Federation Conference 2021

"Connect-Ability"
Facilitating Inclusive Networks
17th & 18th May 2021
Queenstown

Our 2021 Conference is now over. This major event took place at the Copthorne Lakefront Hotel and Resort in Queenstown on the 17th and 18th May 2021. 

We had a great line-up of presenters who provided delegates with educational, inspired and innovative sessions, useful information and resources. This interactive Conference included workshops and other sessions to inform and to challenge thinking. 

Our new Federation Academy, providing education and training for those working in our sector, was launched at this Conference by Adri Isbister, our Deputy Director General Disability.

We also held our Annual Awards dinner on Monday evening and we congratulate this year's winners.

Information Specialist of the Year: Rochell Fox - Living Well Otago

Leadership Award: Debbie Irwin and Justin Williams - Independent Living Charitable Trust

Member of the Year: Disability Resource Service West Coast

Diane Rangi Innovation Award: Taranaki DIC Scooters in the Park

President's Award for Outstanding Service: Sonia Thursby - Yes DRC

Student of the Year: Kayla Russell - Independent Living Charitable Trust