Education State
Principals Conference 2022

Frequently Asked Questions


Registrations to the Education State Principals Conference will open, 12 noon on Tuesday 26 April and close Friday 20 May 2022.

To register to attend the Conference either in person or virtual please complete an online registration via the registration page:

Registration Page


Yes. There is a cost to attend the Conference. The costs are; Conference and dinner $150 and Conference only $100.

Provisions have been considered for 2 days reimbursement for small, rural/regional schools and schools who are presenting.

Schools who meet CRT eligibility requirements (small or >100kms away) will receive 3 day reimbursement via a SRP transfer, post the conference.

This will be based on registration and attendance information.

Schools may be asked to verify this information prior to payment.

Principals are invited to attend the conference in person. School leadership team members including assistant principals are invited to attend select sessions virtually.

Please email your request to and a member of the team will get back to you within 24- hours.

Yes, please proceed to the registration page and complete your registration. On the final page of the registration form, please select the payment option ‘Please send me an Invoice’ and a Tax Invoice will be emailed to you.

Registration Page



Yes. However, by attending the Education State Principals Conference online, you will not have access to the full program. The Theory and Practice Workshop sessions will not be available online.

To register to attend the Conference as a virtual participant please complete an online registration via the registration page:

Registration Page

Any dietary requirements can be recorded during the registration process.

It is recommended that principals join the conference in person however if circumstances prevail, they can register to attend the conference online. Please note, online access will have access to a select number of keynote sessions.

DET regional and Corporate staff

Yes. Regional staff can attend if there are places available. The venue has a seating capacity for dinner and priority will be given to principals. Please register and identify dietary requirements. Regional staff will be notified on Monday 25 May to confirm attendance.

It’s important to follow these easy steps to register:

Accommodation, Venue and Travel

The Pan Pacific Melbourne is the preferred hotel located 100 metres from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

To review hotel details, rates and to make bookings please visit the Accommodation Page.

Accommodation Page

Yes. Wilsons Parking – South Wharf Retail Park is located 100m from the MCEC Entrance. As spaces are limited, please ensure you book your car park space here in advance, to ensure that you are guaranteed a car park.

Please visit the Venue and Travel page for details on parking and travel options to reach the venue.

Venue and Travel

Yes. The closest train station to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is the Southern Cross Train Station, from which you can either catch a tram or you can walk. For a more detailed description of how to get to the venue via public transport, please go to the website for further information.

Yes there will be a Cloakroom available at the venue.

General Questions

All access requirements can be lodged at the point of registration. If you are attending virtually, this information will also help us point you to closed captioning or other features to improve your conference experience.

The Conference program will be available on the registration page from 12 noon on Tuesday 26 April, and will also be forwarded to registered guests with their conference confirmation.

A conference App will be made available to all registered, in-person guests. It is packed with features including the ability to submit questions in sessions, speaker profiles, the ability to take notes and alerts so you don’t miss a thing! Details on how to access the event app will be sent the week prior to the conference.

Conference Program

The Learning Meeting Place will be available to registered, in-person guests for the duration of the two-day conference. The Learning Meeting Place will provide an opportunity for up to 1500 principals to take away ideas, information and contacts to support their school and priority improvement areas

Yes. To update your preferred sessions, please email prior to Friday 20 May 2022. Otherwise, there is a concierge desk available during the conference where you can update your conference sessions in real time – pending availability.


Conference guests may change their registration details, at any time prior to Friday 20 May 2022 by contacting Also, at the conference, a concierge desk will be available to update your session selections in real time – pending session availability.

If you’ve lost your registration details, it’s ok. Email your request to


To ensure room capacities are reached in a COVIDSafe manner, delegates are required to register their interest during the registration process.


The Theory and Practice workshops consist of 15-concurrent sessions – twice daily. In-person principals can register their interest to attend 1-session from each grouping.  Note, some of these sessions will be duplicated across the 2-days to avoid disappointment.

It is recommended that principals (in consultation with their school leadership and improvement teams) identify which sessions most closely align with the work they are leading in their schools.

Yes. Cancellations must be notified to the event management team by 5pm Monday 16 May 2022 to receive a full refund. Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.

Patrons won’t be required to have two doses or show their vaccination status before entering any venue. This is subject to change as per government guidelines.

For full information visit the Victorian Government coronavirus website:

No. As per the most recent Victorian Government guidelines patrons are no longer required to check in using the Service Victoria app.

For full information visit the Victorian Government coronavirus website:

Your feedback is important to us. If you wish to provide feedback about your experience with the conference, please submit your request to and a member will get back to you within 24- hours.

There will be a conference dinner in the Melbourne Room at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with guest speaker Virginia Trioli.

Conference Dinner

Yes. There is a fee to attend the conference and the dinner – $150 per guest.

Conference Dinner

Attendance at the dinner is not an expectation, though the dinner is offered as an opportunity for principals to continue to connect with one another in a more relaxed and informal environment.