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! Choose from a workout with a personal trainer, a guided bushwalk, a yoga class or perhaps you'd love to soak up the ocean. Breakfast is on from 7:00am. 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 begin at the main stage at approxomately 9:00am and then we break off into multiple streams from 10:00am onwards.
The days are scheduled with workshops, lectures, 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 about early childhood education or circular economies, or you might want to soak in a lecture on public policy or social change theory. As the days come to a close the programme morphs into performance art, live music, poetry and maybe a DJ set. The cinema might show a film, and the fireplace hosts discussions.
We enjoy taking care of you. 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. (It all adds up!) This lets you fully engage with the content, and continue conversations with the other participants and presenters over a meal or a late night coffee.
No matter your learning style, we want you to be engaged. There are both indoor and outdoor learning spaces, the main stage for keynotes and headline acts, as well as intimate workshop spaces.
We also provide access to hot water showers in a pristine, off-grid natural environment. Tea and coffee are 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 have to be roughing it ;)