Conference logo artwork: Stacey Zass

Jump to the Program/Presenters page to link to the Conference App, download the program in PDF or view instructions for presenters.

Also on the Program/Presenters page watch a short video on ten tips on how to give an awesome presentation at the AATE/ALEA conference. 

Welcome to the AATE/ALEA

National Conference site

for Adelaide 2016

Registrations still open!

All the registration details are here OR Jump straight to the online registration form here. 



The Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association look forward to welcoming you to South Australia for the 2016 national conference.  Weave your way through wondrous words and worlds as you embrace Adelaide like you’ve never seen it before.

We are indebted to the many volunteers who have made this event a reality. We thank SAETA and ALEA SA committee members who have been working hard since July 2013 to make this conference a reality. We also thank them for their commitment and countless hours of time so generously given to the organisation and behind the scenes running of the conference. We also thank all of our presenters from across Australia and overseas for their preparations in the lead up to the conference.

Our national associations, AATE and ALEA, have also provided support, wisdom and expertise gained from previous conferences and administratively through the head office in Adelaide and in particular the work of Wendy Rush, Lucy Carberry and Jarred Van Abkoude

We trust that you will enjoy the conference: an invaluable opportunity to network with other educators, consider and discuss the big picture issues in education, and consider practical strategies to be enacted in our educational contexts.

May your memories of our conference be very positive and your experiences professionally rewarding.

Conference Co-Convenors

Alison Robertson
South Australian English Teachers Association

Wilderness School

Rosemary Kadow
State Director SA
Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Educational Consultant
Association of Independent Schools SA
Julia Johnson
President SA
Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Literacy Consultant
Catholic Education SA

Acknowledgement of Country

Kaurna miyurna
Kaurna yarta
Ngadlu tampinthi 

 Translation Kaurna to English
We recognise Kaurna People and their land.

The Adelaide Convention Centre is situated on Kaurna land and we acknowledge the Kaurna Elders, past and present, are the traditional custodians of this land.


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