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Tickets selling fast for Women in Print

Wednesday, 08 August 2018
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Women in Print in Sydney, 2017.

Organisers of this year’s national Women in Print (WiP) series say tickets are selling fast and there’s only a limited number still available.

“Everyone seems to be really excited about it and it’s been the best-selling year for some time,” says Karen Goldsmith, GM association, Visual Connections. “We’re well over 100 tickets sold for the bigger events in Sydney and Melbourne and smaller venues like the one in Adelaide are also doing really well with ticket sales already a record.”

The five-event series will take place around the country this month, beginning next week in Western Australia and South Australia, before moving on to Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

The event has grown from humble beginnings in 2006 to become one of the leading events on the local industry calendar. “We’ve never had any trouble getting sponsorship and the industry has really embraced it by sending their people along to events,” says Goldsmith. “The people who attend cover such broad job descriptions and they really value it as a time to get together to network and listen to some very interesting speakers.”

This year’s guest speaker is Amna Karra-Hassan, an activist and advocate for diversity, inclusion and gender parity. Karra-Hassan works for the Australian Federal Police in the Reform, Culture and Standards portfolio, which is responsible for engaging the workforce in cultural change. She is also the founder and president of the Auburn Giants Australian Football Club and has pioneered programs for women of minority communities in Western Sydney.

Women in Print is already looking towards next year and is considering more inclusive events.

“Philosophically, the biggest challenge is trying to balance inclusion,” Goldsmith says. “A lot of men in the industry say they want to attend or they want to hear a guest speaker, so we’re considering some more inclusive events for next year, which would remain branded as Women in Print events. I think the exclusive element was necessary when we launched in 2006 because women really didn’t have much of a voice in the industry, but that is slowly changing.”

This year’s events will be held at:

Perth – Wednesday 15th August

Adelaide – Thursday 16th August

Brisbane – Tuesday 21st August

Sydney – Wednesday 22nd August

Melbourne – Thursday 23rd August

Tickets are $70 +GST per head. Book and pay online at womeninprint.com.au

 

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