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HEIA(Q) 2018 State conference: Home economics, mindful practice and planetary health

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane on Saturday 18 August 2018



The 2018 HEIA(Q) state conference ‘Home economics, mindful practice and planetary health’ is designed to inspire home economics professionals to embrace and proactively promote mindful ideas, attitudes and behaviours that contribute to personal and planetary health. At a personal level, living mindfully means thinking more deeply, more critically and more creatively about our decisions so that our actions enhance not only the way we live and how we feel but also the health of our planet. At a professional level, mindful teaching nurtures learning communities in which students flourish—academically, emotionally and socially—and in which teachers thrive, both professionally and personally.

The aim of the HEIA(Q) 2018 state conference is to inspire delegates not only to improve personal and planetary health through mindful practice but also for those in education roles to take the young people in our classrooms on similar journeys towards preferred and sustainable futures.

Three internationally acclaimed keynote speakers will address mindful practice from their own specialty areas—health presenter Rob Edwards will challenge delegates to be more effective personally and professionally through mindful decision-making; and consumer psychologist Adam Ferrier and co chair of the Policy and Prevention Section of the World Obesity Federation Professor Boyd Swinburn will team up to explore mindful practice in the context of an obesogenic environment.

The keynote speakers will be supported by a team of concurrent presenters who will stimulate mindful decision-making across a range of home economics contexts and also provide insights into new curriculum and pedagogic directions that will provide a platform for teachers to engender mindful practices in their students.

The objectives of the conference are for delegates to:

  • be inspired to live more mindfully—that is, to think more deeply, more critically and more creatively about decisions so that our actions enhance not only the way we live and how we feel but also the health of our planet
  • challenge those practices related to food, textiles and relationships that are counter to personal and planetary health
  • understand curriculum and pedagogic directions related to home economics, mindful practice and planetary health
  • network with like-minded professionals.

We hope you can join us.

Susan Smith
Conference Convenor

Conference management enquiries:

Expert Events
PO Box 351, Hamilton Central QLD 4007 Australia
T. +61 7 3848 2100
E. heiaq2018@expertevents.com.au