PROGRAM SNAPSHOT

Celebrate. Reflect. Advance: Challenges and Possibilities for Multicultural Australia

Sunday 8 October 2017
Youth Day – for more information click here.
Monday 9 October 2017
0730 – 1700 Registration               
0830 – 0850 Welcome to Country
0850 – 0900

Welcome and Conference Opening
Joe Caputo, Chair, Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils

0900 – 0910

Opening Speech
Senator The Hon. Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs

0910 – 0920 Opening Speech
The Hon. Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia
 0920 – 1030 Plenary Session
Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
Nipuni & Gayana Wijerwickrema, co-founders of GG’s Flowers
 1030 – 1100 Morning Tea    
 1100 – 1230   Open Presentation Sessions   
 Session 1 – Donate Life Q & A Panel on Organ Donation  Session 2 – Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality Session 3 – Multicultural Broadcasting and Communications  Session 4 – Digital Inclusion
1230 – 1330 Lunch with local talent performance, display
1330 – 1500 Open Presentation Session
Session 5 – Language Session 6 – Healthy Ageing Session 7 – Indigenous and Multicultural communities intersections / interactions / alliances Session 8 – Cyber Racism
1500 – 1530 Afternoon Tea
1530 – 1630 Story Telling Q & A Panel
1630 – 1700 Plenary Session
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner
 1900 – 2230

Conference Dinner
Darwin Skycity

Tuesday 10 October 2017
0800 1700 Registration    
0900 – 1030 Plenary Session    
 1030 – 1100 Morning Tea    
 1100 – 1230 Open Presentation Sessions    
  Session 9 – Banking, Business & Finance

Session 10 – LGBTIQ

Session 11 – Anti-Racism Session 12 – Mental Health
 1230 – 1330 Lunch with local talent performance, display
 1330 – 1500  Open Presentation Sessions    
Session 13 – Employment & Diversity in Workplaces Session 14 – Settlement and new & emerging communities Session 15 – Diversity in the Arts Session 16 – TBC
 1500 – 1530 Afternoon Tea    
 1530 – 1700

Contemporary Multiculturalism Q & A
Plenary Panel Discussion    

Including:
Dr Richard Di Natale, Leader, Australian Greens  

 1700 Conference Close    

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Silver Partner

Bronze Partner

Bronze Partner

Industry Partner Not for Profit

Exhibitor

Exhibitor

When
8 – 10 October 2017

Where

Darwin Convention Centre
Stokes Hill Road,
Darwin, NT 0800


Key Dates

April 2017
Registration Opens

26 July 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline

9 August 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance 

16 August 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline

8 October 2017
Conference Commences