The Sunshine Coast Council recently launched a new initiative that aims to educate, inspire and empower the community. IN CONVERSATION is a series of four events – the first will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 and will introduce us to Network 7 presenter Jillian Whiting and Vanessa Fowler from The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation. Vanessa is the sister of Allison Baden-Clay, who was murdered by her husband in 2012. Since her sister’s tragic death, Vanessa and her family formed and work on the growth of the foundation, which will fund the education and awareness of domestic and family violence throughout Queensland. Each In Conversation series will feature inspirational speakers from all walks of life, plus a lunch and Q and A session. The March 8 event is in celebration of International Women’s Day. The second event, scheduled for Friday, June 21, will focus on the disability sector, while the third event, on Thursday, September 12, will coincide with R U OK Day. The final event on Friday, November 22 will celebrate International Men’s Day. In Conversation will be held at Venue 114, the former Lake Kawana Community Centre, which is at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Head to or call 5413 1400 to find out more. Map reference O18