The Program


We are thrilled to unveil the Voices in Action conference program for 2024! With three days packed full of presentations, workshops and voices in action, join a unique and interactive gathering of young people, carers, out-of-home care workers, researchers, and key decision makers, as we work together to change the out-of-home care system for the better.

Online registrations are closed. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the conference or by emailing

Explore the Program

Advocacy in Action


Panel discussions

Over three days, the Advocacy in Action workshops will delve into topics such as cost of living, education, residential care, siblings, and health and wellbeing, each employing a structured approach to gather insights and recommendations from participants.

These sessions will be facilitated by a mix of individuals and will feed into the creation of a comprehensive delegate statement for wider dissemination post-conference.

In these sessions, you’ll hear from keynote speakers and experts who are leaders in social justice, advocacy, and innovation. These presentations offer valuable insights and strategies for making a positive impact on important issues in out-of-home care.

Presentations will cover youth justice, the Australian Child Maltreatment Study, young people’s rights and participation in decisions that affect them.

Join us for panel discussions, where young voices take the lead in discussing vital topics. From addressing the overrepresentation of youth in care systems to engaging with commissioners, these panels offer candid conversations and solutions.

Under the theme “Our Stories. Stronger Together,” we explore the power of collective storytelling and collaboration for positive change to the out-of-home care system. Don’t miss the panel discussions at Voices in Action 2024.

Youth-only sessions

Conference Dinner


Young delegates can join the On Stage Drama Skills workshop by the Adelaide Festival Centre as part of our youth-only sessions. Check out the yellow sessions in our program above for more youth-only workshops and activities.

About the workshop: Join Adelaide Festival Centre workshop facilitators for an hour of fun theatre games and “getting to know you” activities. Interact with other young people that also like to have a good time while you learn!

All three-day registrations to Voices in Action are inclusive of a ticket to our Conference Dinner at the Adelaide Showgrounds on Friday, 22 March from 7pm – 9:30pm.

If you have purchased a one day registration or would like to bring a guest along to the dinner, Dinner-only tickets can be purchased for $160. Visit our Registration page to purchase your ticket or email for more information.

Headspace Adelaide is providing a chillspace at the conference so delegates can take a break when they need to. The chillspace will be a safe and inclusive area to help attendees get the most out of your day!

Headspace will have an array of fun activities that you can borrow to use in the space, and mental health resources you can take home.

Closing the Gap Day

Closing the Gap Day, South Australia’s biggest event dedicated to improving life outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, is returning on Thursday, 21 March 2024 on Kaurna Country at Adelaide Showgrounds, Jubilee Pavilion.

Voices in Action will be hosted at the same time and venue as this free community event. Plan your day so that you have time to visit the Closing the Gap Day event. Register for Closing the Gap Day here.

This event is hosted by Sonder and Nunkuwarrin Yunti.

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