Ethnolink Summit

Ethnolink Summit is now complete.

Ethnolink Summit 2023 was a massive success! 

Exceeding our initial capacity, we released and additional 50 tickets due to high demand.

With over 250 attendees, this was Australia's largest event on the topic of multicultural communications ever!  

We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who made this full-day event worthwile, from our distinguished speakers to all of our brilliant attendees. 

This day would not have been possible without our valued sponsors; NAATI, Health Translations and Punchy Digital Media

If you missed out on this event you can express your interest in attending future Ethnolink events by joining our waitlist. 

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Diverse voices, united by a common passion — multicultural communications

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Ethnolink Summit 2023 is set to be Australia's largest ever event on the topic of multicultural communications.

For one transformative full-day, join 200+ attendees in Melbourne for the largest summit on multicultural communications in Australia's history. Ethnolink Summit is made possible by our sponsors.

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Why attend?

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Network with your peers

Join us at Ethnolink Summit 2023 and connect with over 200 professionals, exchange innovative ideas, and foster new alliances. This is your platform to expand your network, share best practices, and shape the future of multicultural communications. Together we can build a connected, collaborative community through inclusive communications. 


Hear from industry thought-leaders

Engage with more than 16 distinguished speakers at the forefront of multicultural communications. Draw inspiration from their expertise, innovation, and passion. Uncover cutting-edge strategies, learn about emerging trends, and delve into insightful discussions. Gain a fresh perspective and enhance your approach to communications and community engagement.


Hear directly from diverse communities

We are thrilled to announce that Ethnolink's Head of Community Engagement, Shereen Ghali, will be hosting an engaging Community Panel. This unique session will convene three community members from Victoria, each bringing their distinct cultural and linguistic backgrounds to the discussion. They will share their invaluable perspectives, shedding light on their unique experiences within their respective communities. It's a rare chance to gain insights directly from Victoria's diverse community.

I thoroughly enjoyed the wide and diverse range of topics that were discussed and presented this morning. Hearing first hand case studies and experiences was fascinating!

Iain Alvarez - Marketing Lead Department of Transport and Planning


I would like to thank you and the team for such an amazing and inspiring event, I loved every part of it was very informative, engaging, and meaningful.

Nadia Saleh - Project Officer Australian Services Union


Speakers were excellent. I took something away from every presentation. Thank you!

Kate Gudorf - NDSS Program Delivery Manager Diabetes Australia


It was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals before learning from experts about the best ways to improve our campaign planning and practices. I left feeling inspired.

Kathryn Lamont - Marketing & Communications Officer Crime Stoppers Victoria



Get ready to meet some of our incredible speakers at the upcoming summit! We'll be announcing even more exciting speakers shortly! Speakers are subject to change without notice.

Keynote Speaker

We're thrilled to introduce you to our keynote speaker, the dynamic and accomplished Dr. Erika Gonzalez! An Associate Professor and Head of the Translating and Interpreting programmes at RMIT University, she has made significant strides in her field.

As the immediate Past President of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT), her contributions have shaped the industry. Her research explores professionalisation of community interpreting and translation. As a Senior Fellow of Advance HE and a NAATI certified interpreter and translator, her expertise and international reach are truly impressive. Prepare for an insightful keynote from Dr. Gonzalez on "Quality: a shared responsibility", which promises to be a riveting exploration. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who typically attends the Summit?
Typical attendees are communications and community engagement professionals in Government (local, state and Federal) and not-for-profit organisations.
When will the agenda be made available?
The summit agenda will be made available on our website as we approach the date of the event. However, the Summit will run for the full day (8.30am-4.30pm). Make sure to revisit our site periodically for updates. We will also email registered attendees with the agenda.
How much are tickets?
Ticket pricing information is available on the Registration Page. Early Bird pricing ends 30 June 2023.
What is the cancellation policy?
We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, and you may need to cancel your participation. In such cases, we offer a full refund if the cancellation is made up to 30 days prior to the event. If you cancel less than 30 days before the event, please note that refunds will not be available. However, your ticket remains fully transferable at no additional cost. You can assign your ticket to someone else by notifying the event organiser.
When will tickets be released?
Tickets are now on sale. Click the Register Now Today button.
What time does the Summit start?
Doors open from 8.30am, with the event official commencing at 9.30am, and concluding at 4.30pm.
Are there group ticket discounts available?
Group tickets are available for 5 or more for $199 each.
Will the event be catered?
Yes, the entire day will be catered. Dietary requirements will be catered for.
Who can I contact about questions I have?
Please send an email to
The Summit Venue

The Summit Venue

Ethnolink Summit will be held at Zinc at Federation Square. A statement piece set amongst tranquil gardens, Zinc at Fed Square has established itself as Melbourne’s most quintessential riverside event venue.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s culture hub, Zinc at Fed Square is easily accessible by train, tram, car or foot, with Flinders Street Station and tram stops within 300m walk and the adjacent Wilson Carpark mere footsteps from the venue.


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National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is the national standards & certifying authority for translators and interpreters in Australia. NAATI sets and maintains high national standards for the translating and interpreting sector, and it is the only organisation to issue credentials or certification to people who wish to work in this profession. NAATI is a public, not-for-profit company that is jointly owned by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.

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About Health Translations

Health Translations is a free online library of high-quality translated Australian health and wellbeing information. Made for Australian health practitioners and people who work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the site provides quick access to reliable resources. Users can quickly search by language, topic, organisation, format or keyword to find in-language health information. The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health, a program of North Richmond Community Health, has been managing, maintaining and promoting the online library on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health since 2014.

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About Punchy Digital Media

Punchy Digital Media is a cutting-edge production company specialising in captivating digital content. With a focus on animated explainer videos, Punchy Digital Media uses innovative technology and creative storytelling to create powerful digital narratives. Their expert team of animators, graphic designers, and scriptwriters deliver tailored solutions to clients in the Government and Not-for-Profit sectors. Punchy Digital Media works heavily in the production of videos for multicultural communities.

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About Ethnolink

Ethnolink, the event host, is Australia's largest multicultural communications agency in Australia and largest supplier of translation services to the Victorian Government. Ethnolink boasts a team of nearly 50 full-time language and cultural advisers who are engaged on diverse projects from research and strategy, to creative development, translation, video production and community distribution. Ethnolink works with over 500 translators across Australia to deliver expert translations to Government and Not-for-Profit sector clients.

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