DAY 3 - Friday Oct 4th


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keynoteProfessor Alma Harris
Keynote Session

Grand Ballroom Level 3

System Recall-Leading for Equity and Excellence in Education

This keynote will explore the importance of leadership for equity and excellence at the school and system level. It will propose that excellence is achieved through equity and that there are leadership practices in schools and communities, enacted everyday, that secure better outcomes for all learners. The keynote will argue that leadership for equity has to be centre-stage in education reform and change globally,if improved learner outcomes are to be secured and sustained. the keynote argues that many education systems need a 'recall' as they are pursuing goals that are actively contributing to widening the equity gap. A system re-calibration towards equity, it is argued, would bring a range of benefits for learners from all backgrounds and would signal an important move away from education policy making that is dependent upon international test scores that reflect overly narrow measures of student performance.


Official AddressAndy Griffiths
Australian Authors' Storytellers Spotlight Session

Grand Ballroom Level 3

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia's most popular children's authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 30 bestselling books since their first title, Just Tricking, was published in 1997.

In Australia Andy and Terry's books have sold over 10 million copies, won 80 children's choice awards and 10 Australian Book Industry Awards-including Book of the Year for The 91-Storey Treehouse in 2015.

Their much-loved Treehouse Series has been embraced by children around the world and is now published in more than 35 countries. Five of the books in the series have been adapted for the stage and have all had sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera house, as well as highly successful seasons in the Netherlands, New Zealand and America.

Andy is a passionate advocate for literacy and in 2015 was awarded the Dromkeen Medal to honour his outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature. He is also an ambassador for both The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Pyjama Foundation.


keynoteProfessor Grant Brinkworth
Keynote Session

Grand Ballroom Level 3

Professor Grant Brinkworth is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO – Health and Biosecurity. He has a PhD and expertise in nutrition and exercise science with more than 18 years’ experience leading large-scale clinical studies evaluating the effects of diet, exercise and lifestyle interventions on human health, performance and functionality in healthy and clinical populations.

Professor Brinkworth’s research interests include developing, substantiating and translating effective nutrition, lifestyle and technology solutions for weight, metabolic disease and type 2 diabetes management and has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers.

Professor Brinkworth also holds an MBA degree with interests in innovation and the commercialisation of science outcomes and lifestyle programs for large-scale community adoption.

panelVision & Voice: Student Panel 2019

Grand Ballroom Level 3

Coffee StationFoodShopBookshopMorning Tea
Interactional Stage - Session 7

Ballroom Foyer Level 3

Exhibition Day 3 Open

Interactional Stage - Session 7

Pan Macmillan Presents Andy Griffiths Audience Discussion
Pan Macmillan Presents Damon Gameau - "2040" & "That Sugar Book"
Andy Griffiths Book Signing and Meet and Greet Session
Alma Harris Book Signing and Meet and Greet Session
Professor Grant Brinkwater Presents Student Nutrition Segment
panelVision & Voice : Special Interest Group Symposiums

The Vision and Voice symposiums bring together panels of educators with expertise in school and system leadership and educational research. Each symposium will explore and generate insights in one of the conference themes;

  • Vision: Learning space - from architecture to pedagogy
  • Vision: Curiosity and innovation
  • Voice: Transforming practice through understanding context
  • Voice: Empowerment and agency.

This is a great opportunity to hear from experts in research or practice and take part in in-depth discussion around the conference theme of Vision and Voice.

Vision: Learning space – from architecture to pedagogy

Grand Ballroom Level 3


Sinan Kerimofski - Facilitator
Dr Kirk Zwangobani
Jayne Harrison
Kathy Powzun

In this session, panel members will discuss how the definition and design of "learning space" has changed in classrooms/schools, and the impact of these changes on students and teachers. They will also discuss ways in which educational leaders support teachers to adapt their pedagogical approaches to enable student learning.

Vision: Curiosity and innovation

Meeting Rooms Level 4


Ann McIntyre - Facilitator
Michelle Michael
Bek Duyckers
Mark Rohald

In this session, panel members will draw on their experiences to provide insights into the strategies they use to create new ways of working to support educators to achieve the best outcomes for their students. This session will provide insights into the importance of curiosity and innovation for educational leaders.

Voice: Transforming practice through understanding context

Stateroom Level 2


Dr Deb Kember - Facilitator
Aderyn Chatterton
Dr Peter Goss
Associate Professor Mark Rickinson

In this session, panel members will discuss policy and practice and the ways they use data and research to generate new ways of working to improve student outcomes. Panel members provide insights into what they are learning and how they are learning, within their diverse contexts.

Voice: Empowerment and agency

Room 2 Level 2


Coralee Pratt - Facilitator
Dr Belinda Gasston-Holmes
Clinton Milroy
Gail McHardy

In this session, panel members will discuss strategies to enable empowerment and agency to promote productive learning relationships with students, teacher’s parents and the community.


Official AddressProfessor Martin Westwell
ACEL National Conference 2019: William Walker Oration

Grand Ballroom Level 3

ACEL are proud to announce that the 2018 Recipient of the National Gold Medal and recent ACEL Independent Director appointee, Professor Martin Westwell will deliver this year’s William Walker address at National Conference.

Recognised on multiple occasions for his contributions to educational leadership and research, including the recipient of 2018’s ACEL Gold Medal for Excellence in Educational Leadership - Professor Martin Westwell is the current Chief Executive Officer of The South Australian Certificate of Education [SACE] and retains full academic status at Flinders University where he was the inaugural director of the Flinders Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century from 2007 – 2017.

Official AddressNational Conference 2019 Closing Address

Grand Ballroom Level 3

informationCoffee StationFoodBookshopLunch

Ballroom Foyer Level 3

Lunch & Exhibition Showcase
Book & Publication Book Shop; Publications Order Pick Up Station

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