U3A Network Qld State Conference

U3A Network Queensland State Conference


Big things have small beginnings

U3A Network Queensland State Conference


Big things have small beginnings

2018 Conference Draft Program

The 2018 Conference Venue is The Sutton Centre, located at Level 1, 157-159 Sutton St. Redcliffe. (See map for location.)

See the Speakers page for speaker biographies.

Day 1 - Thursday 31st May 2018

8:00 - 8:45Registration and networking
8:45 - 9:00An Initial Welcome and introduction to the U3A Redcliffe Choir
MC Brian Randell, U3A Redcliffe member
9.00 - 9:30Welcome to Country and Conference Opening
MC Brian Randall, U3A Redcliffe President Tony Nobbs, and Julia Porteous, President U3A Network Qld
9:30 - 10:15Keynote Address
William McInnes, actor and author
10:15 - 10:45Morning Tea
10:45 - 11:30Elderly people staying safe in emergency situations
Dean Walsh, State Emergency Service
11:30 - 12:15Redcliffe History
Brian Randell
12:15 - 13:15Lunch
13:15 - 13:30Accomplishments for 2017/2018
Julie Porteous, Outgoing President U3A Network Qld
13:30 - 14:15U3A Network Qld AGM and Introduction to New President
14:15 - 15:00University of the Sunshine Coast - Petrie Hub development
Mayor Allan Sutherland
15:00 - 15:20Afternoon Tea
15:20 - 16:00Workshop 1 - Cyber Security (Margaret Ball room)
Sgt. Sarah Grayson, Queensland Police
 Workshop 2 - Copyright (AV Room) max 30 people
Liesl Fitzpatrick, Senior Manager, Education Licensing Copyright Agency
16:00Close of Day One
Tony Nobbs, President U3A Redcliffe in Margaret Ball room
Ruth Northcott, Vice-president U3A Redcliffe in AV Room
18:30 onwardsConference Dinner
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm Start, Dolphins Redcliffe Leagues Club, "President's Room".
Venue: Cnr. Klingner & Ashmole Roads, Redcliffe. Ph. 3203 7333
Dinner will consist of Entree, Mains and Dessert. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be served,
any other drinks will have to be paid by delegates.

Day 2 - Friday 1st June

8:00 - 9:15Presidents' Council
Presidents and Vice-Presidents
8:30 - 9:00Gentle Guided Activities in AV Room with Lanie Keuker
    OR
Outside for a Guided Walk along Redcliffe's Bee Gees Way, sea front including Settlement Wall memorial and jetty,
with Dennis Mills
9:15 - 10:00Workshop 1 - "Incorporated Associations" (Margaret Ball room)
Tracey Coles, Office of Fair Trading
 Workshop 2 - Estate Planning (AV Room, max 30 people)
Scott Collins, Redcliffe Public Trustee
10:00 - 10:25Morning Tea
10.25 - 10:40Fun and Strum
U3A Ukulele classes
10:40 - 11:00Where To From Here?
President U3A Network Qld
11:00 - 11:10Announcement of Host for 2019 Conference
President U3A Network Qld
11:10 - 12:00"HELP, I'm a holiday maker - get me out of here"
Prof. Sean Keogh Adjunct Professor USQ, CEO Australian Air Medical
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 14:00Address by Hon. Yvette D'Ath Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice. (The Dept of Justice has oversight of U3A organisations through the Office of Fair Trading)
14:00 - 15:30Group discussion on issues facing U3As
Questions will be preselected from delegate submissions.
Brian Randall MC with support from U3A Network Qld Committee
15:00 - 15:30Tea and Coffee will be available in the Conference Room during the discussion session
15:30 - 16:00Thank you to sponsors, speakers and attendees
Tony Nobbs, President U3A Redcliffe
 Conference Round-Up
MC Brian Randell