Event Session - Events and Celebrations Now

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Tuesday 11th May

The Centre Beaudesert, Beaudesert

Tuesday 11 May 2021 – The Centre Beaudesert Scenic Rim

What are the trends and challenges of presenting events in 2021. What do events and celebrations look like in a post pandemic world?

Panelists include:

Melinda Collie-Holmes – Creative Producer for Brisbane Festival, 2021, Industry Manager of Gold Coast Film Festival, Creative Producer for the Festival of Outback Opera for Opera Queensland, one of the Creative Producers Festival 2018 – Commonwealth Games, Executive Producer for Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival 2018-19, 

Cathy Hunt – Executive Producer Wow Australia , Executive Director Of One Mind , Director of Positive Solutions Cathy Hunt has held board positions for a number of organisations, including Events Queensland, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Metro Arts, and is the former Chair of the Bluecoat Art Centre Liverpool, UK. 

Kerry Saul – is the General Manager of the Empire Theatre Toowoomba. He is the current treasurer for Stage Queensland. He has worked in or toured to most of the Stage Queensland venues. In 1987 he opened Mackay Entertainment Centre as Technical Manager and in 1997 moved to Toowoomba to open The Empire Theatre in the same role. Kerry has been General Manager of Empire Theatres since 2011.

Scott McDuff – Regional Events Scenic Rim Regional Council – Managing significant regional events such as Eat Local Week, Winter Harvest Festival, Farm 2 Plate Exchange.

This session will be delivered live in-venue and live streamed.

Participants for the live in venue event are encouraged to arrive at 6 pm for a 6:30 pm start. The in venue event runs until 9 pm.

The live streamed event will run 6:30–7:30 pm.

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  • Have your communications planned! Totally agree!
    Elliott Bledsoe Elliott Bledsoe Tue 11th May, 7:31pm
  • Great conversation and lots of practical info and advice! Thanks Bronwyn and team.
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 7:29pm
  • Scenic Rim is a brilliant COVID escape option!
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 7:25pm
  • Not sure about choral? Brisane Chamber Choir sold out their most recent event.
    Elliott Bledsoe Elliott Bledsoe Tue 11th May, 7:15pm
  • Post your questions for the panel here!
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 7:06pm
  • lots of examples of great innovations - hope we can hang on to the things that worked!
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 6:58pm
  • different ways of achieving the same goals - focusing on the 'why' and then working out the 'what' and the 'how' - good advice!
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 6:50pm
  • What a roller coaster for the WOW team. Such a huge amount of work for everyone.
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 6:44pm
  • We need a level playing field - so to speak!
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 6:41pm
  • Yes, terrible for Blues Fest. The pandemic is unpredictable and pops up like Whac-A-Mole.
    Elliott Bledsoe Elliott Bledsoe Tue 11th May, 6:40pm
  • That was so cruel for the Blues Fest team - heartbreaking...
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 6:36pm
  • Thanks for the question Jennifer. We will pass it on to Bronwyn.
    Elliott Bledsoe Elliott Bledsoe Tue 11th May, 6:35pm
  • Big question to kick things off! right to the issue!
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 6:33pm
  • How are galleries inviting greater public participation?
    Jennifer Wright (Summers) Tue 11th May, 8:16am
  • Hi everyone - great news! We will stream the performance by Mununjali Ngari from around 6.15pm and the Dinner kicks off from 6.30pm. Say hi and let us know whose country you are on this evening!
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 6:00pm
  • Hi everyone - we will be live here from 6.30pm for tonight's dinner. Welcome!
    Feral Arts Feral Arts Tue 11th May, 5:51pm