The Community Revolution Begins June 7
The conference - Communities in Control 2004 - Revolution in Community: Why? How? - Now! will investigate why action is needed to support communities, how communities can be transformed and why a revolution is needed now . The event follows last year's inaugural Communities in Control conference which attracted over 1300 people from across the community spectrum - one of the largest gatherings of its type.
Those attending this year's conference will hear a number of national and international speakers talk about tackling the challenges facing communities.
Among the speakers will be Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, who will outline his Vision for the Future - challenges for community, government and business
The International speakers and 2004 Pratt Fellows are:
Shelley Martin , Executive Director, University of California Berkeley's Centre for Community Wellness, will outline practical, locally-inspired outcomes that improve community wellbeing. Plus: David Henshaw, CEO City of Liverpool in England, who will speak about how true community involvement in tackling major issues transforms local government areas. Other speakers include:
The conference also features practical workshops and a hypothetical debate led by Dr Simon Longstaff, the Executive Director of the St James Ethics Centre in Sydney.
The conference is convened by Our Community and Catholic Social Services. "Last year was about the work of community groups and their needs being acknowledged. This year we are concentrating on how to turn that talk into effective action today,"; says Dr Rhonda Galbally AO, Chief Executive of Our Community.
"The community sector is the way forward," says Fr Joe Caddy of Catholic Social Services. Fr Caddy is also chair of National Catholic Welfare Australia. "This conference will hopefully demonstrate why as well as provide some innovation and inspiration."
CONFERENCE: Communities in Control 2004: Revolution in Community: Why? How? - Now!
VENUE: Moonee Valley Racing Club, McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria.
WHEN: 7-8 June, 2004
HOW MUCH? $215 FOR TWO DAYS (includes lunch and refreshments on both days and drinks after day one). EARLYBIRD special of $185 if booked before March 30, 2004
MEDIA CONTACT: Brett de Hoedt, Hootville Communications: 03 9510 0848 / 0414 713 802
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(PO Box 354 North Melbourne 3051 Victoria)
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