You know that sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you realise that you were supposed to do something but forgot – perhaps it was that you had forgotten to return a phonecall, or you have forgotten to turn up to a meeting.
I know that feeling well, and it happens to the best of us (and if I’m honest, happens to me more times than I should probably admit!).
So, in this eNews I’d like to take the opportunity to help you avoid the sinking feeling you might get if you suddenly realise that you forgot to register for the 2021 ATDC Conference.
The conference is only one month away – and we have lined up a fantastic program of speakers and topics.
If you’re working on the front-line delivering treatment and services – we have something for you!
If you work in policy, research or program development – we also have something for you!
If you’re interested in broader challenges of addressing stigma, and amplifying the voice of those with lived experience – we absolutely have something for you!
As an added bonus, those who attend the conference will also get to join us at the end of the first day to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ATDC. Many people who are regular subscribers to our eNews might feel like they know our organisation quite well. But do you know what the original unincorporated name of the ATDC was? Hint: It wasn’t the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council. Could you name a current Board Director that was also directly involved in the establishment of the ATDC all those years ago? Do you remember which existing well-known community service organisation provided the ATDC with office space to get us started? I hope you join us to find out!
Finally, those attending will also have the wonderful opportunity to join us in recognising the incredible contribution of those working in our sector when we present the 2021 Tasmanian ATOD Awards on the first day of the conference. It’s been three years since we last had the opportunity to celebrate the hard work and achievements of those making a difference – and I am personally looking forward to this.
For those that haven’t registered, there is still time! All the information, including the program can be found here.
We would love for you to join us, and I hope to see you there!
Chief Executive Officer