Social Functions

Gala Dinner

Wednesday 14 June 2023, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Great Room, W Brisbane Hotel

The annual Gala Dinner – to be held in the Great Room (pictured below) of the W Hotel Brisbane – is a much anticipated event throughout the Disability Employment Services sector. Guests will enjoy fine food and drinks at a formal, three-course dinner, along with music to dance the night away to. We encourage delegates to come dressed in your glamorous and brilliant best!

The evening will also feature the Hall of Fame Award Ceremony, acknowledging excellence, innovation and long-term commitment to the evolution of disability employment in Australia (see some of 2022’s inductees below).

Following 2022’s fantastic event, we expect to enjoy the evening with up to 200 guests. The 2023 Gala Dinner will be a great night of amazing food, networking, dancing, drinks and fun. Don’t forget to book in when registering for the conference!

Welcome Reception

Tuesday 13 June 2023, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

SUN Deck, W Hotel Brisbane

The Welcome Reception will be the first official opportunity for all delegates to meet with one another and enjoy informal networking.

This is a great opportunity to network with your existing contacts and make new ones across the sector. The Welcome Reception will take place at the SUN Deck (pictured below), W Hotel Brisbane.

Social Media


Join us and fellow delegates online via Twitter for up-to-the-minute commentary and discussion about conference sessions, themes, and important information.

  • Connect with Disability Employment Australia: @disabilityemplt #DEA2023
  • At the conference, check the conference handbook for Twitter IDs for our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.


Connect with us on Facebook to join an online community of individuals and organisations committed to disability employment. We’ll also be posting conference and gala dinner pics via Facebook after the event.


Want to follow up on a conference theme with sector colleagues? The DEA LinkedIn page is the perfect place to start a discussion with over 1000 professionals in, or connected to, the Disability Employment Services sector.

Registrations Are Open!

Registrations for Disability Employment Australia's 2023 Conference are open. Please contact Conference Works on 03 9870 2611 if you have any queries.

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