration and networking
8:50 - 9:30Welcome, Debra Barker, President U3A Redlands District
Introduction of MC - Colin Sutcliffe OAM
Official opening - Patron of U3A Redlands District, Mayor Cr Karen Williams
MC - Housekeeping for the day and welcome to Quandamooka Dance Performance
Quandamooka Yulu Burri Ba Dancers
9:30 - 10:15Keynote Speaker - Professor Ian Frazer AC FRS
10:15 - 10:45Morning Tea
10:45 - 11:30Alix Baltais, Senior Consultant, EnviroCom Australia - All the things you didn't know about waste and recycling
11:30 - 12:00Deslyn Taylor, U3A Brisbane - Working in the Cloud - Data Storage and Services
12:00 - 12:30Leisa Donlan, Excellent Committees - The Right Person In The Right Role In Your U3A
12:30 - 13:20Lunch
13:20 - 14:00Alana Cresswell, Community Education Coordinator - Donate Life
14:00 - 14:20Gail Bonser, President, U3A Network Qld - U3A Network Accomplishments
14:20 - 15:10U3A Network Qld Annual General Meeting
15:10 - 15:30Afternoon Tea
15:30 - 16:00Redlands U3A Singers
16:00Close of Day One
18:15 onwardsConference Dinner, Cleveland RSL - Gallipoli Room
Entry via carpark, Middle Street. Doors open 18.15 for 18.45 start

Day 2 - Wednesday 3rd June

8:00 - 10:30Presidents' Council, Conference Venue
10:30 - 11:00Morning Tea
Bus departs RPAC at 8:00 Optional Activities at IndigiScapes Centre:
8.30 - 9.15 IndigiScapes - Botany Walk
8.30 - 9.15 Qigong exercises (Qigong is an ancient Chinese form of exercise coordinating breathing with movement)

9.30 - 10.00 Native Bees
9.30 - 10.00 Guided Meditation

Morning Tea at IndigiScapes
10.30 Return to RPAC by bus
11:00 - 11:30Ainslie Lamb AM, President U3A Northern Illawarra - Maintain Your Brain
11:30 - 12:15Dr Jenny Nitz BPhty MPhty PhD FACP - Retired Senior Lecturer UQ - Learning about Healthy Ageing
12:15 - 12:30Irene Sachs, U3A Twin Towns - Copyright Capers
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:00 - 14:05Gail Bonser, President U3A Network Queensland - Where to from Here?
Announcement - 2021 Conference
U3A topics - Discussion and Question Time
14:05 - 14:30Adrian Caneris, Managing Director and Principal Wildlife Expert BAAM Pty Ltd. Ecological Consultants - Shining a light, learning and laughing about Queensland's wonderful wildlife
14:30 - 14:45Colin Sutcliffe - MC
Debra Barker - President, U3A Redlands District
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