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U3A Network Queensland State Conference 2017

U3A Twin Towns is delighted to host the 2017 U3A Network Queensland State Conference and Annual General Meeting on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May 2017. This marks a special milestone for U3A Twin Towns as we recently celebrated 25 years since we were founded in 1991. We welcome all Queensland and interstate U3A members to join us at the Conference and share an interesting few days in on the Gold Coast.

Tweed Ultima Conference Centre, venue for the Conference
The Conference Venue is 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 Arrangements

REGISTRATION On Thursday 18th May, register between 8am and 9am at the Ultima, 20 Stuart St. Tweed Heads/Coolangatta. (see map). Parking is available in the nearby Mantra Resort (entrance at the Griffith St end of Stuart St, or in the carpark at the top of Bay St Tweed Heads.

PRE-CONFERENCE WELCOME DINNER Wednesday 17th May 6:00 pm Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan St, Currumbin Qld. Drinks only provided by U3A Twin Towns Inc. See Google Map or Contact page.

CONFERENCE DINNER Thursday 18th May 6:00pm Coolangatta Surf Club, Marine Pde. Coolangatta Qld

BOAT/BUS TRIP Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre ($40) on Wednesday 17th May 2017. 9:15 am. The bus will pick up at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club at 9:15 (leaving at 9:30 sharp) and will proceed to Chinderah (there is plenty of parking). We will then get on the Spirit of the Wollumbin a traditional Huon Pine River ferry which will take us up the beautiful Tweed river through the heart of the valley and calling at the historic village of Tumbulgum. You can enjoy a lovely lunch at the Tumbugum Hotel (just let us know and we can pre-order your lunch for just $20) or you can do your own thing and explore the heritage trail and check out the historic Tumbulgum Hall. After Lunch we get back on the boat and head to Murwillumbah where the bus will take us to the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre. At the end of the day the bus will then bring you back to the Tweed Heads Bowls club.

Complete details will be emailed to everyone who pre-booked their lunch at the Tumbulgum Hotel.

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
We have organised several optional activities for delegates (please indicate your expression of interest at the time of registration):
- 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
Currumbin RSL 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 conference is being 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