What Happens at Newkind?
A Capacity Building Excercise for Agents of Social Change
We get off to a fresh start each day at Newkind, with a few options. A workout session with a personal trainer, a guided bushwalk, a yoga class or maybe swim in the ocean. Breakfast is on from 7 am. Bring your eating utensils to the food hall and get served up a delicious hot breakfast with local produce and freshly brewed coffee. The first lecture will usually begin at the main stage around 9 am and then break off into multiple streams from 10 am onwards.
The days are scheduled with practical workshops, theory sessions, discussion panels and an evening keynote address. The programme is diverse and comprehensive so you gain a wide variety of learnings and experiences. You might want to learn how to design a sustainable home or how to build a micro-farm set-up, or you might want a more academic day with lectures on public policy, economics and social change theory or childhood education.
As the days come to a close we turn to The Arts to inspire us; performance art, music, poetry and a DJ set or two. While the cinema shows films for social change and the fireplace hosts discussions, there will also be facilitated debriefs and networking conversations late into the night. As a drug & alcohol-free event, the atmosphere is grounded and centred and participants make the most of the opportunity to learn from peers, leaders and make meaningful contacts.
All meals and drinks are provided and sourced from local Tasmanian produce, so we can reduce our carbon footprint, packaging, and food wastage, as well as save you the money you would normally spend at festivals on food. This allows you to be fully engaged with the content, and continue conversations with the other participants and presenters over a meal or a late night coffee.
There are indoor learning spaces, outdoor learning spaces, the main stage for keynotes and headline acts, as well as intimate workshop spaces for smaller sessions. Hot water showers in a pristine, off-grid natural environment. Tea and fine coffee available pretty much around the clock, Kombucha on tap and dessert served each night after dinner. We like getting close to nature and we treat our space with respect, but we don't believe that means we have to be roughing it.
At Newkind we want you to glamp in style while keeping sustainability and environmental responsibility at the forefront of our plans and designs.