The 15th Annual National Disability Summit will return to Melbourne on 19-20 September 2024. This is a key event on the calendar of disability service providers and industry leaders. Not only for discussion on the NDIS but also critically, for addressing the wider range of issues and considerations for the disability sector in Australia. At the heart questioning how can we better support people with disability, and their families. As well as maximising independence and participation by creating greater choice.

The National Disability Summit bring together an extremely passionate audience broken down into NDIS, and wider disability services providers, high-level executives, policy makers, community care organisations, support coordinators, people with disability, carers, intermediaries, state & federal government agencies, council organisations nationwide, NDIS representatives, aged care facilities, and aged care providers.

Each year we grow and evolve the event in line with the needs and feedback from the industry ensuring an objective platform for discussion and networking. We pride ourselves on listening to our audience and building a non-biased agenda from suggestions, requests, and submissions.

This year the agenda will seek to understand the sector post Royal Commission and the NDIS Review. Delving into pertinent topics around disability workforce, sustainable disability employment, housing, health, and sports, the role of government bodies, and building inclusive communities.

We will explore strategies and initiatives for improving quality, person-centered care. Providing tangible takeaway actions for delegates, we will include data-driven insights, thought leadership to challenge how we think about support and services, and lived experiences that articulate not only the challenges but also the potential solutions and discuss quality improvement.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • It’s Not ‘Too Hard’: Creating Better Employment Opportunities for People with Disability
  • Surviving to Thriving
  • Lived Experience Perspectives
  • Registration Taskforce
  • The Legislative Implications of the New NDIS Bill
  • Foundational Supports
  • Disability Workforce: Engaging Staff in the Safe Delivery of Care
  • How to be Innovative in the Current Climate
  • What’s Next? The Disability Sector Post Royal Commission and NDIS Review
  • Regulating Practices & Organisations
  • How do we Keep Vulnerable People Safe?
  • We’re Stronger Together
  • Access to Healthcare
  • The Importance of Sports
  • Regional, Rural and Remote Access to Disability Service Providers

What’s Included?

In-Person Delegates will gain access to these event features:

  • Leading Industry Keynotes
  • Interactive Q&A with each session
  • Hearing from Lived Experiences
  • Dedicated Networking Breaks
  • Connecting with Speakers & Fellow Delegates
  • Meeting with Vendors & Solution Providers
  • Access to the Event App: ConnectME
  • Networking Drinks
  • Multi-Disciplinary Panel Discussions
  • Networking Dinner (optional extra)
  • Pre-Event Workshop (optional extra)

Call for Papers

Call for papers for 2024 – now closed!

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