Join the QUT Collaborative Conversations!

 Join the QUT Collaborative Conversations!
QUT Collaborative Conversations: Co-creating a Research & Action Agenda

Hosted by QUT Faculty of Health on the Gardens Point Campus Collaborative Conversations is to gather individuals passionate about making a difference in the area of forced displacement. The event aims to gather diverse stakeholders to engage in a participatory day of co-creating a research and action agenda to improve our understanding of key issues in order to inform policies, programs, and promoting positive community experiences. 

The morning sessions will focus on identifying critical issues and the research and action strategies needed to address those concerns. The aim is to work collaboratively across key stakeholders (e.g., community members and leaders, policy/advocacy organisations, the higher education and non-profit sectors) to discuss the challenges and opportunities for collaborative research agendas. Mapping exercises will help to identify key issues and recommendations for collaboration will be formed.conference week

The afternoon sessions will focus on building strategies and momentum to advance this agenda, including facilitated conversations on media and messaging, and the role of artistry for advocacy and story-telling. Reserve you place HERE

Event details

Start your conference week at the QUT Collaborative Conversations on Wednesday 12 February from 9.00am – 4.00m pm at QUT Gardens Point Campus. For more info contact Anne- Marie Lacaze annemarie.lacaze@qut.edu.au. Tickets are available now via the Refugee Alternatives Eventbrite page

Tentative Timeline

9.00 am – 10.30 am Guided small group conversations on critical issues and approaches

10.30 am – 11.00 am Morning tea (provided)

11.00 am – 12.30 pm Facilitated development of a cross-sector research and action agenda

12.30 pm – 1.15 pm Lunch (provided)

1.15 pm – 2.15 pm Breakout sessions (concurrent

  • Session 1.  Working with media
  • Session 2.  Advocacy with government and other decision-makers or bodies
  • Session 3.  Best practices for co-design

2.15 pm – 3.15 pm Reconvening session to review key principles, priorities, and steps for action

3.15 pm – 4 pm  Concluding session: Artistry for story telling and advocacy

The event is sponsored by QUT’s Real Health Matters initiative, the Community Evaluation and Impact Group and aligns with the Refugee Alternatives Conference 2020.