ACOSS National Conference
The ACOSS National Conference is the premier community sector event bringing together key decision makers, practitioners, researchers and the people at the front line of social policy and services.
The ACOSS annual conference is a well-attended event, with over 500 people attending in recent years. Conference participants come from a broad cross section of community and welfare organisations, state and federal government departments, tertiary institutions, business, unions and individuals with an interest in community issues and social justice.
When: 25th and 26th March
Where: National Wine Centre, Adelaide
How much: From $500 for members, from $680 for non-memebrs, from $100 for concession
In 2013, with both the Federal Budget and election to follow, you can expect the latest ideas and directions on policy and practice affecting people experiencing poverty and inequality and those who work with them.
Topics for discussion will include community empowerment in service delivery, the persistence of poverty in Australia, budget sustainability, the future of employment services, income management and the important social policy issues for the 2013 federal election.
Come and join the discussion and have your voice heard in the festival city of Adelaide on the 25th and 26th March 2013.
For more information or to register visit the conference website at http://conference.acoss.org.au/
For information on how your organisation might be involved in sponsorship, or as exhibitor, please contact ACOSS Events Officer Louise Stanley; (02) 9310 6200 email@example.com or Download our Sponsorship prospectus
Details of past conferences:
2012: Sharing the Wealth of the Lucky Country
29-30 March | Sydney
At a time when Australians' material wealth has been booming, the 2012 ACOSS National Conference provided a forum for a diverse range of people to discuss the policy and practice which will put equality in Australia at the forefront of public debate.
View conference papers here
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2011: Challenging Inequality! Social action in an ever changing world
29-30 March | Melbourne
Whilst inequality remains an enduring feature of Australian society, changes across a range of social, economic and political domains have challenged the ways in which we theorise, talk about, and act on the dimensions of inequality. This year's event assembled a diverse line-up of speakers to discuss inequality and social action in contemporary Australia.
2010: A Vote for Equity
25-26 March | Canberra
In an election year, this conference examined key areas of social policy, community sector services, and the needs of social service clients and their communities.
Taking steps for a fair go for all - social inclusion policies and practices
9-10 April 2008 | Melbourne
Australia Fair: Taking steps towards a fair go for all Australians
22-23 November 2009 | Adelaide
Australia Fair: Advance or Retreat. Celebrating 50 years of the Australian Council of Social Service
23-24 November 2006 | Sydney
Re-imagining Australian Society - visions and solutions
10-11 November 2005 | Brisbane
From the Margins to the Centre
28-29 October 2004 | Alice Springs
Piecing it Together : Equity, Empowerment and Change
13-14 November 2003 | Canberra
A Fair and Inclusive Australia
27-29 November 2002 | Hobart
Leaping the Chasm | 25-26 October 2001