Conference Agenda

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

Wednesday 9th August - Day 0

Time Detail
12:00 pm Pre-conference workshop registration
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Supporting the Business Case for Digital Accessibility - Pre-conference workshop

Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference

Day 1: Thursday 10th August

Time Detail
8:00 am Registrations open (tea and coffee available)
9:00 am Welcome / Pōwhiri
Korrin Barrett, Phil Turner
9:40 am Keynote speakers: Changing Attitudes to Disability
Red Nicholson / Olivia Shivas
10:20 am Lived experience story - Gavin Lamb
10:30 am Morning Tea
11:00 am Disabled Persons Panel - Success breeds sucess
Panel convenor - Sandra Budd
11:50 am Keynote speaker: Themes and progress in disability
Paula Tesoriero MNZM - Chief Executive, Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People
12:20 pm Lived experience story - James Edley
12:30 pm Lunch
1:20 pm International Speaker: What does truly neuroinclusive HR look like?
Mel Francis
2:00 pm Neurodiversity 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 pm Lived experience story - Jonathan Darby
2:50 pm Afternoon Tea
3:20 pm Keynote speaker: Raranga - a metaphor for partnership
Jonathan Tautari
4:00 pm Expert Panel: Making disability and neurodiversity inclusion progress during tough economic times
Panel Convenor - Selwyn Cook
4:50 pm Recap of the day
Korrin Barrett
5:00 pm Finish

Day 2: Friday 11th August

Time Detail
7:00 am Disability Employee Network Leads Breakfast
(Invitation event for employee network leads to network)
Hosted in the Flight Deck room at Air New Zealand
8:30 am Conference room opens - tea and coffee available
9:00 am Welcome back
Korrin Barrett
9:10 am Disabled Persons Panel - The barriers of stepping into leadership as a disabled person
Panel Convenor - Julie Woods
Panellists -
9:50 am Keynote speakers: Running a high performing disability employee network
Air New Zealand
10:20 am Lived experience story - Sean Prenter
10:30 am Morning Tea
11:00 am Senior Leadership Panel: Connecting senior leaders and board members to disability and neurodiversity inclusion
Panel Convenor - Phil Turner
Panellists -
11:40 am International speaker: Disability inclusive leadership comes from within
Kate Nash, Founder of Purple Space
12:20 pm Lived experience story - Monica Leach
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Launch of the NZDEN Mentorship Programmes and Digital Accessibility Community of Practice
Phil Turner
1:40 pm Workshop - Small but meaningful steps towards a disability empowered organisation
The NZDEN Team
2:40 pm Lived experience story - Katrina Matich
2:50 pm Afternoon Tea
3:20 pm Disability and mental wellbeing
Sonja Eriksen
3:50 pm Disability Dynamite: Igniting Inclusivity in Your Workplace Culture
Natasha Cloete
4:20 pm Closing remarks - Where to from here?
Phil Turner
4:30 pm Finish
Thank you, please travel safely