Schedule

CREATING SPACES

All speakers, topics and times subject to change.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

08:00am - 09:00am

Late Registration

Banquet Room, Newcastle City Hall // Didn't have the chance to register your attendance on Tuesday afternoon? This is your second and final chance to secure your lanyard and attendee bag.

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09:00am - 10:00am

Welcome & Keynote Session: Renewing Australia

Banquet Room, Newcastle City Hall //   Welcome & Keynote: Renewing Australia.   The Founder of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia, Marcus Westbury will be speaking about his personal experiences with creating spaces using creative ...

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10:10am - 11:10am

Workshop Session 1 // Empty Space Reconnaisance

Mulubinba Room, Newcastle City Hall // Identify empty spaces in your town that could be activated, their potential use and possible barriers to activation. Define your space activation purpose, identify objectives, opportunities, risks and ...

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10:10am - 11:10am

Workshop Session 1 // The Case for Creating Spaces

Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall // Activating spaces is good for the community and developing a credible business case to articulate the social, economic and physical benefits will help gain support for your project. Speakers: Marcus Westbury (Renew ...

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11:10am - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm

Panel: Finding & Working with Property Owners

Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall // How do you fiind who owns particular property? How do you convince them to take part in your initiative? Understand the risks, challenges and benefits for property owners in providing their vacant space to an organisation ...

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12:30pm - 01:30pm

01:30pm - 02:30pm

Keynote Session: Crisis, Creativity & Community

Banquet Room, Newcastle City Hall // Gap Filler is a creative urban regeneration initiative started in response to the September 4, 2010 Canterbury earthquake, and revised and expanded in light of the more destructive February 22, 2011 quake. Learn about ...

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02:40pm - 03:40pm

Workshop Session 2 // Low Budget Conversions

Mulubinba Room, Newcastle City Hall // Project participants from Renew Newcastle & Gap Giller will provide short presentations on how they converted an empty space into a welcoming, functional environment with (very) minimal funds. Speakers: ...

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02:40pm - 03:40pm

Workshop Session 2 // The Necessary Evils: Safety, Compliance, Legals & Insurance

Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall // What are your responsibilities to the safety of project participants and the general public? Learn more than just what the acronyms stand for. Covers Public Liability, Workplace Health Safety (WHS) Act and the Building ...

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03:40pm - 04:00pm

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Workshop Session 3 // Nurturing Creatives

Mulubinba Room, Newcastle City Hall // Learn how to nurture creative projects that create a positive influence on the community.Renew Newcastle projects that have gone on to sign a commercial lease share how their involvement in the initiative provided the ...

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04:00pm - 05:00pm

Workshop Session 3 // Perfect Match: Projects & Spaces

Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall // What are some of the ways you can find willing creatives to activate your spaces and what you need to consider when partnering participants with spaces. Speakers: Marni Jackson (Renew Newcastle), Coralie Winn (Gap ...

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05:30pm - 06:30pm

See You At The Pub // Advice At The Pub (optional)

Clarendon Hotel // Still pondering compliance issues around your initiative? Uncertain about licence vs lease? Kris Leck & Roderick Smith from 'Necessary Evils' workshop will be at the pub to answer queries from attendees around compliance, ...

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05:30pm - 06:30pm

See You At The Pub // War Stories At The Pub (optional)

Clarendon Hotel // Grab a drink and sit back to hear just some of the the things that went wrong by the people that were there. Sharing of yarns by anyone that has been-there-done-that highly encouraged. Attendance is optional. Purchase Your Own Drinks.

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07:00pm - 09:30pm

Pecha Kucha Dinner sponsored by RDA (Hunter)

Newcastle Museum // There's a BBQ and salad buffet on hand so grab a drink and pull up a chair to learn more about other attendees and their space activation initiatives. It's a team effort! Attendees are sought to present informal presentations in ...

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