Reef Extension Think Tank 2024, 28-30 May, Townsville

Key Takeaways

  • Think Tank explored ideas and challenges around extension
  • ‘Unconference’ style means agenda was decided by participants
  • TNQ Drought Hub facilitated breakout session

TNQ Drought Hub Building Human Capacity Program Lead, Dr Jane Oorschot, recently attended the 2024 Reef Extension Think Tank held in Townsville to discuss “Enabling change in a changing world”.

The event brought together 85 industry professionals from across Sugar, Grazing and Horticulture for an inspiring few days to explore ideas and challenges around extension.

A wide range of attendees, directly involved in providing support and guidance to the extension profession, participated in the Think Tank through an ‘unconference’ approach.

The ‘unconference’ approach allowed attendees to pitch a topic of interest and then hold a breakout session to discuss the topic and later on share those insights with the rest of the group.

Jane helped facilitate one of the breakout sessions which discussed how more collaboration across the extension sector can lead to an increase of impactful outcomes.