Sitback sponsors VIVID festival events on human rights and equality

Free + Equal Human Rights Conference

We believe that the digital industry plays a crucial role in supporting and advocating for human rights. By championing digital inclusivity and accessibility, we ensure that websites and online services are usable by everyone, including those with disabilities. This commitment not only promotes equality but also empowers individuals to access information, services, and opportunities without barriers. Through our work, we strive to create an online environment where all users experience justice, equity, and respect.

That’s why Sitback is proud to announce our sponsorship of two fantastic events at this year’s VIVID festival in Sydney, focusing on Human Rights and Equality. As a business committed to inclusivity and supporting our community, we are really excited to be able to contribute to these essential conversations.

Free + Equal Human Rights Conference

Dates: June 6-7, 2024.
Location: Hyatt Regency, Sydney.

The Free + Equal Human Rights Conference, presented by the Australian Human Rights Commission, is a landmark national gathering aimed at exploring new approaches to protecting and promoting human rights in Australia. The conference will attract hundreds of delegates from various sectors, including human rights, civil society, legal, justice, government, and business.

Key topics include:

  • Addressing racism and freedom of speech issues related to global conflicts.
  • Tackling Australia’s domestic violence, youth justice, immigration, and housing crises.
  • Discrimination against First Nations and transgender people.
  • Implementing recommendations from the Disability Royal Commission.

A major focus will be on the potential introduction of an Australian Human Rights Act and the reform of Australia’s anti-discrimination laws. The event will feature over 60 experts and thought leaders, including Waleed Aly, Jennifer Robinson, Michael Kirby, and many others. Delegates will engage in 12 sessions covering a wide range of human rights issues, making this a must-attend event for anyone passionate about social justice.

Why This Matters: As a sponsor, Sitback is dedicated to supporting initiatives that drive meaningful change. The Free + Equal Human Rights Conference is a crucial platform for discussing and advancing human rights in Australia. By supporting this event, we are reaffirming our commitment to fostering an inclusive society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Tickets range from $35 – $650
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Rights On Time

Date: June 6, 2024
Location: Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom, Sydney

Rights On Time - Human Rights Event

Rights On Time is an innovative and engaging panel show that is part of the Vivid Ideas program. Set in a hypothetical dystopian future, the show explores how an Australian Human Rights Act could prevent potential rights violations. Nazeem Hussain, through his satire, paints a picture of a 2034 Australia plagued by brain implants, AI judges, and climate refugee crises, setting the stage for a compelling discussion led by Adam Spencer.

Check out Nazeem’s message from the future:

The panel includes:

  • Writer, academic and TV presenter Waleed Aly.
  • International human rights lawyer Jennifer Robinson (represents Julian Assange).
  • International jurist, educator and former High Court judge Michael Kirby.
  • Writer, presenter and comedian Nazeem Hussain (beaming in from the future via video).
  • Writer, commentator and social justice advocate Sisonke Msimang.
  • First Nations advocate and AFL Diversity & Inclusion Gen. Mngr Tanya Hosch.
  • Australian Human Rights Commission President Em. Prof. Rosalind Croucher.

This unique format allows the panel to delve into how a Human Rights Act could offer protection against these dystopian scenarios, making it an entertaining yet informative event.

Why This Matters: Rights On Time aligns with Sitback’s mission to promote human rights through innovative and engaging means. By sponsoring this event, we are supporting a platform that educates and inspires the public about the importance of human rights and the need for legal protections.

Tickets start at just $35 and this promises to be a fantastically funny, engaging and informative event!

See you there

We believe in the power of these conversations to inspire change and are honoured to support initiatives that align with our values. Join us at the Free + Equal Human Rights Conference and Rights On Time to be part of these critical discussions and help shape a more just and equitable future for all.

For more information and to register for these events, visit Free + Equal Human Rights Conference.