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2018 Religious Education Symposium: Religious Education in a Change of Era

This will be the finest gathering of international and national high profile speakers and experts on Religious Education presented in Australia in 2018.


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Date: Thursday 13 to Friday 14 September 2018
Time: 9:00-5:00pm on Day 1; 9:00-4:00pm on Day 2
Venue:  Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre
Address:  Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank (view venue details)
Program: Click here to view the Symposium Program
  • $650 p/p ( + GST)  1st early bird (save $240 off the full price, when registered and paid b 30 April);
  • $710 p/p (+ GST) group discount for 5 or more participants (save $180 p/p if paid by Friday 29 June);
  • $740 p/p (+ GST) full price

Catering: Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea over two days.
Cancellation:  Click here to view the Event Cancellation Policy
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Symposium Dinner

There will be a dinner available on Thursday evening (13 September) at the Rydges Hotel (next door to the BCEC) for $110 p/p, including a three-course dinner and beverage package. This is a unique networking opportunity but please note, the dinner is subject to availability, so please book today!

Who should attend

The symposium is designed for staff working in a variety of roles across the Catholic Education sector including:

  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals (Religious Education)
  • Teachers
  • Mission & Identity Leaders
  • Heads of Religious Education

Interactive Workshops

The symposium will feature a diverse range of over 30 concurrent, interactive workshops across four streams:

  • Spirituality, Formation and RE
  • Leadership and RE
  • Classroom RE
  • Theology and RE

symposium workshop

Symposium Format

The symposium will feature:

Professional Development Accreditation

It is anticipated that the symposium will count towards currency of accreditation for working in a Catholic school. Participants should confirm this with their employer or professional body. Each day will be equivalent to five hours. Professional Development certificates can be issued, upon request.

The Catholic Education/Schools Offices of Brisbane, Rockhampton, Cairns and Toowoomba have confirmed that the RE Symposium will count for 10 PD hours to teach religion, when participants attend the full two day symposium.


Rydges South Bank (Right next door to BCEC)

Rate: $269per night

Ph:07 3364 0800

Book directly online

Quote Block Code: “1809RELIGI_001"


Ibis Stylz- Brisbane (Approx 16 min walk)

Ph: 07 3337 9007

Booking Code: “BBI”

Room Type: Run of House

Rate $150per night (includes daily hot buffet breakfast & Wi-Fi)


Mercure Brisbane (Approx 16 min walk)

Mercure Brisbane - $175 per room, per night

ibis Brisbane Hotel (Approx 18 min walk)

Ibis Brisbane - $125 per room, per night


T: +61 7 3237 2315

E: H1750-RE4@accor.com



Academic Conference

BBI-TAITE is also hosting an Academic Conference on Religious Education in Brisbane on 12 September 2018. You can find more information here.

Academic Credit

The Religious Education Symposium can be taken for credit as an academic unit REDU802. The unit will be delivered as a Spring Intensive in Trimester 2 (completed in six weeks). 


For registration enquiries, please contact:

Ms Belinda Srour – Event's Manager
T: 02 9847 0030 or E: bsrour@bbi.catholic.edu.au

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