2021 Australian Reconciliation Convention Update: Changing with the times

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The 2021 Australian Reconciliation Convention, the first national reconciliation gathering in more than 20 years, will continue as a highly interactive online experience, accessible from anywhere in Australia.

The Convention will be live-streamed over three half-days exclusively via EventCast, an award-winning and immersive event platform, from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 November.

“We had always planned for the Convention program to be a rewarding and accessible experience for all – whether experienced in-person or online,” said Reconciliation Australia CEO Karen Mundine.

“Our ticket sales had already reflected interest in both of those experiences.

“While we understand how much everyone – including us – was looking forward to meeting in person, we will come together in the most safe, informative and engaging way for the Convention to proceed in the current environment.

“Building on our experience in delivering online events in the past 18 months, we have adjusted the original two-day program to three half-days, ensuring the most accessible experience across all time zones.

“Reconciliation is more than just raising awareness and knowledge. The Australian Reconciliation Convention will take us to a place of brave action through brave discussions.”

Program
The Convention’s program has been fine-tuned in presentation and delivery to maximise the EventCast experience. An array of high-profile speakers will join us, including Dr Jackie Huggins, Jean-Paul Gladu, Benjamin Law, Sally Scales, and Kirli Saunders.

A Convention highlight sees Yawuru man, Senator Patrick Dodson and Chief J Wilton Littlechild from the Ermineskin Cree Nation, located on Treaty 6 territory, Alberta, Canada , in conversation on moving towards truth-telling.

Ticketing and registrations
All purchased tickets for the Convention remain valid. Any difference in pricing will be refunded.

Haven’t yet bought your ticket?
We are offering a 10% discount on ticket prices to join this once in a generation event.
Head to the Convention website to buy your ticket.

The 2021 Australian Reconciliation Convention is a landmark event in Australia’s reconciliation journey. The program includes local, national and international perspectives and will reflect on the past to explore the future of a just, equitable, and reconciled Australia.

Join us and this ever-growing community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians to discuss, learn and recommit to the next steps in our reconciliation journey as we urge the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Check out the 2021 Australian Reconciliation Convention site for more information.

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