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AISWA Leaders Conference

PL # 14181

  • Starting on 20 May 2024
  • Cancellation permitted until 10 May 2024
  • Event registrations closed on 10 May 2024

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed


NEW 2024 AISWA Leaders Conference! This event brings together an exciting lineup of guest speakers to engage with Independent school leaders. Speaking to this year's theme ‘Embrace the Change’, our guest speakers will address the topics of Wellbeing, Technology/AI, Global Warming, and Leadership. These thought-provoking sessions will leave leaders energised about the positive impact education will have on future generations.

The Conference will include the 2024 AISWA AGM, after which attendees will enjoy a networking reception and dinner as part of this exciting new event format.

The 2024 AISWA Leaders Conference is taking place at Optus Stadium on Monday, 20 May. We encourage school Principals, Board Members, and Leaders to support this inaugural conference.

AISWA would like to thank our event sponsors for ensuring ticket prices have been significantly subsidised for AISWA Members. Thank you to:

  • Grange Insurance
  • Data 3
  • Intrepid Cleaning
  • NGS Super
  • Office Line
  • OSH Club


Prof Donna Cross

Prof Donna Cross

Professor with the School of Global and Population Health at the University of Western Australia, and Program Head of Health Promotion and Education Research at the Telethon Kids Institute. Donna is a Chief Investigator and the Western Australian Node Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. She is currently a Chief Investigator on nine longitudinal research projects aiming to prevent bullying, cyberbullying and associated mental health harms among young people; promote healthy technology use, and improve the socio-emotional wellbeing of young children and supporting the social and emotional development of children and adolescents with chronic disease.

Steve Sammartino

Steve Sammartino

Futurist Steve Sammartino is an expert in AI’s profound implications for business and society. Steve goes beyond theory and brings lessons from his own tech ventures. His latest Macro3D, a ground-breaking AI and robotics company – which 3D prints houses. Since co-founding the company his year, he has managed to 3D print a house, and is now embarking on building the world’s first home built entirely by AI. An accomplished author, Steve has written three best-selling books on the subject of technology and its future. Steve's takes the complex and makes it simple, and human. This sentiment is captured in his viral videos, which boast over 100 million views - his drivable Lego Car being a prime example. As a respected media commentator, his views are widely sought after, making him an authoritative voice in the tech industry. 

Mick Liubinskas

Mick Liubinskas

Co-founded Climate Salad to help build climate-focused startups and help the world get to and beyond net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Climate Salad is Australia's largest network of climate tech entrepreneurs, investors and mentors. Mick has helped build 100's of tech companies with Pollenizer, Startmate, muru-D, Austrade in San Francisco and Stanford's School. In 2022 Mick helped develop the Climate Tech Industry Report, the first-ever in-depth analysis of the Australian and New Zealand climate tech industry, and the Climate Landscape Report which includes global data, taxonomy and top 1,000 climate tech companies Climate Tech Investments. He is actively involved with a number of Climate Tech companies.

Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop

The Hon Julie Bishop is Chancellor of the Australian National University, appointed in 2020. Ms Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years.  As Foreign Minister, Ms Bishop was responsible for strengthening Australia’s key strategic and economic relationships with Ministerial responsibility for more than 5,000 departmental staff, 110 overseas missions, and several government agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service and the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research. In 2014, she led the international response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and was awarded the Commander of the Order of Merit of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Under her leadership, the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper was developed, establishing the New Colombo Plan, enabling Australian undergraduates to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region. Within five years, more than 40,000 students have participated in the Plan.

Terms & Conditions

AISWA Professional Learning – In Person Event 

  • Detailed In Person event T&Cs here. Below is an overview only.

In Person event conditions

  • Attendance records: Participants must sign-in on the day to confirm attendance. A member school can also view this data for their staff.
  • Privacy disclaimer: PL Events may be live-streamed, recorded or photographed by AISWA for sharing. Attendees have the right to be excluded from such records but must notify AISWA of their wishes before the start of the event. NB: This condition was acknowledged during registration. See full T&Cs here.
  • Attendee swaps: Acceptable. The organiser must be notified. There are conditions.
  • Walk Ins: Any non-registered attendee MUST disclose this to AISWA on arrival. A correct registration process can then be followed. 
  • IT Acceptable Use Policy: Compliance with this policy for the use of AISWA’s on-site equipment, internet and website is required.
  • Payment Conditions: Price includes GST. Credit card payment only for Guests. Member schools will be invoiced post-event.
  • Cancellation: Cancellation is without charge if prior to Cancellation Permitted date. Cancellations via this website. Late cancellations or failure to attend will incur full cost. Refer any issues to the Event Organiser. If AISWA cancels a PL Event, attendees will be notified by email and any payment will be refunded.
  • Free event non-attendance: A fee of $25 may apply. See full T&Cs.

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Date / Time

20 May 2024 Starts: 13:30 Finishes: 21:00

Delivery Format : In Person

Optus Stadium


333 Victoria Park Drive
Perth WA 6100

Location Specifics River View Rooms

PL Hours : 7.50

Learning Area

  • Governance
  • Leadership

School Area

  • Leadership

Event Contact