The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

What's happening

What's happening

THE PROGRAM

Day 1 - Friday

     

Time

Session

Room

8:15 am

Registration

University Hall Foyer

9:30 am

Welcome to Country - Uncle Max

University Hall

 

Opening Plenary - Amelia Telford, Dan Spencer, Lucy Manne, Kirsty Albion and Tony Fontes

University Hall

11:10 am

Travel to the action

Darling Quarter

12:00 pm

Action

 

1:00 pm

Lunch and travel to plenary

 

2:00 pm

Keynote - Tim Flannery

Panel: Lessons from the front line

Dr Anne Poelina - Madjulla

George Woods - Lock the Gate

Gary Rowbottom - Repower Port Augusta

Preston Culbong - Seed

University Hall

3:30 pm

Workshop Session 1

 

4:45 pm

Plenary -

Nellis Kennedy-Howard, Beyond Coal

Jarrod McKenna, Common Grace

Amanda McKenzie, Climate Council

Koreti Tiumalu, 350 Pacific

University Hall

Day 2 - Saturday

 

   

Time

Session

Room

9:30 am

Plenary -  Climate and the Galilee Basin

Sam La Rocca, Jamie Hanson, Murrawah Johnson, Lucy and Kirsty

Guthrie Theatre

10:30 am

Break outs - States, Alumni and Seed

Your facilitator will show you to your break out space

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00pm

Workshop Session 2

 

2:30 pm

Afternoon Tea

 

3:00 pm

Workshop Session 3

 

4:30 pm

Plenary - Get the message out!

Anna Rose, David Ritter, Kelly and Ella

Guthrie Theatre

5:30pm

Travel to action factory & dinner

Action Factory Warehouse

Day 3 - Sunday

     

Time

Session

Room

9:00 am

Get the message out action (including lunch)

 

12:45 pm

Report back and celebrate

Guthrie Theatre

1:20 pm

Break outs - States, Alumni, Schools, Seed

Your facilitator will show you to your break out space

2:45

Afternoon Tea

 

3:00 pm

Workshop Session 4

See workshop section

4:30 pm

Closing plenary 

Guthrie Theatre

THE SUMMIT

Over three action-packed days, you'll learn all the skills you need to volunteer like a pro in 2015. We know we need to pull out all stops this year, and this Summit will launch a national campaign and plan to make sure our vision is realised. If you want to volunteer with AYCC in this year - come to the National Summit.

At the Summit, you’ll meet the people who, like you, want to change the world. And you’ll take your feet to the streets as we join thousands of people outside Commonwealth Bank. 

THE ACTION

After a huge 6 months of pressuring the big 4 banks to rule out financing Reef and climate destruction - they've refused to budge. Commonwealth Bank is the first bank to be associated with the Abbot Point expansion so we're turning up the heat on them. Joining thousands of others on Global Divestment Day, together we'll show CommBank what they're up against with Valentine's surprise that will be too sweet to ignore.

STRATEGIC CAMPAIGN PLANNING

Last year, AYCC positioned ourselves as one of the most effective organisations working on climate in Australia. Our sustained pressure on the banks, our targeted renewable energy campaigning and our grassroots strength has made a massive impact and we want to change the game in 2015. 

You'll take part in strategic campaign planning sessions and work with people in your state to create a field plan for taking our banks campaign to the next level. If you've never done this sort of thing before, there'll be workshops and classes to get you confident in this before you jump in!

KEYNOTES, WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

We are REALLY excited about the incredible speakers we've got lined up for the Summit - more than half are from frontline communities! 

  • David Ritter - CEO of Greenpeace Australia.
  • Nellis Kennedy-Howard - Navajo woman and a Senior Campaign Representative with the US based Sierra Club on their Beyond Coal Campaign
  • Amanda McKenzie - CEO of the Climate Council and co-founder of the AYCC.
  • Jarrod McKenna - National Director at Common Grace and a prominent figure in the ‘Love Makes a Way’ movement.
  • Anna Rose - National Manager for Earth Hour Australia and the co-founder of the AYCC
  • Koreti Tiumalu - Campaigner with 350.org Pacific
  • Tony Fontes - Diving Instructor and passionate member of the Whitsundays Residents Against Dumping community group in North Queensland
  • Dr Anne Poelina -  Managing Director at Madjulla, has dedicated her life to fighting for Indigenous rights and speaking out on resource extraction plans for the Kimberley region.
  • Sam La Rocca - Co-founder of the Change Agency, last year he ran the Climate Movement Strategy Project.
  • Nayuka Gorrie - A Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman, she is passionate about young people building the future they want to live in. Nayuka works with young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people at the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy.
  • Murrawah Maroochy Johnson - Young Aboriginal woman of central Queensland, who descends from the Wirdi speaking people. Studying at UQ, she is represents her people in the fight to preserve traditional country.
  • Professor Tim Flannery - One of Australia’s leading writers on climate change. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Professor Flannery was named Australian of the Year in 2007.

#PARTYTIME

There ain't no party like a climate activist party, so bring your dancing shoes and be ready for a good time! 

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