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National Disability Summit

15 – 16 August 2022 | Crown Melbourne

We are excited to return to the Crown, Melbourne for the 13th Annual National Disability Summit in 2022!

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overview

The 13th Annual National Disability Summit will return this year on the 15-16 August 2022. We will continue the discussion and review the progress and initiatives in supporting people with disability and their families to maximise independence and participation by creating greater choice.

This passionate audience is broken down into NDIS services providers, community care organisations, state & federal government agencies, council organizations nationwide, NDIS representatives, independent carers, aged care facilities, aged care providers and many more in a knowledge sharing environment.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Regulating, Unregulated NDIS providers
  • Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness: what you need to know
  • Achieving Quality Person-Centred Care
  • Accessing support with regional, rural, and remote regions
  • Dreaming big: Using the NDIS to create a good life
  • Scheme Sustainability and the Operation of the NDIA
  • Reimagining Disability through Co-Design
  • The new Australian Disability Strategy 2021 – 2031
  • System interface for younger people with disability and aged care
  • Addressing the Inconsistency within NDIS: What can we do to prevent this from happening in the future?
  • NDIS Appeals and High-Profile Cases
  • Improving NDIS accessibility for all
  • Supporting our leaders to lead
  • Nothing about us without us: we’re not there yet
  • Ensuring efficacy and safety when delivering therapy services virtually
  • Improving NDIS Access Barriers for People with Psychosocial Disability
  • How Participation in Sports can Open Pathways to Employment & Education

speakers

Tracy Mackey

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner

Kelsey Chapman

Research Fellow, The Dignity Project, Griffith University

Sue Dymond

Founder & CEO, iDareU

Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM LLB

2021 QLD Australian of the Year, Doctor, Emergency Department, Gold Coast University Hospital, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University

Janet Wagland

General Manager Disability, Brightwater Group

Dorothy Frost

Head of Projects and Workforce Partnerships, Ability Action Australia

Jessica Lane

Innovation Manager, Community Lifestyles Agency

Angela Kalantzis

The Brain Injury Community

Clare Meredith

NDIS Integration Coordinator, Brightwater Group

Angela Cook

Project Manager, Community Engagement, CFA

A/Prof Michelle Villeneuve

Deputy Director, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney

Michelle Moss

Director Policy and Strategic Engagement, Queenslanders with Disability Network

Gail Rogers

Speech Language Pathologist, Specialised Speech Services

Andy Maller

Co-Founder and Community Development Manager, Cairns Support Coordination

Elizabeth Curran

Primary Caregiver & Mother to Caden

Dr Camila Shirota

Research Fellow, Griffith University

Jenny Draddy

Principal, Draddy Legal

Cheryl Meredith

Disability Inclusion Advocate, and NDIS Plan Recipient

A/Prof Nicola Hancock

The University of Sydney and Centre for Disability Research and Policy

Graeme Innes AM

Ben Keast

CEO, ARC Disability Services

Adrian O’Malley

Peer Facilitator and Mentor, Physical Disability Council of NSW

Renee Cohen

General Manager Community & Game Development, Gold Coast Titans

Chantelle Bester

Managing Director, Supporting Potential

Sean Dempsey

CEO, Plan Partners

Joe Dreyfus

Melbourne Lead, Hireup

David Fintan

Senior Assistant Ombudsman, Commonwealth Ombudsman

Stacey Sincock

Disability & Aged Care Specialist, Lumary

Dr Ben Gauntlett

Disability Discrimination Commissioner

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Jessica Lane, Innovation Manager, Community Lifestyles Agency

9:10 am

OPENING ADDRESS | TBC

David Fintan, Senior Assistant Ombudsman, Commonwealth Ombudsman

9:45 am

KEYNOTE | Regulating, Unregulated NDIS providers

Tracy Mackey, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner

10:15 am

PANEL | Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness: what you need to know

Angela Cook, Project Manager, Community Engagement, CFA

A/Prof Michelle Villeneuve, Deputy Director, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney

Michelle Moss, Director Policy and Strategic Engagement, Queenslanders with Disability Network

Gail Rogers, Speech Language Pathologist, Specialised Speech Services

Andy Maller, Co-Founder and Community Development Manager, Cairns Support Coordination

Moderated by Jessica Lane, Innovation Manager, Community Lifestyles Agency

11:05 am

Networking Break & Morning Tea

11:35 am

How your digital system can support organisational goals and achieve a sustainable business transformation

Stacey Sincock, Disability & Aged Care Specialist, Lumary

12:40 pm

KEYNOTE PANEL | Dreaming big: Using the NDIS to create a good life

Sue Dymond, Founder & CEO, iDareU

Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM LLB, 2021 QLD Australian of the Year, Doctor, Emergency Department, Gold Coast University Hospital, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University

Elizabeth Curran, Primary Caregiver & Mother to Caden

Adrian O’Malley, Peer Facilitator and Mentor, Physical Disability Council of NSW

1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

2:30 pm

Scheme Sustainability and the Operation of the NDIA

Joe Dreyfus, Melbourne Lead, Hireup

3:00 pm

Professor Camila Shirota is the Research Lead of HabITec where their goal is to increase the uptake of technology in disability and rehabilitation. They are doing this through co-design, working on decreasing the distance between developers and clinicians/ lived experts/ other stakeholders, to ensure that technologies are what people want and need, and can also be translated into practice.

3:30 pm

The new Australian Disability Strategy 2021 – 2031

4:00 pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

4:20 pm

Brightwater Care Group provides support for people with disability, spanning the complexities of several different government systems including the NDIS, Aged Care and Health. In this evolving environment disability service providers often intersect with the aged care system. This presentation will outline the system interface for younger people with disability and aged care with a focus on:

  • the client journey, funding, and expectations,
  • the challenge of dual accreditation systems, and
  • Australian Government targets to have no one under 65 living in aged care by 2025.

Case studies will illustrate the importance of person-centred planning to achieve outcomes. Finally, this presentation will provide tips and resources to support younger people with disability living in residential aged care.

4:50 pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE | A message from the new Government

5:30 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

5:35 pm

Networking Drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Rachael Sowden, Member, Disability Council NSW

10:10 am

  • Recent AAT cases
  • Landmark case
  • Implications across the board

10:40 am

Improving NDIS accessibility for all

Dr Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

11:10 am

Networking Break & Morning Tea

11:30 am

  • The reasonable cost model and finding funding to allow for continuous improvement in your leadership teams
  • Addressing burn out by carving out time for individual development
  • Key areas of critical development for front line leaders
  • How to get leaders to learn in a fast-paced environment, where there will always be a more pressing priority
  • The strategic results of a well-developed continuous learning and succession program

12:00 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Nothing about us without us: we're not there yet

Graeme Innes AM,

12:35 pm

Supporting Carers who take on multiple caring responsibilities

Dr Rachael Sowden, Member, Disability Council NSW

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:50 pm

  • Addressing concerns around efficacy, and safety of delivering therapy virtually to vulnerable clients
  • Reviewing international literature and found examples where therapy had been successfully delivered virtually with clients with varied disabilities
  • Adapting the learnings to roll out a national program of virtual therapy delivery which remains a valid option for clients

2:20 pm

RESEARCH | Summary Report: Improving NDIS Access Barriers for People with Psychosocial Disability

A/Prof Nicola Hancock, The University of Sydney and Centre for Disability Research and Policy

2:50 pm

KEYNOTE | How Participation in Sports can Open Pathways to Employment & Education

Renee Cohen, General Manager Community & Game Development, Gold Coast Titans

3:30 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

3:35 pm

Closing of the Summit

sponsors

exhibitors

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1795$1495+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Group Rate (Up to 6 passes)$7695+GST
  • Early bird rate (SAVE up to $300) – expires on 1 July 2022
  • Full rate – from 2 July 2022

 

A concession rate is available – please contact info@informa.com.au to enquire about the rate and eligibility.

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Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4432
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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved early in this year’s National Disability Summit!

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, lunch and refreshments breaks making this not just a conference… but an all-encompassing industry experience.

Sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organization to:

  • Build relationships with potential & existing clients
  • Network with the industry
  • Generate leads from a targeted audience
  • Demonstrate your product/service in person
  • Build brand awareness

To see what we have available please contact;

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
P: 02 9080 4318
E: Danielle.newman@informa.com

Testimonials

“Attending the National Disability Summit was a great experience. There was a wide variety of speakers and the Informa staff were amazing and accommodating to meeting everybody’s needs.”
Louise Bugeja, Internode

“You need to be there, to learn more.”
Stephen Odusa, CatholiccareNT

“Always a great event for networking with decision makers and key people from disability organisations that are working on innovative projects.”
Danny Hui, Sameview

“Such an interesting 2 days with a great quality and range of speakers. Well organised and great flow of themes.”
Anonymous

Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

when & where

15 - 16 Aug 2022

Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman St,
Southbank VIC 3006
(03) 9292 8888

Book prior to 1st August to take advantage of the Crown’s special rates for attendees of the National Disability Summit.
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contact

Still have a question?

Katrina Bowns
Conference Producer
Katrina.Bowns@informa.com.au

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4318
Danielle.Newman@informa.com

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