Sustainable Futures Convention 2017, 25-26 March Gloucester NSW

Sustainable Futures Convention 2017: Gloucester 25-26 March

Welcome to Sustainable Futures Convention 2017, a community-based event in rural Gloucester, New South Wales. Following on from the inaugural Convention in 2015, we are focusing on progressive communities and individuals in action; walking the talk and finding solutions.

Transitioning towards renewable economic and social landscapes is in full swing across Australia and the world. The challenges and choices of sustainable living in rural and regional communities are creating exciting opportunities. The Sustainable Futures Convention 2017 allows you to be inspired by others active in their communities – social change makers, sustainable industries, farming and other businesses.

Join us for a weekend of creative, robust and challenging conversations by exploring solutions for our future.

You are needed. Your voice, your ideas, your energy, inspiration, enthusiasm and wisdom.


Tickets are now available for the Sustainable Futures Convention 2017 which runs over two days, Saturday 25 March and Sunday 26 March 2017 at Gloucester High School Auditorium. Book and pay online securely by credit card via our event listing on


  • Saturday 25 March 2017 (8.30am – 5.00pm) $30pp
  • Sunday 26 March 2017 (8.30am – 4.00pm) $30pp
  • Cocktails and canapes Saturday evening (6.30pm – 9.30pm at The Fox Den Cafe) $26pp


Gloucester High School Auditorium
129 Ravenshaw Street, Gloucester, New South Wales

Ticket price includes:

  • Saturday: lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea.
  • Sunday: lunch, morning tea.
  • Saturday evening: Finger food plus entertainment (drinks not included).


See our website for the programme of presenters and workshops.


Sue Kingston   m. 0457 306 044

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Motels, B&Bs, self-contained holiday houses, camping…. see all the accommodation options on the Visit Gloucester website.


Master of Ceremonies Nell Schofield, Sustainable Futures Convention 25-26 March 2017 Gloucester NSW

Nell is an actor turned activist who’s passion is bringing the creative sector and the environment movement together. She works as Project Manager for Solar Citizens and as Producer/Director for organisations like The Sunrise Project.

From 2014 – 2016 she helped spearhead the Land Water Future campaign in NSW as Sydney Coordinator with Lock The Gate. In 2007, Nell trained with Al Gore as one of his Climate Leaders and has worked in the Office of the Lord Mayor of Sydney on local government issues such as Planning and Amalgamations.

Best known for her role in the cult classic film Puberty Blues, Nell is a graduate of NIDA where she and 7 fellow students created the original stage play Strictly Ballroom. She has worked as a presenter with ABC TV, Showtime, CNN and Channel 9, and as a broadcaster with Radio National.

She has served as a director of the Sydney Festival, the Centre for Australian Design and the Rock Surfers Theatre Company, and as Vice President of the Bondi Girls Surf Riders, and as President of the Running Stream Water Users Association.