Wed, 20 Aug|
2025 Australian Catholic Education Conference
The aim of the conference is to bring together school and system leaders, educators, clergy and religious, students, educational professionals, researchers, families, and other groups interested in Catholic education to promote examples of best practice and plan future directions.
Time & Location
20 Aug 2025, 9:00 am – 22 Aug 2025, 5:00 pm
Cairns, Cairns QLD, Australia
About the Event
CEDC has generously offered to co-host the conference in 2025 and we anticipate around 1,500 Catholic educators, leaders, clergy, parents and others, will gather in Cairns for this three-day event.
We are grateful for the support of the Cairns Diocese and the Queensland Government, represented on the day by Cairns MP and Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development, Michael Healy, who have generously approved a tourism grant of up to $100,000 to support our event.
The conference will focus on the strategic vision and mission of Catholic education in Australia with a broad range of speakers, presentations and workshops in Catholic identity and mission, learning and teaching, leadership and governance, parent engagement and more.
Our national strategic priorities of faith, excellence and access will guide the streams of the conference to enable educators and leaders to network, share practice and participate in professional learning and formation.
Under the theme, ‘hope, anchored in faith’, which is connected to the 2025 Jubilee Year theme, ‘Pilgrims of Hope’, the conference branding features beautiful artwork by First Nations artist, Susan Reys. Susan’s painting, Tenacious Dreaming, reflects the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in far north Queensland among its symbolism.