Here is a snapshot of events in 2019 that you may be interested in.
The Power of Community Education
ACEVic Conference, 28 – 29 March 2019, Melbourne
The ACEVic Conference 2019 focuses on emerging research, innovative models of education, and new opportunities for adult learners.
European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) Conference
16–18 May 2019, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Adult education and learning policy in a world risk society
Seeking abstracts by 18th December 2018
Communities in Control
May 20–21, 2019, Melbourne, Victoria
Thought leadership for the not-for-profit sector
22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
‘No future for old VET’: Researching for the training system/s of tomorrow
17-18 June 2019, Parramatta, Sydney
It is well-recognised that current rapid economic and industrial developments, as well as changes in society, are affecting the demands placed upon VET systems both in Australia and elsewhere. As well, the Australian VET system has had internal challenges which need addressing. To meet all of these challenges, and to plan strategically for the future, a strong research base is needed. This AVETRA conference will bring together VET researchers and those interested in using research to inform policy and practice, to discuss and debate these vital matters.
Adult Learner’s Week
September 1, 2019
Adult Learner’s Week Launch
Adult Learners’ Week is a UNESCO initiative supported in Australia by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training and coordinated by Adult Learning Australia. Adult Learners’ Week runs from 1–8 September and incorporates International Literacy Day, which is celebrated annually on September 8.
Adult Learners’ Week in Australia is part of an international festival of adult learning.
2019 Australian Council for Adult Literacy Conference
Critical re-imagining: adult literacy and numeracy practices for sustainable development
4-5 October 2019, Sydney
Australia is a signatory to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda has been developed as ‘a plan for action for people, planet and prosperity’. It is a plan to end poverty and hunger, to protect our planet, to enable all human beings to enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives in peaceful, just and inclusive societies.
This conference invites participants to consider the role of adult literacy and numeracy education in promoting this agenda including the most directly pertinent goal to our field: Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.