2018 Speakers

We are excited to have an array of speakers join us at the conference this year to share their knowledge and insights with conference delegates.


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The Tasmanian Principals Association, Catholic Principals Association of Tasmania and Independent Schools Tasmania are very pleased to present the second Tasmanian Combined Principals Leading Today for Tomorrow Conference, which will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, from 14 to 16 August 2018.

We are excited to advise that the  2018 TCPC features renowned international educator Pasi Sahlberg who will address “ pathways from inequality to excellence in education “ in interactive presentations and workshops on Day 1. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Day 2 of the conference will give participants the opportunity to contextualise their leadership, and Pasi’s presentations, in line with Leading Today for Tomorrow. The conference will explore the current impact of technology, what is arriving, and what may come – including the practical and philosophical implications of artificial, automated and augmented intelligence.

Facilitated by Bob Phillips and Ben Wilson  and featuring outstanding presentations and the use of interactive educational technologies, our second Tasmanian Combined Principals Conference will be an exciting, stimulating experience for all aspiring and current school leaders.

Finding your way at the Conference Venue

Blundstone Arena
15 Derwent Street, Bellerive TAS 7018 Australia

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Keynote Speakers

To view speaker biographies please visit the Speakers page

Pasi Sahlberg

Ben Wilson

Claire Madden

Ken Price

Combined Principals Conference Committee 2018

Malcolm Elliott
President – Tasmanian Principals Association

Tamara Clark
Business Manager – Tasmanian Principals Association

Sarah Slade
Executive Officer – Catholic Principals Association of Tasmania

Bob Phillips

Fran Bearman
Principal – John Paul II Catholic School

Terese Philips
Manager – Education Services Independent Schools Tasmania

Ben Wilson
Professional Learning Leader – Department of Education


The Tasmanian Principals Association is a highly respected professional association which exists to provide support to public school leaders and a thriving public education system.

The TPA focuses on the highest quality leadership development. The TPA is recognised as a pivotal group in the formation of policy and strategic direction at departmental and government levels. All sections of the media respect the professional, balanced voice of the Tasmanian Principals Association.



IST serves the Independent Schools of Tasmania through representation, advocacy and support.

The Association comprises 31 schools with 39 campuses from the Independent sector and is a member of the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA).



The Catholic Principals’ Association of Tasmania (CPAT) is a not-for-profit Association of all Tasmanian Catholic School Principals. Our mission is to advance education and support all Principals of Tasmanian Catholic Schools and Colleges.

CPAT works closely with our National counterparts, the Australian Catholic Primary Principals Association (ACPPA) and the Catholic Secondary Principals Association (CaSPA).