8th national g2z summit & workshops

 

Join us September 10 - 14, 2019 at the 8th National G2Z Summit & Workshops.

The theme for the 2019 Summit is Beyond The Shelter

It will focus on the latest programs, practices and strategies that engage the community to effectively influence intake and achieve positive outcomes for our shelter and pound facilities.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ARE NOW OPEN

We seek answers to questions such as:

·       What can we do to prevent intake?

·       How can we reduce the numbers of homeless cats and dogs and the concerns the community has about them? 

·       How can we keep people and their pets together? 

·       How can companion animal management and sheltering be looked at from a broader perspective?

·       How can we empower owners, carers and those without pets to be a part of the solutions?

If you have some answers to these questions through your own programs and innovations, we are now accepting abstracts for the 8thNational G2Z Summit. Other topics relating to community welfare, animal welfare, and responsible pet ownership will also be investigated and addressed.

The closing date for abstract submissions is 7/4/19

VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS HERE.

THE DRAFT PROGRAM WILL BE RELEASED SOON.

THE EVENT FLYER WILL BE RELEASED SOON. 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON

Attendance at this conference is essential for everyone involved in companion animal policy and practice -including those working in all levels of government, the not for profit welfare, shelter and rescue sector, the research, academic and veterinary professions and the pet industry.

A summit is a strategic conversation, convening the leaders of the sector, which brings different perspectives within a system together to talk about the big picture and big questions.How do lost pets behave? What are the barriers to lost pets returning to their original home? How can we keep people and their pets together? What capacity is needed to be built in the community to reduce intake at pounds and shelters of lost and surrendered pets? These, and many more questions relating to community welfare, animal welfare, and responsible pet ownership will be discussed at this event. Industry and sector leaders from Australia and overseas will lead sessions to explore innovative solutions to guide Australia’s approach to the management of companion animals now and into the future while providing insights on how the challenges are being met elsewhere.

Dates: Daylong Workshops will be held 10 and 14 September with the Summit itself running 11 - 13 September.

Venue: Mantra on View Hotel 

Accommodation is limited and can be booked by using this form and emailing it to view.res2@mantra.com.au or by calling 07 5579 1060 and using "Getting 2 Zero" as the discount code.

Airport transfers: TBA

International Speakers - TBA

LOCAL SPEAKERS- TBA

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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON

Location
WORKSHOPS

In order to make the most of our international speakers expertise while they are with us in Australia we will be delivering daylong Workshops. Workshop registrations will open soon.

LOCATION


Surfers Paradise - The Gold Coast’s original epicentre of fun has been rejuvenated, and is now overflowing with a renewed energy you’ll fall in love with.

Stay in beachside accommodation and ease into your trip with an emerging café and restaurant scene, explore the revitalised foreshore precinct, then later on, be swept away by the spectacular range of after-dark entertainment. For that unique Surfers Paradise gift, head down to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront markets every Wednesday and Friday night between 5:30pm and 10:00pm. Explore more than 120 market stalls which stretch across half a kilometre of beachfront promenade, offering a selection of locally made gift ideas ranging from accessories, crafts, artworks, beauty products, homewares, jewellery and music.

When you add these with the world-famous beaches, 7-day late night shopping, family favourite attractions, and the new light-rail network connecting neighbouring precincts, now’s the perfect time to rediscover an icon - Surfers Paradise.

Just 30 minutes from Gold Coast Airport, you'll discover that Surfers Paradise is a must see, must stay destination experience.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

There are a wide range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities and we would be happy to discuss these with you. If you would like to be a part of this important event contact us for a prospectus.