2023 OOSH Conference

The OOSH Conference is back in 2023!

Engaging Minds: Empowering Educators
Friday 15 September

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The OOSH Conference is the most inspirational blend of:

  • Networking and team building activities galore
  • Key note presentations from leading experts
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities, and thought provoking discussions
  • Empowerment through some playful learning and conversations after the formal program ends
  • Engagement in an event full of OOSH visionaries and sector experts
  • Knowledge sharing with other like minded professionals and forging of new “Networks”
  • Connection and engagement with your tribe of OOSH professionals from all over NSW
  • Recognition of the latest trends in research and best practices
  • Motivation to inspire you to feel proud of your work and the OOSH community you belong to


Conference Speakers

Vulnerability and Empathy: Two Super Hero Powers Every Leader Needs

with Neil Milton, The Table Talk Project

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Minimising Behaviour Issues through Engagement

with Angus Gorrie, The Outsiders

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Empowering Leaders

with Sharlene Wellard, Principal Lawyer Meridian Lawyers

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International Experiences of Out of School Hours Care

with Jenni Hutchins, A Churchill Fellowship Expedition

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Empowering Questions, Empowering Minds, Empowering Critical Reflection, Empowering Educators 

with Dr. Jennifer Cartmel, Associate Professor – Child, Youth and Family Practice – Griffith University

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Engaging with Exceeding

with Louise Bolton, ACECQA

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Conference Location

Rydges Parramatta -116-118 James Ruse Dr, Rosehill NSW 2142

Rooms at the Rydges Parramatta  are now sold out.

For those who will spend a night before or after the conference, there is pool, cafe and bar plus FREE parking for 200 cars! It is also well located for public transportation.

Stay and Play

If you and your team want to go out and celebrate together after the conference finishes on Friday night. Multicultural Parramatta combines a buzzing commercial area with a developing art and film scene. The Westfield Parramatta mall, trendy bars and Church Street’s global eateries serve young professionals and creative types. Families and tourists explore Parramatta Park’s riverside cycle paths and historic colonial sites like 18th-century Old Government House. Riverside Theatres presents mainstream drama and concerts.


Conference Scholarships

Network acknowledges the NSW Government for travel subsidies sponsorship.

Applications are now closed.

Thank you to our Sponsors