Annual Events and Forums The Centre holds events each year to support the sector, carers, and young people who are in or have been in out-of-home care in Victoria. OPEN Symposium The annual OPEN (Outcomes Practice Evidence Network) Symposium will be held on Friday 18 October 2019 at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. The theme of the 2019 Symposium is The Voices that Matter. As we strive to build the evidence base and strengthen practice across child, youth and family services it is vital that the voices that matter- the voices of children, young people and families – are prioritised. This year we encourage you to explore how you are doing this successfully across partnerships and programs, as well as sharing the challenges you have tackled and the learning you have gained. To know more, visit the OPEN Portal, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and sign up to our newsletter here. Purchase your tickets here! Debutante Ball The Centre is very proud to be the home of the Deb Ball for young people in out of home care. This year’s Debutante Ball will be held on Friday 20 September 2019, at the Melbourne Town Hall. Our young participants are completing weekly dance lessons, and getting ready to glam up in September. If you would like to join us at the Deb Ball, find out more and purchase your tickets here. Resi Rocks Resi Rocks is an annual opportunity to bring together residential care workers from across the state as a professional group to promote and cultivate a culture of learning and innovation, sharing knowledge, ideas and practice excellence. The 2019 Resi Rocks was held in June at the MCG – and it was a fantastic day. Check back in early 2020 to find out about our next event for the residential care workforce.