Registrations are now open for the 7th International Carers Conference, being hosted by Carers Australia in Adelaide from 4 – 6 October 2017.

“Focused on the theme, Caring into the Future: the new world?, this important international event will feature high-profile national and international speakers, thought-provoking presentations, challenging debates, interactive workshops and a cutting-edge exhibition zone,” said Ara Cresswell, CEO of Carers Australia.

Keynote speakers include:

Tim Kelsey, CEO of Australian Digital Health Agency: an internationally renowned expert in how digital and social media can transform the customer experience in public services.

Christopher Hills, a 20-year-old video editor, and his father, Gary: born with athetoid cerebral palsy, Christopher uses his neck muscles to operate a switch control for his computer and is the owner of Switched-On Video Editing. Gary has been the primary carer for his son and has dedicated himself to developing the skills and attitudes needed when caring for a person with profound disability.

Christine Bryden AM and her husband, Paul: a former science and technology adviser to an Australian Prime Minister, Christine was diagnosed with dementia in 1995. Three years after her diagnosis, Christine met Paul, and with his help, support and encouragement, is an active advocate for people with dementia.

“With the redevelopment of the Adelaide Convention Centre, we look forwarding to hosting a first class event in a first class venue,” added Ms Cresswell.

You can visit our website to register for the conference or to view available sponsorship opportunities.