The Australian Baha’i Community warmly invites representatives of NGOs, religious and cultural communities, members of the media, academia, gender equality organisations, youth networks, think tanks, institutions and government to attend the 2021 National Social Cohesion and Inclusion Conference held online on 12 October 2021 from 10 am – 1 pm AEST.
The conference will explore the settings, approaches, methods and experiences that will guide our country to forge a socially cohesive and inclusive nation into the future. The conference caters to those who are thinking deeply about the progress of our country, to come together to reflect on action, lessons learnt, deliberate, and share ideas.
The conference will offer opportunities for all participating to actively engage with presenters and panelists, and to explore insights and experiences during intimate small group discussions as part of the program.
This past year the global health crisis has affected us all and caused many to reflect on our way of life. We have grown increasingly conscious of how interconnected we are. How does this heightened sense of interconnectedness find expression in our efforts to be a more inclusive and socially cohesive society? How do we move from an acceptance of diversity towards harmonisation? How do we invite the participation of growing numbers in a collective conversation?
Keynote speakers and panellists to be announced. For further updates, visit the conference website.
The conference will explore the settings, approaches, methods and experiences that will guide our country to foster greater social cohesion and inclusion into the future. It is an opportunity for all to reflect on advances, lessons learnt and obstacles to social cohesion in Australia.
Conference session details:
Session 1: Inclusion & Diversity (Opening & Keynote Address, and Q&A)
Session 2: Consultation (Panel Discussion and Q&A)
Session 3: Sharing Insights and Experiences (Workshop & Plenary)