Here is a snapshot of events in 2020 that you may be interested in.
Not for Profit People Conference
24-25 February 2020, Melbourne
Call for papers
Smart Learning Cities
26 February 2020, RMIT Melbourne
43rd FIA (Fundraising Institute Australia)
26-28 February, Brisbane
Neighbourhood Houses Victoria
4-6 March Lorne, Victoria
National Volunteering Conference
18-20 March, Perth
World Literacy Summit
April 5-8, Oxford UK
WAVE National Forum 2020
22 April, Melbourne
More than just women in hardhats: understanding the wide role of VET for the careers of Australian women.
AVETRA 23rd Annual Conference – 20/20 vision for VET
23rd – 24th April, Melbourne
Research at the centre of future policy and practice.
Connecting Up Conference and Expo 2020
Melbourne, 6-8 May
VALBEC Conference – Education for community and growth
Call for presentations
Communities in Control Conference
Melbourne, 18-19 May
Adult Education in Global Times (AEGT) 2020 Conference
Adult Education in Global Times (AEGT2020) conference cancelled
Due to global concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Adult Education in Global Times (AEGT2020) conference planned for 4 – 7 June in Vancouver has been cancelled.
We will be working with our partners to explore possible options for an AEGT conference for next year.
Please check the website for details about refunds for registration and campus accommodation.
Read more here https://edst.educ.ubc.ca/aegt2020/
Adult Learner’s Week
September 1, 2020
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.
Public Pedagogies of Location
October 1 – November 12, Thursdays 10.30am – 12.30pm (AEST)
The annual public pedagogies conference will this year take place as a series of online seminars around the theme of Public Pedagogies of Location.
More information and registration: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=648903&
2020 VDC Virtual Teaching & Learning Conference
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November
The program delves into the fundamentals for excellence in Vocational Education practice. The 2020 VDC Virtual Conference will consist of highly interactive workshops as well as high-profile keynote presentations on the theme of VET teaching and learning strategies for engaging with industry and learners.
Read more here: https://vdc.edu.au/vdc-2020-teaching-learning-conference/
Wyndham Learning Festival – ‘Healthy Learning, Healthy Lives’
23-30 November 2020
Register your Online Event Now!
Registrations are now open until 31 October for event providers to run an online event during the 2020 Wyndham Learning Festival. In response to the ongoing restrictions and government requirements around physical distancing in our community due to the pandemic, we are creating this year’s festival as a fully virtual learning experience!
Your online event can be large or small, and it just needs to run between 23-30 November 2020, be free, about learning and offered for the Wyndham community (in a time slot that is appropriate to the Wyndham audience). Our theme for 2020 is ‘Healthy Learning, Healthy Lives’ where we are taking a focus on how all learning is good for our health!
Register Your Event Here: https://www.wynlearnfestival.org.au/register-your-event/
Empowerment through knowledge
14 March 2019, Melbourne
The Power of Community Education
28 – 29 March 2019, Melbourne
The ACEVic Conference 2019 focuses on emerging research, innovative models of education, and new opportunities for adult learners.
15 April 2019, Sydney
RMIT free seminar series
The Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Network is holding a free seminar series at RMIT. SDG 4. Education and lifelong learning
30 April 2019
17 May 2019
Resilience: connect, educate, empower
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.
NCVER No Frills conference 2019
The student journey: skilling for life
10–12 July 2019, TAFE SA Adelaide
As explored at past ‘No Frills’ conferences, the world of work is changing, driven by rapid technological evolution in an increasingly global society. It’s almost certain that the skills we develop today won’t be enough to operate or compete effectively in the workplaces of tomorrow.
Will it be enough for our future workers to earn a single qualification or learn only a few different skills? Where do employability skills fit into the mix?
While every student’s journey is different, more and more research and discussion points to how workers must become lifelong learners to enable them to grow and evolve with their jobs. VET plays a critical role in making this happen.
Indigenous Conference Services
10th National Indigenous Men Conference, 10th Indigenous Women Conference & 2019 Inaugural Indigenous Elder’s Aged Care Conference
24-26 July 2019, Alice Springs
Better Boards Conference
Governance (R)evolution: Strategies for success
1–4 August 2019
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.
Australasian Corrections Education Conference (ACEA) 2019
Unlock Your Potential. International Conference.
13-16 October 2019, Melbourne
The ACEA Conference 2019 is the premier Australasian professional development event for educators, trainers, transitional service providers, prison workers and agencies providing education and training services to adult and juvenile offenders in custody. The conference offers professional development with motivating local and international presenters, master classes for practitioners, workshops discussing topical issues, insights into innovative use of technology in custodial settings and networking opportunities. There is something for everyone!
The conference workshops have five key streams; Youth Justice, Research, Technology/ICT, Adult Education/Indigenous Education and Vocational/Industry Training. The conference website provides details of the conference including a tab to upload abstracts for papers. The Call for Papers is open and has a closing date of Wednesday July 10.
Linkwest’s 2019 Conference
People. Place. Partnerships
16–18 October 2019, Perth
This conference focusses on the opportunities for bottom-up, place-based and community-led development: the empowerment of community (and the individuals within that community) to determine not just what they want to achieve but how they want to achieve it. And it recognises the importance of creating a culture of collaboration to enable effective, seamless, and cost-effective means of driving positive change.
1st International Adult Literacy Learners and Tutors’ Conference
6-8 November 2019, Kampala, Uganda
The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) in Uganda in collaboration with Uganda Literacy and Adult Learners Association (ULALA), Uganda National Commissioner for UNESCO (UNATCOM) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
This international conference will bring together Adult Learners, Tutors, delegates and participants from the different UNESCO member states around the world, along strategic partners in achievement of SDG 4 target 6 and 7. The theme of the conference is “enhancing the participation of literacy learners and tutors in Literacy and Lifelong learning”.
CCA 2019 Annual Conference
18 November 2019, The Stamford Plaza, Brisbane
ACOSS National Conference 2019
26–27 November 2019, Canberra
ALA’s Professional Development
Keep an eye out for our confirmation of sessions for 2020.