U3A Network Queensland State Conference

U3A Network Queensland State Conference

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U3A Network Queensland State Conference

Live, Laugh, Learn Without Boundaries

U3A Network Queensland State Conference 2017

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U3A Twin Towns was delighted to host the 2017 U3A Network Queensland State Conference and Annual General Meeting on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May 2017. This marked a special milestone for U3A Twin Towns as we recently celebrated 25 years since we were founded in 1991. Thank you to all delegates and sponsors who attended the conference and made the event so successful.

The 2018 State Conference will be hosted by U3A Redcliffe on 31st May and 1st June 2018. More information will be made available in due course.

Tweed Ultima Conference Centre, venue for the Conference
The 2017 Conference Venue was the Tweed Ultima Conference Centre, located at 20 Stuart St, Tweed Heads NSW. (See map for location.)

See the Program page for details of the Conference Program, and the Speakers page for information about conference speakers.

Conference Newsletter
The Conference Buzz is the regular newsletter about the conference:
Conference Buzz Issue 4
Conference Buzz Issue 3
Conference Buzz Issue 2
Conference Buzz Issue 1

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Conference fees:
  - Full Conference Package, $160 (includes refreshments, lunches and Conference Dinner)
  - Conference only, $100 (includes refreshments and lunches but excludes Conference Dinner)
  - Conference Dinner only, $60

Optional Activities
- Boat trip to the Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah on Wednesday 17th May ($40 payable with registration, limited seats). Experience the natural beauty of the Tweed Valley with Mount Warning Tours on the Spirit of Wollumbin, a traditional Huon Pine River Ferry. You will glide slowly upstream on the majestic Tweed River from Chinderah to Murwillumbah whilst taking in the mountain views and enjoying a glass of Australian wine. A bus will then take you on to The Margaret Olley Art Centre (limited seats).
- Welcome Function on the evening of Wednesday 17th May at Currumbin RSL, in a beautiful setting overlooking the placid waters of Currumbin Creek. This pre-conference dining option provides an opportunity to meet fellow delegates and enjoy good food in a convivial atmosphere.
- Lawn bowls at the Coolangatta Bowls Club, on 17th May (time yet to be advised).
- Conference Dinner at Coolangatta Surf Club on the evening of Thursday 18th May.

You can select these options on the Registration Form.

Margaret Olley Art Centre
Coolangatta Surf Club

Other Events
While on the Coast for the Conference, you may be interested in the following events on the weekend:

Footsteps in Time Conference and Fair, hosted by Gold Coast Family History Society, is for those interested in Family and Local History. It will be held at the Southport Community Centre on 20th and 21st May 2017.

The Blues on Broadbeach Festival extends from 18 - 21 May, a free event to be held in the Broadbeach Mall.

Organising Committee
The 2017 conference was organised by a Project Team from U3A Twin Towns.

About Gold Coast-Tweed Heads

Gold Coast Queensland
Population: 530,000
State: Queensland
Climate: Sub-tropical
Temperature: 13-24 °C in May
Timezone: AEST (UTC +10)
Location: 100km South of Brisbane

Conference Sponsors

The Henley on Broadwater - A Lifestyle like no Other SAFE - Sustainable Agriculture and Food Enterprises AccessComm telecommunications
Bendigo Bank - Tugun Crown Currency Exchange Lifetec - Towards Easier Living
Tweed Ultima Holiday Apartments Odyssey Travel Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School