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List of Conferences and calls for Papers


2019 VALBEC Conference

The 2019 theme - Resilience: connect, educate, empower - invites us to celebrate and explore how teachers and students achieve in education. Join us on Friday, May 17, 2019 to explore just how we have managed to

  • Connect - with colleagues, community and students to succeed in a new skill, or lay down the foundations for something new
  • Educate - by the development and delivery of good learning experiences for students or staff.
  • Empower - demonstrate how learning has enabled students or colleagues to utilise their resilience to achieve their goals.

Save with early bird till April 28. Conference details here.


4-10 August 2019 - XIXth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.

Melbourne, Australia. http://icphs2019.org/


3-5 October 2019 - 2019 ACAL Conference

'Critical re-imagining: adult literacy and numeracy practices for sustainable development'

This conference invites participants to consider the role of adult literacy and numeracy education in promoting the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the most directly pertinent goal to our field: 'Goal 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all'. More about the keynote speakers

Preconference: 'Weaving a richer narrative of adult literacy and numeracy'

A pre-conference will be held on 3 October, facilitated by Prof. Joe Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne. It will be an opportunity to lead roundtables, workshops and present papers of original research findings (or research in progress) on issues and topics in adult literacy and numeracy. Submissions for proposals will open soon for both types of presentations at the conference:



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