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Please note that this event has been postponed until further notice.
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Date and Time: Monday 6th April 2020, 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm (registration from 12pm), followed by networking drinks
Venue: Griffith University - South Bank campus, Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets Southbank Parklands, Brisbane 4000
Registrations close: 30 March 2020
Fees (GST inclusive): AES and AMSRS members $140, Non-Members $190, Full-time Students $140 (please send copy of student ID card to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Despite technology advancements making us more connected than ever loneliness and social isolation is recognised as an emerging public health issue…some warn ‘epidemic’.

Government, community and commercial agencies are focused on understanding, evidencing and refining policies, programs and services that can help address the issue. Research and evaluation plays an important role in supporting this.

This event brings together expert speakers to discuss:
  • Causes, costs, consequences and the politics of rising social isolation in our society
  • Associations between loneliness and poor health and social economic outcomes, and learnings from Queensland Health’s exploration of the mental wellbeing of Queenslanders
  • Social marketing strategies to address the social isolation challenge
  • Evidence and learnings from local community organisations: Micah’s Hope St Café Enterprise, Relationship Australia’s National Neighbour Day Campaign, La Boite’s Open Homes project and the work of Islamic Women’s Association of Australia (IWAA)
  • Latest worldwide trends on social cohesion and social fragmentation
Who should attend:

This event offers something for passionate people from the public, not-for-profit, private and academic sectors, especially those in the areas of:

  • Social research and/or evaluation
  • Human services government policy, program and service design
  • Community service delivery
  • Social marketing and social change advocacy

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Click here to download a PDF of the 2020 Symposium Program.

2020 MeetSymposiumSpeakers 

Click here for a full list of speakers, their bios and presentation abstracts. A Speaker Line-Up Not to be Missed!

DON’T MISS OUT! There are limited spaces available and the last symposium was a full house so if you haven’t already secured your registration, please do so now.


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