Here is a snapshot of events in 2018 that you may be interested in.
ACEVic 2018 conference
March 15–16 2018, Melbourne
Smart and sustainable
The 2018 Adult and Community Education Victoria conference explored smarter ways to work that create flexible and viable options for not-for-profits.
ALA summit: Towards a national lifelong learning policy for Australia
April 17 2018, Melbourne
From ideal to real
This Summit put lifelong learning centre stage by bringing together leaders from across adult education, community, social services, government and business to build a vision for lifelong learning in Australia.
Victorian Adult Literacy Basic Education Council (VALBEC)
May 18 2018, Melbourne
Literacy 4.0: Preparing for new workplaces and literacy education practices
Workplaces are said to be in the middle of a ‘fourth industrial revolution’, following the earlier transformations brought about by steam, electricity and digitisation. It is often referred to simply as ‘Industry 4.0’. The emerging ‘smart’ factories in Industry 4.0 increasingly rely upon automation augmented by artificial intelligence, the crowdsourcing of tasks, and the use of freelance workers engaged in micro-tasking.
Better Boards Conference 2018
August 2–9 2018, Adelaide
Customer-centric governance – driving social impact
This conference is on governance and leadership for not-for-profit organisations.
NCVER (National Centre for Vocational Education Research)
August 15–17 2018, Melbourne
‘No Frills’ is a well-known annual national conference where researchers and practitioners in the vocational education and training (VET) sector come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector. By partnering with New Zealand, this year’s conference will provide an excellent opportunity to highlight international evidence for benchmarking policy best practice. The 2018 conference program will focus on Skills for a global future: working and learning together.
August 30–31 2018, Melbourne
This two-day conference provides an opportunity for Learn Local providers to reflect and share the successes of the sector, network and participate in professional development opportunities.
Fully funded by the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board, the conference is designed to support and develop the work of Learn Local providers.
Adult Learner’s Week
September 4, 2018
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.
ACAL (Australian Council for Adult Literacy)
September 12–14 2018, Melbourne
Learning in diverse communities
The 2018 ACAL conference will provide delegates with a wide range of opportunities to engage in dialogue around research and practice. Practical sessions will enhance our understanding of how learners’ personal histories can help or hinder their engagement with language, literacy and numeracy. The conference title ‘Learning in diverse communities – Strengths, Reflections, Questions’ sets the process by which every educator can pause to consider their practice in the light of theories and understandings of learners from diverse backgrounds.
ACTA (Australian Council of TESOL Associations)
October 2–5 2018, Adelaide
English language learning in a mobile world
Driving attention to the reality of local and global mobility for TESOL learners and educators, this conference will contribute to the ongoing examination of the theories and practices underpinning the TESOL field, and will project into future directions, whether as policy, pedagogy, materials design, assessment or community involvement. In the context of increasing mobility through digital technology as well as global unrest and greater recognition of the need for improved outcomes for Indigenous students, the conference offers an opportunity for a re-examination of the profile of our English language learners and the implications for TESOL practice.
October 3–5 2018, Melbourne
Transitioning through change
The Jobs Australia conference will focus on a range of issues affecting community and employment services and the strategic and operating opportunities that lie ahead.
Community Summit 2018
October 22 2018, Perth
Looks at the value of place-based, community-managed Neighbourhood and Community Resource Centres and the role they play in the creation of healthy, vibrant and resilient communities.
World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics
8-10 October 2018, Melbourne
Preparing for the future skills
Explores new challenges in vocational and professional education and training arising from advances in technologies and automation and the impact on work, societies and peoples who may be displaced due to changing economic and global circumstances.
22 October 2018, Perth
REFRESH – Reflection | Inspiration | Celebration
A day of:
- Reflection on the year gone by
- Inspiration for the year to come (from your peers; from community development expert Cormac Russell; from the Linkwest crew), and
- Celebration of the great work you have continued to do in very challenging circumstances
Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
October 26 2018, Canberra
VET research perspectives: Issues, practices, insights
This day-long forum continues the AVETRA tradition of research presentation, critique and engagement within the vocational education and training (VET) sector. It is designed for VET researchers to present their research, to learn from each other and to engage in dialogue with other stakeholders in the nation’s VET system.
Community Colleges Australia (CCA)
November 13–15 2018, Sydney
Taking the lead: Building community
CCA’s annual conference with four streams: leadership and governance, building skills, community and economic development and social justice.
Mechanics Institute Australia 2018 Conference
November 16–18 2018, Ballarat Victoria
Celebration and survival.
The Not for Profit People Conference
November 19–20 2018, Melbourne
Focusses on how to attract, manage, train and retain the best people for the NFP sector.
Public Pedagogies Institute Conference
November 22–23 2018, Footscray, Melbourne
Transmissions—knowledges and public spaces
Australian Council of Deans of Education
6–7 December 2018, Melbourne
Building confidence in VET practice
4th Annual Conference on VET Teaching and VET Teacher Education.
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