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June's program of events

07, 11 & 27 June - Power Pops: Amping Up Gippsland’s New Energy Future

Presented by the Gippsland Climate Change Network

Experience the Future of Energy at one of Gippsland’s New Energy Power Pops Events

The Gippsland Climate Change Network invites you to explore the future of energy at our Gippsland New Energy Power Pops Events.

Our community-led team is excited to answer your questions, discuss all things new energy, and take you on Virtual Reality tours of wind farms, solar arrays, energy storage, and much more.

The Power Pops events will highlight the advantages of renewable energy careers and the importance of sustainability. They will provide a deeper understanding of the job opportunities and economic benefits of the new energy sector and its role in securing our community's prosperity.

Join us to learn, engage, and become immersed in the exciting energy transition underway in Gippsland.

Find Power Pops at the following events for Gippsland's young people:

  • 07 June - Bright Ideas hosted by Nadine Champion. Bookings required.
  • 11 June - Be Seen and Heard: Gippsland Youth (Baw Baw). No bookings required.
  • 27 June - Be Seen and Heard: Gippsland Youth (Latrobe). No bookings required.

Note: Further information about each of these events can be found in this program.

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07 June - A Celebration of Community Driven Education in East Gippsland

BOOKINGS OPEN

Presented by East Gippsland Shire Council

Join us for East Gippsland's first Festival of Big Ideas event to discover how grassroot efforts have expanded to shape local education and foster sustainable development across the region.

Through hands-on demonstrations and storytelling, we'll delve into how simple ideas, when driven by community, can grow into big ideas having a big impact.

Join us to discover more opportunities for communities, businesses, education, and industries to develop sustainably in a changing East Gippsland.

Includes - demonstrations, Pecha Kucha presentations, panel session “Meet the Ferals” facilitated by Mim Hook form ABC Gippsland, and much more.

time: 2.30pm -  5.30pm
VENUE: The Forge Theatre, 80 McKean Street Bairnsdale
BOOKING: What's On and Buy Tickets
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08 June - Effective Communication: From the Stage to Everyday Life

BOOKINGS OPEN

Presented by GPAC, Latrobe City Council and Federation University

Would you like to improve your public presentation and personal communication skills, through storytelling and body language rather than lectures and PowerPoints?

Led by Professor Rick Chew, Director of the Arts Academy, Federation University and Anthony Crowley, Education & Community Programmer, Performing Arts GPAC, participants will gain valuable insight and practical knowledge of how to engage an audience in their public presentations and formal/informal one-to-one scenarios.

time: 10.00am - 5.00pm
VENUE: Town Hall Theatre, GPAC, 32 Kay St Traralgon
Cost: $10 full, $8.50 concession and $7 access price
BOOKING: GPAC Events

Note: This workshop is for 16+ only. This workshop is capped at 25 participants.

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11 June - Be Seen and Heard: Gippsland Youth (Baw Baw)

Presented by Uplift

Calling all young Gippslanders aged between 12 – 25, share your ideas about about how to create a youth-friendly Gippsland.

Come to a free afternoon of fun, activities, prizes and food; take the opportunity to connect with youth services organisations.

Be part of genuine conversations about the future of Gippsland; you might have something on your mind along the lines of:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Education, training and employment
  • Housing
  • Liveability
  • Sustainability and renewable energy.

Also featuring POWER POPS - be taken on a VR tour of Gippsland's future in renewable energy - the  sites, the sounds, the jobs. Have conversations about new energy and find out more about Gippsland’s renewable energy transition.

Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Bellbird Park Indoor Sports Centre, 270 Settlement Rd Drouin
Cost: Free of charge, includes bbq and snacks
No booking required.

Note: Be Seen and Heard is also running on Thurs 27 June at  Morwell Leisure Centre, Morwell.

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The MLRA is providing seed planting activities that may provide a base for the future use of rehabilitated mine land.

12 June - Fed Forum: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

BOOKINGS OPEN

Presented by Morwell Innovation Centre, Federation University

Join us for an inspiring day as we dive into Innovation and Entrepreneurship at our Fed Forum; come for the morning session to unpack the transformative power of innovation, or the afternoon session that will focus on nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs. Or join us for the full day!

Who should attend?

  • Industry professionals, small businesses, and Small Medium Enterprises (SME’s)
  • Senior school or higher education students and those working with younger generations
  • Start-ups, scale-ups, and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Enthusiasts who are excited about emerging opportunities in Gippsland
  • Themes: technology, sustainability, collaborative partnerships.

Benefits of attending:

  • Gain insights into innovation and entrepreneurship methodologies
  • Learn how to embed innovation in your organisation's strategy and culture
  • Hear from a mix of academic and industry speakers
  • Engage in networking opportunities
  • Be part of a community driving change and innovation in Gippsland.

Keynote speaker:  

Featuring keynote speaker, international award-winning scientist, engineer, and 'Eco Alchemist' Professor Veena Sahajwalla, one of the world's leading innovators in sustainable materials use.

Time: 8.30am - 4.00pm
VENUE: Morwell Innovation Centre, 1 Monash Way Morwell
Cost: from $25
BOOKING: Fed forum tickets - eventbrite
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15 June - Launch of the Community Energy Peer Forum

BOOKINGS OPEN

This is a hybrid event; in person or online attendance is available.

Presented by the Gippsland Climate Change Network

Gippsland is a large region with diverse communities and groups exploring energy resilience. This networking and shared learning forum is a chance to connect some of our established community energy leaders and their projects to community members with emerging ideas and communities looking to be inspired with their own energy challenges.

The focus will be exploring what key barriers communities are still facing, opportunities for collaboration and finding solutions. I hope to see some of the established groups sharing their learnings and solutions and some of the emerging ideas to reinspire some of the established groups with new thinking.

Key themes:

  • energy supply disruptions
  • rising energy costs
  • concerns around getting off gas
  • electric vehicles
  • impacts and opportunities around of large-scale renewable energy developments
  • community energy literacy
  • partnering with local industry
  • reducing emissions to contribute to greenhouse gas targets.
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm
VENUE: Nakunbalook, Sale Botanic Gardens
Cost: Free of charge
BOOKING: via GCCN Facebook page
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20 June - Circular Economy in Food Manufacturing: non-dairy sector

BOOKINGS OPEN

This is a hybrid event; in person or online attendance is available.

Presented by Food and Fibre Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley Authority

The Gippsland Circular Economy Hub (GCEH) has been established to foster a sustainable and thriving regional economy, community and environment through the adoption of the circular economy throughout the region.

This GCEH forum will bring focus to:

  • The circular economy (CE) in the Gippsland food manufacturing industry
  • CE in the food manufacturing sector - leading examples
  • Emerging opportunities covering packaging, energy, valorisation
  • Tools and resources (call to action)
  • Emerging opportunities.

Keynote presentation by Dr Dylan Liu - Federation University.

This is a great networking opportunity, so come along and connect with local business, industry and community to explore the circular economy in Gippsland.

VENUE: The Centre, 5 Radford Place Bairnsdale
Booking: contact@lva.vic.gov.au
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20 June - Tourism and the Green Economy

Presented by Bass Coast Shire Council and Destination Phillip Island

Come along for an evening of insight into the work in eco destination accreditation, regenerative tourism, and connection to conservation.

Starting off with short presentations from Bass Coast Shire and Destination Phillip Island (Regenerative Tourism and Eco Tourism Destination certification) and featuring keynote speaker, eco-explorer and founder of charity ClimateForce Barney Swan.

With a spirit of collaboration, Barney connects audiences to better understand their environmental footprint and the responsibility to do more about it.

Currently leading a project in FNQ to restore 527 acres of the world’s oldest rainforest, the Daintree, Barney has an approach of open-sourcing solutions and making sustainable development inclusive to businesses, students and families.

An opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas and a chance to collaborate and consider the possibilities for this incredible region.

Time: 6pm arrival for 6.30pm start to 8.30pm
VENUE: Berninneit, 91-97 Thompson Avenue Cowes
Cost: $15
BOOKING: Eventbrite
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21 June - Circular Economy in Food Manufacturing: dairy sector

BOOKINGS OPEN

This is a hybrid event; in person or online attendance is available.

Presented by Food and Fibre Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley Authority

The Gippsland Circular Economy Hub (GCEH) has been established to foster a sustainable and thriving regional economy, community and environment through the adoption of the circular economy throughout the region.

This GCEH forum will bring focus to:

  • The circular economy (CE) in the Gippsland dairy food manufacturing industry
  • CE in the dairy food manufacturing sector - leading examples
  • Emerging opportunities covering packaging, energy, valorisation
  • Tools and resources (call to action)
  • Emerging opportunities.

Keynote presentation by Dr Dylan Liu - Federation University.

This is a great networking opportunity, so come along and connect with local business, industry and community to explore the circular economy in Gippsland.

VENUE: Korumburra Community Hub, 15 Little Commercial St Korumburra
Booking: contact@lva.vic.gov.au
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21 June - The Very Idea: breakfast with keynote speaker Lucy Bloom

EVENT FULLY BOOKED

Presented by the Latrobe Valley Authority and Federation University

This is a fully subscribed hybrid event with 120 of the region’s leaders collectively work-shopping ways to tackle some of Gippsland’s biggest challenges – Gender Equality in Employment, Youth Engagement and Big Ideas for a Big Regional Transition.

Beginning with breakfast at 8am, inspiring and dynamic speaker, Lucy Bloom, will deliver an engaging presentation on Innovation Thinking.

Lucy will then go on to co-facilitate three sprint workshops tackling the big challenges for the region. Come along in person or online and get that cerebrum buzzing with Gippsland's best and brightest.

Co-facilitators include Gippsland Women’s Health and young people from the Latrobe Youth Space.

VENUE: The Morwell Innovation Centre
BOOKING: Event fully booked
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25 June - Big Ideas for Creative Gippsland

BOOKINGS OPEN

Presented by Gippsland Art Gallery, Wellington Shire Council and Creative Victoria

Calling all Gippslanders working in the creative industries - artists, designers, performers, musicians, educators and other professionals/allies - share your ideas on growing an inclusive, vibrant, sustainable and Creative Gippsland.

Come to a free event to hear from Co-Founder of Gippslandia and Director of The View From Here John Calabro about the importance of creative industries for the future of Gippsland.

Be part of a workshop facilitated by Regional Arts Victoria to gather feedback and ideas that will help shape the Victorian Government's next statewide creative industries strategy.

Be part of a genuine conversation about how creativity can power the future of Gippsland and take the opportunity to network with fellow creatives and enjoy a tour of the Gippsland Art Gallery.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Time: 5.30 – 7.30 pm
VENUE: Wellington Room, Port of Sale, 70 Foster Street Sale
Cost: Free of Charge
BOOKING: Humanitix
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27 June - Be Seen and Heard: Gippsland Youth (Latrobe)

Presented by Uplift 

Calling all young Gippslanders aged between 12 – 25, share your ideas about about how to create a youth-friendly Gippsland.

Come to a free afternoon of fun, activities, prizes and food; take the opportunity to connect with youth services organisations.

Be part of genuine conversations about the future of Gippsland; you might have something on your mind along the lines of:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Education, training and employment
  • Housing
  • Liveability
  • Sustainability and renewable energy.

Also featuring POWER POPS - be taken on a VR tour of Gippsland's future in renewable energy - the  sites, the sounds, the jobs. Have conversations about new energy and find out more about Gippsland’s renewable energy transition.

Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Morwell Leisure Centre, 45 McDonald Street Morwell
Cost: Free of charge, includes bbq and snacks
No booking required.

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