Previous DPN Events

DPN Vic Business Breakfast 2015

On 20 February 2015 DPN Vic celebrated the International Year of Light at the DPN Vic Business Breakfast 2015 with the theme of Technology Innovations for Deaf and hard of hearing people.

DPN Vic had two guest speakers; Christopher Soukup and Dr. Phil Harper, who spoke about exciting new developments in technology for Deaf and hard of hearing people.

Christopher Soukup is the CEO of Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD) in America. He linked up via Skype at the Business Breakfast.

Dr. Phil Harper works for Conexu Foundation as the Community Liaison Manager where his focus is on accessible technology development, training and information sharing. Phil is the International Commission President for the Accessibility and Technology for the World Federation of the Deaf. He currently co-ordinates WFD’s Expert network for Accessibility and Technology.



2014 Deaf Managers Seminar - Sunday 22 June

Want to learn more about the strategies used by successful managers? Want to know how to develop partnerships and networks to strengthen your organisation? Want a better understanding of the challenges of being a manager? This seminar will be held in Auslan and is targeted at Deaf professionals and students, making it an unique opportunity for both current Deaf managers and prospective Deaf managers to learn more about management from experienced managers who have worked both within and outside the Deaf sector.


WFDYS Visit - October 2013

In October 2013, the Victorian Deaf community hosted two young international Deaf guests, Ana Navas from Spain and Jannicke Kvitvaer from Norway. They are board members of the World Federation of the Deaf - Youth Section.  

Ana and Jannicke will be attending various events to meet the Deaf community and talk about their experiences from their home countries and with World Federation of Deaf Youth Section. 

Here’s a video from the WFDYS Visit Organising Committee.


This video is to update you about what’s happening with the WFDYS events in October! We have three things to tell you about the WFDYS events.

First, the WFDYS board members - who are the two members visiting Melbourne before they fly to Sydney for the WFD conference? They are two girls, Ana Navas from Spain and Jannicke Kvitvaer from Norway. They both have lots of experience in advocacy and leadership in Europe and in the world. So the information they will share when they visit will be invaluable!

Second, we’ll announce who was the young person successful in receiving assistance from Deaf Victoria and Vicdeaf to attend the WFD conference in Sydney. This person is Miranda Reardon. She impressed us with her strong commitment to Deaf Youth leadership. Congratulations Miranda!

Third: We have some exciting news – we now have our own logo for the WFDYS visit. What will this logo be used for? To show the events that will be happening during the WFDYS visit. So this logo will be popping up over the next few months when we share more information about what will be happening in October!

Watch this space for more updates about the WFDYS visit!

If you have questions about the WFDYS visit please contact Mija Gwyn at

World Federation of the Deaf Melbourne 2013 logo


2013 Full Day Leadership Training – Sunday 15 September

This intensive workshop aimed to develop leadership skills and provide strategies that can be used in the Deaf community and other communities.

2013 Business Breakfast – Friday 11 October

The DPN’s annual Business Breakfast featured special international guests, two board members from the World Federation of Deaf – Youth Section.


National Week of Deaf People - Business Breakfast 2012 - Melbourne Zoo

 National Week of Deaf People DPN Business Breakfast - 2011 Melbourne Acquarium

Guests enter the Fishbowl Deaf Victoria President Simon Glass with Philip and Paula
Daniel Hately greets a stingray Cheryl, Melissa and Stef giving the Gaslight Festival a plug
MC Michelle Francis starts the Business Breakfast Anne Bremner presenting
Anne inspires all at the Business Breakfast The packed room
Brent Philips sharing his journey through life Brent Phillips discusses Tall Poppy Syndrome
Michelle introduces the next presenter, Ravi The audience enjoys breakfast amongst the fishes
Ravi Vasavan begins his presentation His study life was full of determination
Our 3 speakers, Brent, Anne and Ravi Deaf Professionals Network Reference Group

National Week of Deaf People DPN Business Breakfast - 2010 Eureka Skydeck

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Your Rights at Uni & TAFE - 2010


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