The Student Leadership Conference is an opportunity to develop your leadership skills and to grow your professional network.

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

2020 conference: Date to be announced

This year's theme is Inspirational and Collaborative Leadership.

It will be held at CQ Functions.

This one day event will enable you to:

  • 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.

Past speakers include Tasneem Chopra (Anti-Racism Champion, Australian Human Rights Commission), Professor Marcia Devlin (Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Senior Vice-President, Victoria University), Rebecca Scott (STREAT), Kon Karapanagiotidis (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre), Vanessa Doake (Code Like a Girl), Conrad Tracey (Inspire9), Nina Roxburgh (Foundation for Young Australians), Tom Amos (Sidekicker) and Fiona Triaca (Naked Ambition).

The event includes interactive workshops, catering, networking drinks and canapés, LinkedIn photo booth, entertainment and more!


At the one-day event you will network with like-minded peers and:

  • develop new leadership skills
  • listen to professional speakers present on engaging topics
  • receive a Certificate of Attendance
  • gain hours that count towards the LEAD Program volunteer hours.