Program and Workshops

View the 2019 conference program.

Our conference program brings together researchers, policy-makers and workers for two days of learning covering a wide range of topics - from the opioid crisis in the US and possible interventions through to the challenges faced by mothers seeking help for a drug or alcohol problem. We'll discuss the Queensland Human Rights Act, which came into effect in February this year.

Pre-conference workshops

Australian Winter School will host two all day ticketed workshops on the day before the conference at the Mercure Brisbane.

Family Violence Workshop:

Young Women, Drugs, and Intimate Partner Violence

Presented by Insight and The Australian Winter School 2019


9am to 4.30pm, Wednesday 24 July 2019. Cost - $75, includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

Wills Room, Mercure Brisbane, 85 – 87 North Quay, Brisbane.

About the workshop

Incorporating practical skills development and tangible strategies, this training aims to assist in building confidence and capacity for supporting young women.


This 1-day training will introduce the theories and frameworks to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities, risks and strengths of working with young women who experience substance use issues and intimate partner violence. Learn more.     Register.



Program Evaluation Workshop

Presented by the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland and The Australian Winter School 2019

8.30am to 3.30pm, Wednesday 24 July 2019. Cost: $280 per person including morning and afternoon tea and lunch. 

Burke Room, Mercure Brisbane, 85 – 87 North Quay, Brisbane.

About the workshop

In this workshop you will develop skills to conduct and commission Program Evaluations. This one-day introduction to Program Evaluation introduces key evaluation concepts and techniques. It provides participants with the foundational skills to plan or commission an evaluation. Learn more.    Register.