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The Urban Dictionary defines the greater good as “actively participating with accountability in the positive growth of social, economic and political change”. 
It is also known as the common good or the public good.

 

As we grapple with complex challenges in the planning and environment landscape, it is important that we understand how these challenges, and our responses to them, influence the greater good for both current and future generations.

The 2019 QELA Conference is about recognising the important role that the planning and environment community plays in effecting change and driving outcomes for the greater good, in all areas of our diverse jurisdiction, including (but not limited to) in the areas of:

  • Waste reduction and recycling;

  • Transport and infrastructure;

  • Renewable energy and climate change;

  • All things “E” – environment, ecology, ecosystems;

  • Native title and cultural heritage;

  • Future proofing cities;

  • Harnessing the power of technology;

  • Equitable and efficient Court processes; and

  • Community engagement and involvement.

The greater good is reached when we work together to improve the well-being of people in our society and take account of the social, economic and environmental impacts.

In the wise words of Dr. Seuss, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not”.

 

 

 

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Opening Keynote - Dr Sohail Inayatullah

Sohail Inayatullah is currently the UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies at the Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM) and a professor at Tamkang University (Taiwan) and an associate Melbourne Business School (Australia). He is also an adjunct professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia).

He has worked extensively with governments, international corporations, and non-governmental organizations around the globe to re-author their futures. He is co-editor of the Journal of Futures Studies, associate editor of New Renaissance and the author of more than 300 journal articles and books including The Causal Layered Analysis Reader and Globalization and World Systems.

https://www.metafuture.org/

 

Closing Keynote - Craig Reucassel

Craig Reucassel is a speaker, writer and comedian best known for his work on ABC’s TV program War on Waste and with The Chaser. Craig formed The Chaser while studying law with colleagues Julian Morrow, Dominic Knight and Chas Licciardello.

Over the years Craig has written and appeared in a swathe of TV programs including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, and The Chaser’s War on Everything. Most recently he’s appeared on ABC in the satirical consumer affairs show The Checkout and as the host of ABC's The War on Waste.

With the amount of waste increasing in Australia by nearly 8% a year, The War on Waste asked what happens if we do nothing? Is it time for us, as a nation, to seriously re-examine the ways we consume and dispose of consumer items?  The TV show featured six episodes over two seasons.  

https://www.abc.net.au/ourfocus/waronwaste/

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2019 QELA Conference is seeking papers reflecting and discussing the important role that the planning and environment community plays in effecting change and driving outcomes for the greater good.

The 2019 Conference is interested in all areas of our diverse jurisdiction, including (but not limited to) in the areas of:

  • Waste reduction and recycling;
  • Transport and infrastructure;
  • Renewable energy and climate change;
  • All things “E” – environment, ecology, ecosystems;
  • Native title and cultural heritage;
  • Future proofing cities;
  • Harnessing the power of technology;
  • Equitable and efficient Court processes; and
  • Community engagement and involvement. 

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

  • The 2019 QELA Conference is being held 5-7 June 2019 at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast. 
     
  • Papers should reflect the Conference theme, "The Greater Good". 
     
  • Abstracts should be less than one (1) A4 page or approximately 250 words or less and convey the purpose of the paper, relevance to the Conference theme, and outline of key learnings to be presented. 
     
  • Selected speakers are required to make a presentation of approximately 20 minutes and provide a full paper for inclusion into the conference folder. Full papers need to be provided to QELA by 30 April 2019. 
     
  • Speakers receive complimentary registration to attend the Conference on the day of their session and are entitled to a reduced registration rate to attend the full Conference. Travel and accommodation are the cost of the speaker. 
     
  • Where abstracts and papers are co-authored, only one author will be invited to present at the Conference. 
     
  • While you do not have to be a member of QELA to make a submission, preference will be given to QELA members.
     

  • Call for Papers close Wednesday, 13 February 2019.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

MEMBER RATES

Prices include GST.  Registration process does not include GST. This is added during the payment process.

 

Full 3 Day Conference Registration  

Registration includes:

  • Attendance to all Conference proceedings, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 to Friday, 7 June 2019; 
  • Catering for morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea during Conference days;
  • Attendance to Welcome Dinner on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, and Gala Dinner on Thursday, 6 June 2019;
  • Conference Satchel bag;
  • Electronic Conference Proceedings and Papers 
Metro and Sunshine Coast Members $1,320
Regional Members (excl. Sunshine Coast Regional Council region) $880
Local and State Government / NFP Members $880

Shared Registrations

  • Available for Members Only. 
  • Shared Registration can be shared between a maximum of three (3) people, and each person must nominate which day they are attending. 
  • Cost for Shared Registrations is the appropriate Full 3 Day Conference Registration listed above, plus $20 administration fee per person sharing.  Option to purchase Conference  Satchel for additional registrants. 
  • Shared Registration provides 1x inclusions of the Full 3 Day Registration listed above. Additional dinner registrations may be purchased. 
Shared Registration fee $20 per person sharing
Additional Conference satchel $50 per satchel

Day Only Registrations

Registration includes:

  • Attendance to all Conference proceedings of the day registered. 
  • Catering for morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea during day registered.
  • If registered for Wednesday, 5 June 2019, registration includes attendance to the Welcome Dinner on Wednesday, 5 June 2019. 
  • If registered for Thursday, 6 June 2019, registration includes attendance to the Gala Dinner on Thursday, 6 June 2019;
  • Conference Satchel bag;
  • Electronic Conference Proceedings and Papers 
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 (9am - 5pm) $528
Thursday, 6 June 2019 (9am - 5pm) $528
Friday, 7 June 2019 (9am - 2pm) $352

 

 

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Early Bird - Full 3 Day Conference
31 Mar 2019
$1000.00
Members Only

05 Jun 2019 @ 8:30am AEST
07 Jun 2019 @ 2:00pm AEST

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