WATAC Conferences

Since WATAC commenced the WATAC Committee has organized a Conference every second year. In 2013 we decided to hold a series of events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. In 2014 we will again hold a number of such meaningful events which have proved very successful. An essential part of all WATAC Conferences and Events is the inter-active process of discussion and open forums. Subscribe to keep informed via the WATAC Newsletter.

In September 2011 the Conference theme was Illumination in Darkness and our Keynote Speaker was Dr Patricia Fresen. Anne Lane pvbm was the facilitator and other speakers and presenters included Rosemary Breen, Margaret Finlay ibvm, Phil Glendenning, Marilyn Hatton, Margaret Hinchey rsm, Lisa Lyndon, Fr Greg Reynolds and Anna Warlow sgs.

At the Conference dinner Dr Fresen was interviewed about her journey by the well known Australian broadcaster Dr Rachael Kohn. You can listen to Rachael's interview with Patricia for her program The Spirit of Things.

Dr Fresen's Keynote address to the Conference The Passion of the Prophet is also available.

While in Australia Patricia was also interviewed for ABC Local Radio Program Sunday Nights.

You can view photos of the Conference at the Photo Galleries.

Read and/or download some papers from earlier Conferences at our Resources page.

WATAC Conference 2011
WATAC Conference 2011
WATAC Conference 2011
WATAC Conference 2011
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WATAC Conference 2011

Some of the previous WATAC Conferences were:

2009

  • WATAC NSW Conference at Sydney Turf Club, Canterbury Park
  • Theme: "WATAC – Futuring Now"
  • Speakers:
    • Dr Elizabeth Julian rsm
    • Bishop Geoffrey Robinson

2007

  • WATAC NSW Conference at Sydney Turf Club, Canterbury Park
  • Theme: "Women Making the Vision Happen"
  • Speakers:
    • Joan Chittister osb
    • Ann Gilroy rsj

2004

  • WATAC NSW Conference at Sydney Turf Club, Canterbury Park
  • Theme: "Spirited Women Speak in Many Voices"
  • Speakers:
    • Rachael Kohn
    • Kim Power
    • Michael Morwood

2002

  • National WATAC Conference in Canberra
  • Theme: " Women Forging an Inclusive Future"
  • Speakers:
    • Camilla Burns and Miriam Therese Winter (American Feminists)

2000

  • WATAC NSW Conference at Sydney Turf Club, Canterbury Park
  • Theme: "WATAC Women Walking Free"
  • Speakers:
    • Michael Morwood "Reshaping Christian Imagination"
    • John Heaps "A Love that Dares to Question"
    • Maureen Flood

1999

  • National WATAC Conference at Alice Springs
  • Theme: "Center-ing Women"
  • Speakers:
    • Rachael Kohn
    • Margaret Hinchey
    • Marilyn Dooley
    • Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli