Draft Program

Draft Program

The draft program is now available on the conference website ( – we urge to look at it as soon as possible and verify it, checking that everything is clear and satisfactory– e.g. the paper name, the order of presenters, and your family and first names, etc.

Please note that putting these conference programs together is always a complicated and time-intensive process, and that we have accommodated requests as best we can. As you will appreciate, the only changes we can make to the program at this stage involve omissions or double ups. We are unable to accommodate other requests. IF WE HAVE SOMEHOW MISSED YOUR PAPER, PLEASE GET BACK TO US IMMEDIATELY. A final version of the program reflecting any necessary changes will be sent to you closer to the conference date.

Amended Abstracts & Bio-Statements

A reminder to everyone, if you haven’t done so already, to get your return documentation in to us as soon as possible, WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. This is your amended abstract (i.e. revised whether in response to feedback or for some other reason), including a bio-note, in Word format. As you may recall, this is what was in your acceptance letters: ‘We ask you now to

· return the final proposal, with any recommended amendments OR revisions you wish to make. Please NAME the document with your family name first, and mark it as REV e.g. Green-abstract-REV.

· include a short bio-statement (50 words), along with your current institutional affiliation and email address.’

(Many of you have already done this – much appreciated.) This information will be included in an online book of abstracts, to be available immediately prior to the actual Conference, to assist in making your selection of what to attend, as well as in allowing for networking, etc. If we do not receive any amendment, we will use your original submission.

Key Events and Details

An Opening Receptionwill be held on Sunday December 9, from 5 to 7 pm. This is a catered event and will include formal welcomes from the hosts. Please plan to come along and meet your fellow curriculum scholars – this is a great opportunity for socialising, and breaking the ice, especially since for some people this will be their first major conference, or in a foreign country.

The Conference is being held at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Queensberry St, Carlton, Melbourne.

The Registration Deskwill open on Level 2 at 3pm on Sunday 9thDecember and from 8 am on Monday.

The first Keynote Lecture of the Conference will be held at 9 am on the Monday in the Law Building, one block away. Signs and volunteers will be available to guide participants.

A book launch event is to be held on Monday December 10th, at the end of the sessions.

The Conference sessions will be completed by 4.30 pm.

Please note, further, that Lunches, Morning and Afternoons Teas will be provided throughout the Conference. The Conference is located close to cafes and restaurants.

Pre-Conference Workshop

We ask those people interested in and eligible for the Pre-Conference Workshop on the Sunday afternoon, as outlined on the website, to lodge/confirm their expression of interest AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Numbers are limited. Further information on the focus of Workshop will be provided on the website leading up to the Conference.


There are suggested accommodation options on the conference website. Melbourne Tourism will have other suggestions for Carlton accommodation options close to the Melbourne University Graduate School of Education, if you prefer.

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