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Tasmanian Combined Principals Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce the Tasmanian Combined Principals Conference 2017 will be held at Blundstone Arena, in Bellerive, Tasmania, Australia, from 9 to 11 August 2017.

This conference is presented in partnership by the Tasmanian Principals Association, the Catholic Education Office, and Independent Schools Tasmania. It continues the collaboration in professional learning established by the APPA national conference held in Hobart in 2016.

Leading Today For Tomorrow

Welcome to Leading Today for Tomorrow, a conference for educational leaders to be held in Hobart, 2017.

Tasmanian Combined Principals Conference has the intention of building on that which Tasmania does best – increasing principal networks and building long term support structures between you and your colleagues. The conference design will specifically enable you to:

  • Have structured sessions to meet and share with colleagues
  • Be a part of a home group to discuss conference sessions and their applicability to you in your school situation
  • Establish long term support networks

The theme has been developed to capture some of the complex dimensions of leadership which can become lost in the day to day urgency of the principalship. We will focus on three themes: leading learning; addressing inequality and; management.  

Contemporary education is full of challenge and opportunity.

We will be challenged by educators and social leaders Professor Chris Sarra and David Adams. We will challenge each other as we identify issues, work on strategic directions and share our experiences and pathways in leadership.

There is something unique about this conference, too. Find out about that as we are led on what will be a most stimulating conference facilitated by Brett Manion from the Professional Learning Institute and eminent Tasmanian educator Bob Phillips.

Keynote Speakers

To view speaker biographies please visit the Speakers page

Chris Sarra

David Adams

Mick Walsh

Joan-Mary Hinds

Peter Carr

Monique Carter

Kelly Dyer

Graham Speight


A variety of sponsorship packages are being offered. We also invite any new proposals you may wish to put forward; the Committee is happy to negotiate a package that will be of maximum benefit to your organisation and the conference. Visit the sponsors page for more information.

Events Tasmania © Alastair Bett
Events Tasmania © Alastair Bett
Events Tasmania © Alastair Bett


Blundstone Arena
15 Derwent St,
Bellerive Tasmania 7018

Conference Manager

For all enquiries please contact Kate at Conference Design:

+61 3 6231 2999

Organising Committee

Malcolm Elliott
Tamara Clark
Bob Phillips
Tony Fagan
Shane Oldfield
Sandra Harvey
Terese Phillips
Wayne Brown
Brett Manion