World Community Development Conference Darwin

The 2023 World Community Development Conference Darwin “From the Edge” is being hosted by the International Association for Community Development, Jeder Institute, Australian Community Workers Association and Inspiring Communities (NZ). We are excited to be inviting you to join us in Australia’s Top End where the worlds oldest living culture meets Asia.

Working with the Edge to deepen connection to community and culture.

The conference provides a unique opportunity for global practitioners, participants, academics, policy makers, funders, and other stakeholders to share perspectives on current contexts and challenges for community development and community work.

The conference will embrace global First Nations communities, encompass cutting edge inputs, papers, creative installations, and poster presentations on rights-based community development, addressing and engaging locally, nationally, and internationally.

Following the main conference, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in a one, two- or four-day Practice Exchange to experience community development in action around Darwin, in the broader Northern Territory and across the Tasman in New Zealand.

This will enable a deeper understanding of the context and practice of community development in remote, rural, and urban communities in Australia and New Zealand. If you would like to deepen your WCDC 2023 experience and participate in one of our Practice Exchanges, click HERE (link to practice exchange page).

19 June 2023:              International Reception and Welcome

20-22 June 2023:        Main Conference

23-30 June 2023:        Optional Practice Exchanges

The conference organisers are the International Association for Community Development (IACD), Australian Community Workers Association, Jeder Institute, and Catalyse.