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Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee and the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre are pleased to announce the support of the Sofitel Hotel at Broadbeach to assist us in hosting

Kanji Waiburra: Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Forum

30th and 31st May – Gold Coast
Sofitel Hotel, 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Gold Coast.
Registration $200

Registrations close on the 13th May.

There are a limited number of free registration spaces available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community members. These are likely to go quickly so please email us if you would like to apply.

Registrations can be made by contacting Kerri Meikle at The Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre by email, or phone on 07 3807 6155.

There is a range of accommodation at Broadbeach, including at Sofitel and the Meriton Serviced Apartments.


This year the forum will have a special focus on:
· Language in Tourism – the benefits of partnerships for community and corporate.
· Training language teachers – exploring new pathways.
· A hands on grammar workshop to build language skills.
· Commonwealth Games 2018 – opportunities to create a local language legacy.

Call for presentations
Tell us about your community language program. Why not let others know about what you have achieved or what you are dreaming of in your own place by giving a presentation. (These can be as short as 10 minutes if you don’t love the limelight.)

Don’t forget to come early to join in the Yugambeh Mobo Festival on the 29th May, bringing the richness of Yugambeh culture to the fore in a day of celebration.

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