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Tell your CLC stories at the TED-inspired plenary
For effective storytelling to occur, storytellers need listeners, and what better place for this to occur than at the National CLCs Conference – where over 450 people from Community Legal Centres (CLCs), Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (FVPLS), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS), Legal Aid, the community sector more broadly, universities and elsewhere, have attended at past Conferences.
The TED-inspired plenary session will be returning to the National CLCs Conference in 2015, following its successful launch last year.
In keeping with the Conference theme, this year we’re looking for 12 staff or volunteers from CLCs to give brief, powerful talks about CLCs’ successful use of client or worker stories to resolve an issue, heal or empower individuals and/or communities or advocate for change at an individual or systemic level. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the 12 speakers at the end.
In each short talk (about 3-5 minutes), each presenter must say:
- the name of the CLC
- the problem or issue (if applicable)
- the CLC worker, client and/or community story (de-identified), and
- why or how it was effective.
If you are interested in telling a story in this session, email your pitch (outlining the above information) to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chantel on 02 9264 9595. Your pitch can be in written words or you can record it on a video. Email your pitch or video file by Thursday 30 April 2015. The 12 chosen talks will go in a draw and the winner, who will be selected by a small panel, will receive reimbursement of one Conference registration. (Having your TED-inspired talk accepted does not confer free Conference registration - you will still need to register and pay).
The criteria for selecting and judging pitches are that they are:
- innovative/interesting/fun, and
- communication of effective use of CLC stories.