Conference Sponsors


Sponsorship & Trade Displays for Brisbane HPE Conference


If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 Brisbane HPE Conference, please email us for more information. Our sponsor and trade exhibit opportunities consistently sell out, act quickly to avoid disappointment.

Brisbane HPE Conference


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ACHPER QLD is proud to announce that the first lecture of the Brisbane HPE Conference is to be known as the Cuddihy-Tomson Lecture. This honour acknowledges the immense contribution made by Tom Cuddihy and Mich Tomson to HPE in Queensland over the past 40 years.

Tom and Mich have published over 60 peer-reviewed research and professional articles about physical education teaching issues, physical activity levels and sedentary behaviours, psycho-social aspects of wellness and habitual physical activity. Many of these papers have subsequently been cited over 1300 times since 2003. They have also supervised 15 Doctoral students to graduation.

You can read Tom’s full biography here and Mich’s here.


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The DRAFT program for the Brisbane Conference is now available. There is an interesting line of presenters from all over Australia as well as local practising teachers. Dr Shane Pill from Flinder's University, and the ACHPER Australia President, will give the inaugural Cuddihy-Tomson Lecture on the topic of "What is Quality HPE?". There is a good mix of lectures, workshops and practical sessions. The QCAA will be on hand to update secondary teachers about changes to the Senior Syllabus and to help them unpack the Health Syllabus. Register now. 

Keynote Speaker

Dawn Penney


ACHPER QLD is pleases to announce that Dawn Penney will be a Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Brisbane HPE Conference. Dawn will be Presenting 'Equity in the Enactment of the AC:HPE; Challenges, Opportunities and Professional Responsibilty.

Dawn Penney is a professorial research fellow in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University and an Adjunct Professor at Monash University. Dawn is known internationally for her research in policy, curriculum and assessment in physical education. Dawn’s work seeks to bring equity issues to the fore of debates within the profession about ‘quality’ PE and HPE. She is a longstanding member of ACHPER and currently a national board member.


The ACHPER QLD Brisbane HPE Conference will be held at Iona College on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 August 2017. Iona College is located at 85 North Rd, Lindum and is easily accessible by train. Parking is provided at the school during the conference.Registration opens at 7.45am with proceedings getting underway at 8.45am. Both days finish at 2.50pm. 

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