It’s all in the program!

Looking for a past program? All of the QATACON programs can be found in Downloads.

QATACON23 has reached capacity!

Humanitix ticket not showing all of your sessions?

We are aware of a glitch in the Humanintix system, but don’t worry it’s only on the ticket. We have all of your sessions registered and you will get a personalised program on your lanyard when you arrive.

The theme of QATACON 2023 is Perspectives.

Perspectives are ways of looking. We gather impressions and understandings (of people, places, events, ideas, and emotions) based on our perspective – the position we are looking from, when we are looking, and the relationships we observe as we look.

When we talk about and use perspectives in the classroom, we encourage students to change the way they are looking to create a new or refined response. At QATACON 2023, we are exploring perspectives in more detail.

Join us in July 2023, as we discover how:

  • position can be physical or based on experience or ideologies, and our position or proximity to something affects our perspective
  • the point in time we are looking from affects our perspective too, for example, when we look backwards (into the past) we may apply a retrospective or nostalgic lens
  • aspects of something relate to one another and to the whole (relative perspective) allow us to make judgements, based on what we already know or feel
  • finding a new perspective can unlock creativity.

Want to be involved?

  • Create our hero image! We’re looking for a wonderfully skilled teacher/creator to make an artwork that says, ‘Perspectives’, to feature on the front of our program and across our communications. Featured artists receive a discounted ticket price and feature in our program.
  • Nominate to be part of our teacher showcase – an incredibly event where we hear from our subject-matter experts (you) about practical teaching methodology. Showcase teachers receive a discounted ticket price and this is a great opportunity to gather evidence towards Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher certification.
  • Submit a middle-years (Years 5-9) student’s artwork to feature on the front of our QATACON 2023 tote bags (submissions open Term 1, 2023). The artwork must be made in the year of the conference. The student will receive a complimentary tote bag, and the teacher will be invited to present the associated learning activity.

Keep an eye out for more information and terms and conditions soon. Any other questions or comments? Send us an email, at [email protected]

We’ll be gathering a terrific group of artists, teachers and inspirational presenters to share multiple perspectives through art practice, pedagogy and new ways of working with curriculum.

We are so happy to be working again with the wonderful people and facilities at TAFE Qld Southbank and Griffith University – Qld College of Art.

We’ve listened to your feedback and will be introducing a practical session in the Friday program where you can collaborate and get to know the teachers in your region and we will try to squeeze a bit more time in the workshop sessions on Saturday.

You will also notice that we’ve moved our online ticketing and registrations over to Humanitix. While we can’t avoid ticketing fees for registration, we are pleased to support Humanitix which sends 100% of registration fees to charities that support disadvantaged kids around the world to access education. (It should also be a bit cheaper for you and your school budgets.)


TAFE Qld – Southbank Campus

Griffith University – Qld College of Art



Featured Artists & Presenters







Image: Joshua Morris

Bruce Reynolds

Cast relief sculpture

Rachael Lee


Vanghoua Anthony Vue

Tape installation

Lera Zavyalova

Photography special effects

Maria Nelson Molloy

Natural dyeing

Clare Poppi

Meaningful Medallions

Julie Fragar

Painting and colour

Kitty Horton

Mark-making: wet & dry media

Dr Amy Carkeek


Summa Shing


Karen McCarthy-Wendijk & Lucinda Cancelleri

Wet felting for primary school

Troy Anthony Baylis


Charlene Turner

Digital print design

Marikit Santiago


Mel Stannard

Contemporary Indigenous Australian art

Larissa Warren


Emma Gardner

Life drawing

Henri Van Noordenburg

Hand Carving inkjet print

So many ways to be involved in 2023

Submit your student artwork to feature on the QATACON tote bag.

Entries are open to artworks created by students in years 5 to 9. Submissions open now.

Regional Teacher Bursary

If you teach outside of South East Queensland you can apply for this bursary. Recipients receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation.

Design the hero image for QATACON 2023 using the theme Perspectives.

Open to all QATA members. You can see our previous program covers above.

Facilitate your regional cluster

We’ve got a special plan for cluster muster sessions in 2023. Get ready to collaborate, create and have some fun!

Clusterer Musterers receive discounted tickets.

Share in the Educator Showcase

The Showcase was one of the most popular sessions at QATACON22. In 2023, we will again be inviting teachers to share inspiration, approaches and resources for all year levels.

We are looking for:

  • primary, middle or senior visual art
  • learning activities, assessment, concepts or experiences
  • individual or small group presentations
  • relevant 10-15 minute presentations suitable or adaptable for all QATACON attendees.

The theme of QATACON 23 is ‘perspectives’. Please attempt to address this theme in your presentation proposal where possible. Showcase volunteers receive discounted QATACON 23 tickets.

Start thinking about what you would like to share.

Or if you already have an idea, click the button below to submit your presentation abstract and grab your place in the showcase.

2 day Metropolitan member$285
2 day Metropolitan non-member$335
2 day Regional member$225
2 day Regional non-member$275
2 day Tertiary student$215
1 day Metropolitan member$180
1 day Metropolitan non-member$230
1 day Regional member$120
1 day Regional non-member$170
1 day Tertiary student$110

Ticket types, prices & FAQs

Please note ticket prices are subject to registration fees of 2.5% + $0.50 per paid ticket. We use Humanitix for ticket registration who donate ticketing fees to education charities.

What is included in my ticket?

Your choice of the presentations listed in the program, morning tea and lunch, workshop art materials,  membership for the remainder of the year for non-members, downloadable workshop and presenter resources, and our wonderful QATA merchandise.

Can I change my order after registration?

Yes you can. If you change your mind about your session or workshop selections, log back into Humanitix and update your order. You will be able to change into other selections until they reach capacity.

Who can purchase member tickets?

Member tickets are for current financial QATA members Institutional, Institutional sponsored or Individual members.

Who can purchase regional member or non-member tickets?

You can purchase a regional ticket if you live or work more than 70km from the Brisbane CBD. We know you need to travel to get to QATACON and we want to help you out as much as we can.

How can I pay?

Preferred payment method is credit card directly through Humanitix.

Can I pay by invoice for my order?

Yes you can. Select pay by invoice during registration. You will receive an invoice with our direct bank details so you can transfer payment. You won’t need to pay via credit card. Tickets will be confirmed and issued after payment is received. Payment is due within 14 days of invoice.

I just bought a ticket. Where is my invoice as receipt of payment?

Please note: QATA is a non-profit association and is not registered for GST.

An invoice will be issued in your confirmation email if you pay by credit card. 

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to 14 days before the event. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, individual conference programs, session allocations and rooms will be provided. Please register on arrival.

Can I attend the event at IMA on Thursday night or the drinks and networking event on Friday evening if I am only attending on Saturday?

Yes, you can. We hope you will! Please rsvp for either event during registration. Thursday is a ticketed event and Friday is complimentary.

Why are some of the workshop choices unavailable when I register in Humanitix?

Workshops have capacity of between 15-25 participants depending on the room capicity, material use or presenter preferences. Some workshops have filled and will be unavailable.  But don’t worry, all of the remaining choices are just as valuable. Be sure to check both morning and afternoon sessions as most are offered twice and each one may not be full.