IMPACT 2024 Annual Conference

Emceed by award winning author and journalist Tracey Spicer, our IMPACT 2024  annual conference was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 9th of May 2024. Almost 600 delegates attended the in-person and virtual event.

International Speakers

Our international speakers included:

  • Former UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility, Professor Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes, who also co-authored the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and served as chairperson on the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Randy Lewis, former Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Logistics, Walgreens has received recognition worldwide for transforming one of America’s largest corporations into a workplace where people with disability could not only succeed but thrive.
  •  Caroline Casey, Global Founder of Valuable 500, the world’s largest CEO collective dedicated to creating disability inclusion.
  • Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft. 
  • Our CEO Insights Panel featured 5 of Australia’s biggest employer CEO’sAustralia Post CEO Paul Graham, Qantas CEO Vanessa Hudson, Coles CEO Leah Weckert, Medibank CEO David Koczkar and Pacific National CEO Paul Scurrah.

Read about our amazing lineup of speakers and panelists 

Our sessions covered a huge array of topics

  • Disability employment targets
  • Accessibility in tech
  • Disability employment recruitment strategies
  • Global access and inclusion priorities
  • Strategies implemented by major corporations to increase the employment of people with disability

We also launched our in-depth Workplace Adjustments Report, based on more than 500 survey responses from employers, and employees and job seekers with disability.

IMPACT 2024 Sponsors

Our sponsors made it possible for us to offer an unforgettable line-up of speakers, insightful sessions and an accessible experience for in-person and virtual attendees.

Find out more about the sponsors for IMPACT 2024.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Australian Disability Network annual conference is our crown event. With an engaged and growing audience, each year is bigger and better than the last. 2023 saw over 500 delegates attend with nearly 400 In-person. This year we are aiming to have even more in person.

Our audience includes CEOs, Senior Managers, Diversity Practitioners, Human Resources Professionals and WH&S Advisors, from both the public and private sectors.

To find out more about our bespoke packages and how to take up a sponsorship opportunity, you can download the Sponsorship Prospectus and the Exhibition Information guide, which provides information about the dimensions and layout of the stands and venue, by  filling in the form below.

Sponsorship Prospectus

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About the Disability Confidence Awards

Our Disability Confidence Awards Night celebrates and honours members who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to fostering disability confidence in their workplaces. It’s a momentous occasion where standout achievements are spotlighted, inspiring a collective commitment to drive positive change in inclusive practices.

Find out more about the Disability Confidence Awards 

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