Student Leadership Conference

This annual one-day event is an opportunity for current VU students to develop leadership skills and grow professional networks by hearing from inspirational keynote speakers, participating in interactive workshops and connecting with peers and community leaders.

The 2024 Student Leadership Conference will be held on Friday 24 May. The theme is 'Strength in Diversity'.

2023 Student Leadership Conference

The theme for this year’s conference was Human-Centred Leadership. Human-centred leaders take the time to get to know their teams, understand their needs and goals, and create an environment that allows them to perform at their best. They create a culture of trust, encouraging team members to speak up and share their ideas. The 2023 conference was held on Friday 28 April at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Keynote Speakers and workshop presenters explored leadership practices that put people first, and empower you to empower others.

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

2022 Student Leadership Conference

The theme for the 2022 Student Leadership Conference was Leading in the New Reality.

The conference was held on Friday 20 May 2022 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Previous conferences

Past speakers include:

  • Catherine Bell (Bell Training Group)
  • 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)
  • Fiona Triaca (Naked Ambition).