Ordained to discover new sagacity that would alter the world we knew University of Sydney was established in 1850 in Sydney Australia. Students and fellow researchers gather from all over the world with a pre conceived notion that they will be opened to huge range of opportunities and scope under the guidance of Professor Marie Bashir the Chancellor of the University. The University promises to furnish guidance that will change the lives of the students and providing a quantum leap for the researchers. The primary focus of the university is to maintain a university where the fellow students and researchers of Australia and other parts of the world can mutually receive knowledge which will guide them to reach their terminus. University of Sydney has conducted many fests and exhibitions in the past and intends to organize events like Learning Technology Research Fest Annual Carolfest etc.
No speaker/bio notes in our session. No breakout session information included in booklet. Too many sessions at one time diluted the attendance numbers (3 at our session not involved in the presenter's work). Need to leave refreshments out longer, especially tea/coffee for our elderly, as some sessions ran over and people came out looking for food already packed away.Needed to incorporate the official welcomes during a refreshment/network function (after Welcome to Country ceremony) - from 5.30-6pm many of our elderly looked like they need a refreshment break as lunch was so long ago.ICC is a huge facility so lots of walking involved... I liked the water coolers in the hallway and breakout rooms.Loved the Gathering Place.. weaving was a favorite, as was the entertainment. The prices on the stalls were too high so did't buy anything - not enough event discount offers.Would have loved to hear more from our visiting international groups (Inuit, Native and Maori) but only because I
Only critique which is not one... there were so many presentations at one time I could only get to a few. Maybe an idea would be to have fewer presentations or more focused on theme of gathering. Then to have a few key presentations at different times on each day. Or prior to Conference have delegates generally vote on which would be their favorite presentations to see, then have those favorite presentations presented on at least two of those 4 days at different time slots.Let lunch time just be for gathering and not with workshops at same time.It was amazing! I had the most awesome, spiritual and connectioning time. Kelly
I Absolutely loved this conference. My only feedback is that there was too much going on. The gathering place was amazing but needed to be limited to break times as it distracted people from attending the plenarys and break out sessions. The break out sessions should have been limited to 4 concurrent sessions. I felt bad for people who presented when there were low numbers of people attending. The program needed to be finalized earlier so that people could plan what sessions to attend.The welcome was very long and drawn out. Amazing conference and venue and food. I really wanted to experience as much as I could.
I volunteered at the event for half a day and really wished I had been able to do more shifts as the event looked very interesting.As there is no board or placard that shows all presentations for the day, I would advise patrons to know which talks they want to listen to before the event so as not to lose time or alternatively, the organizers could create such a notice board so that it would be much easier for both staff and patrons to know what's going on at any given time.
I loved the messaging. Not sure what could help it better. Perhaps, have the internet page and app be more similar. it was hard to have to go back and forth between the two when going over the breakout sessions. i'd like to also have a bookmark of some kind of calendar marker to remind us what breakout sessions we'd like to go to. i couldn't figure out where to find the listings of the videos that were playing throughout the day. thank you
The event offers a worldwide perspective and connection for Healing our Spirit Worldwide. Each person, from each country gathering as a collective allows for sharing and caring of spirit. Take the opportunity to talk to people, listen and share. The gathering allowed me to re-member my spirit and that of my old people - honour our way of life which will always - always be important.
The app cut out more than once I could only see a white screen. It was delayed in send me reminders for my sessions. The reminders came well after the session had actually finished. Needed more time to network and meet people. Needed time in between sessions to get to the next one. Maybe a few less break out sessions and reoccurring so if you missed one you can catch it next time.
There was real variability of the quality of the speakers, this was sometimes challenging in terms of potential value as a conference participant. I would have liked a stronger review of the topics being presented and stronger direction and review on quality of presentations. It would have also been good to keep to time as the event was very long and went late so when things weren't running to time it was difficult. Also some speakers went over time and this impacted on following presenters so facilitators needed to manage timing more effectively.
Great conference with so many valuable topics an discussion. We all as First Nations have same issues an problems, in our communities; we must continue to work together, voicing our issues to ensure a better an safe community an world live in. We need to recolonize, the colonies impact an affect on our Native Lands.
I learnt that together we can get through it and there are a lot of amazing people that are trying to make great changes for the Indigenous people of the world and the fact that it is being led by the Indigenous people makes it even more special. I learnt new tools that i can take back to the community to assist with dealing with trauma.