Call for Presentations 

Call for presentations has now closed. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

If you are presenting at the conference, please see the program page for instructions to presenters.


National AATE and ALEA Conference

Adelaide 2016


 Weaving worlds with words and wonder…



Narratives help us create maps of ourselves, and reading other people’s narratives enables us to become citizens of the world. One person’s story is often the springboard to other people’s thinking. How can teachers sharing their stories of practice, and how they weave their way through the competing demands of schools, systems and students, help us all become better, self-reflective practitioners?



Creativity and innovation are tools our learners need to flourish in an ever changing, connected and increasingly outsourced world. Teachers foster creativity, empowering learners to see their world in new ways, and to use a range of modes to create their visions. As practitioners, how can we continue to build on our current pedagogy and embrace innovative approaches to engage and inspire our students and ourselves?


Language & Inquiry

What do we wonder? Language is a key means of communicating that wonder. Students need to have the opportunity to inquire into the things that matter to them, and the tools to critically evaluate the language that shapes the myriad of texts they encounter on their journey to understanding and creating. As teachers, how can we enhance our own knowledge of the power of language to help learners navigate the complex linguistic world they inhabit as they inquire into things that matter to them? 


If you are thinking of submitting an abstract, this video will provide you with some useful tips on planning an engaging presentation.  Particularly useful for first time presenters.


The Conference Presentation Proposal online submission form can be accessed at this link. Please make sure you read the guidelines before submitting.

Submissions will close 18 January 2016.

All submissions will be acknowledged and a decision made by the end of February.

Please note that presenters will be required to pay for registration to the conference.


Key Dates

3 August 2015 - Call for Presentations opens

18 January 2016 - Call for Presentations closes

29 February 2016 - Notification of Presentation Acceptance


We look forward to your contribution to supporting teachers across the nation as we look at, ask about and collaborate towards leading literacy research and practice.