MAKING LINKS 2009
Sustaining Communities in Tough Times
17 - 18 November 2009
University of Melbourne
Call for papers
Two major challenges face the world today: the global economic crisis and environmental sustainability. Both are already having an impact on peoples’ lives and livelihoods.
Community organisations have already expressed concern that the most vulnerable in our societies will be hardest hit.
Community organisations also face the challenge of keeping their operations going in tough financial times, and at the same time trying to be part of the environmental solution, rather than part of the problem.
Making Links Conference 2009 asks: how are non-profit organisations meeting these twin challenges?
We are seeking presentations that address issues such as:
• Technology as a tool to improve communication, increase productivity and retain staff
Making Links is a peer-based conference. We invite you to present a paper on your learning and experiences with ICT, your projects, case studies or research, or lead a practical workshop that introduces useful tools and concepts.
The structure of the conference will be based on:
• Case studies
• Practical workshops
Who should attend?
The conference attracts delegates and presenters from many fields including health, environment, education, charities, business, government, philanthropy, human services and non-profits working with marginalised groups (e.g. e.g. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, youth at risk, unemployed, rural and remote, disability).
Registrations open 10 June.