Please note: Registrations for Summit 2017 have now closed

The Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Summit is an
exclusive free event for nationally certified teachers in Sydney
on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March 2017.

Prior to and during Summit 17, stay connected and tweet along using #haltsummit17 and #haltnetwork

Summit 17 presenters

Professor Carol Dweck is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on why people succeed and how to foster success. She is the author of the best-selling book Mindset, and her TED talk, ‘The power of believing you can improve’ has almost 5 million views. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe.

Professor John Hattie is Director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute at the University of Melbourne and Board Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement, and evaluation of teaching and learning.

Jason Pascoe is director at Growth Coaching International. A coach and experienced facilitator, he has supported educators in Singapore, UK, and across every state and territory in Australia. Jason's experience encompasses leadership, project coordination, team development, coaching, and extends to university lecturing, national and international conference presentations.

Tracey Ezard is a speaker, author, facilitator and educator, she works with educational leaders and school to challenge the status quo and create collaborative cultures that build excellence.  Her book The Buzz, Creating a Thriving and Collaborative Learning Culture is used in Australia, New Zealand and the UK in schools and networks. Tracey is an experienced facilitator of collaborative strategy and leadership development

About Summit 17

The two-day event is the second annual Summit of the Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Network.

Summit 17 is being hosted by AITSL to again connect nationally certified teachers from across Australia to
develop and learn from their collective expertise. During the Summit, participants will have the opportunity to work with leading thinkers from Australia and internationally, and develop skills that equip them to lead and inspire colleagues. 

The times below are provided to assist you with planning to attend Summit 17. A detailed program will
be available in early Term 1, 2017.

 Day 1, Friday 17 March 2017

10am - 5pm

5:15pm - 7:00pm (Network drinks and canapes)

Day 2, Saturday 18 March 2017

9am - 3pm

This year's Summit will again feature the popular member share space dedicated to Network members sharing their success stories. Share space presenters will be asked to prepare a 15-minute presentation for a small group. 

Check out the member share space proposal for more information.


This is an exclusive free event for nationally certified teachers. There is no fee to attend Summit 2017 for nationally certified teachers.

AITSL is offering one night of complimentary accommodation on Friday 17 March 2017 for the first 100 nationally certified teachers traveling to Sydney from interstate to attend the Summit.*

Transport costs are the responsibility of individual attendees.  Attendees traveling from interstate are encouraged to book flights as soon as possible.

In completing the Summit registration attendees are required to indicate that they have the endorsement of their principal. Although there is no fee to attend the Summit this is to ensure principal support
for involvement in the Summit.

*Accommodation bookings will depend on availability at the venue and will be confirmed with attendees following completion of registration.

Venue and accommodation

The Summit is being hosted at the Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach in Brighton Le Sands, NSW. Brighton Le Sands is a short taxi ride from the Sydney airport.

If you wish to arrive early or extend your stay, the Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach can offer a limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate. The code for booking with the hotel at the discounted group rate will be provided with your registration confirmation. These rooms are based on availability so we suggest booking early. Please refer to the Summit FAQs to find out more.