2021 International Boarding Conference

PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND BOARDING SCHOOLS BEING SO UNCERTAIN ABOUT WHEN THINGS MAY RETURN TO NORMAL, THE ABSA INTERNATIONAL BOARDING CONFERENCE WILL NOW BE HELD IN 2021.

The ABSA 2021 International Boarding Conference will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia, from 26 to 29 September.

Draft Program Outline (check back to see a more up-to-date program):

Sunday 26 September

5pm - Registration

5.45pm - New Delegates Gathering

6.30pm - Welcome Function

Monday 27 September

9.00am - Conference begins

9.30am - Keynote Address - The Future of Boarding Schools - Robin Fletcher, CEO, UKBSA, Pete Upham, Executive Director, TABS, Richard Stokes, CEO, ABSA

10.30am - Morning Tea

11.10am - Discussion Time

11.45am - TBA

12.45pm - A Long Term Study into Boarding

1.15pm - Formal lunch and presentation of Awards

2.00pm - Concurrent Sessions

3.00pm - Keynote Address - Marketing Your Boarding School - It's All Up To You - Marco Del Castillo, Strategy Director, Wavemakers

4.00pm - Afternoon Tea

4.30pm - Panel - The toughest times in boarding

5.45pm - Day ends - free night

7.00pm - Principals Dinner

Tuesday 28 September

9.00am - Annual General Meeting

9.30am - Keynote Address - Active Supervision in the Boarding House-How Big is Your Risk? - Ian Hird, CompliSpace

11.15am - Morning Tea

11.45am - Concurrent Sessions

12.30pm - Lunch and State Gatherings

1.30pm - Fearless conversations

2.30pm - Boarding House Tours

7.00pm - Conference Gala Dinner

Wednesday 29 September

9.30am - Keynote Address What’s Next - Creating Clarity, Finding Focus and Multiplying Momentum - Keith Abraham

10.30am - Morning Tea

11.00am - Ideas Incubator Workshop Session - Keith Abraham

1.00pm - Conference closure / Lunch

Thanks to Business Events Perth for their support for our Conference.