Virtual Welcoming Cities Symposium 2020

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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

National KeynoteThe Role of Communities in Migrant Settlement
Presented by Alison Larkins, Coordinator-General for Migrant Services

Advancing Regional Growth: Complexities and Opportunities

  • Talia Stump, Associate Director Settlement, Multicultural NSW
  • Chris Farris, Assistant Secretary, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
  • Trudi Bartlett, CEO RDA Darling Downs and South West
  • Rachel Whiting, CEO RDA Riverina

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