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    Having a Say Conference 2024

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    The Having a Say conference is a national conference held each year in Geelong, Victoria. It is a conference for people with disability.  It aims to give people with disabilities the opportunity to not only attend a conference, but build their skills, knowledge and connections through being involved in planning and running a conference.

    Having a Say Conference has been supporting people to find their voice.... to speak up, be heard and be respected - for 23 years.

    It is a conference where people listen to each other, not just to the speakers on stage. It is an empowering experience where people respect each other’s views and opinions and celebrate their common causes and achievements.

    Info on Parking, Transport, activities and lots more download the 

          CONFERENCE INFORMATION BOOKLET   download Info booklet


    Information you need for understanding the options in the registration process is in the Terms & Conditions


    Refer to Program information below


    Photo at HaS Expo 2023 of two volunteers with stands behind

    Our Choice Expo 

    The Our Choice Expo is conducted during the conference and is open to the public as well as conference delegates.

    Our Choice Expo - expo flyer         


    Exhibitors can register for a table in the expo using Humanitix booking Register for Our Choice Expo

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    Thanks to the HaS:2024 Sponsors


    Platinum Sponsor    


    Gold Sponsor


    Silver Sponsors


    Bronze Sponsors


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    PROGRAM

    The main Program is being put together during September from the EOI (Expressions of Interest) that were submitted. 

    We hope to release the program in early October. 

    Competitions

    Having a Say’s Got Talent (HGT)

    Red Faces is back in 2024 with a new name, the Having a Say’s Got Talent.

    • only 20 people can Audition on Monday 5th February 2024
    • the winners of each category will perform during the Closing Ceremony Tues. 6th Feb. at 3.15pm – 4.15pm

    Having a Say’s Got Talent show HGT Entry Form will be available in October 2023

    Art Competition

    Thanks to the sponsorship of the Victorian Senior Practitioner, the HaS Art Competition will be on again.

    All the details are on Art Comp Entry Form 

    Original artworks (no photos) will need to be received by VALID by 22nd of December 2023.  

    Prizes for delegates and two prizes for non-delegates.    Download Art competition entry form 

    Come & Try (C&T) Activities

    Participants with a disability who are attending:

    • both days of the conference, have the opportunity to do TWO C&T (Come & Try activities)
    • only for 1 day, you will have the chance to choose ONE ‘C&T Activity’
    • places are limited in each C&T activity 
    • places will go on a first in basis (book when you register for the conference)

    A full schedule of C&T activities can be downloaded here

    Bookings:  At the end of registration process on Humanitix, you will be asked to select C&T activities.

    DISCLAIMER:

    The Organisers would like participants to note that Come & Try activities are offered as optional extra to the main conference program. 

    While every precaution has been taken to ensure that all participants will be safe, individuals choose to undertake the activities at their own risk.  Therefore, the Organisers take no responsibility for any injury that may arise from participation in these activities.


    More information - Having a Say conference webpage


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