Key Features of the program:
Program Themes: Opportunities and Solutions
- Brain food – get your facts fix! Climate and science updates, major national campaigns and plans from the big NGOs and grassroots networks.
- Let’s do it! Hands-on training in community legal action for safe and healthy environments, non-violent direct action, divestment from fossil fuels and more.
- Can we talk? Learning how to have those difficult but meaningful conversations across the political divides, within the family, at work, at play/sport and in business. With real insights, tips and practice.
- Heart and soul: Repair from despair! Doing something for your inner activist with a range of fabulous workshops including unleashing creativity and practicing mindfullness.
- Climate science update: Professor Will Steffen, Councillor, Climate Council
- Consumer activism and people funded renewables: Simon Sheikh, Founder and Managing Director, Future Super
- Activism from the heart: Polly Higgins, Eradicating Ecocide Global Initiative (by live video from the UK).
- Unhacking/Reclaiming democracy: Tony Lane, ‘Voices of Indi’ campaign.
- Homo Sapiens? Will we pass the climate change test? Rod Quantock.
- Your Future/Your Choice - How to take the climate action message back to the community: Toby Hutcheon, Executive Director, Queensland Conservation
- Dave Copeman, Queensland Community Alliance
- Sam La Rocca, Climate Movement Strategy
- Steven Bygrave, CEO, Beyond Zero Emissions
- Morag Gamble, SEED International
- Nicole Foss, The Automatic Earth
- "We Can't Walk on Water" - Torres Strait and Pacific Islanders responding to the challenges of climate change: Uncle Thomas Sebasio, Wanita Limpus and Wendy Flannery
- Introduction to Divestment Campaigning: Hayley Troupe and Janelle Rees, 350.org
- How To Talk to Climate Change Deniers: Clancy Morrison
- Asserting community and nature's rights - a new legal framework for community action and environmental stewardship: Michelle Maloney, Australian Earth Laws Alliance
- The art of conversation around climate change: Sue Pratt, Rosemary Crettenden and Bron Wauchope, Psychology for a Safe Climate
- Why not get radical? Ben Pennings, Generation Alpha
- Communicating about climate change: Conversations? Marketing? Framing? Symbolic Action? Discussing options and ways forward: Don McArthur, Victorian Climate Action Network
Some of the other presentation/panel discussion topics:
- Stories from the Galilee Basin
- Why we need to radically change the way we campaign
- Renewable Energy – Myths, Facts and Policies
- Degrowth - Getting to the Root of the Climate Crisis
- Building powerful alliances
And there was so much more! View the full Program.