Submit a paper

We invite you to submit an abstract for either a 50 minute workshop or a 10 minute ignite presentation on contemporary education issues/practices, research/innovation that relates to one of our three strands - leading, learning, caring. All offers will be greatfully received and considered by the organising committee. Abstracts are to be limited to 350 words and must be submitted via the online portal.

Key Dates

Sunday, 10 October 2021              Submissions close 
Friday, 29 October 2021 Presentation offers set out
Friday, 29 October 2021 Conference registrations open
Friday, 5 November 2021 Deadline for accepted offers to present
Sunday, 10 April 2022 Pre-Conference activities commence 

Workshops will run for 50 minutes and will be presented to an audience of approximately 40-60 delegates. The intent is for you to share in details an evidence based educational practice that has been or is being implemented in a school or across schools.

The Ignite session is designed to be a platform where delegates can hear from a number of speakers in quick succession. As a presenter, you will have 10 minutes in which to present one idea/concept/challenge/principle. Your presentation should be short, sharp and relevant to the audience. Four or five presenters will be grouped together and will collectively finish with audience Q&A once everyone has spoken. It is intended to be a collegial sharing experience with the opportunity to follow up further detail, ideas or practices that resonate with the presenters.

Please note: Presenters are required to pay for their registration, accommodation and airfares to the conference; however, the early bird discount will be offered to all AHISA members and their staff who have accepted papers. If representing an organisation outside of the AHISA network of schools, please be aware that this is not an opportunity for a sales pitch. This is an opportunity to add to the national conversation around leadership in the independent schools sector and contribute to the professional development of our schools’ senior staff as well as educational outcomes of students in our care.

*If you represent an organisation outside of the AHISA network of schools and are selected to present at the conference you are only to attend the session you are presenting. AHISA staff will be in contact regarding registration details.