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A festival themed conference on lifestyles, clothes optional
The movement of embracing alternative living today has become increasingly popular. People are looking for more ways to embrace living naturally or 'one-with-nature'. The fact that you can explore these ideals in the nude makes for a much more interesting forum than most people would have had the pleasure of experiencing.
Confest is a clever amalgamation of the words festival and conference. It is about like-minded people meeting to discuss their ideas in a clothing-optional setting. It also involves camping out in the bush (nothing could be more Australian, or fun) throughout the festival that takes place biannually at Easter and at NYE.
They run with the help of volunteers and have been celebrating the conference-cum-festival for the past 26 years. It was initiated by then Deputy Prime Minister Jim Cairns who created it as an 'alternative living festival'. Participants were asked to bring their positive spirit and attitude in addition to reduced inhibitions to clothes wearing. I guess the allure of doing it all in the nude bourgeoned the concept.
The clothing-optional part was to further the focus on self-expression and views of the natural state of living. ConFest attendees are encouraged to do what makes them feel comfortable and are in no way pressured to participate in anything they do not support. In essence, it is a supportive environment to share ideas and information with like-minded people and make life-long friends as a result.
The next ConFest will be held from Friday 29th March until Tuesday 2nd of April. Tickets are $80 and can be bought at the gate only. It takes place along the river at Woorooma ConFest site east of Moulamein. More information can be found at the websites DTE or Confest.