Conference Agenda

Pre-Conference Workshop: Supporting the Business Case for Digital Accessibility

Wednesday 9th August - Day 0

12:00 pmPre-conference workshop registration
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmSupporting the Business Case for Digital Accessibility - Pre-conference workshop

Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference

Day 1: Thursday 10th August

8:00 amRegistrations open (tea and coffee available)
9:00 amWelcome / Pōwhiri
Korrin Barrett, Phil Turner
9:40 amKeynote speakers: Changing Attitudes to Disability
Red Nicholson / Olivia Shivas
10:20 amLived experience story - Gavin Lamb
10:30 amMorning Tea
11:00 amDisabled Persons Panel - Success breeds sucess
Panel convenor - Sandra Budd
11:50 amKeynote speaker: Themes and progress in disability
Paula Tesoriero MNZM - Chief Executive, Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People
12:20 pmLived experience story - James Edley
12:30 pmLunch
1:20 pmInternational Speaker: What does truly neuroinclusive HR look like?
Mel Francis
2:00 pmNeurodiversity Panel - Heading to work as a neurodivergent graduate
Panel Convenor - Dr Sharon Crooks
We will be joined by representative from the Young Neurodiversity Champions
2:40 pmLived experience story - Jonathan Darby
2:50 pmAfternoon Tea
3:20 pmKeynote speaker: Raranga - a metaphor for partnership
Jonathan Tautari
4:00 pmExpert Panel: Making disability and neurodiversity inclusion progress during tough economic times
Panel Convenor - Selwyn Cook
4:50 pmRecap of the day
Korrin Barrett
5:00 pmFinish

Day 2: Friday 11th August

7:00 amDisability Employee Network Leads Breakfast
(Invitation event for employee network leads to network)
Hosted in the Flight Deck room at Air New Zealand
8:30 amConference room opens - tea and coffee available
9:00 amWelcome back
Korrin Barrett
9:10 amDisabled Persons Panel - The barriers of stepping into leadership as a disabled person
Panel Convenor - Julie Woods
Panellists -
9:50 amKeynote speakers: Running a high performing disability employee network
Air New Zealand
10:20 amLived experience story - Sean Prenter
10:30 amMorning Tea
11:00 amSenior Leadership Panel: Connecting senior leaders and board members to disability and neurodiversity inclusion
Panel Convenor - Phil Turner
Panellists -
11:40 amInternational speaker: Disability inclusive leadership comes from within
Kate Nash, Founder of Purple Space
12:20 pmLived experience story - Monica Leach
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmLaunch of the NZDEN Mentorship Programmes and Digital Accessibility Community of Practice
Phil Turner
1:40 pmWorkshop - Small but meaningful steps towards a disability empowered organisation
The NZDEN Team
2:40 pmLived experience story - Katrina Matich
2:50 pmAfternoon Tea
3:20 pmDisability and mental wellbeing
Sonja Eriksen
3:50 pmDisability Dynamite: Igniting Inclusivity in Your Workplace Culture
Natasha Cloete
4:20 pmClosing remarks - Where to from here?
Phil Turner
4:30 pmFinish
Thank you, please travel safely