Conference 2015

2015 Conference 

Evaluation Summary Report – NHT Conference 2015

Our Enterprising Communities!

The 2015 Conference was a great success, thanks to everyone involved.  Presentations and information from the 2015 conference is below.

NHT State Conference – September 2015

Thanks everyone, we’ve had a great conference.  Our conference dinner floated, and the inspiring views over Macquarie Harbour welcomed us under blue skies each morning.  We’ve heard some great stories, and been challenged to think differently. We’ve renewed friendships and strengthened our networks!  

Check our facebook page here for some pictures and highlights.


The full program from the Conference is available here: NHT Conference Program

Presentations and content from the Conference

Presentations from many of the sessions are at the orange links below.  If there is a particular presentation that you would like to see missing, please let us know, and we’ll chase it up, or send it to you.  Email for assistance

Matt Pfahlert

Matt Pfahlert (pronounced Far-lert) will joined us from Victoria, and brought his experience and inspiring stories of social enterprises he has been involved with, as well as his learning from a recent study tour to several other countries, where he particularly focused on social enterprise in rural areas.  For more information view Matt Pfahlert’s Bio – May 2015.

Matt’s presentation is available here:  Matt Pfharlet Social Enterprise presentation with assessment tool


Michael Higgins and Chris Devenish from Geeveston Community Centre (Ge-Co)

Michael and Chris spoke about their learning and experiences from their study tour to the USA, where they looked at Community Enterprise opportunities and attended a conference in California.

Written notes: Michael and Chris GeCo US tour

Powerpoint presentation: Presentation


Adam Mostogl

Adam is the 2015 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year.  See Adam Mostogl’s website here.

Adam’s Workshop Presentation is not available for putting on the website, but is available to conference attendees directly.  Please email to request a copy.


ATDC – Connecting People with AOD Support Through Neighbourhood Houses Please note the front page of this PDF doesn’t format properly, but the remainder is okay. ATDC NHT Conference Workshop 2015

Get Funding – Crowd Funding presentation:
Campaign Guide – Personal
Crowdfunding PowerPoint Presentation

Thriving Communities – the story so far – Therese Doherty. Presentation:  Thriving Communities -The Story So far – Doherty NHT Conf 2015

Sustainable Food Solutions     Presentation Hilltop Food Coop 20150924

Huon Valley Works  – Geeveston Commuinty Centre
Huon Valley Works – text
Huon Valley Works powerpoint

5 in 10 presentations – Stories from the Houses

Volunteers, Committee members and staff in Neighbourhood Houses are doing fantastic things across Tasmania!  It’s important that we share these great stories with each other.  Our successes and failures provide valuable learning and usually good stories, so come and share with us the highs and lows of your innovative program.East Dev 5in10

Cheynee presentation Teen Parent program
Jody Law – Chelsea

NSCC Vegie Box Scheme
Rosebery Strategic Planning Presentation

Supporting Families together East Devonport
Adam Mostogl 10 Presentation


Role based opportunities for committee members/staff/volunteers

As a coordinator, or a volunteer in your community garden, you may get to connect with others who the same role as you.  We’ll provide several opportunities for you to meet specifically with those you share a role with, to share what you are gaining from the conference, and of course the challenges and successes you have in the context of your own House.

Role Based Session Notes – Conference 2015 – Coordinators

Role Based Session Notes – Conference 2015 Community and Men’s Sheds

Role Based Session Notes – Conference 2015 Family Program Workers

Role Based Session Notes – Conference 2015 Food Coops and Sustainable Access

Role Based Session Notes – Conference 2015 Governance


The finale – Daryl Peebles – final presentation: Peebles Presentation NHT Conf Sept 2015

Thanks to all the folks at the The Strahan Village who provided a great venue and excellent food for our conference.  Thanks to RACT – owners of The Strahan Village for their generous sponsorship of the conference.

The Strahan Village website.

 StHelens Cruisers


Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania acknowledges and thanks the generous support of the following sponsors:

Aurora MMG

RACT-LogoWest Coast Council
Huon AquacultureTasTAFE

Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania subsidises this conference with
funding from the Tasmanian Government.


Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania acknowledges the generous contribution of the following supporters:

  • David Wells and Chris Philpott from Get Funding, who will facilitate the Crowdfunding Workshop on Friday, to find out more check out the website:
  • Adam Mostogl, a west coaster and Young Tasmanian of the Year 2015 who will facilitate the Social Media workshop on Thursday, to find out more about what else Adam is involved in have a look at: