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The 4th annual 2019 Welcoming Cities Symposium (2-3 April)

‘The 4th annual 2019 Welcoming Cities Symposium will bring together policy-makers, practitioners, researchers, settlement agencies and community stakeholders from across the migration and settlement sectors. Keynote speakers include international author and presenter Kenan Malik and prominent Australian commentator Abul Rizvi. The event is presented by the Welcoming Cities initiative coordinated by Welcoming Australia and supported by the Scanlon Foundation. The 2017 Symposium presented the Welcoming Cities Standard – a benchmark for local councils and municipalities to build social cohesion and attract and retain new and emerging communities.

The 2019 Symposium will feature Q&As and panels discussing and showcasing leading welcoming and inclusion policy and practice, and the launch of the assessment portal for the Welcoming Cities Standard. The Symposium program centers on discussions of multiculturalism and diversity within Australia and the associated opportunities and challenges. This is the premier event for practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, business innovators and civic leaders working across social cohesion. The 2019 Symposium will take place in Brisbane on April 2nd and 3rd. Registrations are open and filling fast.

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