The Colin Allen AM Lecture

The Colin Allen AM Lecture is in honour of Mr Colin Allen AM who is the immediate Past President of the World Federation of the Deaf and Honorary President of the International Disability Alliance and had dedicated his life to community engagement on a local, national and international level to the benefit of Deaf Community and persons with disabilities. 

Deaf Australia has established ‘The Colin Allen AM Lecture‘ in his honour which provide an opportunity for members of the Australian Deaf Community and the wider community to reflect on themes of significants that complement the legacy of Mr. Colin Allen AM, including: 

  • Deaf Community (Australia and International)
  • Human Rights for deaf people and their families
  • Sign Language rights
  • International development co-operation
  • Deaf Theatre
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual+ (LGBTQIA+) issues

Lectures

  • 2019 – Mr. Colin Allen AM (Inaugural Lecture)
  • 2020– To be announced

Publications (click to download presentation paper)

Videos (use smartphone (camera) to scan image to view video)

  • 2019 – The Colin Allen AM Lecture (Video)

Nominations for future Lectures (Eligibility for The Colin Allen AM Lecture)

  1. The Colin Allen AM Lecture shall be a presentation relevant to the Deaf Community delivered in Auslan. The person delivering the lecture must be an Australian resident.
  2. The Colin Allen AM Lecture shall provide an opportunity for members of the Australian Deaf Community and the wider community to reflect on themes of significance that connect with the contribution and legacy of Mr Colin Allen AM, particularly:
    • Deaf Community (Australia and International)
    • Human Rights for deaf people and their families
    • Sign Language rights
    • International development co-operation
    • Deaf Theatre
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual+ (LGBTQIA+) issues
  3. Or in other ways that have benefited deaf people or the Australian Deaf Community such as undertaking research programmes to improve deaf people’s human rights.
  4. The Colin Allen AM Lecture shall not be used for marketing purposes; however, event sponsors may be acknowledged before and after the presentation as relevant.
  5. The content of the Colin Allen AM Lecture should, where possible, not contradict the spirit of and mission of Deaf Australia and the legacy of Mr Colin Allen AM. Any conflicts should be discussed and resolved with Deaf Australia prior to delivering the presentation.

Nomination Procedure for The Colin Allen AM Lecture can be found by downloading The Colin Allen AM Lecture Guidelines.