At Criterion we believe in making our conferences as inclusive and as accessible as possible, especially to those grass roots and small organisations that would not normally be able to attend.
Since 2009 we’ve given over $450,000 of free conference passes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) organisations. Over 225 individuals, working in those organisations have already attended a Criterion conference.
“We’re proud to have awarded over 225 free passes over the past years to our conferences. We believe networking, sharing ideas and engaging with practical strategies to bring back to the community, is critical to the survival and future sustainability of ATSI organisations” says Cath Jules, Managing Director, Criterion Conferences.
We very much look forward to welcoming many more who will have the opportunity to benefit from progressing community outcomes through attending a Criterion Conference.
The application process is quite simple. All you need to do is complete one of our online applications and we’ll contact you to let you know if you were successful. Government organisations are not eligible to apply.
Here’s what some of our past attendees have thought of our ATSI conferences.
“I attend a number of conferences per year and find many not meeting my expectations but the Indigenous Employment Conference was an exception and was very beneficial indeed.”
Paul Brock, CEO, Carey Training Pty Ltd
Indigenous Employment Conference 2014
”I found the conference to be a excellent event where I could hear from many speakers on what government is planning and it was also wonderful presentations by many varied workers. The best thing for me is to have the opportunity to speak and network with other Indigenous workers and community people. The staff were wonderful and worked hard to make this a successful event Thanks so much for the chance to attend. “
Laurel Rogers, Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer, NCAHS
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Care 2009
“This has been a very informative information session, I have learnt a lot and will not go back to my community to educate others to make them think, live and work differently, not forgetting their cultural and traditional ways’
Kerry Churnside, Director of NAC, Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation
Strategic Planning for ATSI Organisations Attendee