|A message from Anthony Shannon
IFS Conference 2021 (Virtual Event) DCJ is proud to be a sponsor of the 23rd International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres (IFS) Conference on 14-17 September 2021, which will be hosted by LCSA in partnership with the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA). The theme for the conference is “Social Justice: The Unfinished Journey, Global Issues – Local Solutions”, which will set the tone to: unpack the social justice challenges of the 21st Century share social justice-oriented resources strengthen networks of people working for social justice both locally and globally prepare a declaration for action to present to the United Nations. The conference is an entirely virtual event, providing a unique opportunity for the international network of Settlement and Neighbourhood Houses and Centres to come together, to learn, connect and participate in a global movement to promote social justice.
The conference will benefit frontline funded services, giving you the foundations, inspirations, skills and network connections we all need for the challenging times ahead.
All registered attendees will have access to the online website platform and mobile app, where you can follow the conference program, watch all live and recorded sessions, network with other delegates, view conference posters, presentations and shared documents, as well as participate in live discussions, polls, and Q&A sessions. Keynote Speakers The conference will include the following Keynote Speakers: Shane Fitzsimmons (Commissioner of Resilience NSW) Pekka Haavisto (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland) Bruce Pascoe (Writer) Janine Young (Ombudsman, EWON) For a full list of confirmed Keynote Speakers, visit the conference website.
Presentations & Workshops
Throughout the conference program there are up to 40 breakout sessions to choose from, which include a variety of presentations, workshops and discussion forums. Each session will provide an opportunity for attendees to interact in smaller groups over a range of topics, including: Re-envisaging the Environments in Which Children are Raised Housing & Homelessness Practical Strategies for Reclaiming the Social Contract Engagement for Impact Discovering and Deepening our Practice for Social Change Building Democracy The Global Lens at a Local Level Collaborative Partnerships Creating Change Community Disaster Fatigue Creating Sustainable Change More Information
For full details visit the event website. Like and follow the event Facebook Page to receive the latest announcements and updates.
Director, Early Intervention, Volunteering and Youth