Delegates from private, government, community, legal and banking sectors will soon come together for Rock the Boat, the 2019 National Elder Abuse Conference. This two-day event starting 22 July is a chance to share motivations, knowledge and skills to progress the protection and empowerment of older Australians.
Be informed – program highlights
The dynamic conference program, led by ABC television journalist Virginia Trioli, features an impressive line-up of local and international experts, professionals and artists.
On Day 1, renowned investigative journalist Anne Connolly will speak about the media’s role exposing elder abuse. The winner of four Walkley Awards, Anne fronted Four Corners’ challenging ‘Who cares?’ exposé on neglect, abuse and understaffing in aged care. Also on Day 1, you’ll hear from a panel of national and international experts on the changes needed to promote and safeguard the rights of older people in aged care, health and dementia care.
Day 2 will focus on justice and safeguarding with an expert panel presentation exploring how a human rights framework may impact current and proposed laws and safeguarding the rights of older Australians. In an international keynote, former San Diego Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood will draw on his experience as lead prosecutor of elder abuse crimes to make a passionate case for justice and safeguarding.
For a little light relief after grappling with the big issues on Day 1, join the Motel Sisters for their special brand of glamorous, over-the-top fun. On Day 2, performance artist Leah Cottrell will share insights told through beautiful songs, memoir and family images. Throughout the conference, browse entries to the NEAC 2019 creative competition – or submit your own for the chance to win a $100 EFTPOS gift card.
Mix with colleagues
Socialise with colleagues and hear more about the work of Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) at the pre-conference dinner function. Tickets are $55 (inc GST) and can be purchased with your conference registration.
Showcase your work There’s still time to showcase your organisation’s work at the 2019 conference. For like-minded industry-related organisations, there are exhibition spaces to promote your services and build relationships with speakers and delegates from across Australia. And for individuals and community organisations, the EAAA Community Hub is a poster and AV exhibition to display your stories, work and insights. Contact EAAA on 1800 960 026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.