Anti-Slavery Australia convened Australia’s inaugural national online modern slavery conference, ‘Partnering to End Modern Slavery from 8 – 10 June 2021. The conference featured 59 Australian and international speakers from across civil society, research and academia, government, law enforcement and business. Across twelve sessions, speakers shared their expertise and learnings on topics that included: survivor support and empowerment, emerging modern slavery trends as well as partnerships within and across sectors and partnerships in responding to modern slavery in supply chains.
Over 480 participants attended sessions across the three days. This included attendees from every State and Territory in Australia as well as a number of international attendees, and consisted of representatives from civil society, research and academia, government, law enforcement and business. 97% of participants surveyed said the conference met or exceeded their expectations, with almost 80% of the participants surveyed indicating that the conference exceeded or far exceeded their expectations.
The conference was convened by Anti-Slavery Australia with support from the Australian Government.
For more, view our summary of the conference.