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From the Editor | Conference, Heaps, Members, Didnt, Great, Sessions, Faith, Picked | FATSILC, Fed. Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Languages and Culture
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Faith Baisden
Faith Baisden
It's often said that the most productive part of a conference is the meal break.

This is because a lot of people who have heaps to contribute, go to jelly at the thought of standing up with a microphone in front of a big mob to share it all.

Luckily we know plenty of people who actually don't mind doing this at all, so we didn't have any embarrassing gaps in the program in Sydney.
Another true indication of the value of a conference is the number of people who drop off to sleep during the sessions, and this year, I can honestly say I didn't see anyone who needed a poke in the ribs to save them sliding to the floor.
The feedback from lots of people was that there was heaps to take in during the forum sessions and great networking opportunities in the meal breaks and after hours events.

The media picked up on the conference in a big way this year as well, with FATSIL committee members busy giving interviews for local, national and even international services (Yes they heard Lester in Hawaii.) Next year will only get bigger, thanks to the contributions from members and supporters around the country.

Hope you all have a great break and come back refreshed for the new year.