Program Includes : Industry Tours Welcome Reception Keynote Speakers Youth Program Cultural Competition Gala Dinner Business Breakfast

The 2017 QRRRWN Annual Conference will be held in the Central Queensland town of Emerald in October.

DATE >  19-21 October 2017


Calvary Christian Church Function Centre,
Cnr Roberts & Gladstone Street, Emerald QLD

Things you don’t want to miss!

Conference Opening Keynote Speaker


Our Keynote Speaker for Conference Opening on Friday morning will be Jean Kittson.

Jean is well loved and respected through both her comedic stage, screen and film roles as well as her regular appearances on the ABC Radio 702 program ‘Thank God it’s Friday’.

Jean is also an active Ambassador for many organisations including The Macular Disease FoundationNorthcott Disability ServicesThe Raise Foundation and Taldumande Youth Services.

She is Patron of The Junction Works and most recently of Palliative Care Nurses Australia.

It is with great pleasure that we will be hosting Jean as she shares her experiences, life and joys with us at the Conference.

Make sure you are registered for the conference!

Workshop Information

Our workshops will include:

Central Highlands Mental Health & Wellbeing Hubs
Wheel of Wellbeing – groups of people with a shared interest in improving their community through engagement with fun activities, education and awareness of mental health issues.

Disruptive Technology & Innovation
Sheriden Morris will present a workshop that looks at addressing future challenges and opportunities presented by disruptive technologies and innovations.

Nic’s Paleo Treats
Nicole McDowell will share her story and provide tips to improve lifestyle and health through education, cooking, fitness, and lifestyle motivation.

Building Financially Vibrant Individuals and Communities
Rachel Smith’s presentation is in 5 parts: Insights, Inspiration, Information, Influence and Implementation. Rachel provides fast, thought-provoking and entertaining workshops.

Rural Travel
Fiona Lake has designed a workshop especially for rural and remote women, lending her own personal experiences on travel, what she wished she’d known before she started, and other topics that will help you to plan and travel confidently.

Be Confident – Public Speaking
Julieann Caffery will share 5 great tips on the art of confident public speaking. She will include tips like ‘making a great start’ and a ‘memorable finish’.

RRR Technology Think Tank
Rachel Hay will engage participants in a practical think-tank around situations that affect them in their business and personal lives.

Aspire, Enable, Transform
Maree Franettovich knows you invest heavily in family and friends, however do you invest as much in yourself? Maree will provide information to help you see how important education is to your life too.

Grant Writing Gems
Sue Pukallus has learned many skills through her years of successful grant writing. Sue will help guide you to see what you need to be looking for and how to stand out from the other applicants.

Mobile Phone Photography
Fiona Lake is an awarded rural photographer who is wanting to share her ideas and tips on getting the most out of your mobile phone camera, choosing suitable equipment without spending more than you need, and how to use your photographs effectively.

Leadership in a Business Context
Jane Muller has a workshop that explores the many and varied spaces for leadership in farm business, rural industries and your local community. This is an opportunity to reflect on roles that you play now and where you could extend to in the future.

The Feminine Within
Leanne Cross will encourage and exhort you to push past your comfort zone to achieve goals and gain fulfillment from your life.

Small Business Soapbox – Pitch Your Passion
Presented by: WiRE Program
Alison Mobbs will host a workshop that takes you through the steps of preparing your pitch – including how to write, practice, polish and video a short pitch that explains your business or organisation’s purpose.

Click the Workshop Information blue button to download details on all workshops available across the Conference weekend.

Additional Workshop Information ... coming soon

Here are some more workshops with details to come:

Mindful and Relaxation
Presented by: Rene Thomson

Gentle Yoga
Presented by: Meagan Walker

Professional Business Development

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