The ATDC is seeking expressions of Interest (EOIs) from people interested in joining the Conference Committee.
Every two years the ATDC coordinates a sector conference for the Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) sector. Scheduled to be held over two days at the Hobart Grand Chancellor in June 2023, the ATDC is anticipating an expected attendance of around 150 delegates to network and access ATOD specific knowledge and skills. The 2023 conference will be the eighth conference, since the first was delivered in 2008.
The primary audience for the conference are those who work in the Tasmanian ATOD sector. This includes frontline staff who work directly with clients, those who work in health promotion, harm reduction services, education and prevention and those in management, governance and policy/strategy roles. People with lived experience are also key partners and the conference and will have a dedicated lived experience stream.
The conference also incorporates the Tasmanian Government sponsored Tasmanian ATOD Awards, which celebrate organisational and individual excellence in the Tasmanian ATOD sector. These awards are coordinated by a separate committee, with the award ceremony incorporated as a key feature in the conference program.
About the roles
The Committee will advise on matters that will directly influence the successful delivery of the conference. This includes a specific focus on the choice of keynote speakers and the conference program and format generally. Broadly the Committee’s role is to ensure that the conference is relevant to those working in the Tasmanian ATOD sector.
As a member of the Committee you will bring:
- An interest in ATOD issues and practice,
- Knowledge of your colleagues and the broader ATOD sector and what would be of interest to them in the conference program,
- A passion for conferences / networking and the opportunities they present,
- A strong desire to contribute to professional capacity of ATOD staff.
We are looking for representatives from the following parts of the ATOD sector
- Lived Experience Advocate
- Government representative
- ATOD front-line treatment representative
- ATOD education/prevention representative
Roles and responsibilities
- Attendance at Committee meetings (no longer than two hours duration, no more than five meetings – virtual attendance will be available),
- Contribution to the identification of suitable keynote speakers
- Provision of advice on the general conference program,
- Willingness to consult and connect with ATOD staff / colleagues regarding the conference program,
- Participation in the review of conference abstracts submitted by interested speakers,
- Commitment to championing the conference.
Frequency and Time Investment
- No more than five meetings, 1-2 hours each, occurring in August, September, October, and February and March.
- Some out of session engagement required.
Membership and remuneration
The Lived Experience member will be remunerated for their meeting attendance and meeting preparation time. All other members are expected to serve the coalition as volunteers or as part of their existing role.
Is this you? If so, make an EOI to join the Conference Committee today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
EOIs close July 1 2022. If you have any questions, would like to obtain more information or a copy of the draft Terms of Reference, please contact Jackie Hallam 6231 5002 or 0438347056.