7th SNAICC National Conference
12-14 September 2017
National Convention Centre, Canberra
About the Conference
SNAICC is the national non-government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
The conference is convened to assist with the achievement of the SNAICC vision: an Australian society in which our communities are empowered to determine their own future; where the rights of our children, young people and families are protected; our cultural identity and achievements are valued; and our children and families have access to culturally appropriate services.
As the largest conference of its type in the southern hemisphere, the SNAICC conference provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, policy makers, researchers, government representatives, other non-government organisations and industry representatives to gather and make renewed commitments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
The conference provides a powerful and inspiring learning experience for attendees, and features:
- international and local keynote speakers;
- over 70 concurrent sessions, yarning circles, panels and workshops;
- sisplays, poster presentations, exhibitors;
- cultural highlights and performances; and
- social events and opportunities to network and connect with peers.
It is expected that the 2017 conference will again attract a diverse audience of 1000 or more participants from all over the country. This will provide a dynamic networking and learning opportunity for attendees. SNAICC aims to develop a program and conference experience that is culturally rich, interactive and culturally safe.