Due to COVID-19, Welcoming Cities hosted a virtual Symposium. The virtual symposium will consist of weekly webinars sharing all of the presentations from the original Symposium program.
The “Virtual” Welcoming Cities Symposium features all of the presenters, from the cancelled Symposium in weekly sessions.
The Welcoming Cities Symposium brings 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.
Please see the presentations below.
First Nations keynote
Karen Mundine, CEO of Reconciliation Australia.
Facilitating Dialogue for Community Cohesion
- Dr Brian Adams, Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University
- Kristin Blume, Senior Director – Wellbeing Indicators Project, ACT Government
International keynote, Social Research, Changing Demographics
Michael Adams, Founder Environics Group
How to leverage council assets for Welcoming
- Maia Tua-Davidson, Welcoming Clubs, Welcoming Australia
- Steven Abbott, Manager Community Partnerships, City of Greater Bendigo
National Keynote, The Role of Communities in Migrant Settlement
Presented by Alison Larkins, Coordinator-General for Migrant Services
Advancing Regional Growth: Complexities and Opportunities