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Lift Off [x evokeAG]

Lift Off aims to build alignment across the GGA network at the start of the year consolidating important working relationships, provide valuable operational updates and opportunity for capacity building.

In 2024, Lift Off will take its place as a unique lead-in ‘side line event’ to the major international ag industry conference evokeAG being held in Perth the same week.

GGA is especially pleased to welcome Research / Project Officers from WA GGA member groups for an afternoon launch of a comprehensive new GGA professional development program supporting Research/Project Officers from the GGA network.

Date & Times

Monday 19th Feb, 2024
Day Program – 8.30am [9.00am start] – 4.30pm
Networking Sundowner 5.00 – 6.30pm

Venues

  • Main Program – Holiday Inn City Centre 8.30am [9.00am start] – 4.30pm
  • Afternoon Research/Project Officers Program – Adnate Hotel [1.30pm – 4.30pm]
  • Networking Sundowner – Adnate Hotel [5.00pm – 6.30pm]

Interstate and international ‘exchange experience’

The Lift Off ’24 program will be enriched this year by opening up to interstate and international delegates that will be in Perth for evokeAG.

We aim to host a 2-hour WA x interstate x international ‘show and tell’ grower group exchange experience.

Not only will we do the around-the-room update from local WA groups introducing themselves, we’ll also hear from local and visiting grower groups about how they operate, the kind of on-ground work they are undertaking, and the challenges they face in their home region.

Program

Time – 8.30am arrival [9.00am start] – 4.30pm

A central program will run all day from the Holiday Inn for WA GGA groups.

International delegates are welcome to join us for the morning [Sessions 1-3 plus lunch].

Interstate delegates are welcome to join us for the majority of the day [Sessions 1-6].



Arrivals | 8.30am – 9.00am Registrations [Tea & Coffee on arrival]

Welcome address [Rikki Foss]

Session 1 – AgriFutures – evokeAG hosts [John Harvey, Michael Beer, Belinda Allit] – What and who are AgriFutures, what are their 4 pillars of work and how can GGA member groups benefit?

Morning Tea Break | 10.15am – 10.45am

Session 2 – Meet the WA GGA network [around-the-room show and tell]

Session 3 – Interstate & International guests [around-the-room show and tell]

Social Lunch | 12.45pm – 1.30pm
*International groups depart after lunch
*Research / Project Officers move to Adnate Hotel for afternoon professional development [scroll for details further below]

Session 4 – MLA Programs [David Beatty] – Lodge questions here

Session 5 – Working with the GRDC [ Peter Bird & Jo Wheeler] – Lodge questions here

Afternoon Tea Break | 2.45pm – 3.00pm

Session 6 – Landcare Farming programs [Ang Hammond]
*Interstate groups depart after this session

Session 7 – GGA Innovation initiatives [Joanne Wisdom]

Session 8 – Regional Soil Co-ordinator Update [Jen Clausen]

Session 9 – GGA 2024 Activities and Opportunities [ Rikki Foss & Kallista Bolton]

Event Actions, Evaluation & Close 4.30pm [ Theo Nabben]

Transition time – [check-in/change/relocate]

Networking sundowner [Adnate Hotel poolside] | 5.00pm – 6.30pm
*All WA, interstate & International guests welcome

*Subject to change

Full details on the program

Research /Project Officers Afternoon Program

Time – 1.30pm – 4.30pm | Adnate Hotel

Following lunch, WA Research/Project Officers will break-away for an afternoon of professional development run from [the beautiful] Adnate Hotel [300m walk up the road].

Led by GGA’s Michelle Condy, an inspiring afternoon process will be facilitated by the team from Value Creators in a six-part program.

Part 1 – Overview of the new 3 year GGA Research/Project Officers PD program

Part 2 – Meet your GGA network colleagues

Part 3 – Personality types – working to your strengths

Arvo Tea Break [Poolside]

Part 4 – Your role – set your goals on leading and driving change in the agriculture ecosystem

Part 5 – Resilience and building a confident growth mindset

Part 6 – Co-design the ‘Research / Project Officers community of practice’


*Subject to change

More details on the afternoon Research / Project Officers program

Optional Networking Sundowner $39

5.00pm – 6.30pm | Poolside – Adnate Hotel

Make the most of your time and build your ag industry contacts. Join us for a catered poolside networking sundowner at the beautiful Adnate Hotel.

Includes 1 hour service of canapes food, venue and some soft drinks.

Alcoholic drinks are purchased from the bar at own expense.

Ticket Costs

Deadline – registrations for GGA ‘s Lift Off event close Thursday 15 Feb 2024

Ticket 1 – WA delegate – $90 main program all-day ticket [40 places]

  • All GGA network member groups are strongly encouraged to attend.
  • For groups without staff, time-poor ‘operational volunteers’ such as Chairs and Secretaries will find Lift Off an efficient way to learn about opportunities through meeting key GGA staff.
  • Price includes full-day program at Holiday Inn, morning tea, social lunch, afternoon tea.
    *Networking Sundowner is an optional extra of $39 per person.

Ticket 2 – WA Research /Project Officers’ $190 all-day ‘combo’ ticket [20 places]

Price includes morning program, morning tea, social lunch at the Holiday Inn plus facilitated six part afternoon training sessions and afternoon tea at the Adnate Hotel.
*Networking Sundowner is an optional extra of $39 per person.


Ticket 3 – WA Research /Project Officers’ $100 half-day afternoon only ticket [20 places]

Price includes facilitated six-part afternoon training sessions and afternoon tea at the Adnate Hotel. *Networking Sundowner is an optional extra of $39 per person.

Ticket 4 – Interstate delegate ticket $90 [20 places]

  • Interstate grower groups or groups affiliated with the National Grower Group Collective may automatically proceed to ticketing to self-register.
  • Price includes sessions 1-6 from program at Holiday Inn, morning tea, social lunch, afternoon tea.
    *Networking Sundowner is an optional extra of $39 per person.

Ticket 5 – International delegate ticket $90 [15 places]

  • International grower groups, farming systems groups or organisations operating in a similar context should follow this two step process:
    1.Complete this Expression Of Interest form first
    2. Await clearance from GGA [Kallista Bolton] confirming you qualify to register.
  • Price includes sessions 1-3 in program at Holiday Inn, morning tea, social lunch.
    *Networking Sundowner is an optional extra of $39 per person.

Registrations are open now and close Friday 10 February. Click through to Eventbrite for ticketing.

Who’s going – Delegate RSVP directory

As registrations come in GGA will be periodically updating a RSVP register so you can connect with other delegates in advance or on the day.

Water Taxi to EvokeAG ‘Welcome Event’ $65

6.15pm – 7.00pm [40 minute ferry ride]


We’ve timed our Lift Off Sundowner to allow you to continue on to the evening evokeAG Welcome Event at the Royal Perth Yacht Club.

For those ready to live their best adventurous life – jump aboard the GGA water taxi!

Accompanied by our fearless leader GGA CEO Rikki Foss, make the most of your Perth city experience and take the [40 minute] scenic route down the beautiful Swan River onboard with the ‘Little Ferry Company’.

Eleven seats are available, snap yours up quick smart via our Lift Off ticketing options – bookings for the water taxi close Jan 20th!

For those that prefer the fast route [15 mins]team up with other Lift Off delegates and hit the road in an Uber from the Adnate Hotel kerb.

Accommodation

*Accom queries to Kallista Bolton kbolton@gga.org.au | Mb 0421 623 406

GGA has negotiated ‘mates rates’ at both the Holiday Inn and Adnate Hotel for delegates coming into Perth to attend Lift Off and also extending their stay for EvokeAG.

***Both hotels are walking distance to the evokeAG venue at the convention centre.

If attending Lift Off please book your accommodation via our Lift Off Ticketing process.

Need a Roommate for Twin Share? – should you wish to book twin share but don’t have a roommate, simply go ahead and purchase your accommodation through GGA via this Eventbrite ticketing platform and we will attempt to pair you up with another delegate from the network of the same sex.


GGA evokeAG ticket promo offer – farmer members coming to evokeAG [using the special reduced evokeAG ticket prices previous released] can extend the Holiday Inn $220 room rate to their farming members. If they are NOT attending Lift Off please book directly with the hotel – email Holiday Inn reservations team at bookinghiccp@ihg.com and mention Grower Group Alliance for the rate of $220.00 Room Only

Option 1 – Holiday Inn $220 or $110 twin share

Address – 778-788 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000, Australia [9 minute walk to Convention Centre where evokeAG is]

Best suited for those staying on for evokeAG for the week, this hotel is easy walking distance to the Perth Convention Centre where evokeAG will be held.

This hotel features a vibrant street front bar and eatery downstairs ideal for networking catchups at the end of the conference day.

– Flat room rate of $220 for an ensuite room in King or Twin set up.
– Cost is $220 per room not per person.
– Sharing the room with one other person halves the cost to $110 per person.
– if you need a twin share room mate GGA will try to find one
– 10 rooms have been held for GGA – more are available but be quick.

Bookings

If attending Lift Off [and extending on for evokeAG], all bookings for the Holiday Inn should come through GGA via our Eventbrite ticketing.

[*Excludes grower group farmer members not attending Lift Off but coming to evokeAG – in this case please book direct with Holiday Inn bookinghiccp@ihg.com and mention Grower Group Alliance for the rate of $220.00 Room Only]

Holiday Inn Parking

Holiday Inn – Wilson Parking located Opposite [access via 150 St Georges Tce]

Option 2 – Adnate Hotel $245 or $155.50 twin share

Address – 900 Hay St, Perth WA 6000 [9 minute walk to Convention Centre where evokeAG is]

We recommend Research / Project Officers stay at the Adnate Hotel.

This hotel oozes summer pool party vibe and an open air area great for alfresco socialising. The vibe here is bright, modern with ample comfortable seating for extended conversations.

– Room rate of $245 for an ensuite room or $311 per room for twin set up – available the night before 18th Feb, as well as from the 19th onwards for Lift Off and a longer stay for evokeAG
– Sharing the room with one other person halves the cost to $155.50 per person.
– if you need a twin room mate GGA will try to help find one.
*Breakfast available and an optional extra from $25-$36
– 5 rooms of each have been held for GGA – more are available but be quick.

Bookings

All bookings for the Adnate need to come through GGA via our Eventbrite ticketing.

Adnate Hotel Parking

Convenient Wilson Parking is available directly behind the hotel with a easy accessway from the car park to the hotel lobby.

GGA Staff Appointments

If you’d like to book a private appointment with a GGA team member to discuss any business or find out more about opportunities place a booking request via this Airtable Form and we’ll do our best to set up a timeslot.


Benefits of attending

If you still need a buisness case for attending Lift Off , here is the checklist of key benefits:

  • Building your group’s profile, visibility and identifying collaboration links in the GGA network
  • Developing your working relationship with key GGA staff
  • Learning about interstate and international grower group operational context.
  • Commencing the working year with improved working relationships
  • Learning about multiple program opportunities, and performance expectations
  • Providing input and engaging in two-way feedback sessions in a facilitated format
  • Meeting GGA staff to understand how your group can engage and benefit
  • Receive the latest information on GGA direction
  • Collegiate development opportunity for Research/Project Officers with a specialist afternoon professional development program with opportunity to co-design a new professional ‘community of practice’.

Enquiries

Tickets

Registrations are open now and close Friday 10 February. Click through to Eventbrite for ticketing.


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08 Dec 2023