Register Now! ANC2018 Welcome

ANC2018 – Partners in Practice

21 – 23 September, 2018

Brisbane Novotel, 200 Creek Street, Brisbane

The ANC Organising Committee are excited to invite ASLIA members, and the broader Deaf and interpreting communities to the ANC 2018 “Partners in Practice.”  This year’s ANC theme reflects our belief that the greatest benefit to our industry and the communities we work in, comes from exploring, developing and sustaining important partnerships.

ANC 2018

Partnerships form the foundation of our work, and the success of our work depends on the strength of those relationships. We work in partnership with fellow interpreters, other professionals, agencies and the Deaf community. To ensure these relationships thrive, we must cultivate them by investing time and effort in building and maintaining trust and preserving our strong connections.

The Australian interpreting industry (in both signed and spoken languages) is rapidly changing, and to sail through this tide of change we need to invest in our relationships to ensure interpreter quality, affordability and retention.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout will see further changes in the interpreting landscape, and it is possible that we will experience some negative impacts too. There are concerns regarding working conditions, rates of pay for practitioners, supply and demand, and access to interpreters with the appropriate NAATI credentials and experience. Whatever the outcome, the impact will be felt most deeply by the community we serve, the Deaf community. Now, more than ever it is imperative that we work at building trust, forming relationships and fostering our partnerships.

A positive future for our community is wholly dependent on collaboration between all stakeholders, including practitioners, the Deaf community, interpreting agencies and government.

ANC 2018 promises to be an informative conference, forging strong ties and strengthening our industry and community.

We look forward to your attendance at the ANC2018.

Regards,

Meredith

Meredith Bartlett
ANC2018 Convenor

Julie Judd

Julie Judd
ASLIA Chairperson

Your ANC 2018 Organising Committee:

ROLE INCUMBENT REPORTING TO
Convenor Meredith Bartlett ASLIA
Event Manager Peter Davies Convenor
Program Manager Megan Bytheway Convenor
PORTFOLIO LEAD REPORTING TO
Street Leverage Peter Davies Convenor
ITNS (Cancelled)
PR & Marketing Danielle Vicary Program Manager
Sponsorships & Grants Bobbie Blackson Program Manager
Venue & AV Peter Davies Convenor
Budget Megan Bytheway Convenor
Volunteers & Registrations Duke Moolenaar Program Manager
Scientific Committee Maree Madden Program Manager
Interpreters Zane Hema Program Manager
ASLIA Rep David McQuiggin ASLIA Board