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3rd National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 12:30 to Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 17:00
Geelong Conference Centre
20 Adams Court, East Geelong
Geelong VIC

In 2020 we want your contribution to shaping a National Indigenous Cultural Boarding Standard. We know the risks and challenges of Indigenous student boarding. We know what good practice looks like. We now need to act collectively to create a standard we should all aspire to. Attend the 3rd National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium to have your say.

In 2018, at the first National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium, we met to share our collective knowledge of Indigenous student boarding through the lens of the:

  • Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse,
  • The power of education: From surviving to thriving Educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students report and,
  • the Study Away review.

The 2nd Symposium in 2019 explored the practical challenges, good practices and the call to do 'Whatever it Takes' in our own school’s context to achieve the IEBA vision ‘that all Indigenous students attain educational outcomes that enable them to be successful in their future choices’.

3rd National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium, 17-19 March 2020

Register for the Symposium to add your voice to Shape a Standard. Early bird rates available until February 14.

Keynote Speakers include Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians and Hon Warren Snowdon MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Northern Australia, Shadow Assistant Minister for External Territories, Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians.

There will also be a special screening for delegates of the award winning film 'In My Blood It Runs'.

The Indigenous Boarding Awards will be presented at an Awards dinner on Wed 18 March at The Pier, Geelong.

The Geelong Conference Centre is in an attractive resort style setting within easy reach of the Geelong CBD and The Waterfront (1.5km). A shuttle bus will operate at peak times between the Geelong CBD and the conference centre.

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