2016 Conference



Fair Trade Visionaries

The Fairly Educated Conference in 2016 is back on the 15-17th July in Geelong,

Hosted by Deakin University’s Fair Trade 


The Fairly Educated Conference is back in 2016 and for the first time is being held at a regional university. This means you’ll get the chance to see firsthand exactly how small, individual changes can combine to create a large and positive impact.

Whether you are already an advocate or someone who simply wants to know more about the principles of Fair Trade and how they can be applied to drive change, this conference will suit you. Like-minded people from across Australia will be brought together to network with passionate leaders from Fair Trade companies and humanitarian organizations as well as politicians, empowering entrepreneurs and event management specialists. This will provide you with not only the knowledge regarding what is currently being done to tackle the major issues of the world, but also how you as an individual can make a great impact and be one of the future leaders of social change.

If you are part of a club or society, then you can ask your student association or club to fund you as the conference is focused on leadership and development.

What is the Fairly Educated Conference?

The Fairly Educated Conference is an opportunity available for university students and staff in Australia and beyond, to:

  • Facilitate skill and resource sharing amongst Fair trade campus movements;
  • Foster connections between Fair trade university campus movements;
  • Allow for social interaction between like-minded people on personal and professional levels;
  • Raise awareness in the university community about Fair Trade products.

Overall the Fairly Educated movement aims to combine university Fair Trade movements worldwide, and the annual conference is just one part of a larger, world-wide movement linking universities together.

Visionary: ‘A person with original ideas about what the future will or could be like’

The conference will capture this notion by inspiring delegates to truly make a difference in the world.

Day 1: 17th July, starting 12.30
Networking with other likeminded and passionate individuals, delegates will be immersed in the values and principles of Fair Trade. Small workshops explaining both the characteristics and importance of Fair Trade and Fair Trade accreditation will run throughout the afternoon. The focus is on helping delegates realise their individual potential to make change and to create goals that will allow them to achieve this. The evening will be a relaxed, social Oxjam event with local bands performing; showcasing how charity events can be both fun and productive.

Day 2: 18th July, Small Change, Great Impact
Featuring keynote speakers, workshops and a political panel, the second day focuses on developing ideas and learning from the inspirational experiences of individuals who have enacted great change in the world. With sustainability a major topic, delegates will hear from business leaders who have made valuable social changes and who display the best practice in sustainability areas. Group workshops in the afternoon will allow further networking and a chance to develop your own initiatives and ideas.

– Leader of Thank You
Heart of Chocolate
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Day 3: 19th July, Development of Visionaries
The final day is a culmination of everything previous, with delegates learning how to put into practice the principles and ideas learnt throughout the conference. With the focus on creating leaders that are passionate and capable, day 3 will involve the preparation of personal and university development plans.

Delegates should leave the conference passionate and prepared to initiate their goals for the future, knowing that they are supported and part of a bigger picture of social change.

Who should come?

* Active FairTrade advocates

* Sustainability Staff

* Social Justice young leaders

* University students sharing a commitment for poverty alleviation

* International development researchers


Friday, 15 July 2016 at 12:00 PM Sunday, 17 July 2016 at 3:30 PM (AEST) 


Deakin University – 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216 – View Map

(Geelong campus)


$60 registration which covers morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and an awesome lineup of speakers and workshop leaders for three days.


Please see the Accommodation & Transport Page for more details.

For free accommodation at a local caravan park, book now!

Updates will be posted regularly on FACEBOOK 

Get on board with something bigger than yourself. REGISTER HERE! 

The 2016 FEC is Presented by

 | Fair Trade Vision |   Deakin University Student |  Association Deakin University

Fairly Educated – Combining University Fair Trade Movements / Fairly Educated Conference.

CONTACT: conference@fairlyeducated.com