Former AFL star Adam Goodes is the latest addition to the list of speakers at next year’s Indigenous Affairs conference: Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms.
The dual AFL premiership player, dual Brownlow Medallist and four-time All-Australian has been confirmed as the plenary speaker at the reception event of the two-day conference.
Mr Goodes, the 2014 Australian of the Year and member of the AFL’s Indigenous Team of the Century, is renowned for his tireless community work aimed at empowering the next generation of Indigenous role models, as well as his advocacy in the fight against racism and discrimination.
Mr Goodes is also the co-founder of the GO Foundation, along with fellow AFL legend Michael O’Loughlin, which seeks to empower Indigenous Australian youth from early childhood to employment through mentoring, leadership, networks and support.
The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Indigenous Affairs Conference, the second of its kind supported by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, will be held at Melbourne’s Federation Square on 20-21 February 2019.
Tickets are now on sale.
Leaders from academia, Indigenous community organisations, the public and not-for-profit sectors and from across Australia and New Zealand will be in attendance to explore the future of Indigenous public administration, embedding Indigenous ways of knowing and doing into public service practice, and a range of policy topics including health, education, and justice.
This year’s conference will feature a mixture of interactive breakout sessions and plenaries, exploring topics such as:
Plenaries will be held at Deakin Edge, with breakout sessions occurring at National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Australia and Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), all located within Federation Square.
Other conference speakers include:
To hear from Adam Goodes at the conference reception, full delegate (conference plus reception) tickets must be purchased at a cost of $950.
ANZSOG can provide transport and accommodation assistance for eligible delegates from the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori community service sector and controlled organisations. Prioritisation will be given to delegates from remote locations.
Visit the conference page to find out more.