The dates of the ASLIA National Conference are 10 – 12 September 2021
The theme this year is Strength in Adversity. When faced with a crisis, in the moment it can be difficult to imagine the experience will eventually lead to some type of growth. In times of adversity, we learn the most from the discomfort and rethink what’s required to be successful. 2020 was a difficult year with much adversity; and hardship can deplete our toolbox of coping skills and put immense pressure on our families, friends and communities. However, we are a resilient bunch. Adversity forces us to reach out for help, to create social networks and to realise that we cannot and should not overcome our struggles on our own. Resilience is a person’s ability to bounce back from adversity and grow from the challenge, giving us the mental and physical resources that help us deal with challenges in life.
This year’s conference will be presented fully online.