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 Fairtrade products.
2013 Fairly Educated Conference
The 2013 Fairly Educated Conference was held at the University of Tasmania in Hobart on the 19th to the 21st of July 2013. The conference program was build upon the pillars of Learn, Act and Succeed. For the first time, conference attendees were given an opportunity to put in action their skills and knowledge through activities at the famous Salamanca markets. For more information about the program and the speakers please see: http://www.fairlyeducatedconference.com/
2012 Fairly Educated Conference
The 2012 conference focused on equipping attendees with leadership and campaigning skills, as well as providing opportunities to network with businesses and not-for-profit organisations. The 2012 conference had networking events, an expo, workshops and plenary sessions. A blog post about the 2012 conference can be found at: http://www.fairtrade.org.nz/news/uni-students-unite-fair-trade
2011 Fairly Educated Conference
The inaugural conference had talks from several organisations related to Fair Trade including: the Fair Trade Resource Network, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, the Global Poverty Project and the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand. There were also workshops aimed to equip attendees with the skills required to design and run campaigns. There was a panel of six Australian universities that discussed their different experiences and a commitment session where university groups were encouraged to plan what actions they would take when they returned home in order for their universities to become Fair Trade Accredited.
To learn more about the Fairly Educated Conference 2011, check out the Thank You Video: