The Australian Catholic Media Congress will kick off in just three weeks’ time from 30 April – 2 May at the Menzies Hotel in Sydney.
Registration is still open at www.communicatingthewordACMC2012.com and all are most welcome.
The Congress, which takes place just once every three years, is the premier Catholic Media event held in this country and will draw people from the Pacific and New Zealand as well as Australian Catholic professionals.
Here are just some of the presenters who will be sharing their gifts with us at the Congress, and we encourage you to consider registering for some or all of the proceedings!
In 1981, a Vietnamese family boarded a boat to Australia. 24 years later, in 2005 the youngest member of the family, Khoa, was on the stage at Parliament House being awarded the Young Australian of the Year award as friends and family looked on.
Khoa Do is one of Australia’s most impressive young filmmakers. One of three keynote Australian speakers to present at the Australian Catholic Media Congress 2012, Khoa’s faith and concern about justice has always been an important part of his story.
His first documentary film “the Finished People” was a project focussed on young people and drug addiction. This was then followed by Footy Legends, a film which starred his brother Anh Do and looked at young people growing up in Western Sydney and struggling with unemployment. More recent projects include “Mother Fish” an almost autobiographical tale of Vietnamese refugees coming to Australia; and “Falling for Sahara” which looks at young African refugees settling in housing commission flats in Victoria.
Fr Rob Galea
Is a recently ordained Priest and is currently serving in Shepparton, Australia after beginning seminary formation in Malta in 2003. Robert has recorded with artists such as pop idol Guy Sebastian, Paulini, Tim Costello, Gloria Gainor, Gary Pinto and Amelia Farrugia, and has shared the stage with the likes of Matt Maher, Hillsong United, Darlene Zschech and more. Now, with the release of his latest album “Reach Out” (2011), the “Divine Mercy Chaplet” (2010), the first in a ‘Devotion Series’, and after his album “What a Day” (2008), which followed the success of his debut album “Closer” (2006), Fr. Rob’s passion is to draw others to the heart of God. He believes that music is an important way to help people understand the need for intimacy with their God. Fr Rob is the author of blog www.thatsworship.com.
Is a journalist and journalism academic from Canberra, who has worked with the flagship ABC current affairs programs AM, PM and the World Today. In 1997, she was posted to the Canberra Press Gallery as a political correspondent for these programs. Her reporting focus has been on social justice issues including Aboriginal affairs and ethnic communities. While she still calls herself a journalist, she moved into academia in 2003 and now teaches radio and television journalism at the University of Canberra. She is currently working on a PhD on the Twitterisation of Journalism while continuing research into multicultural journalism, talk radio and public broadcasting.