Outdoors Queensland 2018 Symposium will focus on Stewardship – of the land & water, of our participants & staff and of the sector.
All those work in outdoor recreation, outdoor education or have a general interest in are for the land and environment including for work or leisure are invited to attend.
Be inspired and learn from key influencers and practitioners, in both the outdoors and other sectors, on bringing about personal and global stewardship of people and the planet for long term access to outdoor recreation opportunities.
The aim of the Symposium is to generate a discussion about the responsibility we all have:
- to ‘take care’ of the places we live and the outdoor places we choose to recreate in;
- to show ‘compassion’ to those we work alongside, and we introduce to the outdoors;
- to ‘walk the talk’ and to act as role models for others, and
- to do what we can ensure long term access to outdoor recreation opportunities by encouraging others to make conscious positive decisions and to take responsible actions.
We believe that sharing our experiences, strategies and solutions on how we practice ‘stewardship’ in our lives and through the work we do – what we do, why we do it, the mistakes we have made, and the positive results we have seen; we will encourage discussion, questions, and possibilities for others.
The day will start at 08:30 with a Welcome to Country followed by a short address from Hon. Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing, Sport and Digital Technology (who is also a keen mountain biker). After the keynote by Prof. Marcia Langton, there will be approximately 4 presentation and Q/A sessions before closing at 16:30. Lunch will be served.