Join us for BCA Connect – our first Conference for 2021, where we’ll be sharing information on important topics, providing you with the opportunity to ask questions on a variety of topics and, as is tradition with all BCA events, there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise and reconnect.
Throughout the day we’ll be joined by a number of experts, government representatives and key decision makers – this is a great opportunity to have your say and find out more about topics that are impacting on the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired.
Saturday, 29th May 2021
9am: In-person attendees start arriving at venues.
9:30am: Housekeeping at in-person locations, and virtual attendees can log-in online.
Pre-conference entertainment will commence.
10:00am – 5:00pm AEST
Social Activity: Trivia night
8:00pm – 9:00pm AEST
Details to join via your computer, tablet, smart phone, or landline will be provided in your program after you register.
We will also provide information on how to access Zoom and some short cut keys in your program.
If you haven’t used Zoom before, that’s totally okay. In the week before the event we’re going to run a session during a Happy Hour for anyone who is new to the platform. This is your chance to practice dialling in and experience using Zoom before the big day. Staff will be on hand to answer any technical questions you may have so that you’re all set for the 29th of May.
Would you like to attend BCA Connect at one of our hubs? BCA is hoping to provide hubs to allow members to attend BCA in small location-based groups, with connection to the event via a zoom conference facility at the venue.
These hubs will operate in accordance with state and federal health requirements and as such, their availability is subject to change. Hubs are subject to Covid-19 restrictions, including minimum and maximum participant requirements, venue suitability, and availability.
Please register your interest by Monday 17th May to attend an in-person hub, and we will confirm availability with you after you have registered. As part of our in-person hubs we will be arranging refreshments and lunch, this means there will be an additional cost of $15-20 per person; we will collect this off you once it is confirmed the hub is going ahead.
Locations of hubs
- Sydney (Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Office, Chatswood)
- Brisbane (Vision Australia Office, Coorparoo)
- Melbourne (Vision Australia, Kooyong)
- Hobart (VisAbility, Central Hobart)
$30 per person.
This is a non-refundable payment. There are no part-day registration options. Recordings of sessions will be made available to registered participants after the event.
When you register, you can choose whether to receive your program in braille or large print, if you register before Monday 10th May.
You can register at any point before 9am, Friday 28th May and have your program sent via email.
On the day, we will be joined by keynote speaker, El Gibbs, Senior Policy and Media Coordinator, First Peoples Disability Network and Freelance Communications Specialist. There will also be five panel discussions happening throughout the day covering communication technology, accessible voting, wayfinding technology, resilience and entrepreneurship.
As always, we’ll provide plenty of opportunities to socialise. We’ll break into small groups over lunch so you can chat and, at the end of the day you have the opportunity to stick around for some social events. Following BCA tradition, we’ll run our regular trivia night to round out the event.
We’ll keep the website updated with details of presenters as they become available, more information including session times will be included in your program.
The audio content from the conference will be recorded. If you do not wish to be recorded, please advise BCA by contacting us on 1800 033 660.
As is common with all virtual BCA events we will not be using the camera feature in Zoom, nor will there be any screen sharing or visual presentations.