Register Now for Symposium 2019

AdminBlog, News

On the 2nd & 3rd of April 2019, the 4th Welcoming Cities Symposium will convene in Brisbane at the redeveloped Howard Smith Wharves.

The event will bring together international, national and local practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, business innovators and civic leaders to share and discuss the challenges, benefits and opportunities of migration, settlement, cultural diversity and inclusion.

Key Dates
2 April, 2019 [6pm to 7.30pm]
Opening Reception

3 April, 2019 [8.30am to 4pm]
One-day Symposium featuring international guest speakers, presentations on leading practice and panel discussions.

Pricing (including attendance at the Opening Reception)
Early-bird registration (available until 3 December): $165
Members / Supporters: $99

Individual full-price (after 3 December) will be $220.

The event is catered and catering requirements can be specified in the registration process.


Keynote Speaker
“Diversity is, of itself, neither good nor bad. The real issue is about how we engage with diversity. But that means engaging with all the issues for which “diversity” has become a proxy: equality, identity, class, immigration, racism, ideas of belonging and home. In this context, neither unthinkingly celebrating diversity, nor reflexively rejecting it, makes much sense.”
– Kenan Malik

Writer, lecturer and broadcaster, Kenan Malik, will deliver the Symposium 2019 provocation.

Additional keynote speakers, presenters, and panelists will be announce over the next few months.


For further information, please contact: