Program

Monday November 16th, 11am - 12:30pm (AEDT)

Opening & Official Launch of Creating an Inclusive Narrative Publication

Conference Host:

 

  • Ida Walker - Director of Public Discourse, Australian Baha'i Community

 

Keynote Addresses:

  • Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales - The Role of Leadership in Strengthening Social Cohesion

  • Dr Brian Adams - Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University - The End of the Age of Tolerance

Tuesday November 17th, 11am - 12:30pm (AEDT)

Panel: Reflection on Creating an Inclusive Narrative & Pathways for Action

Breakout Group Discussions

Moderator:

 

  • Venus Khalessi-Rad - Director of Media Relations, Australian Baha'i Community 

 

Panelists​:

  • Amy Churchouse - Founder, Good Karma Effect

  • Dr. Chrisanthi Giotis - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Media Transition, UTS

  • Dr Kirk Zwangobani - Chair, ACT Multicultural Advisory Council

  • Dr. Zeny Edwards - Vice-president and Director for Community Engagement, World Citizens Association of Australia

Followed by breakout discussions

Wednesday November 18th, 3:30pm - 5:00pm (AEDT)

Keynote Address: The Impact of COVID19 on Social Cohesion

Breakout Group Discussions

Moderator:

 

  • Anton Jones - National Secretary, Australian Baha'i Community 

Keynote Address:

  • Dr Anne Aly MP - Member of the House of Representatives 

Followed by breakout discussions. 

Thursday November 19th, 11am - 12:30pm (AEDT)

Presentation: Social and Economic Inequalities

Breakout Group Discussions

Moderator:

 

  • Shephalie Williams - Representative, Australian Baha'i Community 

 

Speaker: 

  • Rev. Tim Costello - Chair of the Community Council of Australia

Presenter: 

  • Khayshie Tilak Ramesh - Youth Commissioner at the Victorian Multicultural Commission

Followed by breakout discussions. 

Friday November 20th, 11am - 12:30pm (AEDT)

Panel: Social Cohesion and the Future We Want

Moderator:

 

  • Hugh Riminton - National Affairs Editor with Network 10 Author, Journalist & Social Commentator 

Panelists​:

  • Dr. Zeny Edwards - Vice-president and Director for Community Engagement, World Citizens Association of Australia

  • Ray Minniecon - Pastor

  • Ida Walker - Director of Public Discourse, Australian Baha'i Community

  • Prof. Stephen Pickard - Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

  • Jane Jeffes - Independent Producer, Director and Writer; former EP at ABC Religion & Ethics and co-founder of War On Slavery

  • Dr. Brian Adams - Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University