Agenda


The DEA 2024 Conference is the ideal gathering place for you, the people seeking to influence this generational change in policy, planning, and practice in rapidly evolving landscape of the disability employment sector.

This is a significant opportunity for you to engage directly with what is going on in disability and employment. Following an optional Practitioners’ Forum and Tender Readiness Workshop, we will have two days full of the latest and best analysis of the current sector developments, leading edge practice program ideas and thinking about future changes.

In addition to impressive keynote speakers and panels, our breakout sessions have garnered a reputation as the engine room of the Conference. There is always a lot going on during these sessions and DEA is delighted to platform an eclectic range of experts to inform our own thinking.

As we’ve noted elsewhere, this is an absolutely critical time for DES, for disability employment policy and for providers. The DEA Conference is the right place to meet, engage, contest, network and build your capability.

To that end, we are seeking your contributions and are now calling for papers to be presented at this year’s Conference. We have listed a range of core themes and invite papers on these. Please click here for more information.

We are looking for evidence-based, best practice, results-driven presentations. This is your chance to showcase your initiatives that demonstrate improved employment outcomes for people with disability.

For more information click here.

As you know, the program drives discussions across the event. In breaks and drinks, coffee catchups and the Gala dinner, the pulse of the Conference is networking. Representatives from DSS, NDIA and DEWR will be here, so take your opportunity to network with our peers in those departments and agencies. Across a lectern or a coffee, this is your chance to be involved and have your voice heard!

Tuesday 11 June 2024

Workshop, Forum & Welcome Reception

12:00 pm3:00 pm

Mayfair Ballroom

DEA’s Practitioners’ Forum in Association with genU Training

The Residence

Tender Readiness Workshop

5:30 pm7:30 pm

The Residence

Welcome Reception

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Conference Day 1

8:00 am9:00 am

Exhibition Area

Registration

9:00 am10:30 am

Savoy Rooms 1 & 2

Plenary Sessions

10:30 am11:00 am

Exhibition Area

Morning Tea

11:00 am1:00 pm

Savoy Rooms 1 & 2

Plenary Sessions

1:00 pm2:00 pm

Exhibition Area

Lunch

2:00 pm3:30 pm

Savoy Rooms 1 & 2

Breakout Sessions

Savoy Room 3

Breakout Sessions

Mayfair Ballroom

Breakout Sessions

Bristol Room

Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm4:00 pm

Exhibition Area

Afternoon Tea

4:00 pm5:00 pm

Savoy Rooms 1 & 2

Plenary Sessions

6:30 pm11:00 pm

Savoy Ballroom

Gala Dinner & Hall of Fame Ceremony

Thursday 13 June 2024

Conference Day 2

8:00 am9:00 am

Exhibition Area

Registration

9:00 am10:30 am

Savoy Rooms 1 & 2

Plenary Sessions

10:30 am11:00 am

Exhibition Area

Morning Tea

11:00 am12:10 pm

Savoy Rooms 1 & 2

Plenary Sessions

12:10 pm1:00 pm

Exhibition Area

Lunch

1:00 pm2:30 pm

Savoy Rooms 1 & 2

Breakout Sessions

Savoy Room 3

Breakout Sessions

Mayfair Ballroom

Breakout Sessions

Bristol Room

Breakout Sessions

2:30 pm3:00 pm

Exhibition Area

Afternoon Tea

3:00 pm3:45 pm

Savoy Rooms 1 & 2

Plenary Sessions

3:45 pm4:00 pm

Exhibition Area

Networking