Smart Green Economy Student Conference

Expression of Interest

Great Barrier Reef Academy brings you the Smart Green Economy Student Conference.

‘Proudly supported by the Advance Queensland initiative.’

Expressions of interest are now open to attend the inaugural Smart Green Economy Student Conference

The Smart Green Economy student conference brings together students currently studying or sincerely passionate about sustainability and the Green agenda. Speakers and internationally renowned speakers will inspire, engage and create conversation amongst attendees.

Facilitators and speakers will include amongst many more: Straw No More, Molly Steers; Turtle Whisperer Jennie Gilbert, Reef Restoration CEO, Ryan Donnelly; Climate Force Founder, Barney Swan; President of the Circular Economy, Irene Pollack and Founder of the World’s Largest Garage Sale, Yasmine Grigaliunas.  The conference will finish with a challenge for the students to develop a legacy piece for the Smart Green Economy agenda that is achievable by students, globally.

During the 2 days, students will also participate in Questagame, the world’s first game where players help save life on earth; become citizens of the Great Barrier Reef AND contribute to the regeneration of the world heritage rainforest.

The two day conference is proudly supported by Advance Queensland.

Early bird rate is $450.00 / student and the 5 night / 6 day summer camp option starts at $1350.00 / student.

Numbers are extremely limited so interested students and teachers are invited to complete an Expression of Interest, open until the 25th of July. This is to ensure all participants are genuinely committed to participating in and contributing to the conference.

To be eligible for this opportunity, you must:

  • Be a student aged 13-17yrs of age
  • Have permission from your parent or guardian
  • Be genuinely interested in the green agenda
  • Be willing and able to travel

NB Teachers are also welcome to apply if they would like to bring a group of students.

APPLY NOW! – Applications close 29th of July. 

Applications close 29th of July. Successful applicants will be notified by the 5th of August.

“One person can make a difference”

– John F Kennedy 


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live, the (people) of the (nation) and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.