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

 

Tuesday 05 September 2017

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception & Registration

Vintaged Bar


Wednesday 06 September 2017

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Conference registration

Exhibitor Area


9:00 am - 9:05 am

Ballroom A & B


Welcome to day one

Brett de Hoedt
Conference MC,
Hootville Communications

9:05 am - 9:15 am

Welcome to Country

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Ballroom A & B


Assistant Minister’s video address

The Hon. Jane Prentice MP
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services,

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning tea

Exhibitor Area


11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Ballroom A & B


Panel: What does success look like to employers employing people with disability?

Jo Marshall (Facilitator)
Chief Culturiser & Executive Diversity Mentor,
Culturise

Donna Purcell
Senior Manager Accessibility and Capability Advice,
Commonwealth Bank

Tara Waller
Principal Consultant, Organisational Capability and Talent Management,
Brisbane City Council

Joshua Magnus
Manager,
Petite Waffles

12:20 pm - 12:30 pm

Ballroom A & B


Address from the Board

David Coles
Chairperson,
Disability Employment Australia

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Exhibitor Area


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Ballroom A & B


DES Performance Framework and the future

Viv Gugger
Performance Consultant,

Ballroom C


The Challenges of Changes

Our keynote speaker will workshop best practice change methods to assist you prepare the capacity building you require to head into 2018 new DES and other disability and employment opportunities

Redlands


The financial viability of Individual Placement and Support programs within Disability Employment Services

Dr Vanessa Parletta
Chief Operations Officer,
The ORS Group

Anthea Smith
General Manager - Psychological Services,
The ORS Group

Lockyer and Moreton


Changes to the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme for people with disability

Arie Moses
Chairperson,
National NEIS Association

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Ballroom A & B


DES: What’s not changing, DES Survey and DES Essentials

David Best
Senior Policy Officer,
Disability Employment Australia

Ballroom C


Evaluating the Impact of the NDIS on People with Disability and their Families and Carers: Evidence from the Trial Areas 2013-2016

Professor Kostas Mavromaras
Professor of Economics and Director National Institute of Labour Studies,
Flinders University

Redlands


Best practice working with challenging behaviours: Motivational interviewing

Dr Kylie Henderson
Managing Director & Founder,
Back2Work Health Specialists

Lockyer and Moreton


Using evidence-based practice as a driver for business success in an individualised world

Peter Smith
Director,
Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon tea

Exhibitor Area


3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Ballroom A & B


Panel: Participant choice and control – how disability employment assistance and support can and must change

Peter De Natris (Facilitator)
Strategic Advisor to the NDIA,
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Samantha French
Social Inclusion, Employment, International Relations,
People With Disability Australia (PWDA)

Dr Sue Olney
Research Fellow, School of Business,
UNSW Canberra

Deb Rouget
CEO,
Belonging Matters

Patrick Moran
Managing Director,
EDGE Employment Solutions

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Ballroom A & B


DES Procurement – On your marks, get set…

Alicia Weiderman
Director,
Ingersoll Consulting

5:00 pm

Conclusion of day one

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-dinner drinks

Exhibitor Area


7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Gala Dinner & Hall of Fame ceremony

Ballroom A & B


Thursday 07 September 2017

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration

Exhibitor Area


9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome

Ballroom A & B


Welcome to day two

Matthew Parkinson
Conference MC,

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Ballroom A & B


Marketing, advertising and social media – ‘Recasting’ images of disability and difference

Cátia Malaquias
Founder and Director,
Starting With Julius

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Ballroom A & B


Address from the Department of Social Services

Michael Lye
Deputy Secretary,
Department of Social Services

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Ballroom A & B


The role of employment in people with disability being actively involved in shaping the future: Progress in Canada and Australia

Alastair McEwin
Disability Discrimination Commissioner,
Australian Human Rights Commission

Annette Borrows
President,
Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning tea

Exhibitor Area


11:00 am - 11:45 am

Ballroom A & B


DES Program update

Justin Galke
Director Disability Employment Policy,
Department of Social Services

Ballroom C


Hire a youth today – Make a difference for tomorrow

Annette Borrows
President,
Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)

Redlands


A tool for EMPOY ABILITY

Andrea Evans-McCall
National Disability Coordination Officer,
SkillsPlus

Lockyer and Moreton


High Growth Jobs Talented Candidates – lessons from the NSW project

Toni Wren
Project Manager,
Australian Network on Disability

Rod Dever
National Employer Account Manager,
The ORS Group

Erin Carey
National Disability Employer Engagement Manager,
MAX Employment

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Ballroom A & B


Breakout session

TBA

Ballroom C


Will you be left behind by the tech disruption of DES?

Marc Washbourne
CEO,
JobReady

Redlands


Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative: an evidence-based case study on meaningful employment for people with an intellectual disability, learning difficulty or mental illness

Richard Warner
Co-ordinator,
Nundah Community Enterprises Co-operative

Peter Westoby
Senior Lecturer,
The University of Queensland

Gillian McFee
Chair BCCM Public Service Mutuals Taskforce,
Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Exhibitor Area


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Ballroom A & B


Panel: The future of disability employment – something old, something new

Matthew Parkinson (Facilitator)
Conference MC,

Peter Broadhead
Branch Manager, Disability Employment Services Branch,
Department of Social Services

Suzanne Colbert AM
CEO,
Australian Network on Disability (AND)

Peter De Natris
Strategic Advisor to the NDIA,
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

DES Provider

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Ballroom A & B


The Big Surprise

Program

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Ballroom A & B


Conference closing address

Rick Kane
CEO,
Disability Employment Australia

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon tea

Exhibitor Area