FECCA Conference 2019

9 – 11 October 2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania

FECCA Conference 2019

9 – 11 October 2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania

FECCA Conference 2019

9 – 11 October 2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania

Welcome Letter

FECCA Conference 2019

40 years and beyond

Mary Patetsos

FECCA Chairperson


I am delighted to invite you to attend the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia’s biennial conference PURPOSE. LEADERSHIP. PROGRESS: 40 years and beyond, taking place in Hobart Tasmania on 9-11 October 2019.

This year we are delighted to partner with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, in what is our joint 40th year of progressing multiculturalism in Australia.

In 2019 we are shaking up how we do conferences. We listened to your feedback and we are making changes. This year you will hear from new speakers, young people and diverse voices that will shape our multicultural Australia into the future.

We also want to continue to lead the conversation on important issues, and your input, energy and passion is crucial in shaping those conversations. One of those issues is how we bridge the gap between multicultural Australians and Australia’s First Nations Peoples. We think this is an important alliance, and that through partnership, both communities can be stronger and more successful in achieving their goals ….

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We believe multiculturalism begins with recognising the rights and place in society held by Australia’s First Peoples and the rich cultural heritage that their communities have long nurtured.

The conference format will change this year. We will halve the oral presentations and will have more interactive sessions and workshops. This will enable us to work with the delegates to solve some of the most important issues, and leave Hobart with a clear strategy to achieve our goals. There will still be incredible speakers though, including those who have recently taken on huge campaigns and executed them successfully.

The conference will also provide opportunities to share knowledge and best practice, to highlight challenges and to explore possibilities with a network of organisations and individuals who share a common vision – a prosperous, creative and progressive multicultural Australia.

We are proud to partner with innovative organisations like SBS to bring you the best experience, best speakers and practitioners, ample time to network and a conference to remember.

We thank the Multicultural Council of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government for this wonderful opportunity and I look forward to welcoming you to Hobart in October.

Invited Speakers


Conference Supporter

Media Partner

Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Located on Hobart’s historic waterfront, the Grand Chancellor Hobart is an ideal venue to host the FECCA 2019 Conference. The function boasts eleven different function spaces with many overlooking the water.

The hotel is a short walk from a variety of al fresco restaurants, the Franklin Wharf and retail shopping. A bus stop is also available at the Grand Chancellor to take you to Hobart’s CBD.

FECCA 2019 Conference Dinner

Thursday 10 October 2019
Hobart Function and Conference Centre

The Conference Dinner is always a highlight to the Conference schedule and this year’s will be no different. Come along to enjoy an evening filled with great entertainment, food and wine whilst relaxing and enjoying the company of other delegates. The Hobart Function and Conference Centre is located on the Elizabeth Street Pier and is a short walk from Hotel Grand Chancellor. 

Cost: Delegates and additional tickets are available at $125 per person
Dress Code: Smart Casual    


Conference Secretariat

Concept Event Management
PO Box 1179 Crows Nest,
NSW 1585 Australia

Contact Us

Tel: +61 2 9436 0232
Fax: +61 2 9436 4462
Email: fecca2019@conceptevents.com.au
Website: fecca2019.com.au

Key Dates

Deadline for Early Bird Registration
Friday 12 July 2019

Scholarship Notification of Acceptance
Friday 26 July 2019

FECCA 2019 Conference
9 – 11 October 2019

Acknowledgement of Country

FECCA pays respect to the traditional and original owners of the land on which the FECCA conference is being held, the Muwinina people, and pays respect to those that have passed before us and acknowledges today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community who are the custodians of the land.