Beyond the Boundaries: Sustainable Communities
As part of the AAEGT National Gifted Conference, we are offering a youth
summit focusing on “Beyond the Boundaries: sustainable communities”.
Open to gifted students in Years 7 - 12, this is an exciting opportunity
to work with other gifted youth, to learn about sustainable living, and
to consider future community design and planning.
Participants of the Youth Summit will explore the potential for living
sustainably as a community. They will work in small groups to plan
and map out a sustainable community in one of three selected
environments in Australia – meeting the unique challenges of the
environment, planning innovative solutions to the challenges, and
creating a representation of their solution.
During the three day program, experts from a range of organisations
will be available to advise on community planning, indigenous
communities, town planning, building structures and sustainable
living. Participants will then apply this to the design of community
features for leisure, accommodation, infrastructure and business.
The final display will include a folio and a 2D representation of the
community features, curated as an installation that will be on
display to delegates attending the National Gifted Conference. This
final presentation is an opportunity that connects national gifted
delegates and gifted youth.
Partricipants will work in smaller groups and come together in the day for discussion or bigger workshops and activities.
When: 29 September - 1 October 2016
Time: 8.30am - 5pm
Venue: UNSW Kensington
Cost: $350 for the 3 days - Registrations now closed
* Children of conference delegates will take preference as they will have until 31 July to register ahead of the general public.