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United front: The Emerald conference local advisory group have organised an excellent slate of events in close association with the QRRRWN board.

United front: The Emerald conference local advisory group have organised an excellent slate of events in close association with the QRRRWN board.

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The 2017 annual state conference of the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network is being held in Emerald from October 19 and boasts an inspiring line-up of speakers, workshops and events.

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The annual state conference of the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) which is open to every woman across the state boasts an inspiring line-up of speakers, workshops and events.

Events begin on Thursday, October 19 at the Emerald Ag College with the CHDC led Industry Tour, followed by registrations and the welcome cocktail function.

The official opening of the conference will be held on Friday morning after an early morning yoga session, followed by the Westpac Agribusiness Breakfast featuring RIRDC Qld Rural Women’s Award 2017 winner, Jacquie Wilson-Smith who’ll speak on rural innovation.

Highlighting the conference proceedings will be keynote speaker, television personality, scriptwriter, author and health advocate, Jean Kittson.

Guest star: Highlighting the conference proceedings will be keynote speaker, television personality, scriptwriter, author and health advocate, Jean Kittson.

Guest star: Highlighting the conference proceedings will be keynote speaker, television personality, scriptwriter, author and health advocate, Jean Kittson.

The Emerald Ag College youth stream participants will join the opening plenary session, while other conference delegates choose their workshop options from the personal or professional streams, and book-in for a visit to the wellbeing hub to be pampered and take advantage of the free health checks available.

A mix of indulgence and information will feature throughout the conference and a plethora of spotlight speakers will showcase some amazing local initiatives such as Elisha Parker’s www.cattlesales.com.au.

The conference cultural competition will be on display at the main conference venue, with youth entries to be shown in the Emerald Art Gallery’s High School Art Competition.

The afternoon session will finish with a keynote presentation from Sonia McDonald on the topic, Leadership is an Attitude.

Local legends: State conference speaker Elisha Parker and business partner Annabelle will discuss the success of amazing local initiative www.cattlesales.com.au.

Local legends: State conference speaker Elisha Parker and business partner Annabelle will discuss the success of amazing local initiative www.cattlesales.com.au.

The QRRRWN member meeting and AGM will be held before delegates get themselves ready to hop on the bus for the Gala Dinner and Strong Women Leadership Awards presentations.

The following morning, The Emerald Christian community will welcome conference delegates at Jane’s Prayer Breakfast followed by a plenary session including spotlight conversations and a panel of inspirational leaders sharing the Better Internet for Rural, Regional and Remote Australia story of modern advocacy.

Three additional sessions of breakout workshops will follow covering topics as diverse in subject matter as Paleo cooking to building financially vibrant communities, while the trade displays and wellness hub will again be in full swing.

The closing keynote speaker for the conference is the inspirational Julie Brown from Coola Cozzies, and the Centacare CQ R&R dinner will wrap up the final evening and the conference.

For further information and enquiries please call 1300 795 571 and visit the conference website at www.qrrrwn.org.au/conference/

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