TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Conference to bring Tasmania’s vital community services industry together

22 September 2021

TasCOSS is proud to announce an engaging line-up of speakers for its upcoming State Conference, featuring writer, speaker and appearance activist, Carly Findlay OAM and futurist and business advisor, Bernard Salt AM.

Leaders, industry experts, practitioners and supporters of the community services industry will gather in Hobart from November 2-3 for two-days of discussion on the impact of the pandemic, key opportunities and emerging issues and trends for the industry.

TasCOSS CEO Ms Adrienne Picone said the TasCOSS Conference would take a look at the past 18-months which saw the community services industry flexibly adapt to support those Tasmanians most impacted by COVID-19 in our local communities.

“The community services industry is integral to Tasmania’s social and economic recovery from COVID-19 and this conference is an opportunity for us to come together, reflect and explore how we as an industry can best support our communities to thrive into the future,” Ms Picone said.

“The conference program also features a conversation on lived experience advocacy along with a panel of industry experts who will delve into sector responses to COVID-19, featuring Professor Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania and Rebecca Ellston, Executive Director for Tasmania at the Property Council of Australia to name just a few.”

The TasCOSS 2021 Conference preliminary program is now available. TasCOSS Conference 2021 will be held over two-days at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive from Tuesday 2 November to Wednesday 3 November 2021.

For more information or to register to attend the conference, please head to tascoss.org.au/conference-2021.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

  • Lucinda Szczypior, 0438 280 486 or via email.