CONVERGE, the national conference for First Nations Media Australia has begun on the lands of the Widjabul/Wiabul people of the Bundjalung nation, Lismore.
With no gathering in 2020 due to COVID-19, this national conference for the industry has over 200 delegates in Lismore representing over 50 organisations with more joining online across the country making this the biggest gathering to date for First Nations Media.
CONVERGE Lismore began with the Welcome Dinner last night and across the next three days, delegates will participate in 7 plenary sessions, 23 breakout workshops and discussions, stroll through 4 Trade Hall exhibitors, hear from 102 speakers across the conference program, 6 member showcase presentations and live broadcast and networking opportunities.
This morning the keynote address from proud Bundjalung woman and veteran actor, artist and creative director, Rhoda Roberts AO was followed by breakout sessions to explore the nuances of broadcasting in and for First Nations communities.
CONVERGE will conclude with the First Nations Media Australia AGM on Friday afternoon.