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Asia Pacific Summit on Girls’ Education | Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

May 10, 2020, 8:00 am - May 11, 2020, 4:30 pm, Hotel Grand Chancellor, 1 Davey Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia

Join the conversation on girls’ education at the 2020 Summit — the premier gathering of girls’ education advocates in the Asia Pacific region. Inspirational speakers will open doors to new possibilities, challenge traditional thinking and explore the tough issues facing girls and young women. Connect with education leaders from diverse backgrounds, schools and countries, reinvigorate and rethink your practice while sharing experiences, pedagogies, innovations and ideas.

SUMMIT ADD-ONS:

MASTERCLASSES: Value-add to your Summit experience with a Masterclass on Sunday 10 May … find out more

DINING EXPERIENCES: Join our Summit Committee hosts at one of three Hobart dining adventures on Sunday 10 May…find out more

SCHOOL VISITS: Three of our Alliance Hobart schools will open their doors to Summit delegates on Tuesday 12 May … find out more

Earlybird registration closes 28 January 2020.


BECOME A SUMMIT SPONSOR:To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the Alliance’s Director of Communications, Teva Smith (e) [email protected]

View the sponsorship prospectus here 


 

Conference Speakers

Rt Hon Dame Jenny Shipley

New Zealand's first female prime minister; Alliance Patron

Simon Kuestenmacher

Co-Founder and Director of The Demographics Group

Carol A Tomlinson

Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education

David Ford

Partner at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, specialising in education law

Dr Steve Bagi

Consulting psychologist and Adjunct Lecturer at Bond University

Dr Michael Carr Gregg

Psychologist and author

Dr Judith Locke

Clinical psychologist and author

Penny Hasking

Associate Professor of Psychology at Curtin University, specialising in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)

Lesley Podesta

CEO, Alannah & Madeline Foundation

Madonna King

Journalist, author and Chair of Queensland's Anti-cyberbullying Taskforce

Chelsea Bonner

Author of The Body Image Warrior; Founder of Belle Model Management

Dannielle Miller

CEO and co-founder of Enlighten Education

David Mander

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University

Kietha Dunstan

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Bond University

Event Program

5.30 pm – 7.00 pm

Summit opening

With guest speaker Dame Jenny Shipley, New Zealand’s first female prime minister

8.00 am

Registration

8.45 am

Welcome and opening remarks

9.00 am

Keynote: Purpose, balance, anxiety: A demographic perspective on the world of work

Simon Kuestenmacher, Co-Founder and Director of The Demographics Group

10.00 am

Keynote: Listen to what the kids say: A case for differentiation

Professor Carol Ann Tomlinson, University of Virginia, Curry School of Education

10.45 am

Morning tea

11.00 am

Breakout streams:

A: Prof. Carol A. Tomlinson

Instructional strategies that support effective differentiation

Carol will examine both low-prep and higher prep instructional strategies that are useful in addressing variance in student readiness, interest, and/or approach to learning.

B. Dr Steve Bagi

Building stronger teams

With the changing nature of leadership structures and the intensification of work in the educational sector, the need for developing strong teams has never been more important.

C: David Ford

Transgender students and girls’ schools

How can schools and teachers best respond to the growing number of students identifying as transgender? What reasonable steps should be taken to fulfil a school’s duty of care to transgender students, and what are its obligations under discrimination and privacy laws.

D: Prof. Keitha Dunstan

The world is transforming and so are our graduates.

There are new and emerging jobs that require new types of skills not provided by most existing degrees. Rather than being frightened about disappearing or changing jobs, Bond University is at the forefront of change with graduates who are excited about the opportunities provided by rapid transformation.

 

 

11.50 am

Parallel sessions: TBA

12.30 pm

Lunch

1.00 pm

Parallel sessions: TBA

1.45 pm

Parallel sessions: TBA

2.15 pm

Afternoon tea

2.30 pm

Parellel sessions: TBA

3.15 pm

Keynote: Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

4.15 pm

Day 1 close

4.45 pm

Masterclasses: take an optional masterclass with one of our specialist presenters

A: Key classroom practices that support effective differentiation with Prof. Carol A. Tomlinson

B: Leading with your strengths with Dr Steve Bagi

C: Transgender policy: Essential or problematic?

Delivered by education law specialist David Ford who has worked extensively in the field of sexuality and gender identity discrimination, this masterclass goes beyond standard diversity and inclusion principles. Participants will gain a practical framework for implementing transgender policy based on best practice and current legislation.  Build knowledge and skills to handle enrolment interviews, gender transition after enrolment, and practicalities such as uniforms, names and pronouns, toilets, change rooms and overnight excursions.

D: Connection, agency, purpose and altruism – raising happy, resilient young women with Dannielle Miller

7.00 pm

Dine around: join us for one of three dine around options in Hobart. Bookings essential.

Bar2Bar – Post Street Social and The Story Bar

Rockwall Bar and Grill

The Glasshouse

7.30 am

Registration

8.00 am

Keynote: Keeping parent involvement healthy at your school

Dr Judith Locke, clinical psychologist, former teacher, school counsellor and workplace trainer

8.50 am

Keynote: Self-injury: The relationship to suicidal thoughts and behaviour

Penelope Hasking, Associate Professor of Psychology at Curtin University

9.45 am

Breakout streams:

A. Bullying & violence

Lesley Podesta, CEO, A & M Foundation

B. Indigenous young people, boarding school, transition, social and emotional wellbeing, and mental health

Dr David Mander, UWA

C. Responsible Travel

Aaron Pittaway, National Manager, World Challenge

10.30

Morning tea

10.45 am

Parellel sessions E

11.10 am

Parallel sessions F

11.35

Parallel sessions G

12.00 pm

Parallel sessions H

12.30 pm

Lunch

1.00 pm

Life and death: Dealing with youth suicide

Panel: Tanya Appleby, Principal St Ursula’s College, Toowoomba; Dr David Mander, UWA; Jessica Morgan, Headspace; Alexa Towersey, LIVIN

Facilitator: Madonna King

2.00 pm

Afternoon tea

2.30 pm

Keynote: Cyberbullying

Madonna King, author, journalist, chair of the Queensland taskforce on cyberbullying

3.20 pm

Keynote: Body image warrior

Chelsea Bonner, author

4.10 pm

Conference close

8.30 am

Meet in foyer of Grand Chancellor Hotel

St Michael’s Collegiate School, founded in 1892, is an Anglican Day and Boarding School for girls from Early Learning through to Year 12. We are one of thelargest independent girls’ school in Tasmania and have full Council of International Schools Accreditation. The School has 3 campuses: Junior, Early Learning to Year 4; Middle School, Years 5 to 8; and a Senior School, Years 9 to 12. We welcome you to visit our School to see and hear about our new Innovative Futures (IF) Lab, which is currently under construction opening in late April 2020. The IF Lab will provide a hub of creativity and ingenuity and will offer our students unprecedented opportunities for collaboration, inspired learning and cross-disciplinary thinking along with the chance to invent, experiment and play. This ‘smart’ building will provide a range of flexible learning spaces and will be a place for student start-ups, project learning and cooperation with industry. We have a purpose built contemporary Performing Arts Centre, Middle School and Senior Student Centre. We look forward to you joining us for a tour.

St Mary’s College is a low-fee-paying and the only Kinder to Year 12 Catholic girls’ school in Tasmania (with boys from Kinder to Year 2). A visit to our school will show how we integrate our 150-year history with new technology and facilities for over 940 students. We are excited to launch our new canteen in 2020, bringing a cafe concept to the College. With a complete re-plan of a traditional school canteen, our facility offers fresh, locally-sourced whole food with sustainability in mind. Specialist cook, barista and canteen manager, Phil Shanny, has developed a whole-school model which involves the College garden, and Green Thumbs, Community Service and VET Hospitality students. We would be delighted to welcome to you for a tour.

Ogilvie High School is the only all-girls public high school in Tasmania. We would like to share with you our approaches to Middle School at Ogilvie where all girls in Years 7 and 8 are supported to be part of an innovative community of learners. Our Head of Middle School will provide an insight into the ways we provide challenging learning programs which ensure the best outcomes for girls in a setting which is built on kind and caring relationships.

12.00 pm

Return to Grand Chancellor Hotel

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Opening Event | Asia Pacific Summit | 9 May 2020 | Hobart AUS

Guest speaker Dame Jenny Shipley

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Asia Pacific Summit Masterclass | Practices that Support Effective Differentiation | Prof Carol A. Tomlinson | 10 May 2020, 4.45pm

Understanding the what, why, and how of effective design for differentiated classrooms.

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Asia Pacific Summit Masterclass | Lead with your strengths | Dr Steve Bagi | 10 May 2020 4.45 pm

As preparation participants will complete the Clifton Strengthsfinder© online survey to identify their top strengths. Registration for this masterclass closes 24 April. Limited capacity

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Asia Pacific Summit Masterclass | David Ford | Transgender Policy: Essential or problematic? | 10 May 2020, 4.45pm

Delivered by education law specialist David Ford who has worked extensively in the field of sexuality and gender identity discrimination, this masterclass goes beyond standard diversity and inclusion principles. Participants will gain a practical framework for implementing transgender policy based on best practice and current legislation. Build knowledge and skills to handle enrolment interviews, gender transition after enrolment, and practicalities such as uniforms, names and pronouns, toilets, change rooms and overnight excursions.

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Asia Pacific Summit Masterclass | Dannielle Miller | Connection, agency, purpose and altruism | 10 May 2020 4.45pm

Join student wellness author and speaker Dannielle Miller as she shares practical tools to help you better support the resilience and mental health of the young women in your school.

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Asia Pacific Summit | Bar2Bar dining | 10 May 2020

Visit two of Hobart's coolest bars for tapas and drinks: Post Street Social, and The Story Bay (estimated 3 min walk between bars and 10 minute walk from the Grand Chancellor Hotel).

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Asia Pacific Summit | Rockwall Bar & Grill| 10 May

Located in historic Salamanca, a short walk from the Grand Chancellor, Rockwall encapsulates Tasmania’s reputation for innovative dining | https://www.rockwallbarandgrill.com.au

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Asia Pacific Summit | The Glass House restaurant | 10 May

Tasmanian inspired shared plates, international flair and 280 degree water views | A selection of Tasmanian wines is included https://www.theglass.house

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Asia Pacific Summit | School visits | 12 May 8.30am – 12.00pm

Visit St Michael's Collegiate, St Mary's College and Ogilvie Girls' High School.

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Event Location

Venue

Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia

Accommodation

Conference rates are offered at the following venues:

Grand Chancellor Hobart: Stay at the conference hotel (t) +61 3 6235 4535 or book here

Woolstore Apartments: Just a 3-minute walk, with choice of hotel or apartments www.oldwoolstore.com.au

Negotiated rates are available to delegates, subject to room available at the time of booking: hotel rooms @$145.00 pn | studio apartments @$165.00 pn | one bedroom apartments @$195.00 pn | two bedroom apartments @$235.00 pn

To make your reservation, please call 1800 814 676, and identify yourself as a delegate of the Asia Pacific Summit on Girls’ Education.

 

 

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