What COVID 19 Means for Centre Events
Managing events in these uncertain times is no easy task. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently published a 9-page document detailing considerations for event hosts and many of our planned activities will need to be rethought. Some decisions will be out of our hands (such as restrictions preventing panellists from travel) and others will be based on our own decision-making processes.
Ultimately, your health and safety is our priority during this time.
Our immediate response is to push pause on all face-to-face workforce development events. This includes a dementia forum we had planned for Coffs Harbour, our Artificial Intelligence Symposium at SCU Gold Coast and Transformers IV. We may look to transition these (or parts of these) for online delivery.
The coming months
Over the coming months we will be looking at including some more online education events into our program. We are continuing with our Cultural Determinants of Health Webcast Series (albeit slightly later than planned), which you can register for here: https://www.thecentrehki.com.au/cdoh-webcast-series/
You can also catch up with our Social Determinants of Health Webcast Series and download reading material from our Knowledge Library. We’ll be sharing updates and other news via our social media channels.
Other activities in the making include the introduction of a micro credential portfolio and the planning of a new 2021 Summer School.
Online vs face-to-face
Live streaming, webcasts, webinars and virtual meetings are going to be a big part of our future but rest assured that when we are able to we will return to face-to-face events. Some of our greatest learnings at conferences, symposiums and forums come from the people we meet, and networking just isn’t the same online.
Watch this space and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Have an idea for an online activity you would like to share with us? Email Bronwyn Thirkell at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0437 027 751.
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