Conferences & Symposiums

2018 Outdoors Queensland Symposium

The 2018 Outdoors Queensland Symposium was held in Brisbane on September, 12th, and Cairns on the 14th – a first!

The underlying theme was Stewardship – of the land & water, of our participants & staff and of the sector.

Stewardship: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care

The Aim of the Symposium ...

Attendees were inspired by and learned from key influencers and practitioners, in both the outdoors and other sectors, on bringing about personal and global stewardship of people and the planet for long term access to outdoor recreation opportunities.

The aim of the Symposium was to generate a discussion about the responsibility we all have:

  • to ‘take care’ of the places we live and the outdoor places we choose to recreate in;
  • to show ‘compassion’ to those we work alongside, and we introduce to the outdoors;
  • to ‘walk the talk’ and to act as role models for others, and
  • to do what we can ensure long term access to outdoor recreation opportunities by encouraging others to make conscious positive decisions and to take responsible actions.

We believe that sharing our experiences, strategies and solutions on how we practice ‘stewardship’ in our lives and through the work we do – what we do, why we do it, the mistakes we have made, and the positive results we have seen; we will encourage discussion, questions, and possibilities for others.

Outdoors Queensland - Strengthening Connections

A day of discussion and practical tools to engage people at different stages of their lives to be active participants in outdoor activities and experiences. The Outdoors Queensland – Strengthening Connections Symposium was held on Friday October 28 at Rydges South Bank in Brisbane.
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What was it all about?

Insights into the current trends, issues and opportunities around participation in outdoor activity – both actual and potential.

Thought provoking conversation designed to prompt strategic thinking on how to tackle emerging challenges and to maximise future opportunities.

Practical tools and examples of other organisations that have managed to attract diverse and/or targeted participation through careful, considered and informed design.

Learning how to encourage people to participate across their lifespan

Knowledge and tools to help people ‘Live Life Outdoors’.

In short, this was a valuable opportunity to get ready for the changing face of outdoor recreation!

Kids Outdoors 2030

On the weekend of June 26 – 28 2015, QORF partnered with Nature Play Queensland and the Australian Camps Association to look at what the future for kids outdoors and camping might look like 15 years from now.

How could the “things” we do with kids outdoors make a lasting impression on them?


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