Please note that this is a draft program and subject to change.

Tuesday 27 August 2019

All delegates are welcome to attend the networking drinks.

5:30 pm7:30 pm

Welcome Reception and Registration

Wednesday 28 August 2019

8:00 am9:00 am

Registrations open

Plenary Sessions

9:00 am9:05 am

Crown Ballroom

Welcome to day one

Brett de Hoedt
Mayor
Hootville Communications

9:05 am9:15 am

Crown Ballroom

Welcome to Country

Elizabeth Hayden
Noongar Elder

9:15 am9:35 am

Crown Ballroom

The Value of Employment: ‘Focus on Ability’ short film presentation

Martin Wren
CEO
NOVA Employment

9:35 am9:40 am

Crown Ballroom

Address from Chair

David Coles
Chairperson
Disability Employment Australia

9:40 am9:45 am
9:45 am10:15 am

Crown Ballroom

Watch this space!

10:15 am10:45 am

Exhibitor Area

Morning Tea

10:45 am11:15 am

Crown Ballroom

Why the future of work is human

Luke Condon
Partner
Deloitte Access Economics

11:15 am12:25 pm

Crown Ballroom

Disability workforce participation meets the future of work

Brett de Hoedt
Mayor
Hootville Communications

Luke Condon
Partner
Deloitte Access Economics

Donna Elby
Creative Director
The Future of Work Skills Academy

Emma Dawson
Executive Director
Per Capita

Michael Goldsworthy
Managing Director and Principal Consultant
Australian Strategic Services

Peter Smith
Visiting Fellow, Cornell University, NY and Director,
Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice

12:25 pm12:30 pm
12:30 pm1:30 pm

Exhibitor Area

Lunch

Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm2:15 pm

Crown Ballroom

Disability inclusion in the cooperatives and mutuals sector in Australia

Emma Dawson
Executive Director
Per Capita

Ballroom 3A

Lifeback Tracker: Four powerful steps to better mind health

Anthony Hart
Founder
Hart Wellbeing Pty Ltd

Ballroom 3B

Watch this space!

Ballroom 3C

Advancing work and health solutions through technology

Kylie Henderson
Managing Director
Back2Work Health Specialists

2:15 pm3:00 pm

Ballroom 3A

A jobless future – what if there were no jobs to find? Would you still operate the same as you do today?

Peter Smith
Visiting Fellow, Cornell University, NY and Director,
Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice

Ballroom 3B

DES today, DES tomorrow…the governance and organisational journey to employee-centric business models in a competitive marketplace

Michael Goldsworthy
Managing Director and Principal Consultant
Australian Strategic Services

Ballroom 3C

Privacy and prejudice: Why individuals chose not to disclose their disability in the Australian Public Service

Patricia Gray
Higher degree by Research student
Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis

3:00 pm3:30 pm

Exhibitor Area

Afternoon Tea

3:30 pm4:00 pm

Crown Ballroom

NDIS keynote session

Hall of Fame and Gala Dinner Ceremony

7:00 pm7:30 pm

Optus Stadium

Pre-dinner drinks

7:00 pm11:00 pm

Optus Stadium

Gala Dinner and Hall of Fame Ceremony

Thursday 29 August 2019

8:00 am9:00 am

Registrations open

Plenary Sessions

9:00 am9:10 am

Crown Ballroom

Welcome to day two

Brett de Hoedt
Mayor
Hootville Communications

9:10 am9:50 am
10:40 am10:45 am
10:45 am11:15 am

Exhibitor Area

Morning Tea

Breakout Sessions

11:15 am12:00 pm

Crown Ballroom

DSS breakout session

Ballroom 3A

Building an evidence base: Three research studies to improve how we work (3 x 30 min sessions)

Ann Nevile
Honorary Associate Professor
Australian National University

Jenny Crosbie
PhD Student
Deakin University

Stefanie Dimov
Project Manager
University of Melbourne

Ballroom 3B

“Ask an expert” about employment and Down syndrome

Kylie Preston
National ILC Project Manager
Down Syndrome Australia

Andrew Domahidy
Deputy Chair
Down Syndrome Advisory Network - Down Syndrome Australia

Ballroom 3C

The power of feedback: how JobAccess is using Net Promoter Score to drive service delivery improvement.

Daniel Valiente-Riedl
General Manager - JobAccess
WorkFocus Australia

12:00 pm12:45 pm

Ballroom 3A

Building an evidence base: Three research studies to improve how we work (3 x 30 min sessions)

Ann Nevile
Honorary Associate Professor
Australian National University

Jenny Crosbie
PhD Student
Deakin University

Stefanie Dimov
Project Manager
University of Melbourne

Ballroom 3B

How does length of unemployment impact what we do in DES?

Simon Fairall
General Manager
Ability Options Olympus Solutions

Martin Rowley
General Manager
Ability Options Olympus Solutions

Kylie Henderson
Managing Director
The Better Health Generation

Ballroom 3C

This difference is resilience

Jo Marshall
Founder and CEO
Culturise and The Difference Collective

12:45 pm1:30 pm

Exhibitor Area

Lunch

3:20 pm3:30 pm

Crown Ballroom

Closing address

Rick Kane
CEO
Disability Employment Australia

3:00 pm3:30 pm

Exhibitor Area

Afternoon Tea

End of conference