World Down Syndrome Congress

Brisbane, Australia | 9 - 12 July 2024

Together We Can:
Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

Join us for WDSC 2024! Congress is where the global Down syndrome community gathers – families, advocates and professionals. Let's come together, learn, celebrate and make positive change!

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What is WDSC 2024?

World Down Syndrome Congress 2024 is where the world comes together for an unforgettable experience. Learn from top speakers and self-advocates, with a mix of practical workshops, inspiring talks and cutting-edge research. Dive into our fun social program, explore engaging exhibitions and make new connections. Families are welcome too, with our childcare program ensuring everyone can join in the excitement.

Why attend Congress?

People with Down syndrome

People with Down syndrome

Get ready to make new friends, explore sunny Brisbane and learn about health, education and achieving your goals from fantastic speakers! It's going to be an exciting time of fun, learning and great memories!

Parents & supporters

Parents & supporters

Connect with a supportive community, find inspiration and learn how to enhance the lives of people with Down syndrome. Plus, with childcare options and a program for school children, everyone can join in the fun!

Researchers & medical professionals

Researchers & medical professionals

Dive into cutting-edge research, share insights and connect with top experts. Be inspired by real stories, build meaningful connections and drive positive change in a warm, professional and collaborative setting.

Book your Congress spot today and be part of something amazing!

Congress program

Get set for an incredible Congress program – packed with education, insights and a whole lot of fun. Congress brings together leading speakers and advocates from diverse fields, plus the best of Australian culture, music and food.

Session streams:

Health and therapeutic advances
Education and employment
Advocacy and social inclusion
Family life
Personal development


Roy McConkey

Prof Roy McConkey

Jasneek Chawla

A/Prof Jasneek Chawla

Ernst Wolvetang

Prof Ernst Wolvetang

Charlotte Woodward

Ms Charlotte Woodward


Meet our valued patrons, whose support and dedication make WDSC 2024 possible.

The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO

The Sherry-Hogan Family

Guy Pearce

Proudly presented by

Down Syndrome Australia
Down Syndrome International
Brisbane EDA

Latest news

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The WDSC 2024 full program is now available!
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