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Building Opportunities, Building Communities Conference

5th & 6th December 2018, University of Tasmania, Hobart

In today’s consumer-driven community sector, practitioners increasingly need to provide creative solutions to complex problems with limited resources. Organisations are experiencing growing demand for services and must provide evidenced-based outcomes, as well as value for money. Training and coaching to upskill the workforce has never been more critically important.

The inaugural Building Opportunities Building Communities Conference, presented by Possability, aims to enhance sector professional development opportunities in Tasmania.


Keynote speakers

Professor Christine Bigby, Director
Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

Dr Elizabeth Hughes, Clinical Director
Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis,
Los Angeles, California

National Speakers

Mr Ian McLean, Chief Executive Officer
Golden City Support Services

Dr. Robyn Miller, CEO
MacKillop Family Services

Brendan Murray, Director
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Dr. Peter Smith, Director
Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice

Dr Joanne Watson, Lecturer in Disability and Inclusion
Deakin University


Local contributors

Mark Mason, Manager – Youth at Risk Strategy
Communities Tasmania

Dr Kristen Foss, Clinical Service Development Consultant & Psychologist
Anglicare Tasmania

Chris Oriel, Executive Officer 

Mainstream and Me project team
NW Tasmania self-advocacy group

Nicola Crates, EGM Service Innovation and Development and Matthew Spicer, Practice Leader

Download the Conference 2018 Program.


Great value!

Possability has made every effort to keep registration fees as low as possible to ensure the conference is accessible to most professionals.

Register by 19 November to get a generous early bird discount.

Team discounts of up to 15% available.



If you wish to make a group booking for 5 or more or need to be invoiced, please call us on 1300 067 842 or email to