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CRU CONFERENCE. Claiming a Positive Future: The Power of Possibility

May 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - May 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

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As the National Disability Insurance Scheme starts to roll out in Australia, this two day conference will address how we can be clear, hopeful and focused, in order to make the most of this opportunity. 

The conference will gather and connect people with disability, family members, friends, workers and allies to focus on what is possible for people with disability and their families.  Stories and examples will be drawn from across the lifespan from young children to mature adults and showcase the different ways people have built a good life in community and the contributions of others in building that rich, meaningful life.

The conference will offer:

  • Inspiration, encouragement and stories illustrating hopeful possibilities
  • The chance to reflect on what gets in the way of a good life and what we need to do to claim and create a positive future
  • Time to connect with friends and the opportunity to meet new allies for change

Download the conference flyer here

Speakers will include International, Interstate and Local Presenters:

See our website for details and updates.

Choice of Streams:

On both Friday and Saturday afternoons participants will be asked to choose a workshop stream.  CRU will contact you via email when details are confirmed and at that point you will be asked to state your preference for the sessions.

Conference program updates

To keep up to date with the latest information as presenters are confirmed follow us on Facebook and check our website.  Also make sure you are on our CRU’s mailing list, which can be done via our website or by emailing cru@cru.org.au.




Early bird

(until 1st April)


(after 1st April)

1 Day ticket




2 Day ticket




Conference Drinks





Assistance to attend

It is important to CRU that we make our events accessible to all attendees.  We ask that you let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you to fully participate in this event.

This may range from support for people with visual and hearing impairments, physical support needs, English as a second language and particular dietary requirements. You can provide this information as you complete your ticket registration on Eventbrite and if required someone from CRU will contact you for further information.

Due to limited numbers and the venue requirement of full payment for everyone present, unfortunately we will not be able to offer complimentary places for support workers engaged by individuals.  If a support worker would like to attend they are welcome to register as a participant.  CRU will engage support workers to assist participants who require personal support during the conference and drinks.

If this is a barrier to your attendance please contact Kim or Bobby at CRU to discuss on (07) 3844 2211

Application for Financial Assistance and Fee Waivers

Download the application form here

We are able to offer limited assistance with travel and other expenses is available for people with disabilities and families from regional Queensland.

To apply for financial assistance or a fee waiver to attend the conference please complete the application that can be found on our website. Do not proceed with booking a ticket through Eventbrite until your application has been assessed.

All applications need to be received by 15th April, but early application is encouraged as places are limited.

Subsidised Youth Registration

Download the application form here

CRU recognises that sometimes conferences or other significant learning opportunities are financially out of reach for young people who may be in casual employment, on lower incomes or unable to access financial support from an employer to attend.

A limited number of subsidised tickets are available to young people and students from Queensland

To apply for one of these tickets please complete the application form that can be found on our website. Do not proceed with booking a ticket through Eventbrite until your application has been assessed.

All applications need to be received by 15th April, but early application is encouraged as places are limited.

Cancellation policy

Full refunds will be paid up until 5pm Friday, 6th May.  After this date there will be no refunds for cancellation. If you are unable to attend, substitute registrations can be made without penalty. Please advise us of any cancellations or transfers including any dietary requirements in writing to conference@cru.org.au


Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for this event for more information regarding the following areas:

  • Event Details
  • Registration, Ticketing (including Cancellation Policy)
  • Support available for people with a disability to attend
  • Venue information
  • Transport & Parking Information
  • Accommodation & Food

Community Resource Unit Inc.

CRU has a 28 year track record of working across Queensland to help people with a disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community

Contact CRU if you need assistance or are unable to register online, by calling 07 3844 2211 or email us at cru@cru.org.au


May 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
May 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Glenelg Street
South Brisbane,QLD4101


Community Resource Unit Ltd.
07 3844 2211