National Disability Sports Conference

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July

 

Evidence shows that sport participation rates for people with disability in Australia are consistently lower than any other population group.
In a survey of more than 1,900 people with disability, the Australian Sports Commission identified that a lack of integrated sport and recreation programs and appropriately trained staff were some of the biggest reasons for people with disability not being able to participate.
Sport and active recreation is part of living an ordinary Australian life. Everyone has the right to take part.
The first ever National Disability Sports Conference (NDSC) will bring together leading thinkers, practitioners and case studies to showcase disability sport management practices and innovative solutions.  The ultimate outcome will be to create more opportunities for people with disability to engage in sport and recreation through the development of inclusive practices.
The NDSC will also examine how the sports industry is positioning itself in preparation for the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Tuesday 17th July

8.45am – 9.00am Welcome
9.00am – 10.15am Global Keynote Session 1
Encouraging Behavioural Change to Drive Campaigns to Increase Participation in Community Sport and Active Recreation
10.15am – 11.00am Morning Networking and Refreshment Break
11.00am – 12.30pm Plenary Session 1
Demonstration of growth, initiatives and learnings from working with people with disability and how they are impacting the industry
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch in Expo Area
1.30pm – 3.00pm Stream 1: The NDIS – How can People with Disability use it to Get Active?
Stream 2: How to Overcome Financial Barriers to Meeting Your Project Objectives
3.00pm – 3.45pm Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break
3.45pm – 5.15pm Stream 1: The NDIS – How can People with Disability use it to Get Active?
Stream 2: How to Overcome Financial Barriers to Meeting Your Project Objectives
5.15pm – 6.45pm Industry Networking and Awards Night

*Program subject to change

 

Wednesday 18th July

8.45am – 10.15am Global Keynote Session 2
Global Learnings and Local Settings for Strategy, Policy and Deliver
10.15am – 11.00am Morning Networking and Refreshment Break
11.00am – 12.30pm Plenary Session 2
Panel Session – First hand stories from people with disability – what barriers have they overcome to get active? 
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch in Expo Area
1.30pm – 3.00pm Plenary Keynote Session 3
What pathway does a person with disability take to get active? 
3.00pm – 3.45pm Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break
3.45pm – 4.45pm Plenary Keynote Session 4
How can organisations provide employment and volunteering opportunities for individuals with disability?
4.45pm NSC Closes

*Program subject to change

An Auslan Interpreter will be at the event for the duration of this conference program to facilitate communication for delegates.

 

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