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ACEVic's - 2018 Smart & Sustainable Conference  

The 2018 Adult and Community Education Victoria conference will look at smarter ways to work that create flexible and viable options for not-for-profits. 
This year's theme, 'smart and sustainable', will prompt you to explore new thinking about: 
  • How community education and training can continue to be a critical part of the Victorian education environment.  
  • The sharing of models with future ideas and practice in engaging and holding learners.  
  • What it means to be a 'sustainable community organisation'. This includes focusing on strategy, strategic business development, learner-centric positioning of the organisation in a competitive marketplace and;
  • How you can expand your contacts and networks, capture ideas and opportunities, and improve market and intelligence. You'll learn to remain sustainable and vibrant so that education and learning remain accessible to your communities.

DATES & Times

Thursday 15th March, 12.30pm - 6.30pm

Friday 16th March, 8.15am - 4.30pm 


Speakers include:

Keynote address by  Ms Nova Peris OAM OLY,  Australian athlete and former politician
Ms Sue Christophers PSM, Chair of the Adult Community and Further Education Board
Ms Alana Johnson, Social change champion
Mr George Liacos, Spark Strategy  
Mr Phil Preston, The Collaborative Advantage
Ms Sally Thompson, Victorian Council of Social Service and RMIT
Ms Sally Brennan Swinburne University of Technology and Ms Leanne Fitzgerald
Ms Sarah Thompson, Cause & Effect 
Ms Shona McPherson, Foundation for Young Australians
Ms Maree Davidson, Highwire Training and Development Pty Ltd
Ms Felicity Williams, The Centre for Continuing Education
Mr Michael Scicluna, Assistant Principal at The Pavilion School


Book before 20 February to receive an Early Bird discount rate. Book for three or more people to receive an additional discount.

Please note that all prices are per delegate.  The cost covers the two-day program including, tea, coffee, morning and afternoon tea and lunch on the Friday only.  It also includes canapes and drinks at the evening function on Thursday, 15 March 2018. The price does not cover an evening dinner or accommodation.  The program may be subject to change.

ACE Vic members receive a discounted conference price. Not a member? Join here.



727 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000


Contact Details

Executive Officer, or 0419 751 651


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