QLD AES AND AMSRS JOINT SYMPOSIUM

AMSRS and AES are proud to present our fifth annual joint symposium responding to this issue:

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A SPEAKER LINE‐UP NOT TO BE MISSED!

Despite technology advancements making us more connected than ever loneliness and social isolation is recognised as an emerging public health issue…some warn ‘epidemic’.

Government, community and commercial agencies are focused on understanding, evidencing and refining policies, programs and services that can help address the issue. Research and evaluation plays an important role in supporting this.

This event brings together expert speakers to discuss:

  • Causes, costs, consequences and the politics of rising social isolation in our society

  • Associations between loneliness and poor health and social economic outcomes,

    and learnings from Queensland Health’s exploration of the mental wellbeing of Queenslanders

  • Social marketing strategies to address the social isolation challenge

  • Evidence and learnings from local community organisations: Micah’s Hope St Café Enterprise, Relationship Australia’s National Neighbour Day Campaign, La Boite’s Open Homes project and the work of Islamic Women’s Association of Australia (IWAA)

  • Latest worldwide trends on social cohesion and social fragmentation

Who should attend:

This event offers something for passionate people from the public, not‐for‐profit, private and academic sectors, especially those in the areas of:

  • Social research and/or evaluation

  • Human services government policy, program and service design

  • Community service delivery

  • Social marketing and social change advocacy

    • EVENT DETAILS

      When: MONDAY 6TH APRIL 2020

      12pm to 5.30pm networking drinks til 6pm

      Where: Ship Inn, Griffith University Southbank Campus

      Cost:

      AMSRS & AES Members : $140 Non‐members: $190

      Students Members: $100

MEET SOME OF THE SPEAKERS:

imageSANDY BLACKBURN‐WRIGHT, best selling author, sought‐after speaker and Social Outcomes Founder and MD – will explore the cause and consequences of rising social isolation on the individual and community, and how we might go about create and maintaining community if its lost.

imageROB DONOVAN, CEO of RJD Consulting, Adjunct Professor in the School of Human Sciences at University of WA and Founder of Act‐Belong‐Commit – will provide a critical look at the proclaimed ‘loneliness epidemic’ in Australia and abroad, what evidence tells us and how governments are responding.

imageJOAN YOUNG , Global Head Of Syndicated Products At Kantar Public Division, recognised social marketing researcher and evaluator, facilitator and speaker ‐ will share a framework for understanding the cycle of change in the values of society over time. The stakes are high. The Rebellion is Coming!

KATHY BENSON, Ipsos ANZ Chief Client Officer ‐ will draw on the latest Ipsos global trends research to present analysis on the dichotomous and conflicting social trends dominating our world, including trends on loneliness in a time of digital connectedness.

imageDR NORA AMATH, Islamic Women’s Association of Australia (IWAA) National Manager of Refugee Settlement and CAMS Coordinator, and adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith University ‐ will draw on case study method to explore the complex issues of social inclusion among Australian Muslim communities.

imageROSS WILLIAMS, senior community leader and proud member of the Bindal/Juru ‐ the Townsville to Bowen region and the Islands of Erub and Mer in the Torres Straits - Will discuss his experience and learnings in supporting issues of social isolation and sense of disconnection with society among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

SIMONE BENNETT
Queensland Health, Principal Market Research Advisor

TODD MACDONALD

Artistic Director & CEO, La Boite Theatre Company

FIONA BURNETT

Kantar Public Division, Senior Consultant

CAIT WILDMAN

Community Development Practitioner, Communify Qld

KARYN WALSH

CEO

Micah Projects

ANNETTE GILLESPIE

Business Development, Micah Projects

SAMEER DESHPANDE

Associate Professor (Social Marketing), Acting Director (Social Marketing), Griffith University

SAM ROBINSON

National Neighbour Day Campaign Manager, Relationships Australia

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DON’T MISS OUT! There are limited spaces available and the last symposium was a full house so if you haven’t already secured your registration, do so now:

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