Countdown to World Down Syndrome Congress!

In just over a month, the global Down syndrome community will gather in Brisbane, Australia, to learn, celebrate, connect and drive positive change at WDSC 2024.

This incredible event, happening at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9-12 July, will feature four days of engaging sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and social functions.

There’s something for everyone! Don’t miss out. Register now!

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Why attend Congress?


  • Meet like-minded people from around the world.

  • Join discussions celebrating the Down syndrome community.

  • Share ideas and experiences with global Down syndrome leaders.


  • Explore, share and learn skills in health, education, employment, family life, advocacy and personal development.

  • Discover how people with Down syndrome can achieve personal and professional goals while standing up for their rights.

  • Gain practical information and resources to improve daily life.

Be Inspired

  • Hear world-leading speakers on the latest Down syndrome research findings and best practice.

  • Hear stories from people with Down syndrome worldwide about their achievements.

  • Be part of an exciting global event that welcomes everyone with open arms.


  • Make it a family event, with childcare facilities and a program for school-aged children (with and without Down syndrome) during Congress.

  • Explore vibrant Brisbane, Australia, by adding a travel adventure to your Congress experience.

  • Take part in a lively social program with exciting performances and activities.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

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Extend your stay in Queensland!

One of Queensland’s most beautiful destinations to explore is the Cassowary Coast (named after the distinctive and endangered flightless bird which inhabits the region), situated between Townsville and Cairns.

Did you know?

  • Cassowaries are the largest native vertebrate in Australian rainforests.

  • Cassowaries are frugivores (fruit eaters)

  • Cassowaries are one of the closest living species to dinosaurs and one of the key visual features of this stocky bird that proves it (besides the gnarly toes), is the casque on its head.

Make the most of your visit to WDSC 2024 by exploring more of Queensland before or after the event. For more inspiration, visit Tourism and Events Queensland.

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