State Conference 2023

State Conference in 2023 will be held on Saturday 19 August 2023 at Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne. 

Registered for in-person attendance

Registered for online attendance

Theme: Spring Awakenings: entering a New Era of Education and Innovation.

The Program is availablePlacement of Workshops  table may assist you in your selection.

Dr Kelli McGraw, senior lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology will present a keynote address titled 'No fate but what we make: ChatGPT and the work of English teachers'.

Matthew Condon, OAM writer and journalist; will address the topic of 'Unleashing the Power of Words: The Vital Role of Journalistic Writing and Research in an Age of Spin and Artificial Intelligence'.

Twenty-six workshops in three sessions will support these keynotes. .

Online Attendance

The keynotes and the most popular workshop in each session will be live-streamed and one other workshop in each session will be filmed and made available to all registrants. The links will be sent out in the afternoon of Thursday 17 August.

Registration will open at 8:15am for an 8:45am start.

Details of Registration fees: 

Early Bird Registrations
Personal member193138
Corporate member
first registration on membership
Corporate member
second and subsequent registration

Early bird registration closed on Wednesday 2 August.

Registration will close 11:59pm Wednesday 9 August 2023

Conditions of registration

1.      Change of persons registered- sometimes schools may need to substitute one teacher for another on their registrations. This is fine but please notify the change to the Administration Officer so that we can prepare the appropriate Certificate of Participation and Individual program.

2.      Many schools prefer to receive an invoice for registrations and pay on that rather than pay at the time of registration. We are happy to offer this convenience, but it must be recognised that registration commits you to payment. See also the Cancellation Policy below.

3.      Cancellation Policy –If you register for face-to-face attendance and have to cancel your physical attendance, the following will apply:

  • Cancel your registration by 1 August and receive a refund of your full registration fee OR transfer over to the online attendance group and receive a refund of the face-to-face component of your registration fee.
  •  From 2 August to 15 August, you will receive a refund of the face-to-face component of your registration fee
  • From 16 August no refund is possible.


Venue:Lourdes Hill School
Venue Address:86 Hawthorne Road, HAWTHORNE
Starting:8:15 AM
Saturday 19th August 2023
Ending:4:40 PM
Phone Enquiries:0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:

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