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    [Un]tourism by design one day workshop

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    Hi. We've been working hard at our REGEN story for a while now. And it's getting serious. And exciting.
    Let's update our Regen TourismΒ stories and share our progress. Then allΒ 'lean in' to make a plan that we can deliver, in real life, over the next two years.

    We'll spend this dayΒ exploring what it means for Gippslanders to host travellers in regenerative ways. We will explore howΒ locals and visitors can nourish local places,Β communities and nature.Β We will reimagine what travel and tourism can be when people and place matter.

    THE DAY:

    Arrive 9.30Β for 10:00 am start at the Slipway Sheds Lakes Entrance for community weaving conversations.
    The Slipway is our community operatedΒ REGEN hub. Come and feel it in action. Meet our community REGEN activators.Β 

    11.30 head to Bungalook Studio. 252 Colquhoun Road Lakes Entrance for meet + greet at Josephine Jakobi's Art Space.

    12:00 lunchΒ at Bungalook Studio

    1:00pm-4:30pm workshop

    In this workshop we will:

    • Spend time communing, connecting and in conversation.
    • Reflect on the Tourism CoLab's recent Regenerative Tourism Summit.What areΒ the insights are for places, communities, and those stewarding nature.
    • Recapping on the <fest of feb> and why it's SO important.
    • Share the outcomes of our 3909 Precinct Plan (Active Participatory Research). What can YOU add?
    • Understand why Nicola Watts' Changemaker sessions have been real catalysts for changeΒ - at last!
    • Recap on Skipper Pete's ON FOOT nature based tourism forum. A voice at last for nature.
    • FLOAT's Art School is ready for launch. Β How can your community start it's own?
    • East Gippsland Winter Festival is a key plank for change. How do we stick to our REGEN guns?
    • Explore regenerative hosting, and what it might look like in East Gippsland in concrete, practical, community-driven ways
    • Sit with the challenge of reinventing local economies and the role of regenerative hosting
    • What's our next REGEN step? What'sΒ yours?

    Inspired by our commitment to living systems and regenerative practices, we will seek to [re]examine, [un]learn, and [un]cover the possibilities of community-led hosting and stewarding of place.Β 

    ~ Includes Lunch and afternoon tea.

    AFTERWARDS:
    Let's share a seafoodΒ dinner by The Minotaur + Sailor's Grave BrewingΒ at the Slipway Sheds for everyone keen to continue the conversation.
    (Purchase a dinner ticket if you're keen to join us.)

    Join us!


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