Apply To Speak



At National FutureSchools Festival we are committed to delivering equal gender opportunity for our speakers.



Each year National FutureSchools Festival features more than 250 speakers of the most innovative, influential and inspirational education speakers.

If you know someone who belongs on the National FutureSchools Festival stage, or if you belong there yourself, we want to hear from you.






  1. Application deadlines open till 30 September 2019. However, since we run two large annual education events per year, we do consider speaker applications all-year round. As we usually publish our agendas 6-8 months prior to each event, so it's best to apply as early as possible.

  2. Vendor presentations are rarely accepted. We are primarily looking for practical and engaging 'end users', presenters who are vendor-agnostic and sales-pitch free. In the vast majority of cases, we do not pay speakers. However, we sometimes cover travel and accommodation costs, plus we offer a guest pass to attend the event.

  3. We do not charge speakers to speak.

  4. Presentations are strictly 20 minutes long.

  5. Terrapinn Australia Ltd is working hard to implement 50:50 speaker gender equality across all our education events


Benefits of Speaking:

  1. Complimentary guest pass for you

  2. 5 complimentary guest passes for your colleagues to join you at National FutureSchools Festival

  3. Exposure and career development in front of 1000's of education professionals

  4. Share the stage with some of the world's most admired educationist

  5. Your chance to make a difference!


Privacy Disclosure:
We will not disclose personal information about you to anyone outside National FutureSchools Festival without your consent.


Note to Vendors: 
In order to maintain the neutrality and credibility of National FutureSchools Festival, speakers from the vendor community are very rarely accepted for main agenda sessions, however we do reserve a few special speaking times as part of our sponsorship packages .