Beyond Coal and Gas 2016

Beyond Coal and Gas

Friday April 8 – Monday April 11, 2016

Myuna Sport and Recreation Centre, Lake Macquarie, NSW

Ready to take our movement to the next phase? The three day Beyond Coal and Gas conference is a key opportunity for people working towards sustainable future solutions to come together, build new relationships and strategise. In an election year, with energy markets in rapid transition and momentum building for global climate action, there has never been a better time to unite.

“The Transition is Now”  is the theme for this year’s conference. Participants will hear about major shifts away from fossil fuels towards sustainable economies in talks by inspiring national and international speakers. The program includes panels, workshops, skill sharing and of course entertainment. And as with previous years, an open space model will allow participants themselves to help set the agenda.

Beyond Coal and Gas has been held twice before, once in South East Queensland (2014) and once in the Hunter Valley (2013), and feedback has highlighted how valuable the gathering is for people to feel inspired and supported in their struggles. The Central Coast has been chosen as the site for this year’s conference for its geographical beauty and because the location is central to many people around New South Wales opposing inappropriate coal and gas mining

Beyond Coal and Gas 2016 is an important opportunity to build networks and connect with people from around Australia to grow the movement beyond fossil fuels. As a movement event, we are eager to have you and your supporters at the gathering. We are also keen to make the program both inspiring and beneficial for your campaigns so we welcome your input and ideas for the conference. Contact us at admin@beyondcoalandgas.org if you have any thoughts about shaping this movement event.

Who should come?

The gathering is for everyone involved in the movement beyond coal and gas, and anyone wanting to become more involved. Participants are from all walks of life including farmers, traditional owners, students, doctors, faith groups and others who want to situate their work in the broader context of the movement beyond coal and gas.

We have a number of Indigenous Scholarships available to make the conference more accessible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to come along. If you would like to apply you can fill in the form on the website at beyondcoalandgas.org/indigenous-scholarships.

You can also apply to volunteer – volunteers are a crucial part of making the event run smoothly, and if you would like to volunteer you will get free registration to the whole weekend. You can apply to volunteer at beyondcoalandgas.org/volunteer.

Where: Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, Wangi Road, Myuna Bay.

When: 8 – 11 April 2016

Cost: $110 for early birds and $150 full rate. Day rates are also available. Cost includes all meals and access to the full program of talks and workshops.

Accommodation: accommodation is on site, with the option of bunk beds or camping.

How to register: Visit http://beyondcoalandgas.org/register/ for all the information you need and to register.

Transport: The venue is a 10 minute drive from the Morisset train station, a shuttle bus will be running. It’s about 90 minutes drive north of Sydney or 40 minutes south of Newcastle.

 

The thing I value most about the gathering is finally feeling like I’m part of something bigger, hearing practical solutions to real scenarios and making new friends” – Participant feedback from the last gathering.

 

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