THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE 2009 AATE/ALEA NATIONAL CONFERENCE SUCH AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS
A warm welcome to Tasmania
The conference title is Bridging Divides: ensuring access, equity and quality in literacy and English education. It will be held in Hobart at the Wrest Point Conference Centre, 9-12 July 2009.
Five outstanding international speakers will deliver plenary addresses at the conference, which will also include presentations by high profile national academics and teacher educators, teachers, authors and students.
The program consists of three and a half days of plenary and keynote presentations and a diverse range of concurrent workshops. A number of Pre-conference Institutes will be held prior to the conference opening. The professional program will be complemented by social activities including a welcome reception, a conference dinner, farewell drinks and other formal and informal activities.
The Conference will be held at the Wrest Point Conference Centre, which is situated on the banks of the Derwent River.
The Conference Committee invites teachers of English and literacy, school leaders, education authority representatives, teacher educators and literacy consultants from Australia and overseas to attend what will be one of the most significant events on the education calendar for 2009.
Margaret Kelly (ALEA State Director)
Charles Morgan (TATE President)