ACEL’s flagship National Conference will be held in Melbourne on the 29th September to the 1st of October 2021. The conference theme: Leading excellence through equity sets both a challenge and an opportunity to understand, learn and make decisions which inform action across the three days. The experiences of the past year have highlighted the need to embed equity and wellbeing as foundational pillars on which the health, emotional wealth and academic success of learning communities depends.

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The conference will explore different aspects of educational equity and how it is intrinsically linked to access to education and successful outcomes for all students. In a country as broad and diverse as Australia, this is an important opportunity for educators, educational leaders, researchers and policy makers to come together, across all educational settings, to share their successes and learn from one another.

As schools strive to achieve the best social, emotional and academic outcomes for their students, this conference will provide a forum to hear from world-renowned educators who are setting benchmarks for excellence through equity for their students, staff and communities.

The program of the 2021 ACEL National Conference promises to be engaging, interactive and provocative, building on the premise that conferences don’t change schools and learning organisations. People who’ve made decisions at conferences, do.

It will include interactive expert sessions, unique campfire sessions with Australian and international experts as well as concurrent sessions around the main conference theme, which will be explored more deeply within four sub-themes:

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The three-day premier conference will be held in Melbourne at Pullman Albert Park and feature an esteemed line-up of Australian and international educational leaders and equity specialists including, Pasi Sahlberg, Donna Cross, Adam Voigt, Sandra Milligan, Lois Peeler, Yong Zhao, Kristen Douglas, David Howes, Mary Jean Gallagher, Stan Grant and many more to be announced soon.

A special pre-conference workshop will take place on Tuesday 28th September aimed at developing the capacity of middle and emerging leaders. In focusing on how leaders can reflect on, reframe and resolve some of the leadership challenges that come up every day in the lives of school and early learning leaders, the day will be one of Inspiration, Exploration and Provocation.

On Wednesday 29th the ACEL National Awards Ceremony will be held and on Thursday 30th the ACEL Conference Dinner will take place.

Early Bird Savings and Group Registrations have now opened. We are welcoming educational leaders, researchers and practitioners from all sectors and systems to take part in this conference and we look forward to seeing you in September 2021.

Date: 29th Sep - 1st October 2021
Time: 8am – 5pm
Location: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004

EARLY BIRD PRICING
Closes Sunday 30th July

Cost: (including GST)
ACEL Member:
$900 Standard
$530 Online
Non-member:
$1050 Standard
$580 Online

Combine and save with ACEL Membership:
$1060 (Member price plus $160 discounted 1yr ACEL Membership)

Group Rates (3+):
ACEL Member:
$750 per person
Non-member:
$850 per person

National Conference Gala Dinner:
+ $150

REGISTER NOW

REGISTRATION INCLUDES

Access to all keynote sessions across the three days of conference

Access to all Panel discussions and Showcases

Access to Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Access to Trade Exhibition Hall

Access to delegate Networking Reception

Digital and Print Program

Delegate Conference Satchel including leadership support resources

Catering & Refreshments across Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea breaks

Post Event keynote presentations, resources and materials

• Access to all keynote sessions across the three days of conference
• Access to all Panels and Showcases
• Access to Concurrent Breakout Sessions
• Access to Trade Exhibition Hall
• Access to delegate Networking Reception
• Digital and Print Program
• Delegate Conference Satchel including leadership support resources
• Catering & Refreshments across Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea breaks
• Post Event keynote presentations, resources and materials

We look forward to seeing you in September for ACEL National Conference 2021: Equity & Excellence