2024 SASPA Annual Conference

  • Morphettville Event Centre
  • 22nd & 23rd August 2024

Morphettville Event Centre: Day 1 – Thursday 22nd August

8:00am Registration Opens & Networking time & Light Breakfast Refreshments
8:45am Conference starts
Welcome to Country Ashum Yarlupina Owen
Minister's Official OpeningMinister for Education, Training & Skills; Hon. Blair Boyer
Chief Executive’s Conference Welcome Jayne Heath – SASPA Chief Executive
Keynote #1: What does equitable excellence look like in your context?Professor Scott Eacott
10:55am-11:25am Morning Tea
Breakout Session 1Click here for breakout session details
Breakout Session 2Click here for breakout session details
1:40pm-2:25pm Lunch
Welcome: Inaugural Dr Alice Rigney OrationEva Kannis-Torry, SASPA President
Keynote #2: Dr Alice Rigney Oration What is Education For? publicness, equality, superdiverse learners. Professor Irabinna Rigney
4:15pm Close of Day 1
Address to delegates and introduction to networking functionEva Kannis-Torry, SASPA President
4:15pm – 5:30pm Networking function Morphettville Racecourse: Morphett Room, includes canapés and drinks.
6:00pm Dinner function (Please select option in registration if you wish to attend)
Morphettville Racecourse - Leilani Room, TBC includes 2 course Dinner and drinks.

Morphettville Event Centre: Day 2 – Friday 23rd August

8:00am Networking time & Light Breakfast Refreshments
8:45am Welcome Day 2
Welcome to Country Uncle Moogy
Address to delegates Professor Martin Westwell, Chief Executive - Department for Education
9:50am-10:30am Morning Tea
Breakout Session 3 Click here for breakout session details
Welcome back
Perspectives on leading for Equitable Excellence. Why context matters.
12:45pm-1:30pm Lunch (with sponsors prize draw announcements)
Keynote #3: Futures Thinking for Making New Systems Dr Kristin Alford
3:00pm Closing Remarks & Conference CloseJayne Heath & Rosie Heinicke

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This program is subject to change by the SASPA conference planning committee

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional owners throughout South Australia and we pay respect to the custodians of the lands on which we live and learn. We respect their spiritual relationship with Country and acknowledge that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to those living today and we do so in the spirit of reconciliation.