The Koori Curriculum
Book Summit


7TH & 8TH JULY 2023

Virtual Conference

Join from anywhere, at home or with your team

Pop-Up FB Group

Join in the fun with other attendees

12 Month

To presentations and FB Group

Multiple Speakers

We have numerous speakers sharing insights

Book Discounts

Get an exclusive 20% discount on book titles during the summit

Individual & Group Tickets

Individual and group options available

Go beyond the pages of some deadly stories!

The first conference dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s stories is here. And it’s virtual!

The Koori Curriculum Book Summit will allow Educators to hear directly from these master storytellers about what is behind the stories they have shared. Educators will walk away with ideas and inspiration on how they can scaffold and build upon some of their favourite stories.

This is your opportunity to embrace embedding an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective through storytelling. Whether you are an early childhood educator, primary teacher, OOSHC educator or you are looking to include more First Nation perspectives at home this summit has something for you.

Throughout the summit, you will have the chance to interact with Jessica Staines Director of the Koori Curriculum and other attendees in the pop-up Facebook group. This is where you can ask questions, share your learnings and participate in challenges to win some deadly prizes.

We’ve selected some of Australia’s best First Nation and non-Indigenous children’s authors and illustrators who have produced some of the most beloved books with an Aboriginal perspective.

And what better way to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2023!

Who should attend?

The Koori Curriculum Book Summit would be suitable for:

Early Learning Educators

Primary School Teachers

OOSCH Educators

Home Schooling Teachers


Family Day Care Educators

What attendees said about the Koori Curriculum Book Summit 2022

"I loved this presentation. Thank you to Thomas! I read an excerpt from Dear Son just now and it made me cry - I don't have a son but I have two brothers still in school that I think I might have to buy it for." - Sarah Hayes

"Hearing language spoken in this way gives me hope that someday my daughter will grow up in a world where our language returns, is expressed as you have, in power and comfort, and that she will go on to share it. Thank you endlessly for this reading."
- Sara Vikernes

"I really was inspired by so many! Thank you for all your time and effort to put this together! I feel blessed that so many people are able to share their knowledge and journeys."
- Debbie Bradfield
"You have made your book come so alive to me...thank you is not enough...for giving them to us and teaching us."
- Kerrie Devir

"Wow! This is just the information I needed! Thank you"
- Esther Priestley

"Superb. Having read some of Bruce's books, I enjoyed sitting at the feet of this knowledgeable and deep thinking man, and appreciated his light-hearted and practical manner as well."
- Suzanne Turner

"So special Alison. I've loved your work for years. Now hearing the back stories and all that you've done to make them with community, will make sharing these stories all the more special."
- Leanne Logan
"So much information just amazing and, so many things to think about thank you for the insight just awesome"
- Kerry Strickland

"Gregg was amazing! The way he describes things, sharing his knowledge and covering anxiety that was had about teaching. He’s definitely given me the confidence to rethink the way I introduce books"
- Emily Hocking

"Thank you Adam, Ellie and David, it was lovely hearing you speak about the process of bringing these wonderful books to life. Somebody's Land has been on high rotation at our place, it gives us goosebumps to hear the children tell the story along with us"
- Sarah Smith


2023 Tickets

Individual: $121.25 Inc GST
  • Ticket to the conference
  • Access to presentations and Facebook group for 12 months after the end of the summit
  • Event Facebook Group
  • Lesson Plans
  • Challenges
  • Prizes
  • 20% discount on book titles during summit duration
  • Summit Workbook
Group (for up to 5 people): $429 Inc GST
  • Ticket to the conference (up to 5 attendees)
  • Access to presentations and Facebook group for 12 month after the end of the summit
  • Event Facebook Group
  • Lesson Plans
  • Challenges
  • Prizes
  • 20% discount on book titles during summit duration
  • Summit Workbook

Koori Curriclulm Club members recieve a 20% discount on ticket prices



Bruce Pascoe

"Found, Young Dark Emu & Dark Emu"

Adam Goodes

"Somebody's Land & Ceremony"

Ellie Laing

"Somebody's Land & Ceremony"

David Hardy

"Somebody's Land & Ceremony"

Thomas Mayor

"Finding Our Heart"

Gregg Dreise

"Awesome Emu"

Boori Monty Pryor

"Story Doctors"

Rita Sinclair

"Story Doctors"

Alison Lester

"Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo"

Dianne Lucas

"Walking in Gagudju Country"

Ben Tyler

"Walking in Gagudju Country"

Gordon Hookey

"The Sacred Hill"

Jasmine Seymour

"Baby Business & Cooee Mittigar"

Coral Vass

"Sorry Day"

Dub Leffler

"Sorry Day"

Karen Rogers

"Main Abija My Grandad"

Mark Greenwood

"Jandamarra & Bommerang and Bat"

Lyndall Stavrou

"Napangardi’s Bush Tucker Walk & Warrikirki Christmas Bilby"

Aunty Shaa Smith

"The Dunggiirr Brothers and the Caring Song of the Whale"

Leanne Murner

"Franki and the Banksia"

Leanne Brook

"ABC of Dhurga"

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I access the Koori Curriculum Book Summit after I purchase?

A: After you purchase your ticket you will be sent a series of emails:

  1. An order confirmation email with receipt of purchase
  2. An email with your login details to the book summit platform
  3. A welcome email with useful information on the book summit

These emails can take up to 2 business hours after your purchase to arrive. After you have received the final welcome email your access to the Koori Curriculum Book Summit will be complete.

Q: When can I access the book summit?

A: The Koori Curriculum Book Summit begins on the 7th of July 2023, you will gain access to the learning platform and the Facebook group as soon as you purchase your ticket.

Q: Who will be presenting the sessions?

A: The 2023 presenters will be announced soon. Join the waitlist to stay informed

Q: How long are the sessions?

A: Each session will be a minimum of 30 mins in length up to 60 mins.

Q: I work at a Primary School. Would the Book Summit still be relevant?

A: The Koori Curriculum Book Summit is targeted towards early childhood educators. However, many primary teachers find the information transferable to their context.

Looking at the presenters and their books a lot of their content would be applicable. Where you might find shortcomings in the lesson plans and suggested activities and experiences as these again will be tailored towards a younger age group.

Q: Is there a group rate?

A: Yes, for groups up to 5 people, the rate is $429. Please note that groups of less then 4 are advised to purchase individual tickets as this will be more cost effective. For groups of more then 5 people, please purchase a combination of individual and group tickets, or multiple group tickets.

Q: I purchased a group ticket, how do I get my team to access the Koori Curriculum Book Summit?

A: Please send an email to once your complete your purchase and include the first name, last name and email address of the team members who require access.

Q: Is there a discount to access the Koori Curriculum Book Summit?

A: Yes. For members of the Koori Curriculum Club we are offering a 20% discount on individual and group ticket prices. Information on this and your discount code will be sent to memebrs via email and also located in the bonus resource section of their learning hub.

Q: How long is my access valid for once I purchase?

A: All ticket holders receive 12 months access to the Facebok group and presentations after the 7th of July 2023. Access will end on the 6th of July 2023.

Q: Do you offer refunds on the book summit?

A: We are confident that once you purchase the book summit you'll be sure you made the right decision. If you any reason you change your mind, there is a 7 day cooling off period after you have purchased. Please contact us on

Q: Are the sessions live and do I need to attend live, or will recordings be available?

A: The book summit sessions are prerecorded so that we can edit the videos to make the experience as seamless as possible. Therefore all sessions once released into the Koori Curriculum Book Summit platform can be watched anytime. However to get the most out of the conference and the online discussions that will take place we do recommend you watch them as per the schedule.

Q: Are copies of the books included in my ticket?

A: No. To keep the book summit as cost effective as possible, we do not provide copies of the recommended books. However all ticket holders gain access to a special VIP discount that provides a 20% on the book summit book collection in the Koori Curriculum store.

Q: Is the content in the Koori Curriculum Book Summit NESA accredited?

As of 5th February 2021, NESA deregistered all early childhood providers and any courses they had accredited, this included any offered by the Koori Curriculum.

Information about the new processes for accreditation of PD courses, including course content criteria, is expected to be available on the NESA website around mid-July 2021 and applications will open shortly after that time. We aim to applying for accreditation during this time.

Early Learning Educators are able to log completed hours under Elective PD course hours as they will count equally for teachers who are completing their Maintenance of Accreditation in 2021 and 2022:

Should you have any further queries on this, please reach out to the Department of Education directly on +61 2 9367 8291 or email on