2022 State Conference

U3A Pine Rivers is honoured to have been chosen to host the Network Queensland State Conference 2022.

Conference Registration is now open. Early bird registrations made on or before 29th April will go into the draw for a refund of “Conference Only” registration fee.

To help with our conference ‘Table discussion Challenges to U3As’ please complete this short survey. You don’t need to be attending the conference to complete the survey.

The conference will be held at the North Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre, on the shores of Lake Eden on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June 2022.

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Pre & post options:Choose Your Own Adventure around Pine Rivers and Moreton Bay region
17:30-19:30Welcome drinks and canapes at the North Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre.
One complimentary drink per delegate.

Day 1 - Wednesday 8 June 2022

9:00Welcome - U3A Network QLD and U3A Pine Rivers
Acknowledgement to Traditional Custodians
9:15Welcome to Country - Songwoman Maroochy Barambah
9:30Conference Opening - Peter Flannery, MBRC Mayor
9:45Guest speaker - Aunty McRose Elu, Queensland Senior of the Year 2021
10:30Morning Tea
11:00Guest speaker - Mark Tucker-Evans, COTA
11:40Guest speaker - Clare Blake, Community Relations Officer, QIMR
13:00President's Report and U3A Network QLD AGM
13:45U3A Network QLD new website launch
14:00Guest speaker - Steve Connelly, Director of Community Development, CPR
14:20Table discussion 'Challenges to U3A's' facilitated by Steve Connelly
15:00Afternoon Tea
15:15Each table presents suggestions
16:00Close - Day 1
18:30Conference Dinner
North Lakes Hotels and Conference Centre
Announcement of the winners of the 2022 U3A Network QLD Art Competition

Day 2 - Thursday 9 June 2022

8:00-10:30Presidents' Council (Presidents & Vice Presidents)
9:00-10:30Break out session 1 - Self-guided walk around Lake Eden
9:00-10:30Break out session 2 – Exhibitors’ presentations in the conference room
10:30Morning Tea
11:00Guest speaker - Roly Sussex, Linguist
11:40U3A Network QLD: Where to from here?
Announcement of 2023 Conference Host
12:20Guest speaker - Prof Karen Becker, USC Petrie Campus
13:00Conference round-up, thank you & evaluation
14:00Red Hot Mamas
15Close - Day 2