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2018 WACOSS Conference - Making Place

Addresse21 Mounts Bay Road
CityPerth
AtPerth Convention and Exhibition Centre
CountyAustralia @ (AU)
From01/05/2018
To03/05/2018
Hours17:00
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21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia @ (AU)
Tel 2018-05-01
Categoria Events


The biennial WACOSS Conference brings the community services sector together. This year's theme, Making PLACE, will identify ways in which we can empower our communities, build strong partnerships with funding bodies, services, and service users, and employ place-based initiatives that meet local community priorities and aspirations. The program promises to be packed full of dynamic speakers, experts working in strengths-based community development, those who have built community social cohesion to address disadvantage and empower communities, and those with lived experience. Conference registration can be purchased through the ticket link above. When registering you can opt to attend the Networking Day, One- or Two- Day Conference, and the Community Services Excellence Awards event.


Tuesday 1 May - Networking Day Wednesday 2 May - Conference Day 1, followed by the Community Services Excellence Awards Thursday 3 May - Conference Day 2 WACOSS Members receive discounted registration, and regional, rural, and remote attendees can apply for a conference subsidy.

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Introducing keynote speaker, Dr Sonja Hood, CEO of Community Hubs Australia. Sonja leads national partnerships between the philanthropic sector, schools, governments, and services, to facilitate placed-based programs to build greater community for people experiencing disadvantage. Previously, Sonja was general manager of community engagement at North Melbourne Football Club, responsible for the establishing The Huddle, to engage culturally diverse young people through education and sport.

Sonja's experience in placed-based initiatives is such a great asset for the WACOSS conference, we can't wait to hear her speak.
Introducing our keynote speaker Lucinda Hartley. Lucinda is an urban designer and social entrepreneur, and has spent the past decade pioneering innovative methods to improve the social sustainability of cities, now being implemented around the world. Co-Founder and CEO at CoDesign Studio, Lucinda has spearheaded new, community-led approaches to neighbourhood building based on human-centred design, that are now proven on 75 neighbourhood renewal projects across Australia. Read more about The Neighbourhood Project here: http://theneighbourhoodproject.org/ #WACOSSConference2018
Introducing keynote speaker Cormac Russell. Cormac is the Managing Director of Nurture Development and faculty member of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago.

Cormac brings more than 20 years experience...

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