Call for Papers

Educational leaders have the privilege of setting the moral purpose, expectations, culture, as well as learning and teaching practices within their organisations. The 2019 ACEL National Conference in Sydney will provide a platform for international and national speakers to share their expertise in the area of “Vision and Voice”.

The structure of the program at the 2019 ACEL’s National Conference has been redesigned to encourage a greater level of engagement and interaction. The program will now include interactive expert sessions, special interest group symposium workshops as well as concurrent sessions around the two broad streams, each further split up into two sub-themes as follows:

  1. Stream 1 Vision – leading the future
    1.1.1. Learning spaces – from architecture to pedagogy
    1.1.2. Curiosity & innovation
  2. Stream 2 Voice – engagement within and without
    2.1.1. Transforming practice through understanding context
    2.1.2. Empowerment & agency.

Presentations will address research, policy and practice from a system, school or classroom perspective.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the concurrent sessions along these themes, apply using the form below.

Join us in October and be part of setting the future learning agenda.

What You'll Need


  • All Presenters details and bio
  • Hi Resolution photographs of all presenters to be used in the Conference program

Type of paper:

  • Research Paper
  • Practice Paper

Presentation type:

  • Workshop (40 minutes + Q&A) – cabaret style seating. This is specific to group work or interactive sessions only
  • Presentation (40 minutes + Q&A) – theatre style seating

Identify which standards are relevant to your presentation:

  • Leading Teaching & Learning - Critically examine the research evidence linking quality teaching with student outcomes within the context of contemporary educational theory, policy and practice.
  • Developing Self and Others -  Focus on continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
  • Leading Improvement, Innovation & Change - Improvement, innovation and change to ensure education prepares students for the future.
  • Engaging and Working with the Community - Working with families, carers, education systems and sectors to build capacity and improve wellbeing to produce just and sustainable student outcomes.
  • Leading the Management of the School - Enhance leadership capabilities to effectively manage and lead schools.

Abstract / Requirements:

  • Please indicate within the body of the abstract how the presentation or workshops will engage the learning process (Learn, Reflect & Apply). The purpose of the presentations is to draw on evidence of impact and to share key elements that ensured strong focus. (Maximum of 160 words)
  • Identify how you will be engaging
  • Please note that in each room there is a data projector, laptop and lectern with microphone. Extra technology can be arranged at presenters’ costs. Please specify any other additional equipment needs
Fill out the online form.