Mind Brain Education Conference 2018



As educators, you need to focus on delivering core content. But it’s the way that students interact with that content, and the learning skills they develop, that’ll define the quality of their education and best prepare them for a successful life.

The fourth annual Mind Brain Education Conference 2018 will showcase up-to-date evidence about how children learn. Global experts in neuroscience, psychology, and pedagogy will go over the science and theory, and give you practical ideas and programs that you can implement in your school straight away. We will highlight the impact of social, emotional, and cognitive skills on learning and achievement


Why should you attend?

  • Deepen your knowledge of how children learn
  • Discover the impact of social, emotional, and cognitive skills on learning and achievement
  • Learn how to develop and test your own learning programs in your school
  • Meet like-minded professionals to collaborate and build a community of shared knowledge and expertise
  • Access the latest research

View the mind brain education 2018 conference agenda




Dr Judy Willis

Dr Judy Willis, M.D. M.Ed.

Topic at Mind Brain Education Conference 2018 - Building powerful executive functions - read more >

Dr Judy Willis combined her 15 years as a board-certified practising neurologist with 10 subsequent years as a classroom teacher to become a leading authority in the neuroscience of learning.

She is the author of seven books and more than 100 articles for professional journals applying neuroscience research to successful teaching strategies.

Dr Willis is on the adjunct faculty of the University of California Graduate School of Education, Santa Barbara. She travels nationally and internationally giving presentations, workshops, and consulting while continuing to write books. She has been selected by Edutopia as one of their “Big Thinkers on Education” and featured on their website, as well as being a staff expert blogger for NBC News Education Nation, Edutopia, Psychology Today, and The Guardian.

Toni Noble

Professor Toni Noble PhD

Topic at Mind Brain Education Conference 2018 - HITS that help all students PROSPER - read more >

Toni’s keynote draws on her experience over three decades working as a teacher educator, psychologist, researcher, author, and educational consultant in the field of positive education and educational psychology.

Toni is the co-author with Helen McGrath of several best-selling teacher resource books such as the award-winning Bounce Back Wellbeing and Resilience Program, HITS and HOTS on high impact teaching strategies and thinking tools, and PROSPER School Pathways for Student Wellbeing.

She is Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University and is currently overseeing a research project in a cluster of rural schools implementing the Bounce Back program in the Upper Hunter, NSW. Toni has worked with the government on a number of initiatives including as the principal investigator on the Australian government’s Scoping Study on Student Wellbeing and co-developer of the National Safe Schools Framework as well as resourcing the Safe Schools Framework, now the Student Wellbeing Hub.

Phil Stubbs

Phil Stubbs - Education Director Verso Learning

Topic at Mind Brain Education Conference 2018 - Defining the journey from surface to deep learning

Phil has extensive global expertise in the education sector, having worked on innovative projects with schools, education systems, and government departments in the UK, the USA, China, Australia, and the wider Asia Pacific region. He is a regular presenter at conferences around the world, both as an educator and as education director for a range of global education companies. His focus is on equity and activating student voice as a driver for deep and personalised learning.

Phil has published articles on technology and learning in publications around the world and served as Consultant Editor for QED publishing.

Wayne Warburton

Dr Wayne Warburton

Topic at Mind Brain Education Conference 2018 - Growing up fast and furious

Dr Wayne Warburton is a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Macquarie University and is also a registered psychologist. His research and scientific publications are primarily on topics around aggressive behaviour and the impact of violent and pro-social media. He is the co-author of the International Society for Research on Aggression Statement on Media Violence, the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues Research Summary on Media Violence, and the world experts’ 2010 Statement on Video Game Violence for the US Supreme Court. He has won more than 20 awards for his scholarship and teaching, including four from the Australian Psychological Society.

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Pullman Brisbane King George Square

Corner Ann & Roma streets

Brisbane City QLD 4000

Venue contact number: +61 7 3299 9111


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Discover the power of social-emotional learning (SEL) and high impact teaching strategies (HITS). Led by Professor Toni Noble, the “HITS that help all students prosper” session will explore positive education and innovative teaching methods.