The Australian Council for Educational Leaders’ annual flagship national conference will be held in Brisbane from 27-29 September 2023. Proudly presented in partnership with the Queensland Department of Education

This year ACEL celebrates a significant milestone – it’s our 50th anniversary and we are thrilled to take this wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect on where we have come from, consider what has been achieved, and, with excitement and curiosity, contemplate where we are heading over the next fifty years. To acknowledge this milestone, our theme this year is Celebrating 50 years: Learning from the past, leading for the future.

This conference is designed with all educators in mind - teachers, school and system leaders, researchers, policymakers, and specialists in the field. No matter your role or expertise, there's an opportunity to learn with and from your colleagues through valuable insights, innovative ideas, provocative conversations, and practical strategies.

Join us for an enriching experience that will elevate your knowledge, inspire your practice, and grow your connection with the diversity of our profession as collectively, we engage together to make a positive impact on the future of education.

Prepare to be inspired and challenged at the 2023 ACEL National Conference. We are committed to delivering an exceptional experience that promises to be intellectually stimulating, immersive, and thought-provoking. With a dynamic program designed to engage attendees through interactive sessions, inspiring keynote speeches, and diverse networking opportunities, the conference is certain to be an event not to be missed. Join us as we explore the latest trends, best practices, and emerging ideas in education, and connect with like-minded professionals who are passionate about advancing learning and teaching for the future.


At our upcoming conference, we're excited to explore a range of sub-themes that not only honour the achievements of the past and present but also pave the way for a strong future. Join us as we delve into these important topics and engage in meaningful discussions that will help us shape the future of education and leadership:

The conference will include input sessions from key Australian and international experts, provocations to challenge our thinking, and interactive sessions designed to build school-based actions post the conference. Concurrent sessions will also be held around the main conference theme, which will be explored more deeply through the four sub-themes.


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Date: Wed 27 - 29 September 2023
Time: 8am – 5pm
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

ACEL Member:

Combine and save with ACEL Membership:
To mark our 50th anniversary we are offering registrants 50% off 1yr ACEL Membership
when you choose our combine and save package.
You pay Member price registration plus $102.5 ACEL Membership (normally $205):

Group Rates (3+):
ACEL Member:
$1,130 per person
$1,330 per person

Add-On: Conference Gala Dinner


Bundle with Pre-Conference Masterclass:
Masterclass rate +
$740 Members / $840 Non-Members



Access to all keynote sessions across the three days

Access to Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Interactive panels and Q&A sessions

Access to trade exhibition hall

Meet and greet at the ACEL Leaders Lounge

Delegate conference satchel

Access the online mobile platform anywhere on any device

Catering & refreshments across morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Post event keynote presentations, resources and materials

Access to delegate networking reception at the end of Day 1

Our ACEL National Office will be on site and at your service

Printed souvenir program for you to take home


Why Exhibit at/Sponsor the Conference?
✓ Exposure at the premier conference in Australia for educational leaders.
✓ Showcase your products and services to the top senior educators, principals, department heads and school leaders.
✓ Engage with potential clients and strengthen your relationship with existing ones.
✓ Sponsorship packages deliver exposure pre/during and post conference across onsite, direct, social media and digital. Deliver your message to conference attendees but also ACEL Membership and full databases.
✓ Access to ACEL database and delegate listing.
✓ Elevate your brand in the education industry.