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State Forum, AGM, Gala Dinner

ISQ State Forum: Celebrating Change

Join us for the 2021 ISQ State Forum: Celebrating Change

Let’s celebrate the pivots and positive changes together at the biennial Independent Schools Queensland State Forum.

Independent schools have dramatically transformed the learner experience and education landscape. Now, more than ever, we must come together to share stories, knowledge, and opportunities with each other as we continue to innovate and chart a new path forward through education, together.

Featuring a program of renowned guest speakers, leaders can explore ongoing and emerging issues within the education sector. You will discover:

  • a program of exciting and luminary speakers
  • insights on the political and economic landscape
  • analysis of challenges currently being faced by the wider education sector
  • invaluable networking with peers from around the state.

School leadership teams and governing bodies should not miss this one-day event. 


Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
ISQ State Forum: 8:30am-4:30pm
Members: $350 | Non-members: $550

Multiple registrations:

Register 2 people, get 30% off (use discount code: ISQFORUM30)

Register 3 or more people, get 40% off (use discount code: ISQFORUM40)



Michael McQueen | Trend Forecaster

Michael McQueen is a social researcher, author and media commentator. He has helped some of the world's best-known organisations navigate change and maintain their position at the forefront of the market. Michael has helped parents, educators and government representatives across Australia, South East Asia and North America connect and communicate across generations and maximise the potential that comes from working together.

Felicity Furey | Social Entrepreneur
Felicity skyrocketed to the top to lead some of Australia’s most innovative mega infrastructure projects. Her engineering mindset is primed to help school leaders reignite performance, reframe challenges as opportunities and redefine what’s possible in the future of business and leadership. She will discuss the impact teams can have when experienced workers collaborate with millennials and younger staff.

Paul J. Kelly | Editor-at-Large, The Australian
Paul is an experienced political journalist who has held a number of roles at The Australian, including Editor-in-Chief (1991-1996) and is currently Editor-at-Large. An author and commentator on international issues, he continues to write widely on international affairs in America, Europe and Asia. Paul will share his thoughts on the current economic and political landscape.

Prof Deborah Terry AO | Vice-Chancellor & President, UQ
Prof Deborah Terry was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) in June 2015, in recognition of her distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector. Deborah will share an insightful perspective of evolving tertiary education sector and the impacts on domestic and international students.

Louka Parry | Learning Strategist
Louka is the CEO and Founder of The Learning Future and works globally as a speaker, learning strategist and education futurist. Louka will discuss the 'human age' which is some say follows the current digital age but he argues is happening now. He will also talk about the important role leaders will play in embedding a culture of wellbeing to develop key human capabilities and transform learning structures, systems and societies.


Annual General Meeting and Gala Dinner

Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Independent Schools Queensland Ltd, which will be followed by drinks and a Gala Dinner. This occasion will be a formal opportunity for attendees to congratulate David Robertson, ISQ's Executive Director, on his contribution to the independent schooling sector, ahead of his retirement in July.

Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Annual General Meeting: 5:00-5:30pm 
Gala Dinner: 6:00-9:30pm  
Members: $110



Note that separate registrations are required to attend both the ISQ State Forum and the AGM and Gala Dinner. 

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