PUT YOURSELF

In the arena

Theodore Roosevelt famously praised the person in the arena - the one 'doing the deed', striving valiantly, who may make mistakes, but who gets up and continues the fight.

The International Dementia Conference 2024 will give a platform to those who are bold enough to 'dare greatly' in the difficult arena of complex dementia, palliative care and positive ageing.

We're looking for the innovators, the boundary pushers, the people dealing day by day with the realities of dementia, and who are taking action in response.

These themes are a guide only and you are welcome to submit any topic that you feel may be relevant. If it doesn’t fit in any of these sections, select 'Something else'!

Lived Experience

Papers from people living with dementia and their carers are an important part of the conference. We invite you to share your experience, views, writings, and projects – there are no limits to the topics for discussion. We encourage submissions that represent your different and individual experiences, cultures, ages, and backgrounds.

Innovation in Home Care

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Innovation in Residential Care

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Innovation in Acute Care

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End of life and Palliative Care

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Governance and Regulation

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Equity, Access and Diversity

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Technology

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Design and the environment

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Food Culture

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Intimacy and Sexuality

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Learning

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Engagement and Re-ablement

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Spiritual and Pastoral Care

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NDIS and Younger Onset Dementia

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Workforce

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First Nations

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Something else? Tell us what you're doing!

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Apply for a bursary 

Are you studying for a qualification in the aged or health care sector?

Or are you an early-career professional aiming to shape the industry as a future leader?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may be eligible for a bursary to attend #IDC2024. Find out more and apply below.

Explore opportunities

Student bursary

We are looking for five exceptional health or aged care students to welcome to #IDC2024 with free registration, worth $750 (two-day student rate)*.

We know that one day, we’ll benefit from your fresh perspectives and youthful energy, and we want to start building capacity for an exciting future in this important and fulfilling field.

*Excludes travel, accommodation and networking event. T&Cs apply.

Apply by 19 July 2024

To be part of the selection process, you’ll need to demonstrate you are a student with a desire to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Here’s how:

  • Tell us (in 300 words or less) why you would like to attend IDC2024
  • Supply us with your student details and ID

Ready to apply?

Apply now

Future leaders bursary

We’re offering a unique opportunity for up and coming, early-career professionals, who – if selected – will be given free registration to #IDC2024 worth $1,349 (2-day pass).

We want to celebrate and nurture the next generation of leaders in the field of dementia care and support,  so we’re waiving the cost to get you into the arena.

We know that the future of dementia care is in your hands, and we want you to be ready!

Apply by 19 July 2024

To be part of the selection process, you’ll need to demonstrate your commitment to improving the lives of people living with dementia. 

Here’s how:

  • Tell us (in 300 words or less) the impact your work has on the lives of people living with dementia and why you’re passionate about it
  • Describe (in 100 words or less) an industry leader who inspires you
  • Include an endorsement from a senior leader in your organisation
  • Film a short video (maximum 2 minutes) describing what it would mean to you if you were successful
  • Supply your LinkedIn details

Think you're a future leader?

Apply now

How to apply

Step 1: Eligibility

Find out what bursary opportunities are available

Step 2: Apply

Prepare your online application including any supporting documentation

Step 3: Submit

Submit your application before 5pm on Friday, 19th July 2024