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World Down Syndrome Congress
Brisbane, Australia

31 July – 3 August 2024

An Invitation to Australia

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As Chair, and on behalf of the Local Organising Committee of the World Down Syndrome Congress 2024, it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend WDSC 2024 in Brisbane, Australia.

This international conference brings together people with Down syndrome, family members, researchers and service providers to showcase the latest research and best practice as well as the lived experience of Down syndrome from around the world.

The Congress supports the ongoing agenda of Down Syndrome International: to improve quality of life for people with Down syndrome worldwide and promote their inherent right to be accepted and included as valued and equal members of their communities.

Preparations are well under way to deliver an educational and informative event that brings together leading international experts and advocates in a broad range of fields, as well as the opportunity to experience Australia with its unique wildlife and environment.

The Organising Committee is also preparing an exciting social program to bring you the best of Australian music, culture and cuisine.

Brisbane is a modern, dynamic and vibrant city with direct access to Australia’s top tourist attractions making it an ideal destination for touring before and after the Congress. It is home to world-class restaurants, a diverse nightlife and burgeoning music scene, stylish shops and urban art space.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane!

Angus Graham, OAM
Congress Chair


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is a world-class purpose-built congress venue renowned for its operational and service excellence. The centre is located in a unique urban cultural and entertainment precinct in the heart of Brisbane known as Southbank.

Southbank is set in a lush, subtropical riverfront parkland; a showcase of Queensland's diverse range of artistic talent and host to one of the world's most important collections of indigenous art.

Located on a one-kilometre stretch of the Brisbane River, visitors can enjoy the only swimming beach with sand in the heart of an Australian city.

Whether you prefer a night of opera, musical symphony and street theatre or rainforest walks and rock-climbing adventures, the Southbank river region has attractions to appeal to all tastes. Plus international restaurants, cafes and bars and first-class shopping the length of the retail precinct.

Down Syndrome Australia events

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All of our national events can be found on our website Events page.

WDSC 2024 Secretariat


Emma Taylor

Sponsorship & Exhibitions

Andrea O'Sullivan

Accommodation Management

Adriane Pinto

Registration & Accommodation

Jemma Hampel