Register to the Working Memory Conference

Working Memory Conference



Poor Working Memory is often the underlying cause of a range of learning difficulties and behaviour challenges (Penni Maher).

Join us for the 2017 Working Memory Conference to gain an understanding of the everyday practical applications of Working Memory that best suit your circumstances.

Listen to keynote speaker Maryanne Wolf explain why Working Memory is so critical to learning, and explore and develop your own lifelong skills in:

  • Concentration
  • Productivity
  • Supporting Working Memory

Backed by the latest research, our speakers will give you practical solutions to applying Working Memory in the classroom and the workplace.


Register before 30 June for Early Bird and save $100

The 2017 Working Memory Conference will be held on:

  • Tuesday 15 August – Sydney (Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf)
  • Thursday 17 August – Perth (Pan Pacific Hotel)

Register to the Working Memory Conference


Who should attend?

All those with an interest in Working Memory including educators, guidance counsellors and psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and anyone in Allied Health professions.


Tuesday 15 August – Sydney 
Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf
26-32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009


Thursday 17 August – Perth 
Pan Pacific Hotel
Adelaide Terrace, 207, Perth WA 6000




Speaker details:

Maryanne Wolf Dr Nicola Gates Jarod Horvath Penni Maher

Join Maryanne Wolf for her keynote session on reading and reading comprehension in the era of digital devices and shorter attention spans.

Dr Nicola Gates will present practical strategies to improve Working Memory and brain health with cognitive training.

Learn what Working Memory is and how it works with Dr. Jared Horvath.

Hear Penni Maher’s first-hand experience applying Working Memory management techniques at St Andrew’s Cathedral School, and the impact it had on classroom behaviour.




Appreciated topics not being 'dumbed down' for all people but remained professional accessible. Info was presented for selection of relevance by viewers and assimilating to own field. Allowed for lateral learning.
Elise Gibson - Classroom Teacher
Presentations by Nicola Gates. It was fantastic to hear Nicola's perspective and variety of information, the specific perspective on WM was very useful!
Liz Hill - Speech Pathologist
The sessions relating to teaching and strategies were most relevant but I really enjoyed how each speaker added to the perspective of the whole picture.
Jessica Cargill - Classroom Teacher
I am going away with things that will improve my practice. I found the content most relevant, useful and providing implications for good practice. This is the second Pearson conference I have attended, a very professional organisation that delivers quality.
Glenys Gardem - School Counsellor
The information is current and highly relevant to current teaching practices.
Caroline Dupain - Literacy Classroom Teacher
Well organised, simple registration process, relevance to my context, reasonable cost, very informative.
Pamela Wallace - Guidance Counsellor
Highly pertinent to my roles as support teacher, literacy & numeracy, to assist teachers and students.
Lesly Dryer - School Support Staff