Agenda

The agenda for our ninth Annual National Conference is as follows:

9:00 - 9:10: Welcome and housekeeping - MC, Sara James

9:10 - 9:15: Introduction to captioning - Tony Abrahams, CEO and Co-Founder of Accessibility Partner Ai-Media

9:15 - 9:30: Introduction - AND Chair Peter Wilson AM

9:30 - 9:45: Introducing the new model Disability Employment Service - Assistant Minister Jane Prentice

9:45 - 10:20: Keynote presentation: 'Setting the Standard' - Mark McLane, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) at Barclays.

10:20 - 10:35: Meet your colleagues

10:35 - 10:55: Morning tea

11:00 - 11:45: Panel discussion: Employment by design: Purposeful approaches

  • Kevin Figueiredo, General Manager Safety, Health and Wellbeing at Woolworths Limited
  • Damir Kucan, Executive General Manager of Human Resources, Crown Perth
  • Suzanne Colbert AM, Chief Executive, Australian Network on Disability
  • John Craven, Chair, Specialisterne Australia.

11:45 - 12:45: Workshops

  • The measurement effect: Using the Access and Inclusion Index to direct resources for maximum impact.
  • Designs in detail: Investigating employment models and strategies that work.
  • Opening your recruitment door: Learn how to free your recruitment practices from unintentional barriers.

13:00 - 13:45: Lunch

13:50 - 14:00: A word from one of our Major Sponsors

14:00 - 14:40: Made for me too: Inclusion by design - Rhonda Galbally AO, Director, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

14:50 - 15:30: Panel discussion: Enabling success

  • Jesse E. Olsen, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Workplace Leadership, University of Melbourne
  • Ed Holicky, Assistant Director, Workplace Diversity, Australian Taxation Office
  • Amanda Lawrie-Jones, Senior Disability Consultant, Accessible Action.

15:30 - 15:45: Afternoon tea

15:45 - 15:55: A word from one of our Major Sponsors

16:00 - 16:25: Inclusive marketing - Catia Malaquias, Founder, Starting with Julius and Angel Dixon, model, advocate, blogger and designer.

16:25 - 16:40: Closing address - Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

16:45 - 17:00: Launch of inaugural Access and Inclusion report and close - Suzanne Colbert AM, Chief Executive, Australian Network on Disability

17:00 - 17:30: Optional tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

17:30 - 19:30: Networking drinks

Please note. Times are approximate and may change as more speakers are confirmed.