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Leading Reform 2023

22–23 November 2023, Sofitel Brisbane Central


Frequently asked questions

About the Summit

What is the Leading Reform Summit?

The Leading Reform Summit is the Queensland Mental Health Commission’s annual two-day forum for leaders in Queensland’s mental health, alcohol and other drugs, suicide prevention and associated human services sectors.

The summit is intended to be a catalyst to align leaders, develop solutions to problems, introduce new strategies, fuel collaboration, spark ideas, harness the collective knowledge of sector leaders and drive the reform agenda forward.

Essentially, the summit engages leaders in leading and delivering the essential reforms necessary to deliver better outcomes for individuals, the broader population and the system. It’s an opportunity to develop a collective position around reform priorities for the next 1-5 years, grounded in best practice and contemporary evidence.

When is Summit 2023 being held?

The Summit is being held over two days as follows: 

  • Wednesday 22 November 2023
  • Thursday 23 November 2023
On Wednesday 23 November 2023 there will be a networking function immediately following the Summit to announce the recipients of the QMHC Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2023.
What are the start and finish times for the Summit?

Wednesday 22 November

  • Registration opens at 8.00am
  • Summit starts at 9.00am
  • Summit closes at 5.00pm
  • Networking event starts at 5.00pm and ends at 6.30pm

Thursday 23 November 2023

  • Registration opens at 8.30am
  • Summit starts at 9.00am
  • Summit ends at 4.30pm

Who can attend the Leading Reform Summit?

The Leading Reform Summit is relevant to a range of leaders in their fields, including: 

  • Lived experience, family and carer representatives
  • Peak body representatives
  • Policy developers
  • Academics
  • Clinicians and frontline workers from government and non-government service providers
  • Leaders, decision-makers and funders
Who organises the Leading Reform Summit?

The Queensland Mental Health Commission is the Summit organiser. We liaise with sector leaders and partners to develop the Summit each year.

Is the event COVID-safe?

The Queensland Mental Health Commission will follow any health direction of the Queensland Government relevant at the time of the Summit. 

In the unlikely event the Summit needs to be cancelled or postponed to a later date, delegates will be advised as soon as possible.

What is the dress code?

Business attire.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

The venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs and to people experiencing mobility challenges. This includes ramps and lifts within the venue.

Are there medical facilities available?

No. In the event of a medical emergency an ambulance will be called. The venue's CBD location is a short distance from the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Is there support if I feel distressed?

Yes. Sometimes the subjects we discuss can be unexpectedly distressing and we want to provide a caring and safe environment for all our delegates.

A support worker will be available in a private area away from the plenary room for anyone who feels distressed or would like time out. 

Is there a Code of Conduct?

All delegates and participants are required to adhere to the following Code of Conduct: 

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate during any aspect of this event, including talks, workshops, parties, social media such as Twitter, or other online media.

Participants violating these rules may be expelled from the event at the discretion of event manager/s. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

About ticketing

How much are tickets for the Leading Reform Summit?

Tickets to the Summit are free to all delegates.

However, tickets are limited to 300 places, and are frequently sold out, so it is best to register as early as possible to guarantee your place.

What is included in my ticket/registration?

Your ticket/registration includes: 

  • Attendance at the days you have registered for the Summit
  • Meals - Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Networking event and Lifetime Achievement Awards (registration required)
  • Any conference papers
How do I register?

There is a green registration button on every page of this website.

Hit the registration button and fill in the registration form to book your seat at Leading Reform 2023.

Can I prebook my ticket for Leading Reform?

No. Because tickets are in demand, they book out quickly. There are only 300 registrations available for the Summit.

To ensure you get your ticket, register now using the green registration button on every page of this website.

What happens if I miss out on a ticket?

We will waitlist you for a ticket. Please fill in your registration request so we have your details.

Closer to the event, some tickets become available as people are no longer able to attend.

Can I change the name on my ticket to a colleague?

Yes. If you are unable to attend and wish to nominate someone to attend on your behalf, please contact the Summit secretariat on the following email: summit@qmhc.qld.gov.au

I can no longer attend. What should I do?

If you are no longer able to attend, you are requested to advise the Summit secretariat immediately so your ticket can be re-issued to someone on the wait list. 

Contact the secretariat at the following email: summit@qmhc.qld.gov.au 

Why is the Summit for over 18s only?

The Summit is only for people aged 18 and over due to the content discussed, which includes mental illness, alcohol and other drugs, and suicide.

Do I need ID to attend?

You will be required to bring your event registration details or ticket with you for scanning as a delegate.

If you do not have your registration details or ticket, see the staff at the registration desk.

You will be given your name tag at the registration desk once you have scanned in.