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MT ISA - No Kidding Book Launch

The Creative Collective

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (AWST)

MT ISA - No Kidding Book Launch

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Today's kids are intuitively able to use every device, app, game and social network handed to them. Just give a tablet or a smart phone to a toddler and watch what happens.

But as life speeds up, and we’re busy than ever being ‘good parents’, and 'good teachers' the technological gap between adults and kids seems to grow exponentially.

'No Kidding - Why Our Kids Know More About Technology Than Us (And What We Can Do About It!)' is a book aimed at helping parents & teachers get started with technology and to understand how it can actually help, and not hinder your life through many practical applications – from technology to save time, technology to save money, technology to stay fit and healthy through to technology to be a creative family.

Over 500 websites and apps are showcased throughout the book and industry leaders such as David Bartlett (named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Technology in Australia); Andy Lark (ex Chief Marketing & Online Officer at Commonwealth Bank of Australia) and Vanessa Garrard of E3 Style (the largest licensed youth electronics supplier in Australia & New Zealand) have contributed.

We are hopeful the book will become a valuable resource to influencers of children across the globe who realise that technology is changing the world, and fast, and who are prepared to step up and do something about it.

Come along to this free book launch and enjoy: 

  • A dynamic presentation from the author, Yvette Adams (see her bio below)
  • A World First - A Family Technology Charter - we introduce you to a Family Technology Charter – a written agreement between family members, regarding issues such as technology ownership, use, control and safety
  • Game Show - Do kids really know more about adults than technology? Let's find out in this interactive game show...
  • Light refreshments
  • Showcases from local students doing cool stuff with technology
  • The opportunity to network with other teachers, parents & people interested in technology
  • Inspiration, information and innovative techniques to take home and try 
  • The opportunity to ask questions

The Author


Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and proud mother of two children aged 7 & 10 years.

Around being a busy mum, since the birth of her second child in 2007, Yvette has built several thriving businesses, and now has several staff, 30 contractors and 5 trainers, and operates out of a commercial warehouse she owns in Maroochydore, Queensland.

The Creative Collective is a creative services and training agency that helps people achieve online success through the building of websites and digital marketing strategies. Through The Training Collective she  offers an extensive array of online and offline training; and having assisted thousands of small businesses across Australia and New Zealand, she is now looking to help the millions of parents struggling to understand the impact technology is having on their families lives, and how to embrace it, not fear it.

A multi-award winning business woman, in just her first year of business Yvette won the Queensland Small Business Champions Young Entrepreneur award and has since gone on to win or be a finalist in numerous other local, regional and national business awards including winning the Commonwealth Business Owner of the Year at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2010 (Queensland and the Employer of Choice and the Entrepreneurial Award at the Women in Technology Awards 2012. In 2013 she was recognised as ICT Woman of the Year at the National iAwards.

She is regularly called on by the media as a spokesperson and for commentary and writes regular columns for a range of publications and has a blog, which can be read at

Whilst the event is free, bookings are essential as we expect it to be popular and need to arrange catering. Secure your spot now! Children over the age of 10 years welcome to attend.

Have questions about MT ISA - No Kidding Book Launch? Contact The Creative Collective
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Styles Ibis
Camooweal St
Mount Isa, Qld 4825

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (AWST)

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Your Kids Know Way More About Technology Than You. And It’s Time You Did Something About It…get the book - No Kidding!
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