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Speak Out Conference 2017

“Out of the shadows – into a life!”

The Speak Out Self Advocacy Conference is the longest running conference for people with intellectual disability in Australia.

The 2017 Conference is being held at Wrest Point Casino from 14th to 16th September 2017.

Accommodation information can be found below.

To register, click here for the Registration Forms.

Key Conference Information 

Conference Date

14-16 September 2017


Wrest Point Casino
Sandy Bay
Hobart, Tasmania


Click here for registration form.

Accommodation Information

Accommodation is available at Wrest Point, with the link below providing a special rate for Speak Out delegates.

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Call for Papers

We need you! Speak Out are looking for dynamic speakers and presenters for this year’s Speak Out Conference.

We invite people with disability and people with an interest in the disability sector to express their interest in presenting, performing, or running a come and try activity. This year in addition to the self advocacy stream our conference will have a stream for the disability sector.

Please express your interest by 16 June 2017.

Suggested abstract topics include, (but are not limited to):

  • Best practice in supporting people with disability

  • Maximising community connections

  • Consumer voice in service provision

  • Rights and empowerment

  • Building capacity and resilience

Call For Papers Information (.docx)Call For Papers Information (PDF)
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