2018 Student Leadership Conference

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Friday 31 August 2018

The Student Leadership Conference provides opportunity for students to develop invaluable leadership skills. 

It is hosted by the Student Leadership Team at Victoria University and is funded by the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).


The theme of this year's conference is 'The Future of Work.'

With a line-up of distinguished keynote speakers and community leaders who will motivate, teach and encourage students through engaging presentations and workshops, you won't want to miss this event!

Past speakers have included Rebecca Scott (STREAT), Kon Karapanagiotidis (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre), Vanessa Doake (Code Like A Girl) and Conrad Tracey (Inspire9).

This one day event organised by students for students will enable you to:

  • harness the power of disruptive thinking
  • engage with VU students and the broader community
  • develop new leadership skills
  • network with like-minded peers
  • listen to professional speakers present on engaging topics.

Check out our YouTube video of what's in store for 2018.

Conference speakers

  • Amanda Brown – Social Innovation Manager at Australia Post
  • Amy Liston – Learning Advisor - Careers, Centre for Student Success
  • Bec Carey-Grieve – Manager, Place and Creative Program, Footscray University Town 
  • Devon Taylor – Executive Director at Women's Circus
  • Dimity Gannon – Community Health & Wellbeing Manager at Western Bulldogs Community Foundation
  • Dr Teresa De Fazio – Manager, Cultural Diversity, Victoria University
  • Fiona Triaca – CEO of Naked Ambition
  • James Goring – 21st Century Skills Project Officer, Centre for Student Success
  • Leonie Nott – Talent Connect Coordinator, Centre for Student Success
  • Nina Roxburgh – Public Affairs Coordinator, The Foundation for Young Australians
  • Peter Sandor – CEO of Fearless Digital
  • Thomas Anbeek – VU Entrepreneur in Residence, Learning & Innovation
  • Tom Amos – CEO and Founder of Sidekicker

Conference announcements

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Benefits of attending the conference

Students who attend the conference will:

  • receive a Certificate of Attendance 
  • gain hours that count towards the Lead2Change Program volunteer hours.


Register now

Registrations close 27 August 2018.

Cost: $10 AUD per ticket (plus $1.64 AUD booking fee). 

This is a catered event. Please provide your dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket. 

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31 August 2018, 9:00am to 5:00pm


City Flinders 300 Flinders Street

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Student Leadership Team