U3A Network WA held its’ conference in Mandurah, hosted by U3A Mandurah, on Wednesday and Thursday, October 17th and 18th, 2018.  Below is a gallery of photos from the conference and a summary of comments.   Click on an image to view larger images and view the slideshow.

U3A Network WA Conference photo gallery

U3A Network WA Conference summary of comments

Favourite part of conference: High quality speakers, mixing with other U3A members
Things for improvement: PA system, comfort breaks, mints on tables
Encourage other to attend in 2020:   Almost all said yes
Where would you like conference in 2020: Split between Mandurah, Busselton and Perth
Other comments: Generally positive comments on food, venue and organisation; some felt there was too much local emphasis; need more breaks

 

VENUE
Peel Thunder Football Club.
Bendigo Bank Stadium (Rushton Park)
Dower St   MANDURAH   WA 6210

OPENING:
Peter Alcock, MC   Acknowledgement of Country
The Hon. David Templeman, MLA   member for Mandurah

Special guest:                 Ian Robertson, President U3A Network NSW
SPEAKERS
Prof Lyn Beazley, AO     Australian of the Year, 2015; Chief Scientist of WA 2006 – 2013
David Smeeton               History of Mandurah
Alec Coles                         CEO WA Museum
Richard Offen                 Former Executive Director of Heritage Perth
Glenn Mitchell                Former sports commentator
Ainslie Lamb                   Brain Games author and presenter, U3A NSW

An expert Q & A Panel:  
Topic: “WA Lifestyles of the future”
Panellists: Rhys Williams, Mayor of Mandurah; Eric Lumsden, retired Chairman WA Planning Commission; David Hynes, Public Transport Authority; Dr. Karl O’Callaghan, retired Police Commissioner

Thursday afternoon excursion – optional:
Estuary/dolphin cruise (includes lunch)
Click here to view the program.  It is a PDF and you will need Adobe Acrobat® Reader