Mind Brain Conference 2018

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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 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



Dr Judy Willis

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

Topic at Mind Brain 2018 - Building powerful executive functions

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 2018 - How can we build resilience in our students?

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 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 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.


Pullman Brisbane King George Square

Corner Ann & Roma streets

Brisbane City QLD 4000

Venue contact number: +61 7 3299 9111


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All of our pricing is based on two-day attendance, as this conference is designed specifically as a two-day event.

Date: Monday and Tuesday March 26 and 27, 2018

Standard: $789 per person

Special offers:

      Early bird - register and pay before December 21 to receive $230 off per person

      Group bookings - book for 2 or more people together you save $290 per person

      Table bookings - book a table for eight people in one registration and save $340 per person.
      You will receive reserved seating when you book a table of eight.

All prices are in AUD and inclusive of GST.