Tasmania 2016 State Forum

On this page you will find information on the BCA Tasmania State Forum.

Blind Citizens Australia Notice of Tasmanian State Forum

Dear Members and Friends, Every two years, Blind Citizens Australia, (BCA), holds state conferences. These events enable people who are blind or vision-impaired to come together to share ideas, learn about current issues and trends in the blindness area and to meet new friends and support one another.

Whether you are a member of BCA or not, we invite you to join us for the Tasmanian forum and dinner to be held on Saturday, 5 November in Hobart.

This is the first time Tasmania has had its own state event as part of our program of state conferences, so I strongly urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss issues which are unique to you as a Tasmanian.

About the Forum

The forum will take place on Saturday, 5 November, from 2:00 – 5:00PM at the Nell Pascoe Room, Criterion House, 108 Bathurst Street, Hobart. Criterion House is located behind Mathers House.

It will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions about BCA’s current work and future directions.

Registration Options

There is no cost for Registration , and you have several options to register for the Forum.

Tasmania State Forum Registration

This form is used for registering for the 2016 Tasmania State Forum
  • On submitting your form you will be presented with a confirmation page. If you are not presented with a confirmation page, there will be errors in your form. Errors will be highlighted.

The program for the day will include

Introductions and roll call.

BCA: introduction and update from Emma Bennison, National President

BCA, a Tasmanian perspective.
Doug Mcginn, BCA Member, Tasmania

Interactive discussion: what do you want from BCA?
Facilitator: John Simpson, National Vice-President.

Afternoon-tea (light refreshments will be provided)

Panel – Services for blind and vision-impaired Tasmanians.
A range of service providers will share information about current and future service offerings and answer your questions.

Holding Your Head High in the Face of Adversity.
session presented by the National Women’s Branch but open to all –
facilitator: Anne Jackson, Treasurer, National Women’s Branch.

Closing remarks –
Emma Bennison, National President.

Social Function

We invite you to join us for informal conversation over drinks and dinner after the forum. Please note that you will need to purchase your own meals and drinks.

Embers Restaurant and Bar, Ground Floor, Best Western Hotel, cnr Bathurst and Harrington Streets.

the venue is about two blocks from Criterion House. Volunteers will be available to assist and the two street crossings have audio tactile lights. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

What if I can’t Attend in Person?

I encourage you to attend this important discussion in person. However we do understand that distance, health or other considerations might mean that this is not possible. For this reason there will be facilities for members to join the forum via internet streaming. Details on how to connect will be provided on the bca website, www.bca.org.au

Please ensure that you RSVP by no later than Friday 28 October 2016.

I look forward to catching up with you on November 5th.

Emma Bennison
Blind Citizens Australia