– Welcome –

After a tumultuous few years we are excited to bring you the 2022 Vision, Voice, Value conference to recognise the vital role the social services sector has played in ‘getting us through’. It will be an opportunity to reflect on our successes; and consider how we can capitalise on our growing visibility as essential service providers – and our position as the largest growth industry in the state – to overcome the challenges that the events of the last few years have heightened. We will hear from big picture thinkers, sector leaders and frontline voices.

Leveraging the sector’s collective wisdom we will take stock of what we have achieved, what lies ahead and what is needed for the future.

This face-to-face and on-line conference will allow people from across NSW to share their knowledge and lived experiences, particularly in the aftermath of fire, floods and COVID-19. And to grasp the opportunity to identify barriers and solutions to support real change. Attendees will actively engage with each other and in thought-provoking discussions at this inspiring and insightful event.

17 - 18 October 2022

Monday & Tuesday

Rebel Theatre

at Australian Theatre for Young People
Eora Country, Pier 2/3, 13A Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW

– Who should attend –

The conference is FREE and for staff of not-for-profit organisations who operate in NSW with annual revenue of under $5 million.

We’d particularly love for you to join us if you’re –

  • an Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisation (ACCO); and/or
  • located in a regional or remote area; and/or
  • a small organisation who receives the majority of their income from the NSW Government

This is an in-person event in Sydney for no more than 180 participants. Online options and regional ‘watch parties’ are currently being planned, too!

– Speakers Include –

MC – Dee Madigan

Dee Madigan is a well-known panellist on Gruen, a creative Director with a strong background in social and political marketing, and a board member of Australians for Mental Health and Per Capita Australia.

Dr Richard Denniss

Dr Richard Denniss is a prominent Australian economist, author and public policy commentator. Richard was described by Mark Kenny in the Sydney Morning Herald as “a constant thorn in the side of politicians on both sides due to his habit of skewering dodgy economic justifications for policy”.

Dr Dani Larkin

Dr Dani Larkin is a Bundjalung, Kungarakany woman from Grafton, NSW. Known for her commentary on issues of First Nations justice in the national media, Dr Larkin is a public lawyer and representative of the Senior Dialogue Leadership group for the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Dr Larkin is a Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Indigenous Law Centre at UNSW.

– The Venue –

Rebel Theatre is in the spanking new premises of The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), a not-for-profit national youth theatre company that connects young people with the professional theatre industry.

Located on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people, Pier 2/3 is one half of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, a premier arts and culture hub in Sydney that’s currently home to nine of the nation’s foremost performing arts companies.

– Keen to know more –

If you’d like to be notified when registrations open, please complete the form below.

    This conference is hosted by the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) and is supported by funding from the NSW government under the Social Sector Transformation Fund (SSTF) 2021-2022 grant program.