U3A Network Queensland State Conference in Rockhampton 8 – 11 May 2023
A special date claimer for 2023 is the U3A Network Queensland State Conference to be held in Rockhampton from May 8 – 11. This will be a very significant event as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of U3A that grew to become a world-wide organisation.
“This State Conference will attract international guest speakers including Professor Francois Vellas, President of AIUTA (Association of International Universities of the Third Age) and Professor Maria Chester Secretary General of AIUTA,” President Glyni Cumming said.
“In Queensland, along with U3A Brisbane, Sunshine Coast was the first U3A to be formed in 1986. Our Life Members and 25-year members will be given the opportunity to attend this special event, with some subsidising of their expenses to cover registration, transport or accommodation. Former President Jim Hales is putting together our own history for the conference, assisted by Communication officer, John Armstrong.”
For more information about the State Conference please go to the Network Queensland website page here.
As a major part of the event, U3A Network Queensland is conducting an Art Competition and Exhibition Prizes for the competition are: Winner $200, Runner Up $150 and People’s Choice $50.
Network President Rhonda Weston AM is delighted that the talents of our U3A members across Queensland will be recognised in the Arts Competition and would appreciate U3A Presidents, Secretaries and Tutors helping to ‘get the word out’ about the Arts Competition and the State Conference.
“This is a great opportunity to showcase the artistic talents of members in our local U3As, and as this State Conference in Rockhampton marks the 50th Anniversary of our U3A movement it promises to be a major event, with international and national guests joining us for this anniversary event.”
For more information about the Art Competition along with links to a downloadable poster, entry form and T&Cs please go to the Network website page here.