2015 Beacon National Conference

Beacon National Conference 2015



We are excited to announce the Beacon National Conference 2015 : Education 2 Employment: The Next Generation

WHEN     29th & 30th April 2015
WHERE  Crowne Plaza Coogee, Sydney

Have questions about registration or the conference? Please Contact Us


REAL OUTCOMES You will be inspired and challenged to consider your role in changing the way young people transition successfully from education to meaningful employment. The conference will give you some tangible solutions to implement back in the classroom.


What is the Beacon National Conference?                                      

An engaging and innovative 2 day conference providing an essential professional development forum for all Principals and Coordinators involved with the Beacon Foundation. It provides an opportunity for over 130 Beacon schools at varying stages in their Beacon journey, to connect and share success, ignite new ideas and see the launch of innovative new Beacon programs. Together we will explore and challenge the way we support our young people in their transition from school life to meaningful employment.

Why Attend?

As a passionate educator, a doer and a change maker, you will have many opportunities to interact, collaborate, have your voice heard and contribute to the amazing ideas that are hatched during the National Conference. You will leave fully equipped with the latest tools and techniques to build valuable community relationships which truly benefit our young people.


At the stunning Crowne Plaza hotel at Coogee Beach, Sydney. Located 20 minutes from Sydney CBD and 30 mins from Sydney Airport, in the buzzing eastern suburbs coastal town of Coogee.


Agenda Highlights

Conversation Leaders: An exciting selection of high profile and entertaining guest speakers from industry and education

The Leadership Stream: Matching school leadership staff with their corporate counterparts to create a dynamic interface between education and corporate Australia

New Beacon Programs: See in action the newly developed revolutionary eBeacon online platform and new for 2015 High Impact programs

Fishbowl:An exciting and innovative alternative to a traditional conference panel, the Fish Bowl will bring controversial conversation to the stage.

Workshops: Highly interactive and innovative workshops, streamed to fit schools at varying stages of their Beacon journey.

The National Excellence Awards Cocktail Reception: A fun evening that recognises and celebrates excellence in Beacon schools.


Have questions about registration or the conference? Please Contact Us

Beacon Students

Driving Opportunity with the Australian Grand Prix

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is proud to partner with The Beacon Foundation to provide work experience opportunities for young students, who are at Beacon Foundation Member schools.

The aim of this program is to provide young people the ability to gain work experience, skills and confidence, as part of a longer term strategy to increase employment opportunities.

The Beacon Foundation has an established track record of inspiring students to either stay in school and increase their educational engagement or to choose a positive pathway that enables successful transition to employment, further education or training.

The Beacon Foundation will identify appropriate placement candidates, and guide them through the application, selection and training process. This is a work experience opportunity, not paid work. It is an opportunity for young people to discover and explore potential career options.

A number of our event suppliers have been generous in supporting this initiative by providing placement opportunities within a variety of areas and industries.

Event Supporters

  • Atlantic Group
  • Confederation of Australian Motorsport
  • Harry The Hirer
  • MSS Security
  • Peter Rowland Catering
  • Spotless

This first year is a trial, and as such placement numbers are limited, so Beacon will ensure the best fit between applicants and opportunities.

We’re proud to offer this program to help the community in which we all live and work, and hope that we can make a positive difference.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Thank you for your interest.

2015 Beacon National Conference

National Conference Save the Date

We are excited to announce the 2015 Beacon Foundation National Conference

WHEN     29th & 30th April 2015
WHERE  Crowne Plaza Coogee, Sydney

Please make a note in your diaries. Program of events and invitation to follow shortly.

For more information please contact