Register today for discussion circles during the World Restoration Conference.

Consistent with the conference theme, Nature and People as One, 10th World Restoration Conference (SER2023) is pleased to include “Yarning Circles” (Discussion Circles) to enable an outdoor space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous conference delegates to safely share experiences and knowledge around designated themes. These discussions are intended to be Indigenous facilitated, or co-facilitated. Yarning Circles usually consider a particular theme for open deliberation, using a Talking Stick that is passed around to allow people within the circle to take turns to speak. For some circles, people may be invited in advance to share a particular example of work to kick off the conversation.

Delegate Participation

Yarning circle themes and engagement do not require anyone to submit abstracts or to limit their remarks to designated time slots; though the themes and facilitators provide some structure, the conversations are intended to evolve organically. If you are interested in proposing a theme or volunteering to facilitate one or more sessions, please email Tony at [email protected] by 10 September 2023.

Yarning circle scheduling

Yarning circles will be scheduled during concurrent sessions. We may also hold an evening Yarning circle under the stars and around a fire pit (if allowable). We are seeking direction and engagement from the local Larrakia community on how to conduct the Yarning circles in a culturally sensitive manner, and we will invite them to be involved. If attendance is high during any particular session/theme, we will break up into smaller groups to maintain a more intimate and participatory setting. There will be no need to report back if a larger group breaks up into smaller groups to manage attendance size. The intent of the Yarning Circles is relationship building and learning from others.

Learn more here and contact [email protected] for further information.

Kindly share details of any upcoming events related to ecosystem restoration or the UN Decade through our designated form for proper scheduling and coordination. Events that are approved will be promptly posted on www.decadeonrestoration.org

Organized by: Society for Ecological Restorarion (SER)

Date of Event: 26 - 30 Sep 2023

Event Location: Darwin, Australia

Event Category: Other

Event Format: In-person