11:30am – 12:00pm
Opening of Convention
Join us as we kick off the first reconciliation gathering in more than 20 years with a very special opening ceremony, featuring Welcome to Country by Aunty Yvonne Weldon, Smoking Ceremony with Matthew Doyle, and performances by the Jannawi Dance Clan and Marcus Corowa. Official welcomes by Karen Mundine, Reconciliation Australia CEO, and His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
12:00pm – 12:30pm
Opening plenary: Moving Reconciliation from Safe to Brave
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Plenary: Honouring the Past
Reconciliation is an ongoing journey, a work in progress, but the progress is impressive. Let’s never lose sight of those who paved the way, of our achievements to date, and how we can build on those foundations.
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Lunch - use this time to take a break, grab some lunch and explore the Virtual Gathering Place
2:15pm – 3:00pm
Breakout stream: Reconciliation Australia 20 years on: How did we get here? How do we move forward?
2021 marks the 30th year of Australia’s reconciliation process and the national project of reconciliation continues. These sessions review key areas of work so far in education, repatriation, truth-telling and racism, and what we can learn from these efforts to move forward.
3:00pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 4:15pm