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Australian Disability Network - 2024 IMPACT Conference

Thu 9 May 2024 AEST

Online and In-person: Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre

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IMPACT 2024 is more than a conference, it’s a community. IMPACT 2024 will provide more opportunities than ever before, allowing you to engage in meaningful conversations and build strong connections.

Expect to leave with a wealth of ideas and learnings that you can immediately bring back to your workplace. Empower yourself to engage your leaders and colleagues to create immediate and actionable change in how your business approaches access and inclusion.

Get ready to be inspired, challenged, and empowered like never before. The IMPACT 2024 agenda is exceptional, with an amazing line-up of speakers.

  • World-Class insights: We’re bringing you speakers from around the globe who are at the forefront of conversations on access and inclusion. Their expertise transcends borders and will spark new perspectives.
  • The heart of every session: What truly sets IMPACT 2024 apart is our commitment to showcasing lived experiences in every session. You’ll hear powerful stories that resonate, motivate, and drive change. These are the voices that will leave an indelible mark on your journey.



  • Professor María Soledad Cisternas Reyes
    Former UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility
  • Randy Lewis
    Former Senior VP Supply Chain & Logistics, Walgreens
  • Jenny Lay-Flurrie
    Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
  • Caroline Casey
    Founder, Valuable 500

CEO Insights

In a first of its kind CEO Insights panel, five of Australia's biggest employers share how they drive accessible and inclusive practices from the top down.

  • Peter Wilson
    Chair, Australian Disability Network
  • Caroline Casey
    Global Founder of Valuable 500
  • Paul Graham
    Group CEO & MD, Australia Post
  • Vanessa Hudson
    CEO & MD Qantas
  • David Koczkar  CEO & MD, Medibank
  • Paul Scurrah  CEO & MD, Pacific National
  • Leah Weckert  CEO & MD Coles

Deep Dive: Recruiting and retaining people with disability

  • Tracey Spicer AM
    Award winning author and journalist
  • Emma Henningsen 
    Head of Consultancy, Australian Disability Network
  • Natalie Sheard
    AI + Discrimination Researcher, Lawyer, Consultant
  • Katie Wyatt
    Head of Culture & Inclusion, People & Culture, Coles

Deep Dive: Implementing workplace adjustments

  • Dr Catherine Maitland
    Research Lead, Australian Disability Network
  • Amber O’Shea 
    Head of Strategy, Australian Disability Network
  • Tara Waller Head of Culture and Inclusion, RMIT University
  • Primal Fernando
    Senior IT Officer, Victorian Disability Worker Commission

Deep Dive: Setting and achieving disability employment targets

  • Graeme Innes AM
    Lawyer, Author, and Company Director
  • Corene Strauss
    CEO, Australian Disability Network
  • Randy Lewis
    Former Senior VP Supply Chain & Logistics, Walgreens

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