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ACE 2015 National Conference

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24 & 25 September 2015



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*Please scroll down to see delegate registration rates


Educators across all sectors are adapting to changes and challenges (including technological, economic and social). Through adopting innovative approaches educators are now at ‘the edge’ and going beyond it to improve student learning.

Hosted by the Australian College of Educators the (ACE), the 2015 National Conference will provide educators with the perfect forum to share and highlight cutting edge, creative and innovative practices, nationally and globally.

The ACE 2015 National Conference – 'Educators on the edge' promises to be an inspiring and forward looking event.

During the two busy conference days, some of Australia’s most prominent education thought-leaders and practitioners will be presenting on the following themes:

  • Transitions in education
  • Technology and innovation intersecting with learning
  • What it means to be an ‘Educator on the edge’
  • Innovative practices that educators are developing and using to enrich learning


Confirmed speakers include:

Professor Stephen Dinham OAM FACE

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

ACE National President

Professor Gillian Triggs

Australian Human Rights Commission

Professor John Hattie MACE

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Chair of Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

Ms Rhonda Livingstone

National Education Leader, ACECQA

Professor Bob Lingard MACE

School of Education, University of Queensland


Ms Jodi Schmidt

TAFE Queensland

Dr Stanley Rabinowitz

General Manager for Assessment and Reporting,
Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

To see a full listing of our speakers please click here

To meet and begin interacting with the ACE Young Professionals presenters click here

Call for papers

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submitting papers has now expired. If you have already submitted, the information below will still be relevant.

Please visit for detailed information.


To see the full program click here.

*Please note this program, speakers and session times are all subject to change.



Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

This year's conference is set to take place in the award winning Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).

The BCEC is located in the riverside South Bank Precinct, the hub of the city's cultural and entertainment activities enabling delegates to enjoy a range of extra activities during their time outside the conference. These include access to a wide range of cafes, restaurants and shops, riverfront parkland, the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Queensland Theatre Company, and Australia's only city-based sand beaches. To find out about what's on in Brisbane check out


Merivale Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101


ACE recommends Rydges South Bank Brisbane, conveniently located next door to the BCEC. We have secured a discounted room rate for ACE National Conference delegates.

Rydges is the venue for the ACE National Gala Dinner on 24 September. More details coming soon.

Click here to see special travel and accommodation deals with Ozaccom.



Early Bird registration

Don't forget to take advantage of the Early Bird rate to attend the conference. This rate will give a significant discount on your attendance and will enable you to claim your registration fee in the 2014 -2015 tax period.
Please note the Early Bird rate ends 30 June 2015.

AACE member Early Bird rate $130
MACE & FACE member Early Bird rate $610
Non member Early Bird rate $730
Non member Early Bird group booking rate (five or more delegates) $650
Full registration
AACE member rate $150
MACE & FACE member rate $700
Non member rate $820
Non member  group booking rate (five or more delegates) $750
One day registration
One day member rate $360
One day non member rate $420
Conference attendance + 12 months ACE membership

Are you new to ACE? Do you want to become a member of the College? This is a  fantastic opportunity to take advantage of the discounted membership rate with a saving of $105. This option is only available to NEW members who are attending the conference.

Early Bird conference registration + 12 month ACE membership

Full conference registration + 12 month ACE membership $990
AACE members

ACE is dedicated to assisting new educators to become engaged in the profession.

Pre-service teachers who wish to become AACE members of the College and want to attend the conference can do so for a discounted rate ($50).

AACE rate $150
AACE conference rate + 12 Month AACE membership $200



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Gala Dinner

Professor Ian William Chubb, AC, speaking at the 2014 ACE National Gala Dinner


The ACE national Gala Dinner is one of the major events in the ACE calendar and is a great way for conference delegates to mingle in a relaxed environment.

The ACE Fellowships and the prestigious ACE College Medal for 2015 will be awarded at this dinner. These highlight the significant efforts of members who have made contributions to the field of education above and beyond their professional roles.

Featuring guest speaker

Ms Ann Vitale, MACE

As an ‘educator on the edge’, Ann will speak about her personal work experience in Kosovo and Iraq providing insights into the challenges inherent in attempting to re-establish and/or rebuild education facilities and programs in countries which are recovering from war, or undergoing conflict. Ann will also link her presentation to education and the wider educational climate present in Australia today.


AACE, MACE & FACE Member rate

$120 per person

Non member rate

$150 per person

Delegates are presented with the opportunity to book for the gala dinner at the time of conference booking.

To read more about this event click here.



ACE thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of the ACE 2015 National Conference:

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors



ACE / ASG Student Educators Writing Award Sponsor

Career Entrant delegate sponsor

Exhibitor Sponsor


If you wish to become a sponsor of this College event, please email ACE Manager, Membership and Events, Elise McLellan at:

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