Over 30 speakers at the 2019 Sustainable Futures Convention in Gloucester

Think tank: Gloucester's hard working volunteers get the final details in place for the third Sustainable Futures Convention, held every other year.. Photo: Anne Keen
Think tank: Gloucester's hard working volunteers get the final details in place for the third Sustainable Futures Convention, held every other year.. Photo: Anne Keen

Gloucester's committee of volunteers behind the 2019 Sustainable Futures Convention has been hard at work getting the final details arranged.

Expected to see around 300 people from across the State and beyond converge on Gloucester, the event takes place on Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31.

More than 30 speakers have been lined up to cover a range of topics foundational to the Australia reMade, which is seeking a better future for Australia based on the input of over 200 leaders from communities around the country.

In the lead up to the convention, two workshops were held in Gloucester to actively seek input from high school students and the wider community to bring the local their voice into the convention workshops.

Ann Porcino encouraged the students to think about what they and their community is doing to make a better future. Photo Anne Keen

Ann Porcino encouraged the students to think about what they and their community is doing to make a better future. Photo Anne Keen

Students were asked to think about what Gloucester is already doing to be a more inclusive, sustainable community, then asked to contribute ideas for their vision of the best version Australia.

Committee member, Julie Lyford said the convention is about bringing people together to listen, share ideas and develop new networks with the hope that from there things will start to happen in their own communities.

"It's about providing the tools to help make a difference for each person in their own way," Julie said. "Whether it be on an individual level at home, in their communities or beyond."

Ticket prices range from $25-$150 per day and can be purchased at gloucestersustainablefuture.com until Monday March 25.