A conference agenda not to be missed

Thu 7 May 2020

Australian Network on Disability 2020 Virtual Conference: Stronger Together. Tuesday 12 May. and.org.au

AND’s Virtual Conference: Stronger Together, will offer exclusive insight into ways to deliver sustainable access and inclusion outcomes, and innovative practical solutions for your organisation.

In this challenging time, there is strength in connection. Join us and learn from a powerful employer network of business leaders, diversity and human resources professionals and influencers with disability from the public, private and for-purpose sectors.

  • Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2020
  • Times: 9:00 am to 11:00 am, then a 2-hour break, then we continue at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Why now is the time to ensure we don’t leave anyone behind

By Suzanne Colbert AM, CEO, Australian Network on Disability.  

Levelling the playing field while flattening the curve: How COVID-19 provides opportunities to improve accessibility and inclusion in the workplace

Presentation by Tony Abrahams, Co-founder & CEO, Ai-Media. 

Staying the course with the Access and Inclusion Index

Facilitated by Amy Whalley, Deputy CEO, Australian Network on Disability.

Gain valuable insights into the state of disability confidence across Australian businesses with the official launch of our 2019-20 Access and Inclusion Index Benchmark Report. 

Hear from the Top Performers in our 2019-20 Access and Inclusion Index to gain first-hand insights into the practices that led to their success and how they used the Access and Inclusion Index to their advantage. 

Championing Inclusion  

Presentation by Paul O’Reilly and Michael Patterson from NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

Learn how NSW Department of Communities and Justice harnessed their internal energy to drive and sustain a culture of inclusion, especially through a time of ever-changing business priorities. Hear how the department enlisted the support of 50 engaged Champions and created empathy and understanding across the Senior Executive team.

Winning Ways

Presentations by:

Hear about the strategies that have won awards over the last year. Stein Helgeby, Cassie Alexander and Josephine Julian from the Department of Finance will talk about how they won the AHRI Graeme Innes Disability Employment Award, Life Without Barriers’ Fiona Davies on winning AHRI’s Diversity Champion Award, and ANZ’s Darren Baird on Australian Access Awards corporate app of the year in 2019. 

Sponsor presentation: Attorney-General's Department 

Presentation by Kimberley Congram, Assistant Director, Integrity and Security Division, Attorney-General’s Department. 

Changing the language from advocating to leading can have fundamental impact. Kim Congram will discuss how Attorney-General’s Department’s Celebrating Ability Network drove substantive and systemic change within the department by changing the conversation.

Supporting networks and their members throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Kurt will facilitate a thought-provoking conversation with leaders from public, private and for-purpose organisations on keeping inclusion of people with disability on your organisation’s agenda.


See the full Virtual Conference agenda.

Last chance to register  

Don’t miss out – registrations close at COB on Friday 8 May. Register your attendance.

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