KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The three-day premier conference will be held in Melbourne at The Pullman Albert Park and feature an esteemed line-up of global educational leaders and experts.

PASI SAHLBERG

Professor of Education Policy, Gonski Institute

"Equity in education: What it is, why it matters, and what is it worth?"

READ BIO

DONNA CROSS

Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia

"How to die young ...as late in life as possible: System and school-level actions to promote the resilience and wellbeing of principals"

READ BIO

STAN GRANT

Indigenous Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

READ BIO

SANDRA MILLIGAN

Director of the Assessment Research Centre at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

'Learner profiles, tell the whole story: assessing in new ways for a different future'

READ BIO

KRISTEN DOUGLAS

National Manager & Head of headspace Schools (the Australian Youth Mental Health Foundation)

"VUCA Leadership: What leaders do when things get difficult"

READ BIO

YONG ZHAO

Professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia

'Learners without Borders: New Conditions of Learning and Teaching'

READ BIO

MICHAEL FULLAN

Former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto

"Is this your Moonshot Moment? A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Engage the Right Drivers for System Success"

READ BIO

MARYJEAN GALLAGHER

Former chief student achievement officer and assistant deputy minister of the Ontario Ministry of Education

'Engaging School, Community and The System in Success For All.'

READ BIO

PAK TEE NG

Associate Dean, Leadership Learning and the Head of Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

READ BIO

DAVID HOWES

Deputy Secretary, Schools and Regional Services

READ BIO

LOIS PEELER

Executive Director - Worawa Aboriginal College Ltd.

"An Aboriginal perspective on people, purpose, policy and place: creating a culture of wellbeing"

READ BIO

DINESH PALIPANA

Resident Medical Officer, Gold Coast University Hospital; Lecturer, Griffith University and adjunct research fellow, Menzies Health Institute of Queensland

“Lived Experience: Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM - Doctor, lawyer and disability advocate. 2021 QLD Australian of the Year.”

READ BIO

ERIC SHENINGER

"Leadership in Unprecedented Times"

READ BIO

PAUL KIDSON

Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership at the Australian Catholic University

"A Common Good for the Commonwealth"

READ BIO

RACHEL WILSON

Associate Professor in Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Research Methods at the University of Sydney

READ BIO

GEORGIE HARMAN

CEO of beyondblue

READ BIO

JANET CLINTON

Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) and Director of the Teacher and Teaching Effectiveness Research Hub, at MGSE

‘Building a culture of evaluation thinking in your school’

READ BIO

JIM WATTERSTON

Dean of Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE)

‘What’s the work only the principal can do?’

READ BIO