Announcing 2018 DAN PD Conference!


Join us for ‘Being Human: Education and the Search for Meaning’ , an important three-day conference for Religious Studies and Philosophy teachers and school leaders.

Keynote speakers include Peter Singer,  Hugh Mackay, Father Aloysious Mowe SJ, Rob Hanson, Ari Lander and more.

An interfaith panel will be chaired by ABC broadcaster John Cleary and practical workshops will be led by experienced classroom teachers. Special events include the Conference dinner at Sydney’s iconic Luna Park.

Our Keynote Speakers

Professor Peter Singer (Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University)

Amna Karra-Hassan (Australian Federal Police)
Father Aloysious Mowe SJ (Director of Advocacy and Communications, Jesuit Refugee Service, Rome)

Hugh Mackay (social researcher and author)

Rob Hanson (ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science)

Michael Parker (Headmaster of Oxley College, NSW)

Dr Ari Lander (Sydney Jewish Museum)

John Cleary (ABC Radio Broadcaster)

Read about our speakers and interfaith panel

DATES: Friday 13 April – Sunday 15 April 2018
VENUE: Newington College 200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore NSW 2048
ENQUIRIES: Please email

Feedback from 2017 April PD workshops with Dr Jeremy Hall & Mark Case

‘Engaging and inspiring. Fantastic to be led by passionate and successful teachers’  – (Stephanie Spiller, Canberra Girls’ Grammar School)

‘Immensely practical and inspiring, I recommend this PD for any RE or Humanities educator’  – (Luke Critchley, St Joseph’s College, Toowoomba)

‘A time of rich resourcing, stimulating possibilities, and practical ideas’  – (Anne van Gend, New Zealand Schools)

‘The workshop was energetic and inspiring. Lots of fun along the way, but also wonderful resources and plenty of great ideas’  – (Vanessa Gamack, Churchie)