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N O I T A INFORM
CONFERENCE VENUE The Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre (DRTCC) is the jewel in Dubbo’s crown and the focal point of the Conference. Situated opposite the picturesque Victoria Park, the DRTCC is located in the heart of the City – just a short stroll to the Central Business District and Macquarie River. Conference sessions on Friday and Sunday will be held in the comfort of the fully air conditioned, tiered theatre – ensuring unobstructed views of the speakers. Saturday’s Conference sessions will take place in the Convention Centre, which will have a more informal atmosphere for workshops and interactive presentations.
Designated wheelchair seating is available in the Tiered Theatre, and a lift is available to access the mezzanine level. Other accessibility features of the venue include a ramped entrance, nearby parking, tactile indicators, and an accessible toilet.
As a courtesy to speakers and fellow delegates, please ensure your mobile is switched to ‘silent’ mode when attending Conference sessions. We encourage you to Tweet, Instagram or Facebook positively about the Conference—use the hashtag #dubboYCC.
ID tag and lanyard
Your ID tag and lanyard issued when you register is your ‘Access All Areas’ pass. You will need to have your tag and lanyard to gain entry to Conference sessions, Friday night’s event at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Saturday night’s event at Old Dubbo Gaol, and for the optional lunch at the conclusion of the Conference.
Smoking is not permitted in the DRTCC or any of the other venues being used during the Conference.
Friday, 22 November: 12noon – 5pm
Saturday 23 November: 9am – 4.30pm
Sunday, 24 November: 8.30am – 12.30pm.
The Conference Program is available as a downloadable flip-book document allowing delegates’ viewing capacity on iPads, tablets and iPhones (limited paper copies are available upon request).
Wi-Fi There is free Wi-Fi access for Conference Delegates while at the DRTCC. To access the Wi-Fi, use the following login details: Network: DCC Open Browser Login: DRTCC Password: 2830
Registration The Conference Registration Desk is located in the foyer of the DRTCC and will be open during the following times:
Voting for Host of the 2015 Youth Council Conference Voting cards for each delegate will be distributed during the Conference. Youth Advisory Councils who wish to make a 5 minute ‘pitch’ to host the 2015 conference will be able to do so on Sunday 24 November, and delegates will be able to vote by secret ballot.
Car parking at the Conference venue Free car parking is available adjacent to the DRTCC, however time limits apply in some areas. Unlimited parking is available on the eastern side of Darling Street, near Victoria Park (refer to areas marked in yellow on the map).
Conference host Dubbo City Council P: 6801 4000 www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au Talbragar Street
QantasLink: 13 13 13
Regional Express: 13 17 13
Taxi and car hire •
Dubbo Radio Cabs Co-op: 131 008
Avis: 6884 9977
Budget: 6884 3656
Country Car Hire: 1300 668 779
Hertz: 6884 8688
Thrifty: 6882 8899
Dubbo City Council
Dubbo Aquatic Centre
Melanie Morgan Youth Development Officer Dubbo City Council M: 0419 627 786 E: email@example.com
Dubbo Visitors Information Centre: 6801 4450 (9am-5pm, seven days)
Dubbo Base Hospital: 6885 8666
After hours medical assistance: 6884 2100 (weeknights: 6pm to 8pm; 24 hours Saturday and Sunday) Emergency: 000
E L B A T E TIM
12noon – 5.00pm
DRTCC Foyer area
Registration Desk Opens
2.00pm – 2.30pm
2.30pm – 5.00pm
4.00pm – 4.15pm
DRTCC Foyer area
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Twilight Tours, dinner and entertainment
FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER
SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER 9.00am – 4.30pm
DRTCC Foyer Area
Registration Desk Opens
10.00am – 4.30pm
11.00am – 11.15am
12.45pm – 1.30pm
3.00pm – 3.15pm
6.00pm – 10.30pm
Dinner and entertainment
8.30am – 12.30pm
DRTCC Foyer Area
Registration Desk Opens
9.00am – 12.30pm
10.45am – 11.00am
DRTCC Foyer Area
TWPZ - Taronga Western Plains Zoo Obley Road Dubbo
ODG - Old Dubbo Gaol 90 Macquarie Street Dubbo
SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER
VENUE DETAILS DRTCC - Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre 155 Darling Street Dubbo
This program is correct at the time of printing; speakers and program details may change due to unforeseen circumstances
FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 12noon – 5pm Registration Desk Opens DRTCC, Darling Street Dubbo 2pm Official Opening MC - Michael Crossland Welcome to Country - Aunty Grace Toomey The National Anthem, performed by Billie Palin Welcome from Jessica Hull , Chairperson, Dubbo City Youth Council Welcome from Councillor Lyn Griffiths, Dubbo City Council 2.30pm Jake Formosa and Alex Long - Youth Action “Moving Your Community to Action” 4.00pm Session breaks for afternoon tea in Theatre Foyer area 4.15pm Peta Reardon - Dubbo Young Professionals Network 5pm
End of Day 1 proceedings
6pm-9pm Taronga Western Plains Zoo, African Picnic Ground Twilight Tours commence 6pm Social Dinner 7pm Icebreaker games and live entertainment until 9pm
SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER 9.00am
10am Icebreakers with Michael Crossland Councillor Vanessa Moskal - Warringah Council “The Whimsical Memo: the experience of a creative young woman as an elected Councillor and how you could get involved in your own area”. 11am
Session breaks for morning tea in Oxley Room
11.15am Phil Nunn - Psychologist, counsellor and educator with P&P Training and Consulting “Risky Business” 12.45pm
1.30pm Biyi Chen - Multicultural Youth Affairs Network “Multicultural Young People in NSW” Dubbo City Youth Council, Ann Ryan - Family Planning NSW and Margaret Crowley Manager, Dubbo Sexual Health “Pee for 3” Brooke Shepherd, Manager, Sexual Health Promotion Program at the NSW STI Programs Unit - Website Launch 2.45pm Session breaks for afternoon tea in Oxley Room 3.15pm Brittany Szlezak - Newcastle Youth Council ‘Night time economy: Bringing to light young Novocastrians’ opinions about the night life of Newcastle’ Moree Plains Shire Youth Council “Moree Super ” 4.30pm
End of Day 2 proceedings
6pm Old Dubbo Gaol Event, hosted by Midnite Cafe Gates open at 6pm Mexican-themed Picnic Dinner Coffee and refreshments Live music
SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 8.30am
9am Icebreakers with Michael Crossland Forbes Youth Advisory Council “Spectacular Screenings” Kate Moody, - Corporate Media and Web Coordinator, Dubbo City Council “Social Media and Your Personal Brand” Pitches begin to host 2015 NSW Youth Council Conference Secret Ballot 10.45am
Session breaks for morning tea
11am Results of Ballot Keynote Speaker - Michael Crossland 12.30pm Conference concludes, lunch served (optional)
Session breaks for lunch in Oxley Room
E D U L C KERS IN
A E P S T S GUE Michael Crossland
Michael Crossland is one of Australia’s most sought after inspirational speakers. He has defied the odds of a life-threatening cancer to build a life of exceptional achievements. A regular inspirational speaker for corporates, schools, professional sporting organisations and universities throughout the world. Michael in the last 12 months has presented in front of over 250, 000 people around the world, been on many online TV success programs including Full Potential TV, The Get Inspired Project, Inspire Me Today program and countless radio shows throughout America and Australia. Along with his award-winning program about his life on Australian Story, he recently featured in a humanitarian documentary about the countless lives he has saved through his orphanage and school in Haiti. Michael has also recently been named in Rugby League Week magazine as the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs’ Secret Motivational Weapon after presenting his powerful story to players and staff throughout the 2012 and now 2013 season.
Phil Nunn is a Psychologist, counsellor and educator with over 20 years experience working primarily with marginalised, disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. As a psychologist in private practice, Phil offers counselling to individuals, couples and families and provides consultation and training to government and community service agencies. Phil also lectures in communication and counselling skills, stress management, mental health issues, suicide risk assessment and working with ‘At Risk’ people. Phil is an engaging speaker with “real world” stories about those struggling with mental health issues and what help they need, Phil offers “real world” practical strategies to support mental health and wellbeing.
Brooke Shepherd Brooke Shepherd manages the Sexual Health Promotion Program at the NSW STI Programs Unit. She currently works on a range of projects and campaigns that take STI and sexual health messages to young people across the state, including at music festivals, NSW Youth Week, and online. She holds a Master of Public Health and has a background in youth work and health promotion.
Councillor Vanessa Moskal A self-confessed musical theatre nerd, Cr Vanessa Moskal is also an odd one in local government for being the youngest ever elected in her area. After a bit over a year now in the role, the 22 year old currently balances a variety of interests. Vanessa works as an Elected Councillor for Warringah Council, a part-time Nanny for a local family, and studies part-time at the University of Sydney majoring in Cultural Anthropology. She also continues to volunteer with two groups. OzGreen Australia, where she’s been a program facilitator since high school, and with the non-profit community group Manly Musical Society, which she cofounded with two mates in 2008. The group is now celebrating five years and its’ 10th show. Passionately involved in social issues, creative arts and the environment from a young age, Vanessa was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for Service to the Community by The Order of Australia when she was 18.
Biyi Chen Kate is Dubbo City Council’s Corporate Media and Web Coordinator. She is also a former journalist, and describes herself as a ‘a blogger, and a lover of fine food, health and wellness’. Kate started her blog ‘Inspired Mood’ (www.inspiredmood.wordpress.com) as a creative outlet and to encourage happier, healthier lives.
Jake Formosa Jake is Youth Action’s Project Development Manager. From this position, Jake aims to expand and develop the work Youth Action does to support young people and Youth Services in NSW. This includes managing training programs and conferences, running youth consultation programs, designing and implementing advocacy campaigns and providing resources and support to the Youth Services sector. Jake strives to build connections between Youth Action and other parts of the community to ensure young people in NSW feel valued, supported and engaged. Jake has a background in organisational growth and management and social change led by not-for-profit organisations.
Alex Long Alex co-ordinates the Western Sydney Project for Youth Action, in this position, Alex plays a crucial role in the development and representation of young people and Youth Services in Western Sydney. This includes the co-ordination of forums and alliances of Youth Services within Western Sydney, mentoring young people in Western Sydney to take action on topics relevant to them and promoting the professional development and quality of Youth Services through training, conferences, resource creation, information distribution, consultations and steering committees. Alex has a background in High School Education, Multiculturalism and Advocacy for Social Change.
Biyi Chen is a 22 year old young woman. Having arrived in Australia in her early teens with very little English, Biyi overcame many obstacles and is now studying medicine at UNSW. She has worked with various organisations to raise awareness and support for youth issues, such as the Randwick Youth Council. She has also been involved with advocacy for other organisations, including SAV’D, Aspire, Mission Australia, NSW Red Cross, and has recently become a member of the Multicultural Youth Affairs Network of NSW’s Youth Reps program. Drawing from these experiences, she has become skilled in both collecting ideas from young people, and distributing information and organising initiatives which appeal to young people. Biyi’s experience as a youth representative and advocate include: the New South Wales Red Cross Youth Advisory Committee (2013), University of New South Wales ASPIRE Ambassador (2013), Founder and President of University of New South Wales Research Society (2012/13), Youth Councillor at Randwick City Youth Council (2012/13), Australian Medical Student Journal (AMSJ) Secretary (2012/13) and Ambassador for Students and Volunteers for DonateLife (SAV’D) (2012-13).
Peta Reardon Peta Reardon is a 26 year old Web and Graphic Designer living and working in Dubbo, NSW. Peta’s childhood was spent mostly in the Central West, with all of her schooling being completed at Wellington Public and High School. Like most, she was busting at the seams to get out and see the world (She may have used the word ‘escape’ at different times), however she didn’t venture too far and ended up in Newcastle for Uni. After three very fun (and mischievous) years, Peta completed a Bachelor of Information Technology with a Major in Digital Entertainment. She then found herself doing something very strange... She moved back home. She worked briefly with a couple of IT companies in town before moving into a job at the Library. Working at the Library gave her great experience, she spent four years honing her design skills and learning what she could before eventually moving back into the IT world. Peta’s very happy to say that she has the ideal job (for her). She now manages a small team of web and graphic designers, works flexible hours, and is never short of a challenge - but most importantly she loves what she does.
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