Below you'll see the latest program for the day. When you arrive you'll receive your registration details and a copy of the final program. To find out more about these speakers go to our Forum Speakers page

Each Speaker will talk for around 15 minutes followed by 10 minutes audience question time. 

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 Time Topic Speaker
 8.30 - 9.00 Arrival  
 9.00 - 9.15    
Introduction and welcome to country Katrina Webb & Allen Madden
 9.15 - 9.40 Safety on the field and online
This presentation will focus on the abuses Australians face online and the intersectional factors that can make them more susceptible to online harm. Julie will also provide an overview of the programs and work of eSafety to address these issues, while discussing the cultural change needed to encourage a generation of respectful and resilient athletes on and off the field.
Julie Inman Grant
 9.40 - 10.05  Beyond buzzwords and 'box ticking': Building inclusion into organisational DNA
In this talk, Niki will cover the 'what', the 'why' and the 'how' of building a sustainably inclusive organisational culture.
Dr Niki Vincent
 10.05 - 10.30 Events which inspire: A case study - Invictus Games Sydney 2018
In 2018 Sydney hosted the Invictus Games - one that inspired and showed millions of people the true value of inclusive sport.
Patrick Kidd
 10.30 - 11.00 Morning tea  
 11.00 - 11.25 Eliminating the self edit
For LGBTI+ individuals almost all of them have self-edited their life in some way
to hide something about them, or to pretend to be someone their not. 
The energy used in self-editing equates to 30% of your daily energy.
Within a sporting context this is only heightened by the perpetual negative stigma
and homophobia embedded in Australian sporting culture. This presentation will
explore examples of self-editing and how sporting organisations can help.

Beau Newell
 11.25 - 11.50 Sporting culture, mental health and inclusion
Mitch will discuss his personal experience, and the challenges and opportunities in promoting mental health in sporting clubs.
Mitch McPherson
 11.50 - 12.30 Grass roots sports panel  
 12.30 - 13.30 Lunch  
 13.30 - 13.55 Is there anyone out there? 
Creating simple yet powerful content to create interest around your organisation or club.
Peter Rubinstein & Dave Carter
 13.55 - 14.20 Bringing management on board 
Diversity is an ever changing theme in the world of sport. Business leaders worldwide are taking a closer look at how diversity can transform their businesses. Why is it still hard for sport to treat diversity as part of everyday business?
Karen Pearce

 14.20 - 14.45 Go Active: Inspire Empower Connect
This talk will focus on the inclusion and provision of sport for people from diverse multicultural backgrounds.
Yash Kammoun
 14.45 - 15.15 Afternoon Tea   
 15.15 - 15.40 Building new habits
Key lessons learned from putting member protection policies into practice.
Shari Cohen
 15.40 - 16.05 Equality and respect in football
Equality and respect are cornerstones of building gender equality and preventing violence in sport.
Cassie Lindsey
 16.05 - 16.30 Wrap up and close Katrina Webb