Events like this make me wish I was under 30 again
MerinoLink embraces ideas and technology from past, present and future research and trials to assist in moving the Sheep and Wool industry forward in a profitable and practical way.
The 2018 MerinoLink Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday 20th June at the Mercure Hotel, Goulburn, NSW. The Field Day will be held on Thursday 21st June at “Ravenswood”, Cavan Station, Yass, NSW. As part of the Conference, to further exemplify MerinoLink’s strategy to encourage the involvement of young people in the Sheep and Wool Industry, one session of the Conference program will be dedicated to showcasing young people in the industry.
There is no shortage of exciting young people in wool
What is the “Hour of Power”?
The “Hour of Power” will be a fast-paced, informative session presented by a range of young researchers, scholars and innovators from across Australia. University students will have the opportunity to present their research projects and findings directly to members of the industry that their research could benefit. Previous Peter Westblade Scholarship scholars will be invited to highlight the experiences they gained through the scholarship and how it has helped them in pursuing their career. Lastly, the “Hour of Power” will also include other young innovators who are having an impact in the industry, to share their experiences and highlight how they are making a difference.
Each presenter will be allotted a 3 to 5 minute time slot in which they have to communicate their message in a succinct yet comprehensive manner. This will be followed by opportunities to network and create potential mentoring partnerships with conference attendees. Each “Hour of Power” speaker will be partnered with a mentor who will assist in making network connections during the conference.
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- Aged 18 to 30
- Honours, Masters or PhD students undertaking research topics relevant to the Sheep and Wool Industry and/or
- Someone who has made an impact within the Sheep and Wool Industry, is passionate about the industry and sees a career within the industry