Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is excited to collaborate with The Culture Group to become the preferred venue and corporate supporter of Dialogue in the Dark™ workshops.

The Dialogue in the Dark™ workshop is an immersive sensory experience, comprising of individual and team activities conducted in complete darkness. Workshops include a wide range of activities in darkness, where participants face unpredictable situations, similar to what they would experience in today’s business landscape. Being immersed in total darkness, individuals are confronted with themselves, others, and most importantly, the unknown.

The program facilitators are blind or have low vision, and are experts in non-visual perception, creating an atmosphere of authenticity, empathy and openness. Darkness accelerates, amplifies and anchors learning processes.

Dialogue in the Dark™ gives leaders, teams and individuals the chance to challenge their own limits, overcome boundaries, adopt a growth mindset and discover their authentic self.

MCEC Chief Executive, Peter King said he was looking forward to working alongside The Culture Group to deliver Dialogue in the Dark™ to MCEC’s customers.

“Accessibility and inclusivity within the business event industry is an incredibly important issue and this initiative is an impactful way to bring this conversation to the forefront, whilst also offering participants the chance to develop professionally and personally,” Mr King said.

The Culture Group Director, Joanna Geysen said creating awareness and having an impact on how people feel, act and behave, is part of Dialogue in the Dark’s™ unique offering.

“Positive collaboration and innovation are at the heart of what we do. To work in partnership with the iconic MCEC, to make this sensory experience come ‘to life’ in complete darkness, has been inspiring.”

Guide Dogs Victoria Chief Executive Officer, Karen Hayes said she is thrilled to see the continuation of the Dialogue in the Dark workshop, as a part of one of The Culture Group’s initiatives.

“It is through the support of organisations such as Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, that the workshop is able to be delivered and therefore has the ability to challenge Melbournians through its sensory experience,” Ms Hayes said.