National Teacher Conference

Two days of stimulating and provocative conversations about the teaching of Shakespeare in Australia, with local and international speakers.

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Friday 9 – Saturday 10 August 2024
Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay & online

The schedule for the National Teacher Conference, proudly supported by Teachers Mutual Bank, has now been announced! View the upcoming sessions and speakers below.

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We are excited to announce the 2024 National Teacher Conference, is now a NESA Accredited PD course. Completing Bell Shakespeare National Teacher Conference will contribute 9 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing Standard Descriptors 1.1.2, 1.3.2, 3.3.2 & 3.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher in NSW.

Join us at Bell Shakespeare HQ, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, or join us live and online from the comfort of home for an enriching two days of learning about Shakespeare and the way we teach his plays.

Over two days you'll hear from a diverse range of speakers including Bell Shakespeare artists, academics, theatre practitioners and teachers as we discuss innovative approaches, new concepts, proven tips and tricks for classroom practice, and share stimulating ideas about Shakespeare. Our first lineup of speakers for the 2024 National Teacher Conference has been announced. Actor and writer Kate Mulvany OAM will deliver an inspiring keynote address, joined by author Andy Griffiths, actor and director Kyle Morrison, The University of Sydney's Professor Liam Semler and author and social commentator Jane Caro AM. More speakers to be announced soon, alongside the two-day schedule.

On Friday night, join us for a special soirée as we celebrate teaching, connection and Shakespeare against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney harbour.

It’s an opportunity for teachers to take a step away from the classroom and learn from top industry practitioners, while connecting and networking with Australian teachers of Shakespeare from diverse backgrounds.

Teachers may register for the in-person event which includes on-site lunch and refreshments at Bell Shakespeare HQ at Pier 2/3, or join us online and watch the live-streamed event.

Keynote speakers, sessions and schedule to be announced.

Please note, in-person registrations will be allocated in order of booking until sold out, and are strictly limited.

All registered attendees (onsite and online) will receive access to conference session recordings.

Proudly supported by Teachers Mutual Bank.

Dates & Times

Friday 9 – Saturday 10 August 2024
9.30am - 5.00pm daily (conference sessions)

Friday night soirée included in conference registration


The Neilson Nutshell, Pier 2/3
Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
1/13A Hickson Road
Dawes Point NSW 2000

How much?

Standard registration (onsite attendance)
1-day pass $250
2-day pass $500

Onsite conference registration at Pier 2/3, includes daily lunch and refreshments

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Online registration (live stream only)
1-day pass $75
2-day pass $120

Access to daily livestream of conference

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"An immersive experience full of rekindling ideals, human interaction and reminders about what is important in arts education."

Angela-Claire McDonald, Ashbury Public School NSW

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Proudly supported by Teachers Mutual Bank