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Festival of Ideas 2023


Get ready to make some noise and be heard at the biggest student voice event of the year!​

Join us for the 2023 Festival of Ideas, where we're turning your ideas into action to enhance your educational experience. ​

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What you can expect at the Festival of Ideas​

The theme for this year's festival is "Future of Voice."  This year's festival is an opportunity for you, as a BCE student, to share your voice on key projects and pieces of work across BCE that align with ideas and feedback shared by students at previous festivals over the past four years.


Student Consultation: This is your chance to share your voice on projects and key pieces of work that impact your learning experience at BCE.  

Connect and Collaborate: Meet like-minded individuals who share your passion for making a difference. Join forces, share ideas, and together, create positive change within the education system.

 Learn from Each Other: Engage in meaningful conversations and workshops. Listen and learn from your peers as they share their experiences and perspectives. 

Speak to BCE Executive Leaders: Take the opportunity to have direct conversations with BCE's Executive Leaders. Share your educational experiences, discuss your ideas for improvement, and be part of the decision-making process.

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The details​

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28th of September 2023- 8;30am to 4:00pm ( second week of school holidays ).

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The Edge, State Library Queensland
Students will need to make their way to & from the festival
If attending and accessing the day will be difficult for you there could be an option for a shorter online festival prior to the day. If you are interested in this option add your preference in the nomination form.

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ALL BCE Students, Years 7 - 12 are invited 
Attendance will be capped at a maximum of 100 students.

How to apply

Complete a Nomination Form by 5 pm on Monday 21 August 2023 *please note this is the new extended due date*. By completing this nomination form you are saying that you are able to attend the festival.

Once you complete your nomination form, your parent/carer/guardian will be sent a consent form to submit with permission for you to attend the festival. 

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What to expect​​

​To find out more about the festival, check out the 2022 Festival of Ideas Highlight video.​​




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Who runs the festival?

The Festival of Ideas is co-designed & led by a team of BCE Student Voice Consultants – students in years 7-11 who attend a BCE school. They are supported by student mentors & other adults.

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​Where is The Edge

​The Edge​ is located at the Cultural Precinct on Stanley Place in South Brisbane. Students will need to arrange their own transport to and from the festival. South Bank is very accessible, with the closest stops to The Edge being Cultural Centre Bus Stop and South Bank Train Station.

​Have a question?

Questions can be directed to