SEWF 2022 / Rural Gathering

Rural Gathering Program

Rural Gathering Program

Below is an outline of the program of events. More details coming soon!

Due to the immersive design of the program, numbers are limited and by expression of interest (deadline 16 July). Apply here

2 October

Welcome: evening

Join Welcome to Country ceremony with Traditional Owners, followed by BBQ and refreshments in the courtyard at Old Beechworth Gaol. 

3-4 October

Immersive field trip

  • 3 October: Yackandandah – Corryong – Bright
    Begin an immersive field trip across North East Victoria. Meet rural social entrepreneurs and explore community-led social enterprises.

    • Morning departure from Old Beechworth Gaol.
    • Evening meal and overnight accommodation in Bright.
  • 4 October: Mt Buffalo – Beechworth
    • Morning departure from Bright.
    • Afternoon workshop at Old Beechworth Gaol.
4 October

Evening dinner

Rural Gathering participants and philanthropic and government representatives come together for dinner + guest speaker + entertainment at Old Beechworth Gaol

*Overnight accommodation in Beechworth and surrounding area.

5 October

Rural Gathering Forum

Rural Gathering participants join with government and philanthropic representatives to explore local and international models and best practice approaches to community-led rejuvenation through social enterprise in a rural setting. 

The event will incorporate: Social Enterprise Schools showcase and market day, interactive workshops, Q&A with panel and release of the Rural Gathering Manifesto.

Time: 09:00-15:00 AEST (GMT+10)

Thank you to our Partners!