Dealing with risk is an everyday challenge to the staff who support people with dementia and their families. This international conference will provide the platform for confronting and debating this key issue. Drawing expertise from across the world to Darling Harbour in Sydney, leaders, academics, practitioners and carers will enjoy an absorbing program that will entertain and challenge. We aim to provide you with a space where we can talk about what is practical and achievable. Based on the latest research about what works and makes a difference, we hope to approach risk with a sense of responsibility, but also courage. The conference is for everyone involved in supporting people with dementia and their carers, who have a desire to make positive change happen.