2024 ARIIA Aged Care Conference

Facing the Future:
Living Well. Ageing Well, Dying Well.

2 DAY CONFERENCE – Thur 4 & Fri 5 July 2024

We have changed the date of our conference to July to accommodate two of our international keynote speakers who cannot attend in person in March due to changed availability.

2 Exciting Days

16 Engaging Keynote Speakers

6 Exploring Future Ideas Sessions

26 Exploring Future Ideas Speakers

We’re coming together again for the highly anticipated and must-attend 2024 ARIIA conference.

Building on the success of our ground-breaking and award-winning inaugural conference, we are again bringing together the best and sharpest minds from across the aged care ecosystem.

We are set to find answers to the tough questions about ageing…

How are we going to pay for our best older lives?

What new models of social care, allied health and prevention are needed for ageing well?

Who is looking after us? What future workforce skills are needed?

How do codesign and technology come together for living well?

How do we improve food, nutrition and oral health so we are eating well as we age?

How do we reshape end-of-life systems for dying well?

How do we deliver better spaces for living well? 

If you are an aged care sector CEO, manager or worker, or provider of products, services, or digital technology, or a researcher, architect, robotics engineer, scientist, advanced manufacturer, allied health clinician, lifestyle coordinator, community support worker, nurse, family carer, aged care consumer, or simply want to make a difference to the future, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Register now to join the discussions, exchange valuable insights, and establish important connections. The goal is to leverage workforce change as a driving force for progress, laying the groundwork for shaping the future of aged care.

Highlights of the 2023 ARIIA Facing The Future – Aged Care 2030 and Beyond conference

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A big thank you to all our attendees, speakers, contributors and sponsors for a terrific 2024 conference.

Facing the Future: Living Well | Ageing Well | Dying Well

Hear from our engaging speakers who will leave you with ground-breaking ideas, visionary insights and practical implementation tips for transformation.

Keynote Speakers

Hear from the best and sharpest minds from across the aged care ecosystem

Deb Oxley

Deb Oxley OBE DL

As previous CEO of the UK Employee Ownership Association (EOA), Deb led the campaign to increase the profile and impact of employee ownership in the UK economy. (UK)

Julie Hamel

Julie Hamel

As a senior business advisor with over 30 years of experience, Julie is the Social Innovation expert for District 3 Innovation Hub based in Montreal at Concordia University. (Canada)

Warren Hill

Warren Hill

As Executive Director – Research and Workforce for HumanAbility, Warren brings extensive experience in public sector roles in public policy, program and service design.

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle is a social researcher, demographer and principal of the advisory firm, McCrindle

Petrea King

Petrea established the Quest for Life Foundation in 1989. She is a well-known author, inspirational keynote speaker, teacher and facilitator.

Andrea Kelly

Andrea Kelly

Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner, Department of Health and Aged Care. Ms Kelly is a proud Warumungu and Larrakia woman, with strong family connections throughout the Northern Territory.

Dr Fiona Kerr

Fiona is the Founder of the NeuroTech Institute, and expert in human connectivity and synchronisation.

Eliza Strapp

Eliza Strapp

First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division, Department of Health and Aged Care.

Josh Maldon

Josh Maldon

Assistant Secretary, Digital Strategy and Assurance Branch, Department of Health and Aged Care.

Amanda Johnstone

Amanda is one of Australia’s most globally recognised AI technologists and high-technology communicators.

Prof Mark Hutchison

Prof Mark Hutchinson

Mark is the Director of the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensors, University of Adelaide.

Machteld Huber Keynote Speaker

Machteld Huber

Machteld is the Founder of Positive Health Philosophy and was named the most influential person in public health care in 2016. (Netherlands)

Gillian Baranski keynote speaker

Gillian Baranski

Gillian was appointed as Chief Inspector of Care Inspectorate Wales in October 2016. (Wales)

Margaret Rooney

Margaret Rooney

Margaret was appointed as Deputy Chief Inspector of Care Inspectorate Wales in April 2019. (Wales)

Speaker Joe Rambaldini

Uncle Boe Rambaldini

Associate Professor, Boe Rambaldini, is a proud Aboriginal, Bundjalung man from the north coast of NSW.

Anna Donaldson Keynote Speaker

Anna Donaldson

Anna is the Network Lead at Good Flock, a national network that aims to support a quantum shift in how we view, value and engage with ageing in our communities.

More speakers to be announced

Exploring Future Ideas sessions & panel speakers

Anna Fox

Anna Fox

Laura Camish

Laura Camish

Stephen Becsi

Stephen Becsi OAM

Rachel Martin

A/Prof Rachel Martin

Lia Parsons

Lia Parsons

Teddy Andrews

Dr Teddy Andrews J

Nick Seemann

Nick Seemann

Anne Livingstone

Anne Livingstone

Michelle Church

Michelle Church

Kate Swetenham

Kate Swetenham

Dr Helena Williams

Dr Helena Williams

Simon Schrapel

Simon Schrapel AM

Rosa Matto

Rosa Matto

Samantha Edmonds

Samantha Edmonds

Anneke Fitzgerald

Emer Prof Anneke Fitzgerald

Marie Alford

Marie Alford

Katrine Del Villar

Dr Katrine Del Villar

Kirsty Delguste

Adj Assoc Prof Kirsty Delguste

Jason Burton

Jason Burton

Rik Dawson

Rik Dawson

Anita Goh

Dr Anita Goh

Chris Grice

Chris Grice

Greg Aleckson

Greg Aleckson

Agnieszka Chudecka

Agnieszka Chudecka

Isabelle Meyer

Isabelle Meyer

Hilary O'Connell

Hilary O’Connell

Mary Patetsos

Mary Patetsos

Cassandra Winzar

Cassandra Winzar

More speakers to be announced

Master of Ceremonies

James O’Loghlin

As an extraordinarily witty, entertaining and natural comedian with a warm and friendly approach, James has a career that has spanned corporate and criminal law, comedy and the media.
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Master of Ceremonies for Conference Dinner

Denise Drysdale

Denise is the co-host, alongside Jessica Rowe, of the weekly comedy podcast, One Fat Lady and One Thin Lady, which debuted at #1 on Apple Podcasts.
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Conference Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are now closed.




Event FAQS

Location FAQS

Adelaide Oval is located on War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, South Australia, beside the River Torrens.

The main conference is held in the William Magarey Room

  • Exploring Futures Ideas sessions are held in the William Magarey Room, Ian MacLachlan Room East and Ian MacLachlan Room West
  • Lunch, dinner, afternoon teas are in the William Magarey Room North
  • Conference pre dinner drinks are in the William Magarey Room North
  • Conference dinner is in the William Magarey Room
  • Post conference drinks are in William Magarey Room North

Main conference runs from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Conference pre dinner drinks are at 6.00pm on Thursday 4 July

Conference dinner starts at 7.00pm on Thursday 4 July

Just head over to our registration booth. It’s located in the William Magarey Room North, right by the elevators and stairs. You can’t miss it!

The registration booth is open both days of the conference starting at 7.30 am through to the end of each day’s events.

Yes! We can get you all set at the registration desk on either day of the conference.

Your options depend on how far before the event you cancel:

Up until 4 June
You can receive a full refund, transfer your ticket to next year’s conference, or transfer your ticket to another attendee.

Between 5 June and 15 June
You can receive a 50% refund, transfer your ticket to next year’s conference, or transfer your ticket to another attendee.

Between 16 June and 23 June
Refunds and ticket transfers to next year’s event are not available at this point. But we can still transfer your ticket to another attendee.

24 June and afterward
Unfortunately, we’re not able to offer refunds or ticket transfers after this point.

To request a refund, please contact ariia@ariia.org.au

Session FAQS

No. Just head to the session you’re most interested in. And if you want to switch sessions mid-way through, that’s okay too.

We currently have the following accessibility features for every session and keynote:

  • The William Magarey Room and the Ian MacLachlan Rooms all have seating with ample space for mobility devices to navigate.

Meals FAQS

Your lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea and conference dinner is included on both days of the conference. Meals take place during the day in the William Magarey Room North and the conference dinner is in the William Magarey Room.

When you register for the conference you will also be asked to register for the conference dinner.

On Thursday evening, just head to the predinner conference drinks at 6.00pm in the William Magarey Room North, and the conference dinner is in the William Magarey Room at 7.00pm.

Yes, Adelaide Oval can accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions. The menus for all meals on both days include vegetarian, non-dairy, vegan, and halal or other options. All meal options are also prepared in a peanut-free facility. A special table will be set up to serve these meal options at each meal during the day.

Waiting staff will be able to attend to you needs at the conference dinner

Please complete the appropriate section when you register.

Award Winning 2023 Conference

Facing the Future: Aged Care 2030 and Beyond was set up as the first event of its kind to bring together the whole aged care ecosystem to talk about positive ageing.

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Code of Conduct

We want to ensure that is a safe and supportive environment for everyone

Our goal is to provide a harassment-free and inclusive experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected categories.

A code of conduct gives us all clear guidelines for how we define harassment at Facing the Future: Living well. Ageing well. Dying well., who to report an incident to, and how Facing the Future: Living well. Ageing well. Dying well. commits to addressing reports.

  • Offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, and other protected categories.
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Inappropriate physical contact or advances
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Causing purposeful injury to others
  • Any form of physical violence
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

If another attendee, speaker, or staff member has violated these terms, let us know by going to the registration desk.

Anyone asked to stop harassing behaviour is expected to follow the request immediately. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances.

Repercussions for harassment depend on the incident, but may include:

  • warning the offender
  • mediation with the complainant/victim in the complaint and the person alleged to have participated in harassing or discriminatory behavior
  • expulsion from the conference
  • a permanent ban from future events
  • reporting illegal conduct to local authorities

To preserve both the safety and the confidentiality of the complainant/victim in the complaint, no specific action will be taken without consultation and their approval.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference!

For more information please contact: Olivia Baird, Interim Manager Marketing & Communications

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