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Resilience and community connections are key to successful learning outcomes for Indigenous students.

More than 370 attendees from across Queensland participated in the 2017 Indigenous Education Conference.

Held in Brisbane from 26-27 June, the conference focused on the theme of Equity through excellence. With presentations from keynote speakers, schools and practitioners, the conference highlighted the importance of building strong community connections, perseverance and resilience in achieving successful learning outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

School leaders, teachers, and department staff heard the resounding message that listening to students’ dreams and aspirations and fostering a sense of well-being is vital to support academic achievement.

We would like to thank all attendees, our sponsors – Griffith University and Safe Principals, our exhibitors – Direct National, Neopost and QSuper and our many volunteers for their contribution. The networking and collaboration in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students was truly inspirational.

If you have ideas for topics and speakers for future conferences, please email:



Royal International Convention Centre
600 Gregory Terrace,
Bowen Hills
Queensland Australia

Event Organiser

Libby Burke