The Art and Science of Communication in Multicultural Victoria is a leading-edge industry forum to be held on 17 March 2016, at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, as part of the Cultural Diversity Week celebrations.
This inaugural forum, led by Polaron Language Services in partnership with the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) and with a list of supporting partners that includes Cancer Council Victoria, Victorian Multicultural Commission, Centre for Culture Ethnicity & Health, Fenton Communication and Bendigo based Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services, will explore themes around advancements in digital technologies and evolving communication landscapes in Victoria. It will showcase good practice models, strategies and case studies in the CALD communication space.
The forum conveners believe that the state of Victoria is best-placed to harness the benefits made possible by the digital evolution we’re all experiencing. Our state has the wealth of languages, resources and capabilities at our disposal that we can use to become true global leaders in the multicultural arena.


  • Help smart organisations craft strategic responses to the multicultural communication challenges they face
  • Identify innovations with the potential to transform the delivery of services to diverse Victorians
  • Offer greater understanding of connections between these innovations
  • Provide accelerated learning and exposure to emerging trends, ideas and technologies


Over 50 Victorian community organisations and service providers, including:

The forum is presented as part of Cultural Diversity Week.


The program puts communications in multicultural Victoria under the microscope. Presenters include experts in legal matters (is there such a thing as the ‘right to an interpreter’?), data analysts (what are the future demographics and needs of Victorians in decades from now?), futurists (how is technology changing the way in which we communicate?), evaluators (how do you know whether your translated materials are working?), as well as policy makers, community and media representatives.