Census | beyond the count is happy to welcome Lara Wilde, Rural Ambassador and founder of Local Intelligence, as one of our afternoon plenary presenters on Friday 4 March.
Born in Atherton, North Queensland, Lara has lived her entire life throughout rural and regional Australia. After leaving school, Lara enrolled to study university externally while working throughout rural and regional Australia in numerous roles.
In 2006 Lara wrote ‘Welcome to the Bush’, a simple guide to rural and regional communities for people who have never been out of the city or who are from another county. This work has since been embraced by both tree changers and immigrants alike.
It is Lara’s aim to move, touch and inspire people about the opportunity and possibility for the rural and regional Australia using Local Intelligence to provide everything they need to live a life they love in the bush.
In her presentation ‘Local Intelligence: Taking statistics and what the Locals know and using it to welcome the world’, Lara will talk about how Local Intelligence takes strong factual data by reputable sources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics and combines that with locally sourced stories and information to provide a simple, easy to use, central source of Local Intelligence to guide your business or family when choosing a life in rural or regional Australia.