The Wyndham Learning Festival is a whole community event that provides opportunities for FREE learning activities across the City of Wyndham annually.
Consider running an Event in 2023!
A look back at the 2022 Wyndham Learning Festival
With over 70 community-led Learning Events, over 1200 registrations, and a mix of in-person and online events, the 2022 Wyndham Learning Festival offered something for everyone!
The Festival theme for 2022 was ‘Building a Resilient, Sustainable Wyndham’. Each of the curated events offered reflected upon this theme and provided a fun, engaging, and stimulating learning experience.
Click link to WATCH THIS VIDEO to see what participants had to say about thes wonderful events of the 2022 WLF.
Some key highlights include:
- 70 events were registered by a range of organisations
- In person events: 52
- Total audience registrations 1,288
- WLF website views: 5,891
- Click here to read the 2022 WLF Final Report – 2022
*Join us next September for another fun-filled and immersive festival!
“Our Thriving, Creative Community” – Wyndham Learning Festival 2023!
2023 Event Categories
Sports & Recreation
The World of Work & Tech.
Environment & Sustainability
Wellbeing & Self-Care
History, Culture & Diversity
Food & Cooking
Families & Children
Lifelong learning includes formal and informal learning for people of all ages.
‘Every person, at every stage of their life should have lifelong learning opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to fulfil their aspirations and contribute to their societies.’ UNESCO Education Strategy 2014-2021.
Here’s some answers to common questions.
Why run an event?
Running a learning event in the Wyndham Learning Festival can provide many opportunities to both the event holder and the participants. It can provide a platform for a community group to speak from, offer broader exposure of your organisation to different sections of the community and support raising awareness about your services. Coordinating and running a learning event can develop skills in leadership, networking, public speaking, event planning and management.
Are there some suggestions for venues to hold my event?
Yes there are many suitable venues in the Wyndham area. Plan your venue early considering the needs and logistics. Book a space of suitable size to accommodate the number of participants, seating, and accessibility for your participants.
The Wyndham City Council has a range of local community centres for venue hire. Please contact the specific venue for enquires. Don’t forget to let them know your event is part of the Wyndham Learning Festival, as fees have been waived in some of the Neighbourhood Hubs and Wyndham City Council managed community centres for WLF event holders during 1-5 Sept 2021.
Wyndham Council VenuesYou can also enquire at Business Addicts Coworking in Hoppers Crossing, who have suitable training rooms.
Business AddictsVictoria University Polytechnic is a supporter of the festival and may also have venue space available during the week days depending on their class schedules.
V.U. PolytechnicWestend Photography in Werribee may also have space available.Westend Photography
Do I need Public Liability Insurance to run an event in person or online?
Yes. You will need to have Public Liability Insurance cover to run a public event refer to the venues requirements. If your organisation runs public events it is likely they will already have PLI. If you book a Council facility then you can purchase a council PLI at a cost of $26 for 3 days, this is only valid at a Council facility.
Do I need to have a valid Working With Children’s Check?
You will need a WWCC If your event is targeted to young children or is likely to have children attend. You will be required to submit this in your event application.
Do I need a COVID-Safe Plan?
The safety of the public, volunteers and staff involved in any event is of the highest priority and must be considered in all aspects of event planning. It is extremely important to work with your venue to ensure you are following all the necessary COVID safety requirements. You will be required to create a COVID Safe Plan for your event in collaboration with your venue. Have a look at The Victorian Governments COVID Safe Plan resources and start preparing now.
Are there guidelines for marketing my event?
Consider your marketing and promotional activities early to ensure you attract positive attention and participants to your event. Social media is one of the best platforms for raising awareness of your events, post some images, tell a story, share some examples, and set up an event on Eventbrite where people can register. Remember to ask friends and those in you network to Like, Share and comment on your social media posts.
WLF has a Facebook Page. Share your news here and remember to use the hash tag #wyndhamlearning and @wynlearnfestival in your posts.
Eventbrite Guidelines WLF Facebook Page
The Wyndham Learning Festival will help promote the learning events through a range of avenues including:
• PDF Program guide
• Posters and Flyers
• Community Newsletters
• Media releases
• Various community events and forums
• Newspaper advertising and stories
• Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
• Website events calendar
• E-mail networks
• Wyndham libraries & community centres
Can I use WLF logos for online and printed materials?
Yes. Logos are available for your marketing materials via the button below. Once there, scroll to the bottom of the page and download your preferred material.
How do I collect registrations for my event?
We encourage you to create a free event listing on Eventbrite and an event on your Facebook Page to advertise your event and capture registrations. Honestly, it’s really easy, just follow their instructions. Eventbrite send reminders to your registered participants and collect data for future marketing too, so it’s a great tool.
Should I seek participant feedback after the event?
Yes. Evaluation is an important part of running any event. When the event is done and it’s a WRAP we want to hear your good news stories! Celebrate by sharing on social media channels your photos, comments and stories. This is a fabulous way to share with those who were not able to make the event and also to promote your success.
We have created two online survey forms. One to be sent to the particpants after the event, and one for the event holder to complete. We will email them to you.
Please refer to the WLF Toolkit for further details on organising your event.
How can our organisation sponsor the Wyndham Learning Festival?
The WLF is very grateful to our sponsorship partners who help to bring this important event to the community each year. It is a great way to show your support for lifelong learning. Please refer to the Sponsorship page for further information.