Speakers

This year's conference is about energy, progress and empowerment. Learn from the experiences of our prestigious lineup of speakers and take away valuable, practical solutions you can apply in your own organisation. 

Keynote speaker 

Yves Veulliet, Global Disability & Inclusion Leader at IBM, Chair of the International Labour Organization Global Business and Disability Network

 Yves Veulliet profile

Master of ceremonies 

Julie McCrossin AM, journalist, broadcaster, ambassador 

Julie McCrossin AM profile

Personal leadership 

Facilitator 

Kurt Fearnley AO, 2019 New South Wales Australian of the Year, athlete, sports icon, champion for the rights of people with disability 

Kurt Fearnley profile

Panellists 

Personal Leadership Panellists

  • Angel Dixon, 2019 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, Advocacy Manager for Starting With Julius, CEO of the Attitude Foundation 
  • Jack Milne, Youth Ambassador for Include Me TOO, Australian Youth Coordinator of The Royal Commonwealth Society, member of the Accessibility Advisory Group of One Young World
  • Samantha Palmer, Diversity & Inclusion Champion, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Clayton Trevilyan PSM, Acting Director of the Leadership and Diversity Team, Australian Government Department of Human Services

Toward universal design in communications access 

Tony Abrahams, Co-founder and CEO of Access Innovation Media (Ai-Media)

Tony Abrahams profile

Vehicles for change: Effective employee networks

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Winning employment strategies 

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An innovative approach to data collection

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Sponsor presentation: Attorney-General's Department

Cameron Gifford, First Assistant Secretary, Families and Legal System Division, Celebrating Ability Co-Champion, Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department 

Cameron Gifford profile

Conference agenda 

View the full conference agenda: Positive Forces for Change