5 - 7 May 2020

We invite you to our conference

Let's build a better way together

The 2020 WACOSS Conference Finding Ground will be a space to explore the crossroads the WA community service sector, and wider society, currently find ourselves at. Against a backdrop of increasing social divides, wealth inequities, uncertain climate futures, and continued colonial impacts, we want to ensure a future where everyone can reach their potential and where no-one is left behind.

We are at a juncture. It is critical now, more than ever, that we mobilise our collective efforts to establish the foundations for more cohesive communities, more effective social service systems, more collaborative and joined-up service design and delivery.

Like the Nyoongar concept of djenna bidi, journeying together, we need to build and walk pathways forward in unity, here on Nyoongar Boodja where we are gathering and elsewhere.

This conference will showcase progressive and emerging thinking on this front, and enable exciting opportunities for further development of these ideas. Approaches that begin with our strengths and meet our hopes and needs as a community will be at the forefront.

It is with much excitement that we look forward to you joining us.

Louise Giolitto

Chief Executive Officer, WACOSS

Artist credit – Millie Penny

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Call for Abstracts

WACOSS invites you to present at our 2020 conference by making a submission for consideration by the conference committee

WACOSS invites you to present at our 2020 conference by making a submission for consideration by the conference committee.

Finding Ground: Building a better way together is the theme of the 2020 WACOSS conference, and our challenge to you is to imagine possible pathways, roadmaps, and crossings to a better world, where we can lay foundations for more cohesive communities, more effective social service systems, and more collaborative and joined-up service design and delivery.

This conference will be a space to explore the crossroads the WA community service sector, and wider society, currently find ourselves at. Against a backdrop of increasing social divides, wealth inequities, uncertain climate futures, and continued colonial impacts, we want to ensure a future where everyone can reach their potential and where no-one is left behind.

We welcome presentations and workshops that generate thought provoking discussion and critical analysis, identification of innovative principles and processes that can be adapted in our work, and outside the box thinking about ways forward. Approaches that begin with our strengths and meet our hopes and needs as a community will be at the forefront.

If you have a topic that will add value to the conference, and are available to present at the conference on 6-7 May 2020, you are encouraged to make a submission to share your experience and understandings of working in and with communities.

Conference Location

ADDRESS:

46-54 Marine Terrace & Essex St, Fremantle

LOCATION:

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

PHONE NUMBER:

08 6381 5300

EMAIL ADDRESS:

info@wacoss.org.au