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“Right Time – Right Now!”

The Speak Out Self Advocacy Conference is the longest running conference for people with disability in Australia. Families, carers, and the disability and community sectors are also invited to join us for conference!

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

The 2018 Conference is at the Launceston Conference Centre, Door of Hope, from 14th to 15th September 2018. The Disability Expo and welcome function is the day before, on Thursday 13 September.

We are delighted our keynote speakers include:

  • David Corner, Empower Us - Inclusion International, from New Zealand

  • Graeme Head, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner, from NSW

  • Libbi Cunnington, 1800RESPECT

Key Conference Information 

Conference Date

14th-15th September 2018
Expo & welcome function
13 September 2018


Launceston Conference Centre, Door of Hope, Tasmania

Conference Downloads

Speak Out Conference Program

September 6, 2018

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Registration Form 2018

August 22, 2018

The main registration form for the 2018 Speak Out Conference.

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Registration Form - Families Industry

August 22, 2018

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Conference Program Outline

September 4, 2018

The overview document for the 36th Annual Speak Out Conference, Friday 14th - Saturday 15th September 2018.

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Keynote Speaker Information

David Corner

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David is a leader with Empower Us, and represents the Asia-Pacific region for Inclusion International. David says "I am a person with intellectual disability and Autism and I live in New Zealand. I am committed to promoting and encouraging self advocacy"

He is looking forward to meeting and working with people at the Speak Out Conference and sharing ideas with and from Inclusion International.

Graeme Head

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The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is a new independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.

Tasmanians can hear directly from Commissioner Graeme Head on Friday 14 September and learn how the Commission will regulate the NDIS market, provide national consistency, promote safety and quality services, resolve problems and identify areas for improvement.

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