The conference includes a mix of presentations, workshops and forums — thought-provoking, informative and with plenty of time for discussion and exchange. The aim is to build momentum for change by connecting people and groups who will help shape our green future through their commitment and action.
Everyone is invited to Bob Brown’s public lecture on Friday evening (no need to book). And, most importantly, be seated in the Copland Theatre at 9 am on Saturday morning for the video-cross to the UK for Tim Jackson’s keynote speech (it will be 11 pm Friday night for him).
Friday 23 October 2009
Early registration and drinks/nibbles
When: 4.00 pm–6.00 pm
Where: Copland Theatre Foyer (this is the main venue for the conference, building 148 at the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne). From here it’s a short walk to the venue for Bob Brown’s public lecture.
The Greening of Politics – Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown
When: 6.00 pm for 6.15 pm start
Where: ‘The Spot’, The Basement Lecture Theatre, the Faculty of Economics and Commerce Building, University of Melbourne. The Spot is at 198 Berkeley St (cnr Pelham St) Carlton. It earned a five-star Green Star Education Pilot rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
What: This is a public lecture, supported by the Melbourne University School of Graduate Research. A gold coin donation will be appreciated.
Saturday 24 October 2009 – conference day 1
The conference will be held in rooms in and around the Copland Theatre at the University of Melbourne.
7.45 am–8.45 am Registration (with coffee)
9.00 am sharp Plenary 1 via video link from the UK
Keynote speech by Prof Tim Jackson, author of the groundbreaking report for the UK Sustainability Commission Prosperity Without Growth. Moderated by Senator Bob Brown.
11.00 am Welcome to Country: Joy Wandin Murphy, Senior Elder of the Wurundjeri People.
Lunchtime Join our 350.org event
6.00 pm Day 1 finishes
6.30 pm Conference dinner, Queensberry Hotel, 593 Swanston St Carlton
Book and pay for the dinner when you register for the conference and you are welcome to bring guests (there is space on the registration form to book additional places for dinner). Cost: $30 per person ($20 low income) plus drinks.
Sunday 25 October 2009 – conference day 2
8.30 am Registration desk (and coffee) open
9.30 am Day 2 begins
and ends with a nice surprise before at
4.00 pm Conference finishes
For information about how to get to the conference venue and other practicalities, click here.