Major Victorian conference to examine challenges facing multiculturalism

The upcoming Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) state-wide conference will examine, among a range of important issues, the many challenges facing multiculturalism now and into the future.

The theme of the conference is "The Next Generation of Multicultural Victoria: Intergenerational Perspectives" and attendees will have the opportunity to provide input into what practical and achievable changes can be implemented to meet the challenges of the next generation of multicultural Victoria. 

The conference is being conducted in partnership with the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council (BRMC) in Ballarat on Friday 11 November, with pre-Conference events including a dinner on Thursday 10 November.

It will be opened by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, The Hon. Robin Scott, and will feature a wealth of speakers and presenters working in multicultural affairs throughout Victoria, including Helen Kapalos the Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

Other high-profile speakers include ECCV Chairperson Eddie Micallef, ECCV Deputy Chairperson Marion Lau, lead author of the Scanlon Foundation Social Cohesion Report Professor Andrew Markus, Centre for Multicultural Youth founder and CEO Carmel Guerra and Scanlon Foundation CEO Anthea Hancocks.

There will also be an extensive range of community leaders, experts, academics, bureaucrats, politicians from all the major parties, and representatives of young people and the elderly from multicultural communities within Victoria.


  • Date: Friday, 11th November 2016
  • Time: 9am - 5pm
  • Venue: Mercure Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat
  • Cost:  Young refugees/other new arrivals/students $75 per person, ECCV members/Concession and Community Sector $120 per person, Private and Public Sector $150 per person

Click here to register or click here to see the full conference program.  

Published: 26/10/2016