Tasmanian Association of Laboratory Managers

www.talm.org.au

TALM Annual Conference

5 – 7 October 2020

Skill-building: Environmentally Friendly Practices

Program

Program is subject to change.  A detailed one will be available at the end of September.

Day 1 – registration from 11.00am – 11.30am. Finish 4pm

Professional Learning Institute, Glenorchy

  • Conference Opening – Rosemary Anderson, Principal Education Officer, Department of Education
  • A-Lab: technological and electronic gadgets your school can hire – Stuart Thorne, Project Manager, Peter Underwood Centre
  • Microscopes and other interesting science equipment – Mark Leonard, Imbros.
  • Handling and storage of radioactive substances – Félix Werner, Health Physicist, Radiation Protection Unit, Population Health Services
  • Science Assist: a great science education resource
  • How to build a large Newton’s Cradle

Day 2 – 8.30-4pm

Sustainability Learning Centre, Hobart College, and Mt Nelson Fire Station, Mt Nelson

  • Tour of the SLC educational facilities and energy-efficient buildings – Nel Smit, Education Co-ordinator, Greening Australia
  • Greening Australia workshop (getting down and dirty outside: bring your gardening gloves!!) – Anna Minchin, Revegetation Program Leader, Greening Australia
  • Microbes and Winogradsky columns
  • Tour of Hobart College Science facilities including Royal Australian Chemical Institute demos
  • Fire safety – Phil Sansom, experienced Volunteer Fire-Fighter
  • Conference Dinner, 6.30pm venue to be confirmed. Dinner speaker: Peter Norris, Owner and Founder, Heritage Honey, Vice President of the Tasmanian Bee-Keepers’ Association.

Day 3 – 9am to 2pm

Professional Learning Institute, Glenorchy

  • Microscope maintenance – William Hardman, Laboratory Manager, Newstead College
  • Reducing the cost of chemical disposal – Ben Mooney, Branch Manager – Liquid and Technical Services, Cleanaway. Ben is a member of the Royal Australian Institute of Chemistry.
  • Rock kits and Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP) – Philip Sansom, Tasmania Coordinator, TESEP

Please note: a goods exchange table will not be offered at this conference.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we can only offer registrations for family members on Day 2 of this conference.

Conference enquiries to

Fiona Hay, E: fiona.hay(is a dancing llama)education.tas.gov.au,    T: 0409 435 750

Miriam McFarlane, E: miriam.mcfarlane(is a dancing llama)education.tas.gov.au">miriam.mcfarlane(is a dancing llama)education.tas.gov.au,    T: 0468 540 025

COVID-19 Safety measures

The conference will be guided by the current Tasmanian Government regulations current on the day.  

TALM and our venues require the following:

  • Use hand sanitiser at sign in station
  • Sign in and provide contact details on arrival each day
  • Seating will be set 1.5m apart and participants are asked to maintain this distancing whenever possible
  • Density at 1 person per 2 square metres, maximum 30 people (including guest presenters) on Day 1 and Day 3 of the conference
  • Tours will involve splitting into groups
  • Catering stations will be spread out to avoid crowding
  • Disposable gloves, alcohol wipes or individual kits will be provided for hands-on activities, as appropriate to the activity
  • Do not attend any day’s activities if you are unwell.

Accommodation

Delegates will be responsible for arranging their own. See your school Business Manager for funding through the school P.L. budget. You may wish to enquire with the Tasmanian Government about the $100 ‘mid-week’ accommodation voucher.

Riverfront Motel & Villas are offering corporate rates for TALM conference delegates.

Riverfront Motel & Villas

11 Strathaven Drive, Rosetta 7010 (HOBART) Tasmania

Phone: 03 6272 6721 Fax: 03 6273 1061

Please mention that you are part of the TALM conference to obtain the following rates:

– Budget Queen Rooms (queen bed): $84 per night

– Riverview Rooms (queen & single bed): $94 per night

– Two Bedroom Self Contained Villa (queen & 3 single beds): $129 per night for 1 person,

each additional person $10 per night

Further information can be found here: https://riverfronthobart.com/stay/

The menu can be found here: https://riverfronthobart.com/eat/

Monday evening meal:

If there is sufficient interest from conference delegates we can arrange a group booking at a suitable venue.

Riverfront Motel & Villas have a large dining room available. 

Delegates cover all their own costs for this meal.

Please email Fiona asap if you are interested.

Tuesday evening – Conference Dinner

6.30pm Venue to be confirmed

Full registration covers the cost of delegates meal – food only – purchase own drinks

Conference enquiries to

Fiona Hay, E: fiona.hay(is a dancing llama)education.tas.gov.au,    T: 0409 435 750

Miriam McFarlane, E: miriam.mcfarlane(is a dancing llama)education.tas.gov.au">miriam.mcfarlane(is a dancing llama)education.tas.gov.au,    T: 0468 540 025