Friday 13 April

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM – Welcome and Conference Opening

10:10 AM -11:15 AMCritical Thinking in an Age of Social Media with Michael Parker, Headmaster of Oxley College, NSW.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Religion and Ethics: Topical Issues for the Classroom

A panel discussion with Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ (Jesuit Refugee Agency, Rome), Rabbi Zalman Kastel (National Director of the Together for Humanity Foundation), Amna Karra-Hassan (Australian Federal Police), Venerable Tencho (Buddhist teacher).

Chair: John Cleary (ABC Broadcaster)

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Lunch

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM – Ethics and the Search for Meaning with Professor Peter Singer, Ira W DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University.

3:00 PM – 4:15 PMThe Euthanasia Debate with the Reverend Dr. Gordon Preece, Director of Ethos (Centre for Christianity and Society, Melbourne) and Professor Peter Singer. Chaired by John Cleary

4:15 PM – 5:15 PMVideo Presentation: God, Science and the Human Quest for Meaning with Professor Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford.

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM – Conference Reception – Prescott Hall, Newington College

Saturday 14 April

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Walking through the valley of the shadow of death: exile and solidarity as a foundation for values in education with Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ, Director of Advocacy and Communications, Jesuit Refugee Service, Rome.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Morning Tea

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM – Teacher-led workshops (More details to come).

12:15 PM  – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PMBeyond Belief: How we find meaning, with or without religion with Hugh MacKay, social researcher and author.

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Teacher-led workshops (More details to come).

7:30 PM – Conference Dinner – Sunset Room, Luna Park.

Sunday 15 April

9:00 – 10:30 AM – ‘A Crime without a Name’: The testimony of the victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Is it possible to create meaning out of trauma? with Dr Ari Lander, Education Officer, Sydney Jewish Museum.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Morning tea

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Being Human in a Digital World with Rob Hanson, Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant, CSIRO | Data61.

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Religious Studies, Philosophy and the future of DAN.