Maggie Dent confirmed as keynote speaker for 2018

The team is excited to announce Maggie Dent has been confirmed to deliver a keynote address at the 7th annual Early Years Expo & PDT Forum, which will be returning to the Grand Pavilion at Rosehill Gardens Event Centre in Sydney NSW, 6-8 April 2018.


Commonly known as Australia’s ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence.

Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She is a passionate, positive voice for children of all ages.

Now an in-demand writer and speaker, Maggie is a regular contributor to Fairfax’s Essential Kids website and Teachers Matter magazine and appears regularly on ABC and commercial radio including Nova FM. She has also appeared on TV programs such as Today Extra, The Daily Edition, Sunrise, Today and news.

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Maggie is the author of nine books, several e-books and a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers and early childhood educators, and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives.

Her books include Saving Our Adolescents, Real Kids in an Unreal World and her 2014 release, 9 Things: A back-to-basics guide to calm, common-sense, connected parenting Birth-8.

She is the proud mother of four wonderful sons, and an enthusiastic and grateful grandmother. BA, DipEd, Dip Counselling

Maggie’s keynote will be at 9am on Sunday, 8th April 2018. More information including Maggie’s topic will be revealed when registration opens from October 2017. 

The Early Years Expo & PDT Forum is one of Australia’s leading professional events for the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector.

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