Bickley is a great venue. I love the bush and the water and the campfire and the general relaxed vibe of the place. I think all of this adds something to Femmeconne in terms of being a retreat or a time away from the city and the complexities of everyday life. Somewhere to relax and talk and ponder, outside of the context we usually find ourselves in.
I think we have learnt from this year that Femmeconne needs to be better organised in terms of starting the process early and consulting with people with disabilities about venues and venue issues. We apologise and hope to do better in future.