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What is a good life for families?
And how do we get there?
New Conference dates: 15–18 June 2021
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the AIFS Conference has been rescheduled to 15–18 June 2021 at the same venue the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Watch this space for more information about the new conference, which will be re-branded and re-themed.
We have had enthusiastic support from keynote speakers and sponsors who are recommitting to bringing you an unparalleled conference experience in 2021.
After this year, with the dual crises of the pandemic and the bushfires, we will reflect on the social and economic impacts on families. What have we learnt about the challenges and the opportunities to support families with better policy and service systems in a rapidly changing world?
More than just a conference
The AIFS 2020 Conference will be more than just another conference – it will be an event that showcases and shares research, is a catalyst for national conversations, and charts a course for the wellbeing of families towards 2050.
In the Institute’s 40th anniversary year, the 2020 Conference will bring together key policy makers, practitioners, researchers and thought leaders, across sectors and jurisdictions, to explore how policies and service systems can better support families to achieve their aspirations and flourish in a rapidly changing world.
The diverse conference program will facilitate opportunities for audience engagement, debate and inquiry to enable genuine collaborative discussion. Formats in the program will include workshops, fireside chats, roundtable discussions, panel sessions, evaluation snapshots, e-poster presentations and symposia to generate conversations with impact.
Registrations are currently on hold. Please check back to register for the AIFS 2020 conference once new dates are confirmed. Ensure to book as soon as you can to take full advantage of the early bird registration prices.
The conference attracts experts and professionals from a range of disciplines related to family wellbeing. Find out who has recently joined the program of presenters.
Sponsorship & Exhibition
Sponsoring the AIFS Conference offers unrivalled opportunities to make your brand visible to influencers, change agents, decision makers and researchers across a range of sectors and disciplines dedicated to improving the lives of Australian families.
2018 highlights and testimonials
“It’s my 6th AIFS conference and the quality of papers/presentations was the best yet!”
“I’ve never attended a conference which has opened my mind and challenged my thinking as much as that. It was so interesting on both a personal and professional level.”
“Absolutely brilliant – certainly one of the best conferences I have attended in my long career.”
“Great quality and mix of papers, excellent organisation, great venue, good feel – lots of great information to come away with and new connections.”
“The Conference was very interesting and there were many stimulating and innovative presentations. I enjoyed all the sessions I attended particularly family law; families and the economy; longitudinal studies; and new age families.”
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