Full Conference Programme Announced


We are overjoyed to announce the full programme1 for the 2024 DDPI Worldwide Conference, taking place at the EMCC, Nottingham, UK and virtually from 23 to 24 September.

This will be the largest DDP conference yet with three concurrent streams, 21 sessions and 27 presenters from across the world. Each day includes presentations, workshops, performances and panel discussions all speaking to our theme of DDP: Exploring Intersectionality.

Our main conference hall will be compèred by Benjamin Hargrave, DDPI Worldwide Board Co-chair, and Delroy Madden, DDPI Worldwide RESJ Consultant and former Board Co-chair. It will host our Feature Presentations: ‘Staying open within intersectional perspectives with Anthea Benjamin and Eugene Ellis; and ‘From US vs Them to WE: Overcoming the Neurobiology of “The Other” and Implications for DDP’ with Dan Hughes, Ph.D. and Jon Baylin, Ph.D.

We will open the conference with a welcome address from Benjamin Hargrave and Michelle Hogeterp, DDPI Worldwide Board Co-chair. Topics in the main conference hall across both days will include: attending to intersectional identities and supervision, hidden disabilities and mental health, the importance of storytelling, positionality and power in DDP relationships, and addressing ongoing intergenerational trauma caused by colonialism and systemic racism in the Australian context.

In Conference Room 2, you can hear in-depth explorations about social justice in educational settings, how racism and classism plays into child protection, the care system and therefore DDP research, journeying alongside disenfranchised children and families in New Zealand, and the experiences of a working-class parents’ group in West Leeds, Yorkshire.

Conference Room 3 will host experiential workshops, presentations and performance, including a dramatic, multi-media piece by a mother and son, a reflective session about DDP with marginalised birth parents, a cultural weaving workshop giving thought to First Nations peoples, PACE and storytelling, embracing gender identity within DDP practice, and understanding hidden identities.

Poetry and performance will be woven throughout the conference, each performer and artist reflecting on and responding to the collective experience.

There will be a book signing session with our partner CairnsMoir, who will be providing our bookshop, and a fantastic chance to meet the authors and buy the latest books from our presenters.

Our conference dinner will be on Monday Night in the main hall and will feature an after dinner Bhangra performance and dancing session with BeatFeet. This will be a really wonderful opportunity to relax, mingle and dance together as one.

At the end of each day we come together to reflect on what we’ve learnt through our panel discussions. We hope all will leave this conference encouraged, inspired and empowered.

Join us virtually or at the EMCC, Nottingham

Let’s come together to learn, listen and help DDP evolve for our collective, global future and make a real difference to the professionals, families and children that we work with.

  1. We anticipate the programme will be subject to minor change only. See our terms and conditions for more information. ↩︎