Leaders of Change School Conference

Leaders of Change School Conference

Students across Melbourne – this is your invitation!

Calling all Gen Z’s, you’re invited to be part of 2017 Leaders of Change School Conference on the 14th of August – this is free and spaces are limited.

This is an interactive, educational and fun filled Secondary School Fair Trade Conference held at the Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, as part of the celebration of the Fairtrade Fortnight Festival. This activity based day is a great chance for students to learn about the values and principles of fair trading, ethical consumerism, and engage with like-minded people, groups, and communities who are passionate about the Fair Trade Movement.

Here at Moral Fairground, we advocate for sustainable and ethical business practices, so communities across the world can have a brighter, and fairer future. If like us, you too share these values, we’re sure you’ll love the Leaders of Change School Conference – and certain you and your students will learn a thing or two to help make the world a better place.

Schools/Teachers – this event is free and places are limited. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for your students to be involved in something amazing, book immediately.

What: Leaders of Change School Conference
When: August 14, 2017
How: Book your free tickets at our Events Brite page now.
Where: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Cnr Bell St and Georges Rd, Preston VIC 3072

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Program Schedule


EMCEE: Paul KoopermanThe Field Trip, Sarita Barnett – Field Trip Leader, and Chloe Rose – Happy Jars
09:30 – 09:33 INTRODUCTION, by Susanna Bevilacqua – Director, Moral Fairground
09:33 – 09:40 WELCOME ADDRESS, by Mayor Cr Kim Le Cerf – Darebin City Council
09:40 – 10:25 SESSION 1: ‘Fairtrade – people empowered for a better world‘, by Kim Greenstone – Fairtrade ANZ
10:25 – 10:40 MORNING TEA BREAK
10:40 – 11:25 SESSION 2:  ‘What are the 3 things you can do to help change the world?’, by Kate Phillips – Oxfam Australia
11:25 – 12:25 SESSION 3: Workshops – ‘Be a Conscious Citizen’

A. ‘The True Cost of Fashion’ by Moral Fairground’s Fashion Coordinators Acacia Armstrong, Natalie Rose MacDougall and Eve Maxwell.
B. ‘The Lush Experience’ presented by LUSH Australia’s Creative Lead, Brooke Austin.
C. Advocacy workshop on ‘Youth in the Workforce’ by Young Workers Centre’s Outreach Organiser, Dylan Goldsworthy.
D. ‘Tourism and Sustainability’ by Olivia Tattam of Travel Counsellor
E. Darebin City Council Mayor Cr Kim Le Cerf‘The value of community leadership and my journey to becoming the Mayor of Darebin’.
F. ‘We Are The Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For’ Run by THE FIELD TRIP. – Participants will be thrown the responsibility of leading the group and each other. Because there’s no one who will do it for us. No one to save us if things don’t go to plan. No one to blame. No one to glorify. No one to look up to, idolise, criticise or be there to tell us what to do or how to do it. We are the leaders we’ve been waiting for.

12:25 – 01:10 LUNCH
01:10 – 02:10 SESSION 4: ‘5 Challenges, 5 Possible Solutions’, by Leaders of Change (LoC) School Program Student Partners
02:10 – 03:00 SESSION 5: ‘Leader of Change Social Enterprise Partners Panel Discussion’,  Panelists include Kim Pearce of The Possibility Project, Ali Capp of The People’s Fabric, Stephanie Woollard of Seven Women, Luke Barbagallo from Pollinate Energy and Sharna de Lacy of The Fabric Social.
03:10 –03:15 CONCLUDING SESSION: Closing remarks by event organisers

Major Partner

City of Darebin

Sponsors and Supporters

Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

Transitions Film Festival
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LUSH fresh handmade cosmetics

Alter Eco

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