As a long-standing supporter of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia, we are proud to once again sponsor their annual conference. This year’s FECCA conference will take place at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania, from the 9th to the 11th of October 2019. As a delegate Lanyard and Name Badge Supporter & Language Services Partner as well as an Exhibitor.
Our COO Ms Helena Rojas, as well as our Head of Interpreting Mr Tamas Nyeste, will be in Hobart to bring in their expertise in multicultural, Indigenous & Aboriginal Australia.
Video interpreting technology for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: 2M lingoTM
Our Head of Interpreting Mr Tamas Nyeste will also deliver a presentation on how our 2M lingo technology, launched in 2018, has enabled the delivery of interpreting services in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander languages for government agencies throughout Queensland on Thursday the 10th from 4:15 pm.
Tamas will share on the successful roll-out of our innovative interpreter scheduling and video remote interpreting technology 2M lingoTM with clients and interpreters and the challenges we are facing in this space.
Queensland Government’s first Indigenous language services initiative
In 2018, 2M was chosen by the Queensland government to provide for the first time interpreting services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages as a part of a whole government language services contract. This was a long-awaited initiative in Queensland as other states such as the Northern Territory and Western Australia have been providing these services for years.
2M’s team of Indigenous language interpreters assist communities with better access to health, justice and other public services by providing the language support needed in the traditional owners’ native tongues.
Purpose, Leadership, Progress: 40 years and beyond
A word from Ms 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 are 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 ….
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.”
Find more information on the FECCA conference website: https://fecca2019.com.au/