National Conference 2019

22 March 2019
Marvel Stadium

Program and speakers announced

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn what’s being achieved in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and get the latest insights into the SDA market.

The conference will showcase what the SDA market has achieved to date with stories from those experiencing the SDA process and achieving great outcomes. Participants, providers, developers, investors and policy makers will all have a voice.

This one day conference is designed for anyone interested in how SDA is achieving great outcomes, as well as hearing about progress on improving the way SDA works for people with disability and the developing market.

The Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, and Robert de Luca, CEO, National Disability Insurance Agency, will join an impressive line-up of expert presenters and storytellers. Download our program below to see more of our speakers.

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9:30 – 9:40am  WELCOME
9:40 – 10:15am  KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
The Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services
Robert de Luca, CEO, National Disability Insurance Agency
10:15 – 10:30am  Outcomes of the Review of the SDA Pricing and Payments Framework
10:30 – 11:15am  PANEL: My SDA Journey
11:15 – 11:45am  MORNING TEA
11:45 – 12:15pm  PANEL: Who is the target market for SDA?
12:15 – 1:00pm  PANEL: What we’ve learned about SDA
1:00 – 2:00pm  LUNCH BREAK
1. Evidence-driven policy and practice
2. Participant-directed SDA
3. Design and technology –innovations for independence
4. Financing models for SDA
5. Innovative disabilityhousing models
6. From hospital to home –the journey of people stuck in the system
3:50 – 4:15pm  AFTERNOON TEA
4:15 – 4:50pm  PLENARY PANEL: What next for SDA?
4:50 – 5:00pm  SUMMATION AND CLOSE


Don’t miss this chance to hear about exciting projects and services, and network with consumers, providers and policy makers.

DATE: Friday 22 March 2019  TIME: 9:30am–5pm
VENUE: Medallion Club, Marvel Stadium, Docklands
ADDRESS: Enter via Gate 9, 740 Bourke St, Docklands VIC 3008

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The Get Building SDA National Conference is presented by the Summer Foundation and Youngcare.


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