Newcastle, Australia

10:00 AM till 15:00 PM January 18th 2020

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University of Newcastle
New Space
Hunter St & Auckland St,
Newcastle NSW 2300

Workshop Information

Workshop details
10AM Arrival
10:05AM Welcome
10:15AM CFP Advice (video)
10:35AM What Should I Speak About (brainstorming)
11:00AM Proposal Writing Practice
11:15AM Crafting Your Bio (video and brainstorming)
12:00PM Lunch (catered)
12:30PM Caring for Your Audience (group work)
1:00PM Your Perfect Tech Talk (video)
1:15PM Proposal Writing and Mentor Feedback
1:45PM The Art of Slide Design (video)
2:05PM Proposal Writing and Mentor Feedback
2:30PM The Day of Your Talk (video)
2:45PM Attendees present their talk proposal
3:00PM Family photo and event close

Some things that might be handy to bring along would be:
• Pen and paper for all important brainstorming
• A laptop to put together you talk proposal AND be able to submit it to a number of conferences!
• If you have a spare laptop that someone else in need might be able to use that would be amazing

Importantly you need to bring bags full of enthusiasm, ideas and positive energy for you and your fellow attendees!




Access Information

Getting to the venue

Public Transport

Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes

Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes

Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? Yes

Are public transportation stops accessible to people who are sight impaired? Yes

Is the area around the venue safe and well-lit? No


How close is parking to the venue?

On-street parking is available

Are there costs associated with parking?


Is the parking lot well-lit? No

Is the parking lot gated? No

Is the parking lot guarded? No

Accessing the venue

Is there any building security? No

What is the process for entering?

Are there steps going into the building or space?


Are there ramps or elevators?


Are elevator buttons of an appropriate height for wheelchair users to reach?


Is there affordable childcare at or near the venue?


The Venue

Is there a quiet room? Yes


There are various meeting rooms on all floors of the building.

Is there a nursing room for parents with a newborn? Yes


Located on ground floor. Includes armchair, fridge, microwave and sink.

Is the venue safe for small children? Yes


Children will require supervision as we are unable to provide childcare.

Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? Yes

Do chairs in the venue have arms? No

Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes

How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?


How many wheelchair accessible stalls are there?


How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available?


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