An interactive celebration and exploration in the area of inclusionBook My Ticket
- 20 + 21 November, 2019
- Sydney, Australia
The Centre for Disability Studies and the Inclusive Research Network invites you to a celebration and investigation of the very best of what is currently happening in the area of inclusion for people with disability across all areas of Australian society.
What is it all about
The Festival aims to:
- Provide people with disabilities with skills and knowledge that will support them to increase their choice of mainstream activities.
- Showcase inclusive activities and inclusive strategies for people with disabilities, family members, carers, supporters, service providers (both disability and mainstream), and the general public.
- Share knowledge and experience between people with and without disabilities, families, service providers, the corporate, commercial, industry, leisure, recreational and sports worlds to generate a fresh vision of a more inclusive society for all people.
Day 1: Wednesday 20 November 2019
F23 Administration Building, University of Sydney
|12:00 – 12:30pm||Registration opens||Festival chair – Prof Patricia O’Brien|
|12:30 – 1.00pm||Welcome to country
|Aboriginal Elder Uncle Allen Madden|
|1:00 – 1:45pm||Keynote
Research to Practice: Outcomes and implications for the lives of people with disability
Q&A on keynote
|Prof Christine Bigby to speak on her latest evidence arising from her current research into supported decision making and community involvement.
Chaired by Prof. Patricia O’Brien
|1:45 – 2:30pm||Refreshment & Art on Display|
|2:30 – 4:00pm||Practice Evidence
Presentation will run in two streams, that will include 3 of the areas below:
|4:00 – 4:30pm||Coffee Break|
|4:30 – 6:00pm||World Café
A world cafe will be facilitated through a set of questions, based upon the content of the earlier keynote and papers given. Questions aimed at exploring where to from here re: ongoing collection of evidence and its translation into practice. Graphic representation of conversation will be distributed.
|Facilitated by Prof. Patricia O’Brien & Deborah Espiner with café groups led by members of conference committee.|
|6:00 – 7:30pm||Welcome Reception performance by Dr Debra Keenahan|
|9:00 – 9:30am||Registration||Festival Chairs Renell Rodrigues & David Taylor|
|9:30 – 11:00am||Welcome to country
In this presentation Prof. Alice Schippers will outline how inclusive policies and practices within the city of Almere, Netherlands promotes social inclusion that relates to employment, education, welfare and leisure. The focus will be on how both citizens with disabilities and without within Almere are central to the building of an inclusive city.
Followed by a Q&A on keynote
|Aboriginal Elder Uncle Ray Davison
Professor Alice Schippers
Stichting Disability Studies in Nederland, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Chaired by Prof. Patricia O’Brien
|11:00 – 11:30am||Coffee break|
|11:30 – 1:30pm||Workshops Session 1
7 Workshops will run concurrently for 1.5 hours. These workshops are aimed at giving us all a taster on activities that could be followed up with in our free time. These activities can be added to NDIS packages.
|1:00 – 2:00pm||Lunch + Display sports match|
|2:00 – 3:30pm||Workshops Session 2
Repeat of previous workshops
|3:30 – 4:00pm||Afternoon tea break|
|4:00 – 4:45pm||Be inspired by a Panel of Paralympians!
|5:00 – 7:30pm||Soiree
Enjoy disco dancing and drumming by Andrew Hewitt