2023 Conference

8 & 9 June, 2023

Hilton Hotel, Adelaide

Registrations now open!

Register now via Humanitix 

Limited places available.


People with intellectual disability: FREE

Family members and caregivers of a person with intellectual disability: FREE

Support person of someone attending: FREE 

Professionals: 2 days $550; 1 day $300

Professionals EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 2 days $450; 1 day $250 (available until 28 April)

You must get a ticket for each person attending.


Why join us at the Leading Through Inclusion Conference?

The Leading Through Inclusion Conference is one of the ways SACID creates a community inclusive of people with intellectual disability. 

Inclusive means within all areas of community – from Education, Employment, Health, Social and within Leadership roles in all of these areas. 

Inclusion is also about making sure families and carers are connected to the right supports they need and have opportunities to plan and prepare for the future of their person as well as themselves.  

People with intellectual disability have told us they want to come together with their peers to learn about their rights, plan for their future and have a voice. People told us that they want to build their networks through connecting with peers, peers who are role modeling leadership, and learning about services available to them.

One of the most important messages was having an event that people with intellectual disability could attend with family, carers, community members and professionals to improve community attitudes and show them what people can achieve. This includes being a leader in their own life and within valued roles in the community on an equal basis with others.  

The conference also showcases the ways that organisations can build their capacity to be more inclusive and connect them to leaders in inclusive practice. These leaders will share their knowledge and expertise through a range of workshops and presentations at the Conference for organisations who want to improve their own practices! 


Keynote and Guest Speakers

Sally Robinson, Fiona Rillotta, Tim Cahalan and Matthew Turnbull

Inclusive Researchers, Flinders University

In this talk, four researchers will tell us what inclusive research is. They will talk about how they do their work together and what they found out.

  • Tim and Sally will talk about their project. It is about what helps people when they feel lonely.
  • Matthew and Fiona will talk about their project. It is about people with intellectual disability going to university.



Natalie Wade

Founder and Principal Lawyer Director, Equality Lawyers


Natalie will speak about the evolution of disability rights for people with intellectual disability in South Australia, with a clear focus on the future Natalie sees for achieving equality for people with intellectual disabilities in years to come. 



Amanda Hardie and Ruby Nankivell

Inclusion Advisors, South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability


In this interactive presentation SACID Inclusion Advisors Ruby Nankivell and Amanda Hardie share their experience and ideas about how it feels to be included in the workplace. “Employers hire you for the person that you are, so be confident and believe in yourself. You can be professional and have personality!” says Ruby.



Minister Nat Cook

Minister for Human Services


In this talk Minister Cook will tell us about South Australia’s progress on the inclusion of people with disabilities through the Disability Inclusion Act.


Workshops and Information Session Topics:

  • Online Safety
  • Healthy Habits
  • Co-design
  • Accessible Communication
  • Employment
  • Inclusive Research

More information to come soon!