Hosted every two years, began in 2007
PULiiMA has been held at various locations across Australia. (Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and, for the first time in 2019, the Northern Territory.
Conference planning takes place in Newcastle
‘Puliima’ means “making voice” in Awabakal language
(Traditional Owners of the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie/Lower Hunter region)
Welcome to the PULIIMA 2023 Team!
PULiiMA is hosted by Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre (since 2007). Mirroma is an Aboriginal-run not-for-profit organisation. It started in 2002 as a local language program (still active today) and created the Miromaa software platform for revitalising our language, Awabakal. Currently many other Aboriginal and International language centres use it for their language conservation and revitalisation programs.
Featuring Indigenous people from all over the world presenting their own cultural project information
More Indigenous delegates also attend PULIIMA than other similar gathering
(particular effort is made to increase access to remote Aboriginal people via Travel Assistance program)
While it is a ‘Languages & Technology conference’, Languages is of primary importance, technology is secondary
https://puliima.com/ | firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Activities for volunteers are likely to include:
REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE: assisting with processing delegate registrations: welcoming attendees and distributing registration materials. Attendees will expect you to have the answer to everything, so familiarise yourself with the conference program and associated room locations, the city layout, etc.
TIMEKEEPING: As a timekeeper, you will let presenters know how they are running for time by raising a card to signal remaining time and announcing when the session is to cease. You will also be asking them before their session if they want Q&A and when they want that to start.
SESSION MONITORING: As a session monitor, you will liaise with the speakers to ensure they have all necessary equipment, welcome attendees as they enter the session room, and provide a session headcount.
GALA HOSPITALITY: Being present at the Gala Event means being welcoming of all attendees, assisting with seating guests, being conscious of the comfort and safety of all attendees and alerting PULIIMA staff of any concerns.
PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC DIRECTION: Volunteers may be responsible for giving directions to conference attendees at posts throughout the conference facility.
EXHIBITION SUPPORT: Volunteers may be responsible for checking in, assisting exhibitors and encouraging participants to visit the exhibition area.
PHYSICAL ORGANISATION: Volunteers may be asked to assist with equipment/furniture unpack and set-up; preparing rooms for training and presentation; pack-up and bump out (at the end), putting up and removing signage.
I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to check any Comprehensive Car Insurance coverage requirements.
I understand that participation in this program is strictly voluntary, and I freely chose to participate.
I understand that the MALTC does not provide medical coverage for me, and I verify that I will be responsible for any medical costs I incur should the need arise as a result of my participation.
I understand that I am acting as an independent contractor, and further, I understand that I am not entitled to workers compensation in the event of injury or death.
I accept that MALTC will use the above details for research, statistical analysis and follow up purposes, respecting confidentiality.
I acknowledge and agree that I will not, during my engagement as a volunteer or thereafter, except with the consent of the MALTC, as required by law or in the performance of my duties, use or disclose confidential information relating to the business of MALTC, including but not limited to client lists, trade secrets, client details and pricing structures.
I agree to not behave in a manner that brings MALTC or the PULiiMA Indigenous Language and Technology into disrepute.