Tickets for TAFE Western’s unique Bangamalanha Conference are now on sale, with a star-studded line-up of guest speakers meaning this year’s event is one not to be missed.
“We believe that we have gathered a group of truly inspirational Aboriginal speakers, the likes that have not been seen at an event like this in Dubbo before,” Bangamalanha Conference assistant Michael Donovan said.
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda has been confirmed as the conference’s opening speaker, and we are also very proud to have Principal Advisor Indigenous Affairs, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Kerrie Tim speaking.
“We also have General Manager of Reconciliation Australia Darryl Monaghan, and world-famous Aboriginal chef Mark Olive (The Black Olive), who will not only speak but will cook up an outback feast at the spectacular conference dinner.
“These high profile speakers are actively involved in advocacy for Aboriginal affairs and we hope they will inspire attendees to strive to facilitate better outcomes for Aboriginal peoples and communities.
“Because that’s the focus of this conference – gathering to better understand the importance of connecting with Aboriginal peoples in post-school education, training and employment and working on strategies to bridge the gap Aboriginal peoples face in these areas.”
The Bangamalanha Conference will be held in Dubbo from August 15-17, with the dinner on August 16. Those unable to attend the conference but wish to purchase a ticket for the dinner are most welcome.