Name: AARE Conference 2017
Host: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Date: Sunday, 26 – Thursday, 30 November 2017
Venue: Hotel Realm Canberra
Exhibition Booths: 11
Keynote Speakers: 4
AARE is a national professional association of educational researchers in Australia. Established in 1970, the association has provided support for successive generations of educational researchers from Australian universities; local, state and federal governments; early childhood education contexts; schools, colleges and training organisations; as well as private research agencies. Its objectives centre on advancing scholarly inquiry into education, enhancing quality in educational research, and seeking to promote and advocate for the positive impact of educational research on policy and practice in education and associated areas of society.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The annual conference aims to facilitate contact among educational researchers and support the development of high quality education. Each year, the conference sees a growth in popularity and attracts new researchers and first-time attendees.
The conference kicked off with a pre-conference day of workshops, followed by four productive days of plenary, concurrent and poster presentations. Keynote speakers were by invitation while other speakers were selected from a comprehensive abstract submission process.
The social program featured a Welcome Reception, First Timers’ Lunch and Meet the SIG Leaders Event. Two offsite conference tours were also offered.
THE ROLE OF ICE AUSTRALIA
This was the third ICE-managed conference. ICE Australia was involved in all planning elements of the conference, from sourcing of the conference venues to management of the program and registration. ICE Australia was also responsible for management of offsite events.
- The final budget generated a small surplus, although the conference initially projected a financial loss.
- Management of 24 streams and its speakers and chairpersons. The concurrent sessions were spread out over two venues.
- Both partnership and exhibition income targets were exceeded.
- Altus Assessments Inc (CASPer)
- Australian Association for Research in Education
- Cambridge University Press
- National Institute of Education (Singapore)
- Oxford University Press
- Research Services, DET, QLD
- Teachers Mutual Bank