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Speak Out Conference 2019

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“Expect the Best - the Future is Today!”

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 2019 Conference is at the paranaple convention centre, Devonport, from 18th to 20th September 2019.
Our keynote speakers include:

  • Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Ben Gauntlett

  • NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commissioner, Graeme Head

  • Representatives from the 2019 Shadow Delegation to the United Nations reporting on the CRPD

You're invited to the Conference Opening Ceremony

The Disability Expo "Gearing up for Choice and Control" and Conference Opening Ceremony is on Wednesday 18th September 2019. The organisers are expecting over 1200 people to attend at the Derwent Entertainment Centre on 29 August.

Entry to this event is free.

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Key Conference Information 

Conference Dates

18-20 September 2019
Expo & Conference Opening

Disability Expo Date

Wednesday 18th September 2019


paranaple convention centre
Devonport, Tasmania

Conference Downloads

2019 Registration Form

Download the 2019 registration form for all the conference information including details, payment and where to go for more assistance.

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2019 Registration Form - Families and Industry

This is registration form for families and industries interested in the 2019 Speak Out Conference.

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Conference News

2019 Expo Information

The Disability Expo – Gearing up for Choice and Control, is on again with 3 events across the state in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.

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United Nations delegates to attend Speak Out Conference

People with disability, families and carers, and the disability and community sectors are invited to attend the 2019 Speak Out conference at the paranaple convention centre from 18th to 20th September. Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett will officially open the conference at 5pm Wednesday 18 September and provide the keynote address.

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Keynote Speakers include

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Ben Gauntlett

Disability Discrimination Commissioner

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Graeme Head

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner

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United Nations Delegates

Delegates from the United Nations will be present at the Speak Out Conference

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