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Conference (Short) Program

Monday 26 August (Pre-conference)

9.00 - 12.00  Free time or Gathering of all IFS 2020 Working Party Members

10.30  First Bus pick up from Sydney Airport (arrives at the Novotel 12.00)*

11.30 - 1.00  Registration Open

12.15 - 1.00  Networking and light lunch*

1.00 - 4.30  Pre-Conference Workshop: Unlocking the Power of Community*

3.00  Bus pick up from Sydney Airport (arrive at the Novotel 4.30)*

4.30 - 5.30  Break & Registration Open

5.30 - 6.15  LCSA AGM with Special Guest Speaker*

6.15 - 7.15  Opening Reception*

Free evening at local restaurants 

Tuesday 27 August (Day 1)

8.30  Registration Open

9.00 - 9.30  Welcome and Conference Opening

9.30 - 1.00  Plenary Session 1: Walking Together in Truth & Courage

Morning Tea

1.00 - 2.00  Lunch

2.00 - 5.30  Excursions and Concurrent Workshops*

5.30 - 6.30  Break

6.30 - 10.00  Conference Dinner and Entertainment*

Wednesday 28 August (Day 2)

8.00  Registration Open

8.30 - 12.40  Plenary Session 2: Community Led Change

  • TED Talk Style Presentations:
    • Nicole Stack (Legal Aid)
    • Lynette Phuong (Infoxchange)
    • Helen Ford (EWON Deputy Ombudsman)
  • Keynote Speaker: Tony Armstrong - "Communities are Powerful"

Morning Tea

  • Keynote Speaker: Gary Groves - "Improving outcomes together: community-led solutions to support vulnerable families"
  • Panel Discussion: Getting the Outcomes Right for all Communities in NSW
  • Presentation and Table Discussion: Can Yasmut (LCSA) - Action at NSW Level

12.40 - 1.30  Lunch

1.30 - 2.10  Interview and Q&A Session: In Conversation with Prof. Lindon Coombes "Where to next with the Uluru Statement from the Heart"

2.10 - 2.20  Wrap up & Finish: Dom Knight

2.30  Buses leave for Sydney Airport at 2.30 and arrive 4.00 (Earliest plane out 5.00)*


Please Note: The Conference Program is subject to change and any new updates will be made on this page as they come to hand. The Program listed above is an abbreviated short version only. A PDF download of the full program will be available soon on this website and a final Conference Program will be available at the event.

*Program options that require selection when registering. These include both paid and free.