The statewide conference was held in Cairns on Wednesday 24 August 2016, along with two regional conferences in Maryborough and Toowoomba. It was a fantastic opportunity for people within and beyond Queensland's disability sector to share information, create new connections, and encourage innovation to make a difference for people with disability.
The conference provided more opportunities for people to be part of the event than ever before and over 800 people joined in. The conference morning program live streamed from Cairns to regional conferences in Maryborough and Toowoomba. Live streaming partner hubs allowed organisations and their guests to watch the event live from their office, while people unable to attend in person had the opportunity to tune in through our live Pop Up Radio broadcast.
The Queensland Disability Conference 2016 was a huge success with many attendees, speakers and exhibitors commending the program and theme of the conference, 'opportunities in our backyard'. The conference explored opportunities that the NDIS offers in our own backyard - opportunites for Queenslanders, for our communities, our economy, our businesses and our workforce.