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Fearless Girls. Strong Women: 2018 Biennial Educators Conference

May 5, 2018 - May 7, 2018, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia

The highly anticipated Biennial Educators Conference will be the premier gathering of girls’ school educators in Australasia. The format of the conference includes keynotes from academic, business and community leaders, session presentations and interactive discussions and debates on critical issues affecting educators and girls.

There’s plenty to do and see in Adelaide so why not plan to stay a little longer. Adelaide Sightseeing is offering delegates 15% discount on all tours … read more

Earlybird registration closes 31 January 2018

Registration for presenters will open in November

 

Event Program

5.30 pm - 7.00 pm

Opening Event | Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia

Special guest: Senator Penny Wong

Cocktail party for delegates and guests

Corner of North Terrace and Kintore Ave, Adelaide — a short walk from the conference venue.

8.00 am

Registration Open | Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverbank Foyer

8.30 am

Conference Welcome: Conference Committee Chair Julia Shea

Peggy Orenstein | Author & Journalist

Girls and Sex: Navigating from Shame and Regret to Integrity and Joy in a Complicated New Landscape

Madonna King | Author & Journalist

How can we help our girls? Letting them tell us

10.35 am

Morning tea

Dr Nicole Archard & Prof Manjula Waniganayake

Girls to Women: The Cycle of Leadership

Prof Erica McWilliam | QUT

First day. First Class

12.40 pm

Lunch in Riverbank Foyer and opportunity to visit trade exhibitors

1.30 pm - 2.00 pm

Breakout sessions A

Fearless Creators [STEM and problem-based learning]
The Developing Resilient Women Project
Smashing Maths Anxiety in Our Girls
2.10 pm - 2.50 pm

Breakout session B

What kinds of Geeks are Girls?
The capacity of language to empower girls to become life-long and self-directed learners
Piercing Perfectionism
2.50 – 3.10 pm

Afternoon tea

Prof Helen Forgasz and Prof Gilah Leder | Monash University

4.30 pm

DAY 1 ENDS

7.00 pm - 9.30 pm

Conference dinner options

You must register for the venue of your choice:

  • Bar-to-Bar at Udaberri and La Rumba
  • Little NNQ
  • Sean’s Kitchen
8.00 am

Registration Open | Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverbank Foyer

8.30 am

Maree Crabbe | Risk and Reality

It’s time we talked: Pornography, young people and sexuality today

Dr Rebecca English | QUT

Holding patterns: How overbearing parenting affects girls’ schooling

10.30 am

Morning tea

10.50 am

Panel Discussion with Maree Crabbe (Risk and Reality)

Anne Lingafelter | Gallop Research

12.30 pm

Lunch in Riverbank Foyer with opportunity to visit trade exhibitors

1.20 pm - 1.50 pm

Breakout session C

Entrepreneurship: Future fortunes for senior students
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Fearlessness and empowerment:
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Breakout session D

Challenge, Choice and Knowledge of Self in Year 9
The Power of Student Voice
Building a Successful Graduate
2.30 pm

Afternoon tea

2.50 pm

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons | UQ

Hannah Wilson | #Women’s Ed

4.30 pm

Concluding remarks and conference close

8.30 am - 12.30 pm

Post-conference school visits | return to North Terrace Adelaide

Option 1: Tour St Mary's and St Aloysius

St Mary’s College and St Aloysius College are located in the city of Adelaide, and between them educate over 2000 students from Reception (5 years old) to Year 12. Both schools pride themselves on educating young women who actively engage in creating a more just world. Through social justice, student leadership, service learning and immersion programs, students become aware of the challenges facing our society, both locally and globally, and develop confidence in tackling these challenges in meaningful ways.

The tour will profile some of these programs and will involve interaction with key staff and students in each school.

Option 2: Tour St Peter's Girls, Loreto College and Mary MacKillop College

St Peter’s Girls’ School

In 2017 the School built a new Middle School and Library. The ‘wish list’ included natural light, transparency so that our teaching and learning would be visible, flexibility, a design that would bring the ‘outside in’. Our Head of Middle School will show you through the new facility and talk about the learning framework which underpins the design.

Mary MacKillop

Tour our Year 12 common room and study area. The Deputy Principal, Helen Steele will give a short presentation on developing student leadership.

Loreto

Our tour will focus on incorporating outdoor learning experiences into the curriculum to develop children’s learning in Junior School and Early Years settings.

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Opening Event

5 May, 5.30-7.30 pm Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia Keynote: Sen. Penny Wong Includes canapes and drinks

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Optional - School visits — 8 May

Post-conference school tours will visit up to three Adelaide girls' schools on Tuesday 8 May. Departing InterContinental Hotel at 9.00 am and dropping off at Adelaide Domestic Airport at 12.30 pm. Morning tea and transport included.

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Group Registration (min 3 pax)

Member $595 / non member $695 includes 2-day full program plus morning and afternoon teas and lunches. Members must be logged in to receive discount. Earlybird registration will close on 31 January 2018

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Member $655 / non member $755 includes 2-day full program plus morning and afternoon teas and lunches. Earlybird registration will close on 31 January 2018

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Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia

Contact

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Conference rates have been secured at the following hotels:

Mercure Grosvenor Hotel, Adelaide: to book use Company ID (client code): SCP454487 and Access Code: AD317AU781 Book now

InterContinental Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide: Use the link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/AGSA to access conference rates.


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