2018 National Reconciliation Action Plan Conference

Program

Conference overview

Day one | Wednesday 5 December

Time

Details

8.00am  

Registration
8.50am

Conference welcome and housekeeping

Conference MC Angela Burt

9.00am

Opening Ceremony

Chair: Professor Andrew Gunstone

Welcome to Country: Wurundjeri Elder

Conference welcome: 
Professor Linda Kristjanson AO, Vice Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology
Karen Mundine, Chief Executive Officer, Reconciliation Australia
Brendon Gale, Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Football Club

9.30am 

Keynote address: Reflections on the Reconciliation Journey

Chair: Professor Andrew Gunstone

Speaker: Dr Jackie Huggins AM

10.30am Morning tea

11.00am 

Panel 1: The Role of RAPs in the Reconciliation Journey

Chair: Karen Mundine

Panelists: 
Leah Armstrong, University of Newcastle
Jen Dawson, BHP
Belinda Duarte, Culture is Life
Professor Andrew Gunstone, Swinburne University of Technology

12.30pm  Lunch
1.30pm 

Roundtable 1: Sharing RAP Stories: Relationships

Facilitator: Angela Burt

3.00pm Afternoon tea
3.30pm

Panel 2: Sharing RAP Stories: Relationships

Chair: Aaron Clark

Panelists: 
Neil Britchnell, Broadspectrum
Fiona Davies, Life without Barriers
Nicole Golland, City of Adelaide
Al Mucci, Dreamworld, Goldoc

5.00pm

Close of Day one

Welcome reception and cultural performance

Bunjil’s nest
NAIDOC Week weaving video
SOUL performance

MC Angela Burt

6.00pm

Reconciliation Lecture

Chair: Professor Andrew Gunstone

Lecture welcome: Professor Linda Kristjanson AO, Vice Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology

Speaker: Stan Grant
Topic: Between Resentment and Reconciliation: Living with the Burden of History

Day two | Thursday 6 December

Time

Details 

8.30am  

Registration
8.55am

Conference welcome and housekeeping

Conference MC Angela Burt

9.00am 

Keynote address: The Future of Reconciliation

Chair: Professor Andrew Gunstone

Speaker: Professor Tom Calma AO

10.00am Morning tea

10.30am 

Panel 3: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives on RAPs

Chair: Dr Andrew Peters

Panelists: 
Diana David, Reconciliation Victoria
Jordan Edwards, Richmond Football Club
Rob Hyatt, Koorie Heritage Trust
Phil Sillifant, Wesfarmers
Erin Woolford, PWC

12.00pm  Lunch
12.30pm 

Cultural events

Cultural Walks with Koorie Heritage Trust
or Wayapa Wuurrk Yoga

1.30pm

Panel 4: Advancing National Reconciliation Issues

Chair: Professor Andrew Gunstone

Panelists: 
Jess Bennett, Richmond Football Club
Cath Brokenborough,
Lendlease
Aaron Clark,
Richmond Football Club
Ian Hamm,
Swinburne University of Technology
Glen Liddiard,Penrith Panthers

3.00pm

Afternoon tea

3.30pm

Summary

Professor Andrew Gunstone and Angela Burt
4.00pm Conference close