WOMEN around Australia will have the opportunity to learn, network and be inspired at the annual Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women's Network and Australian Women in Agriculture Conference.
Registrations are open for the conference themed River of Life held in St George from September 5-7.
The QRRRWN was established in 1993 to meet the needs of women in rural communities throughout the state, while AWiA began in 1992 in Victoria and has grown to unite and raise the profile of agricultural women.
QRRRWN president Georgie Somerset is looking forward to the 19th year of state gatherings for the network.
"We have a terrific line up this year - there will be something for everyone," she said.
"One of the best aspects about conference is the range of speakers and presenters, and their generosity in sharing their wisdom and knowledge with delegates.
The program has discussions around the future of rural women, inspirational talks including keynote presentation from acclaimed international journalist Sally Sara, former Australian Olympian Duncan Armstrong, media expert Suzanne Stark and local and regional achievers including Lana Mitchell.
Lana won the 2010 NSW RIRDC Rural Women's Award for her work in the Australian native flower industry.
Conference goers can start the day with a river walk or Tai Chi session and can choose from the range of workshops on offer, including writing and art classes. The Strong Women Leadership Awards will be presented at a gala dinner on September 6.
Local Balonne Shire resident Liz Hill has attended three QRRRWN conferences and is looking forward to her fourth event.
"I enjoy meeting like-minded people and seeing what others are doing - it motivates you and allows you to grow as a person," she said.
"The conference encourages leadership and gives you something to take back to your community.
For more information, to see the full conference program or to register visit qrrrwn.org.au/conference or phone 1300 795 571. Registrations close on Wednesday, August 22.