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HEIA(Q) 2017 State conference: Home Economics! Action! Futures!

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane on Saturday 12 August 2017

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HEIA(Q) 2017 State Conference: Home Economics! Action! Futures!

Home Economics! Action! Futures! is a theme that should resonate with all home economics professionals, whether they work in education or business, or remain engaged with but no longer as active in the profession. In 2017 it will be essential for the home economics profession to take strong and confident actions related to new junior and senior curricula to deliver rigorous and exciting programs that encourage and enable young people to actively promote sustainable families, sustainable food futures and sustainable textiles futures. The conference will help home economics
professionals in schools achieve this and inspire all home economics professionals to model actions that exemplify the home economics values of wellbeing, sustainability and equity.

Delegates will explore contemporary curricula, pedagogy and personal actions to promote futures in which we will be proud to play our parts. The aim of the conference is to empower delegates and for them to empower others, in turn, to collaborate creatively and make real their visions of a better world in terms of families, food and textiles.

Two nationally recognised keynote speakers, social commentator and author Jane Caro and researcher and food sensory scientist Dr Gie Liem will lead the charge towards the future. Engaging and informative local and interstate presenters will support our keynote speakers in 27 concurrent sessions that include topics such as sensory science, food science, food labelling, the fashion industry, maker spaces, fabric designing in the classroom, what’s cooking, what’s new from QCAA and ACARA, reflective, critical and creative thinking, what’s new in sustainable textiles, . . . and much more!

In summary, Home Economics! Action! Futures! will promote contemporary Home Economics, the actions by which futures-oriented home economics professionals can promote socially just and sustainable societies—both locally and globally—and how these actions will build great futures for individuals, families and communities.

We do hope you can join us at the 2017 state conference.

Dr Janet Reynolds
Conference Convenor