2023 Hobart Conference

The 2023 APPA National Conference was held in Hobart, at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, from Sunday, 30 July – Wednesday, 2 August, 2023.

A very special part of the conference in Hobart was the contribution of John Coleman.

John Coleman is a Tasmanian based singer songwriter and visual artist. John was commissioned by APPA to write a theme song for our conference – something that would reference Tasmania’s environment while exploring the theme of “refreshing leadership”. A Bigger Sky is the song to come out of this invitation. It is a poetic encouragement to tap back into our own, uniquely individual, vocational call.

Listen to the song here:

Download the lyrics here:



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