Australian Network on Disability Annual Conference 2022

The Accessibility Awakening, Australian Network on Disability National Conference. Melbourne + Virtual. 9 June 2022.

Our annual conference is a brilliant way to learn what is happening globally and locally as we share best practice and key learnings.

This year’s theme is: The Accessibility Awakening. Our 2022 conference agenda looks at how the era of change we’ve experienced through COVID has brought a whole new understanding to accessibility and inclusion in the workplace. At this conference we looked at the upcoming trends and the ways accessibility and inclusion can be promoted and sustainably embedded in organisations. Read the conference programme, or view the full agenda and see who were the speakers at our 2022 Conference on our website.

Held on Thursday 9 June 2022, we welcomed 480+ people at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and virtually, making this the biggest conference we’ve ever had. Read the highlights from our Conference and celebrating Award winners.

Access the recordings and resources

In person and virtual ticket holders have access to the recording of the event, the transcript, and accessible versions of the slides, which are now available on the MCEC platform. You were sent an email from Australian Network on Disability with the link to the platform early last week, so please check your emails to access this content.

Access the recording from the platform main page by going under the ‘Sessions’ heading (bottom left hand side), and clicking on ‘The Accessibility Awakening National Conference’ (orange box).

Screenshot of MCEC platform

Once you’re on this page, the Conference recording should start automatically, and the transcript and slides can be found on the right-hand side of the page under the tab ‘Files’.

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This year, for the first time we held an Awards Night the evening before the conference. This event showcased the achievements, thought leadership, and commitment from our members throughout the year.  Find out more about the awards night.


Our Sponsors and Partners

The Australian Network on Disability’s Annual National Conference is made possible by our generous sponsors.

Major Sponsors

Logo "Max Solutions: Employment. Support. Community.

MAX is a leading provider in human services delivering employment, training and health services across Australia since 2002. As MAX Employment, we are one of the largest Disability Employment Service providers in Australia. We understand how to bridge the gap between traditional recruitment practice and disability inclusive employment, working with businesses large and small across a range of industries across the country.

Giving every person. Every chance.

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department

The Attorney-General’s Department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General’s portfolio. We deliver programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia’s law and justice framework, and to facilitate jobs growth through policies that promote fair, productive, flexible and safe workplaces, affecting the lives of everyone in Australia and Australians overseas. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth, including legal advice and representation.

We strive to be an employer of choice, committed to building a culture where everyone feels they belong and where flexibility is valued and promoted. We embrace diversity and inclusion, and value the contribution and experience of all our people including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ+ people, women, and people with culturally diverse backgrounds. We are committed to breaking down barriers that might prevent an employee or stakeholder with disability or mental health condition from fully participating in our workplace.

Through our employee strategies and policies, we aim for our workforce to represent the Australian community we serve, as we understand that a diverse organisation is good for our staff, our organisational culture, and good for our business as we fulfil our mission of achieving a just and secure society.

Silver Sponsors

Red Medibank logonorthern territory government logo IBM




Down Syndrome Australia Logo

Event Partners

AI Media LogoAccess haven logoDeaf Connect logo. It reads 'deaf connect: Serving our community, sharing our cultureeeon logo TTC


Past AND Conference presentations

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